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Monday, July 27, 2009

How to get to | Ukraine

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Dmytro Sergiyenko

There are trains to Ukraine from Belarus, Hungary, Poland and Russia. There are a couple of ferries to Ukraine on the Black Sea. Lots of airlines fly to Ukraine including:
  • Star Alliance - Adria, Austrian, bmi, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish
  • Oneworld - British Airways, Finnair, Malev, Royal Jordanian
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Czech, Delta, KLM
  • Other selected - Wizz, most eastern Europe and Russian airlines

TIP Ukraine is generally more expensive to travel to/from than western European countries. However on many frequent flyer programs it is part of Europe and thus the same mileage cost as the European hubs.

TIP Some European airlines have longhaul fares with relatively small add-on cost to fly to Ukraine.

TIP Visiting Ukraine on an around the world fare is quite practical. Ukraine is on the list of countries for which only 2 flights from UK is allowed on Oneworld explorer RTW, but this is easily avoided by flying via Helsinki, Budapest or Amman.

TIP The Trans-Dniester region between Ukraine and Moldova has disputed status. Travel between Moldova and Ukraine through Trans-Dniester is subject to varying degrees of disruption from inconvenience to border closure.

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