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How to Get from Turkey to Ukraine: Convenient Routes

Due to the decrease in air travel options, accessing Ukraine has become more limited. However, the country’s land borders remain open, and therefore, we have devised routes from Italy for those seeking entry into Ukraine.

Although air travel is currently prohibited, there are still options for reaching Ukraine from Italy. One can either travel directly by land or fly to the closest European airport near the Ukrainian border.

By plane with a stopover

It is currently impossible to get to Ukraine directly by plane, but you can choose a connecting flight. 

Direct flights from Istanbul to Krakow are operated by LOT.

Turkish Airlines flies to four different destinations in Poland: Gdańsk, Krakow, Poznan and Warsaw. Turkish Airlines offers direct flights to Poland’s capital Warsaw. Flights taking off from Istanbul Airport (IST) land at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) within nearly two and a half hours.

Sunexpress offers direct connections between Antalya and Krakow, Warsaw.

Corendon offers direct flights to Katowice from Antalya. Pegasus Airlines flies from Ankara to Warsaw.

There are many flights with connections too to multiple cities in Poland.

By train

You can get from Turkey to Ukraine train, it takes 47h 55m. 

Travel from Istanbul to Bucharest by direct overnight train. Travel from Romania to Moldova by overnight train on the route from Bucharest to Chisinau. The journey time is 14 hours. The train ticket price starts from 25 EUR. The train route runs via Iași (Romania) and Ungheni (Moldova). Travel from Moldova to Ukraine by direct train. 

You can get from Warsaw to Kyiv by direct train of Ukrzaliznytsia #068. With a change of train via Przemyśl, you can get to Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Odesa, and Kharkiv.

From Katowice, you can get to various Ukrainian cities by direct bus or by train with a stopover in Przemyśl. 

By bus

Traveling from Turkey to Ukraine by bus will take you more than a day.

Multiple small bus companies run multiple routes from Turkey.

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