Kyiv to Poltava

Kyiv to Poltava

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Kyiv to Poltava Schedule

Kyiv to Poltava Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Local carrier Standard AC 00:30 - 06:50UAH 696
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Sleeper 03:49 - 08:01UAH 652
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 04:04 - 09:12UAH 1,325
Local carrier Standard AC 07:55 - 12:30UAH 700
Local carrier Standard AC 08:15 - 13:40UAH 743
Local Carrier Standard AC 11:50 - 17:50UAH 612
Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov Standard AC 12:00 - 17:15UAH 723
Ukrainian Railways 2nd Class Seat 15:36 - 19:10UAH 590
Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov Standard AC 16:00 - 21:10UAH 723
Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov Standard AC 18:00 - 23:10UAH 723
Ukrainian Railways 1st Class Sleeper 21:02 - 02:56UAH 772
Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov Standard AC 22:00 - 03:15UAH 723

Transportation from Kyiv to Poltava

Facts about the transport from Kyiv to Poltava

Cheapest Transport$10
Fastest Transport3h 19m
Earliest Departure3:22 AM
Latest Departure10:30 PM
Departures per day30
Distance166 kilometers
Transport CompaniesDenysivka, Local carrier, Nikolas Transavto, Ukrainian Railways, Volyn Ekspres

How to get from Kyiv to Poltava

Travelling between Kyiv and Poltava 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 30.08 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 10.94.

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

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 6 hours to travel between Kyiv and Poltava depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kyiv and Poltava. Train will bring you to your destination in 3h 19m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 6h to reach Poltava.

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

Travelling between Kyiv and Poltava can be as cheap as USD 10.94 if you opt for a Local carrier bus and as expensive as USD 30.08 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 Kyiv and Poltava ?

  • 30 from Kyiv to Poltava starting from 05:00 Kyiv until 22:30 Kyiv

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

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


Travelling from Kyiv to Poltava 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 Kyiv and Poltava

Denysivka, Local carrier, Nikolas Transavto, 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 Kyiv to Poltava?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train