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How to get from France to Ukraine: convenient routes

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How to get from France to Ukraine: convenient routes

The absence of air travel reduces the number of options for getting to Ukraine. However, the country's land borders are open, so we have prepared routes to enter Ukraine from France for everyone

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Ukrainians living in France often find it necessary to temporarily return to Ukraine. The border of Ukraine is also open to foreigners.


The lack of direct air connections with Ukraine reduces possible travel options and increases travel time. However, we have prepared the most convenient routes for your trip.


It should be noted that in the first half of 2023, more than 7 thousand tourists from France visited Ukraine.


How to come from France to Ukraine?


• By plane with a transfer


1st stage – to fly to a country neighboring Ukraine (Poland, Hungary, Moldova).


Direct flights from France to Poland depart from: Paris (Paris-Warsaw, Paris-Krakow), Lyon (Lyon-Krakow), Marseille (Marseille-Krakow), Nice (Nice-Krakow), etc. Flights are operated by both low-cost airlines WizzAir and Ryanair, as well as major European air carriers: AirFrance, Lufthansa and LOT Polish Airlines. The price of tickets is from 14 euros and above.

Direct flights from Paris to Suceava (Romania) are operated by WizzAir. The price of the ticket is from 30 euros.

You can also fly from Lyon to the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca.


2nd stage – to continue the journey to Ukraine by bus or train.


You can get to Ukraine by bus from Poland, Hungary, Moldova, etc. For example, the FlixBuss company operates bus flights from Poland to Lutsk, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Lviv and other Ukrainian cities.

From Suceava (Romania) you can easily get to Chernivtsi, there is a daily bus from the bus station, the journey to Chernivtsi takes 2-3 hours.


Ukrzaliznytsia also continues to actively develop international connections with Europe. You can get to Ukraine by train from 6 European countries. Actual routes at the link.


• By bus from France to Ukraine


The average duration of a bus trip from France to Ukraine is more than 30 hours.

Buses depart from French cities: Paris, Metz, Nancy, Reims and Strasbourg and arrive in Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv. Ticket price starts at 3,600 hryvnias.

International bus flights to France are carried out by large tourist buses, which are equipped with: free Wi-Fi (wifi), air conditioning, toilets, a large luggage compartment, comfortable seats and streaming of movies and music.


Search for air tickets, train tickets and bus tickets using the link.


How to temporarily leave France for Ukraine and not lose protection?


A short-term trip to Ukraine from France should not lead to the cancellation of a residence permit and the loss of rights associated with this status. Certain rules should be followed for smooth departure and return:


• Your residence permit must be valid. You must return before the residence permit expires.

• You must go for a maximum of 3 months.

• OFII must be informed of the destination, reason and duration of your trip.


The list of documents for Ukrainians and foreigners when entering Ukraine is available at the link. Read about the main restrictions when traveling in Ukraine here.




We recommend purchasing it for a safe and comfortable trip to Ukraine: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - safe travel in Ukraine (insurance covering military risks);

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Hotels - book hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




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