Buses can be caught from Kiev to almost any city in Ukraine and vice versa. There are hundreds of private companies offering a myriad of possible routes. Finding the best way and booking a ticket can be confusing, even for locals.
Prices are ridiculously cheap. A single ticket from Kiev to Odessa, a 300 mile journey, costs around 200 UAH.
Some of the more popular bus routes from Kiev include Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kremenchuk, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Simferopol, Sumy, and Zaporizhia.
The table below shows a selection of the routes operated by Autolux and Gunsel. It is by no means a complete list of bus routes in Ukraine. It is merely intended to give an idea of a few of the possibilities available.
|Autolux||202||Kiev||Boryspil, Pyriatyn, Lubny, Khorol, Poltava||Kharkiv|
|Autolux||514||Kiev||Boryspil, Pyriatyn, Lubny, Poltava, Chuhuiv, Izium, Sloviansk, Debaltseve, Alchevsk||Luhansk|
|Autolux||77||Boryspil||Kiev, Uman, Ulyanovka, Liubashivka||Odessa|
|Autolux||620||Kiev||Boryspil, Kremenchuk, Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk||Zaporizhia|
|Gunsel||614||Kiev||Boryspil, Kremenchuk, Dniprodzerzhynsk||Dnipropetrovsk|
|Gunsel||362||Kiev||Boryspil, Kremenchuk, Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Pavlohrad||Donetsk|
|Gunsel||720||Kiev||Boryspil, Pyriatyn, Lubny, Poltava, Novomoskovsk, Pavlohrad||Donetsk|
|Gunsel||160||Kiev||Boryspil, Pyriatyn, Lubny, Poltava||Kharkiv|
|Gunsel||739||Kiev||Uman, Pervomaisk, Mykolaiv||Kherson|
|Gunsel||57||Kiev||Boryspil, Pyriatyn, Romny||Sumy|
|Gunsel||606||Kiev||Boryspil, Kremenchuk, Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Melitopol, Dzhankoy, Simferopol, Alushta||Yalta|
Note that most intercity buses make at stop at Boryspil International Airport.
For more detailed route planning we suggest you check out our guide to buying bus tickets.
Marshrutkas (minibuses) offer a less comfortable means of getting to your destination by road. They depart from various points around the city but the greatest choice is found at Kiev Train Station.
They seat around 15 passengers and leave when full.