As of 2024, there are three ways to get to Ukraine: by train, by bus, and by car.

As of February 24, 2022, air traffic with Ukraine has been temporarily suspended due to the military actions launched by Russia on the territory of Ukraine.

You can get an individual convenient route, how to come for treatment in Ukraine, by contacting the manager of the company «UAmedTOURS» by phone +38 (068) 770-61-77 or any convenient messenger telegram, Viber, WhatsApp. The company's employees speak Polish, English and Ukrainian. We always have up-to-date information on the fastest routes to visit Ukraine.

How to get to Ukraine: routes from Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia

Citizens of countries such as the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Czech Republic, the UK and other countries that do not border Ukraine can use the following options:

  • Step one: fly to one of the countries bordering Ukraine (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, or Moldova). Depending on your point of departure, this can take several hours. For example, a Paris-Chisinau flight takes about 3 hours.

  • Step two: arrive from the intermediate hub to Ukraine, for example, by train, car, or bus.

Let's take a closer look at the second step.

How to get from Poland to Ukraine?

Poland and Ukraine have a common border and developed transport links.

We will consider all possible land ways to cross the border with Ukraine.

Border crossing points for entering by car

You can cross the Ukrainian-Polish border by car through:

  • Yagodin - Dorohusk
  • Krakovets - Korczowa Ugrynov - Dolgobychuv

Please note that the checkpoints are open around the clock, but due to the martial law, there is a curfew at night on the territory of Ukraine.

What should be the documents for the car?

  1. Driver's license
  2. Registration certificate for the car
  3. Insurance for a car of an international standard (Green Card)

What are the documents for passengers?

The list of documents may vary depending on the purpose of the trip, but the main documents are:

  1. International passport, with a visa or biometric passport if you are traveling on a visa-free regime
  2. Medical insurance

Do I need a visa to travel to Ukraine?

Poland and Ukraine have a visa-free regime. However, a visa-free trip must meet the following requirements: the planned duration of the trip to Ukraine should not exceed 90 days, and the purpose of the trip is tourism, visiting relatives, or other short-term trips for personal purposes, such as medical treatment.

How do I know if there are queues at checkpoints to enter Ukraine?

Up-to-date online information on queues to enter Ukraine can be found at kordon.customs.gov.ua , and on the official websites of neighboring countries, for example granica.gov.pl

train to ukraine from poland

Train and bus connections Poland-Ukraine

Regular direct bus trips are provided daily from all major cities in Poland. For example:

From Warsaw to Ukraine:

  • Bus Warsaw-Lviv. The average travel time is 7 hours and 10 minutes.
  • Bus Warsaw-Odesa. The average travel time is 21 hours 40 minutes.
  • Bus Warsaw-Kharkiv. The average travel time is 23 hours and 27 minutes.
  • Train Warsaw-Kyiv. The average travel time is 19 hours and 16 minutes.

  • Train Warsaw - Lviv. The average travel time is 9 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Bus Warsaw-Kyiv. The average travel time is 13 hours and 36 minutes.

From Krakow to Ukraine:

  • Bus Krakow-Lviv. The average travel time is 5 hours and 10 minutes.
  • Bus Krakow-Odesa. Average travel time - 24 hours 14 minutes.
  • Bus Krakow-Kyiv. The average travel time is 13 hours 58 minutes.

  • Bus Krakow-Kharkiv. The average travel time is 22 hours and 56 minutes.

From Chełm to Ukraine:

  • Bus Helm-Kyiv. The average travel time is 11 hours 40 minutes.
  • Bus Helm-Lviv. The average travel time is 7 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Chelm-Kyiv train. The average travel time is 12 hours and 22 minutes.

  • Helm-Kyiv-Kharkiv train. The average travel time is 14 hours 1 minute (Kyiv) and 22 hours 11 minutes (Kharkiv).

From Katowice to Ukraine:

  • Bus Katowice - Lviv. The average travel time is 8 hours and 25 minutes.

From Wroclaw to Ukraine:

  • Bus Wroclaw - Lviv. The average travel time is 11 hours and 32 minutes.

From Przemyśl to Ukraine:

  • Train Przemyśl-Kyiv-Kharkiv. The average travel time is 15 hours 39 minutes (Kyiv) and 25 hours 10 minutes (Kharkiv).
  • Train Przemyśl-Dnipro-Zaporizhzhia. The average travel time is 19 hours and 16 minutes (Dnipro) and 21 hours and 24 minutes (Zaporizhzhia)
  • Train Przemyśl-Kyiv-Odesa. The average travel time is 12 hours 32 minutes (Kyiv) and 17 hours 53 minutes (Odesa).
  • Bus Przemyśl-Lviv. The average travel time is 3 hours 47 minutes.
  • Train Przemyśl-Lviv-Kyiv. The average travel time is 2 hours 53 minutes (Lviv) and 10 hours 29 minutes (Kyiv).

automobile checkpoint to Ukraine

 

How to get from Hungary to Ukraine?

Border crossing points for entering by car

You can cross the Ukrainian-Hungarian border by car through:

  • Chop - Záhony
  • Luzhanka - Beregsurany
  • Vylok - Tisabech.

bus travels to Ukraine from abroad

 

Trains and buses Hungary-Ukraine

From Budapest to Ukraine:

  • Budapest-Chop train. The average travel time is 6 hours and 48 minutes.
  • Budapest-Kyiv train. The average travel time is 20 hours and 32 minutes.
  • Budapest-Mukachevo train. The average travel time is 8 hours 10 minutes.
  • Bus Budapest-Lviv. The average travel time is 11 hours and 24 minutes.
  • Bus Budapest-Kyiv. The average travel time is 18 hours 55 minutes. From Debrecen to Ukraine:
  • Train Debrecen-Mukachevo. The average travel time is 5 hours and 37 minutes.
  • Train Debrecen-Chop. The average travel time is 4 hours and 25 minutes.

How to get from Slovenia to Ukraine?

Border crossing points for entering by car

You can cross the Ukrainian-Slovak border by car through:

  • Uzhhorod - Vysne Nemecke
  • Maly Berezny - Ubl'a.

Trains and buses Slovenia-Ukraine

From Košice to Ukraine:

  • Bus Kosice-Lviv. The average travel time is 8 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Bus Kosice-Kyiv. The average travel time is 17 hours and 35 minutes.
  • Train Kosice-Chop-Mukachevo. The average travel time is 3 hours and 54 minutes (Chop) and 5 hours and 14 minutes (Mukachevo)

How to get from Moldova to Ukraine?

Checkpoints for entry by car

You can cross the Ukrainian-Moldovan border by car at the following checkpoints:

  • Mamalyha - Kryva
  • Sokyryany - Oknytsia
  • Rossoshany - Brichen
  • Kelmentsi - Larga

Trains and buses Moldova-Ukraine

From Chisinau to Ukraine:

  • Chisinau-Kyiv train. The average travel time is 17 hours and 54 minutes.
  • Bus Chisinau-Odesa. The average travel time is 3 hours and 32 minutes.
  • Bus Chisinau-Kyiv. The average travel time is 11 hours and 43 minutes.
  • Bus Chisinau-Lviv. The average travel time is 17 hours and 25 minutes.
  • Bus Chisinau-Kharkiv. The average travel time is 18 hours and 10 minutes.

How to get from Romania to Ukraine?

Checkpoints for entry by car

You can cross the Ukrainian-Romanian border by car through:

  • Dyakove - Halmeu
  • Solotvyno - Sighetu Marmatiei
  • Porubne - Siret
  • Krasnoilsk-Vicovia de Sousse
  • Dyakivtsi-Rakovets

Trains and buses Romania-Ukraine

From Bucharest to Ukraine:

  • You can travel from Romania to Ukraine by train with a stopover in Moldova, Ungheni station. Take the train Bucharest - Ungheni. The average travel time is 8 hours and 46 minutes. From the Ungheni station, the Chisinau-Kyiv train travels to Ukraine.
  • Bus Bucharest - Kyiv, average travel time 18 hours 00 minutes.

In addition, residents or visitors from other Western European countries can take advantage of direct bus services to get to Ukraine. For example, there are daily buses from the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, and more:

  • Bus Prague-Kyiv. The average travel time is 21 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Bus Prague-Lviv. The average travel time is 16 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Bus Vienna-Lviv. The average travel time is 15 hours and 17 minutes.
  • Bus Vienna-Kyiv. The average travel time is 19 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Bus Berlin-Kyiv. The average travel time is 24 hours and 7 minutes.
  • Bus Berlin-Lviv. The average travel time is 17 hours and 15 minutes.

Our recommendation is that if you have a choice, choose a train trip, as it has a number of significant advantages. Namely, faster passport control, the ability to reach your destination without queues and transfers. This makes it possible to travel in more comfortable conditions without stress. The last point is especially important if you are traveling to Ukraine for medical treatment.

If you still have questions about how to get to Ukraine for medical treatment, please contact the specialists of UAmedTOURS. For more than 7 years, we have been helping patients from all over the world to receive high-quality and affordable medical care in the following areas: gynecology, dentistry, reproductive medicine, ophthalmology, and stem cell treatment.

Contact us by phone +38 (068) 770-61-77 and get answers to all your questions!


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