Travelling from Germany to Ukraine and return

There is a big people traffic from Germany to Ukraine and back. Many business people come to Ukraine regarding business issues. It is also popular route among independent travelers who exlore Eastern Europe.

Even though Germany doesn’t border Ukraine by land there are still many options linking these two large states.

Let’s see how you can get from Germany to Ukraine and back.

Germany to Ukraine

By Air

There are many flights from Gernamy to Ukraine and back.

Unfortunately there is only one cheap airlines operating between Ukraine and Germany –WizzAir.
Wizzair provides direct flights from Hamburg – Lubeck, Dortmund, Cologne and Memmingem in Germany to Kyiv Zhuliany in Ukraine. While Dortmund is also connected to Lviv in Western Ukraine with 3 weekly flights.

Prices start from around 45 EUR one way.

Lufthansa directky links Munich with Kyiv, Lviv and Donetsk. Munich also serves as handy stop over to\from other German cities.
Kyiv is also connected with Cologbe/Bonn and Frankfurt.
Return ticket prices start from around 300 Euro.

Feel free to look for other flight options on other booking sites.

By Bus

Getting from Germany to Ukraine by bus is a really long drive. Moreover, buses might be stuck for a few hours on Poland-Ukraine border. However people, mostly Ukrainians, still use it if there are no cheap flights towards their destinations.

Northern Germany – Kyiv

Every Thursday and Sunday

Cologne (08:00) – Dusseldorf (08:45) – Essen (09:50) – Dortmund (10:35) – Hannover (14:00) – Magdeburg (16:35) – Berlin (18:35) *Funkturm stn. >> in Ukraine the next day >> Kovel (11:00) – Lutsk (12:00) – Rivne (13:00) – Zhytomyr (15:20) – Kyiv (18:00) *south train stn. – Chernigiv (20:00).

Return – every Tuesday and Friday
Chernigiv (06:45) – Kyiv (18:00) *south train stn. – Zhytomyr (11:45) – Rivne (14:15) – Lutsk (15:15) – Kovel (16:15) >> in Germany the next day >> Berlin (10:30) *Funkturm stn. – Magdeburg (12:15) – Hannover (14:25) – Dortmund (17:30) – Essen (18:10) – Dusseldorf (19:15) – Cologne (20:00).

Southern Germany – Kyiv

Every Tuesday and Saturday
Stutgart (08:00) – Manheim (10:30) – Frankfurt (12:00) – Erfuhr (16:00) – Leipzig (18:30) – Dresden (20:00) >> in Ukraine the next day >> Kovel (11:00) – Lutsk (12:00) – Rivne (13:00) – Zhytomyr (15:20) – Kyiv (17:00) *bus stn. Dachna on Peremogy ave. 142

Return – every Thursday and Saturday
Kyiv (10:00) *bus stn. Dachna on Peremogy ave. 142 – Zhytomyr (11:45) – Rivne (14:15) – Lutsk (15:15) – Kovel (16:15) >> in Germany the next day >> Dresden (08:00) – Leipzig (09:30) – Erfuhr (12:00) – Frankfurt (16:00) – Manheim (17:30) – Stutgart (20:00).

Northern Germany – Lviv

Every Tuesday and Saturday
Cologne (04:45) – Dusseldorf (05:45) – Essen (06:30) – Dortmund (07:00) – Hannover (10:00) – Berlin (13:20) *Funkturm stn. >> in Lviv the next day (08:00)

Return – every Wednesday and Saturday
Lviv (15:00) >> in Germany the next day >> Berlin (06:00) *Funkturm stn. – – Hannover (10:00) – Dortmund (12:30) – Essen (13:00) – Dusseldorf (13:30) – Cologne (14:30).

Southern Germany – Lviv

Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Munich (09:00) – Nurnberg (11:00) – Dresden (15:00)
>> in Lviv the next day (09:00)

Return – every Wedenesday, Friday and Sunday
Lviv (15:00) >> in Germany the next day >> Dresden (08:00) – Nurnberg (12:10) – Munich (14:20)

Prices are around 80-120 Euro. Please, visit Eurolines web-page to book tickets on-line.

By Train

Using train to get from Germany to Ukraine and back is probably better than a bus option. Even though Berlin – Kyiv takes more than 24 hours it is possible to stretch and walk a bit inside as opposed to bus option.

There is one direct train connecting Germany and Ukraine. Kyiv – Berlin #29

Schedule: Berlin Central (16:38) – Warsaw, Poland (23:45) >> next day >> KOvel (09:10) – Rivne (11:45) – Kyiv (18:09)

Return
Kyiv (07:23) – Rivne (13:42) – Kovel (15:57) >> next day >> Warsaw, Poland (01.20) – Berlin Central (08:41)

Cost is around 120 Euro one way.

To get by train from Germany to Lviv (Western Ukraine) and back change in Krakow, Poland.
See from Poland to Ukraine page

By Car

Car is a a great way to travel from Germany to Ukraine and back. The only obsacle might be Poland-Ukraine border. Many cars might form a long line resulting in a few hours of waiting.

Simply take E-40 highway. It is less than 700 km from German eastern border to Western Ukraine. The whole trip through southern Poland shouldn’t take more than 8 hours.

First big Ukrainian city is Lviv which is only 70 km from Poland-Ukraine border.

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