There are 5 ways to get from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Rostov Glavnij to Rossosch
  2. Take the train from Rossosch to Belgorod
  3. Take the train from Belgorod to Harkov Pass

$35 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Kharkov Krasnodar

$20 - $65

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv 284.9 miles

$27 - $45

Fly to Belgorod, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Platov (ROV) to Belgorod (EGO) ROV - EGO
  2. Take the train from Belgorod to Harkov Pass

$108 - $284

Fly to Kharkiv  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Platov (ROV) to Kharkiv (HRK) ROV - HRK

$152 - $552

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv is to drive which costs RUB 1700 - RUB 2600 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv is to drive which costs RUB 1700 - RUB 2600 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Rostov-on-Don and Kharkiv is 398 km. The road distance is 455.8 km.

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It takes approximately 13 h 49 min to get from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rostov-na-Donu and arriving at Kharkov. Services depart six times a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv. However, there are services departing from Rostov Glavnij and arriving at Harkov Pass via Rossosch and Belgorod. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Kharkiv, Ukraine?

You can take a train from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv via Rossosch and Belgorod in around 13 h 49 min. Alternatively, Avtovokzaly.ru operates a bus from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv 4 times a week. Tickets cost $20 - $45 and the journey takes 20 h 30 min. Hayreniq Tour also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Platov to Belgorod via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Platov to Belgorod via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Platov to Belgorod via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Platov to Kharkiv via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Platov to Kharkiv via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Rostov Glavnij to Rossosch
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$14 - $21
2nd Class (Kupé)
$20 - $35
Train from Rossosch to Belgorod
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$15 - $23
2nd Class (Kupé)
$22 - $35
Train from Belgorod to Harkov Pass
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Kharkov
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Hayreniq Tour
Website
hayreniqtour.ru
Bus from Rostov-on-Don to Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
11 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
hayreniqtour.ru

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