Poltava to Kyiv

Poltava to Kyiv

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Poltava to Kyiv Schedule

Poltava to Kyiv Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Sleeper 00:04 - 06:20€ 13.97
Local carrier Standard AC 02:00 - 07:10UAH 910
Local carrier Standard AC 04:00 - 09:10UAH 910
Local carrier Standard AC 06:00 - 11:10UAH 905
KLR Bus Standard AC 08:20 - 12:10UAH 549
Local carrier Standard AC 10:15 - 15:10UAH 910
Local carrier Standard AC 13:00 - 19:05UAH 522
Local Carrier Standard AC 15:00 - 20:30€ 17.51
Ukrainian Railways 3rd Class Sleeper 16:05 - 21:41€ 5.54
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Seat 18:43 - 22:37UAH 804
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Sleeper 22:25 - 02:37UAH 578

Transportation from Poltava to Kyiv

Facts about the transport from Poltava to Kyiv

Cheapest Transport$10
Fastest Transport3h 23m
Earliest Departure12:15 AM
Latest Departure10:52 PM
Departures per day39
Distance170 kilometers
Transport CompaniesDenysivka, KLR Bus, Local carrier, Ukrainian Railways, Volyn Ekspres

How to get from Poltava to Kyiv

Travelling between Poltava and Kyiv is possible by Bus and train. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 29.81 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 9.65.

How long does it take to get from Poltava to Kyiv?

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 10 hours to travel between Poltava and Kyiv depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Poltava and Kyiv. Train will bring you to your destination in 3h 23m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 9h 50m to reach Kyiv.

How much does it cost to get from Poltava to Kyiv?

Travelling between Poltava and Kyiv can be as cheap as USD 9.65 if you opt for a Denysivka bus and as expensive as USD 29.81 if you buy a Local carrier Bus ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Poltava and Kyiv ?

  • 39 from Poltava to Kyiv starting from 00:15 Poltava until 22:40 Poltava

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Poltava to Kyiv.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Poltava to Kyiv overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Poltava and Kyiv

Denysivka, KLR Bus, Local carrier, Volyn Ekspres


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Poltava to Kyiv?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus