How to get from Italy to Ukraine: convenient routes
The lack of air travel reduces the number of options for getting to Ukraine. But the country's land borders are open, so we have prepared routes to enter Ukraine from Italy for everyone
Despite the fact that air travel is not allowed, you can get to Ukraine from Italy by land directly or by plane to the nearest European airport to the Ukrainian border.
Recently, Ukrainians have often needed to return home temporarily to visit relatives, complete paperwork, pack their belongings, etc.
In addition, there are now foreign citizens planning to come to Ukraine from Italy. Regardless of the purpose of the visit, anyone can travel to Ukraine.
Read more about visa rules and obtaining a visa to Ukraine for Italian citizens here.
It should be noted that more than 12 thousand tourists from Italy visited Ukraine in the first half of 2023.
How easy is it to get from Italy to Ukraine? Read on in our article.
How to get from Italy to Ukraine?
• By plane with a stopover
It is currently impossible to get to Ukraine directly by plane, but you can choose a connecting flight.
Direct flights from Venice or Bologna to Suceava (Romania) are operated by WizzAir, with a ticket costing from 14 euros.
From Suceava you can easily get to Chernivtsi, there is a daily bus from the bus station, the journey to Chernivtsi takes 2-3 hours.
WizzAir and Ryanair operate direct flights from Pescara, Cagliari, Rimini, Pisa, Trapani, Milan, and other cities to Warsaw (Poland), with tickets costing from 15 euros.
From Venice, Bologna, Perugia, and Milan, you can choose a direct flight to Vienna (Austria), operated by Ryanair, with a ticket price starting at 13 euros.
You can also fly from Venice, Bologna, Catania, Rimini, and other cities to another Polish city, Katowice. Direct flights are operated by WizzAir and Ryanair, with a ticket costing from 15 euros.
Another option to get from Italy to Ukraine is via the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca. Direct flights from Milan, Bari, Catania, Bologna, Naples, and other cities are operated by WizzAir and Ryanair, with a ticket costing from 14 euros.
• By train
You can get from Warsaw to Kyiv by direct train of Ukrzaliznytsia #068. With a change of train via Przemyśl, you can get to Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Odesa, and Kharkiv. We wrote more about these routes here.
From Katowice, you can get to various Ukrainian cities by direct bus or by train with a stopover in Przemyśl.
And from Vienna you can get to Lviv or Kyiv, Ukraine, by direct bus from FlixBus or by direct train from Ukrzaliznytsia #149.
You can get from Cluj-Napoca to Rakhiv by train with one stopover. First, you need to buy a ticket Cluj-Napoca - Vala Viseului on Romanian railways, and from Vala Viseului to Rakhiv you can go by train from Ukrzaliznytsia #754 and #756.
Tickets are available on our website here.
• By bus
Traveling from Italy to Ukraine by bus will take you more than a day.
There are no direct routes, but FlixBuss offers one-stop buses from Milan, Florence, Bologna and other cities to Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr. The ticket price depends on the selected cities.
Direct buses run from Warsaw to Lutsk, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Lviv and other Ukrainian cities. In particular, such flights are operated by Autolux, FlixBus and others, and the ticket price depends on the final city of arrival.
This article describes the main restrictions that should be taken into account when traveling to Ukraine.
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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.