How to get to Ukraine from India: convenient routes and necessary documents
The lack of air travel reduces the options for getting to Ukraine. However, the country's land borders are open, so we have prepared routes for entering from India and staying in the country
Tourists even from distant countries want to visit Ukraine and immerse themselves in the atmosphere of fearlessness. In Ukraine, despite the war, land borders are open so foreigners can visit the country. However, closed airspace complicates logistics and requires careful travel planning.
Foreigners aspiring to see Ukraine will find convenient routes and tips for buying tickets useful. Read on as we share the most convenient ways to get to Ukraine from India.
Speed and comfort: Flight to a country neighboring Ukraine + train or bus
During the war, tourists tried various ways of traveling to Ukraine. The most comfortable and fastest option is a flight to a country bordering Ukraine. The next step will be a transfer to land transport. Read about flight prices and favorable months for travel (according to the skyscanner.com.ua resource).
● India-Poland. It is possible to fly to Warsaw from New Delhi, Mumbai, or Chennai. The most popular airline for these destinations is LOT. Prices for a one-way ticket start at $160. Please note that there are no direct connections, so airlines offer connecting flights.
● India-Moldova. There are flights to Chisinau from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode, and Chennai. The cheapest tickets are offered for October (from $240 one way).
● India-Hungary. Budapest can be reached from the largest cities of India. For October of this year, you can find offers starting at $115.
India-Austria. Tourists from India can take flights to Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, and Innsbruck. The most popular company among tourists is Korean Air. Let's add that the average flight lasts 8 hours.
● India-Slovakia. Search for cheap tickets from New Delhi, Goa, and Kochi to Bratislava. The cost of a one-way ticket is $192.
After arriving in a European country, you need to transfer to ground transport to Ukraine. Tourists can choose between railway and bus services.
Trains remain the most convenient means of transport to reach Ukraine. Currently, the following connections exist:
● Poland. From Warsaw and Chelm you can reach Kyiv and Kharkiv, from Przemysl – Kyiv, Odesa, and Zaporizhzhia;
● Austria. A direct train goes from Vienna to Kyiv with a stop in Budapest;
● Moldova. A direct train goes from Chisinau to Kyiv;
● Slovakia. From Kosice you can reach Chop and Mukachevo,
Visit the link for a detailed schedule of trains running between Ukraine and European countries.
Where to find tickets?
Many bus carriers operate flights from Europe to Ukraine. We recommend choosing reliable companies to make your travel experience pleasant and positive.
Buy tickets for trains, buses, and planes via the link.
Important! When traveling to Ukraine under martial law, it is worth remembering additional risks. War insurance covers losses in the event of an accident due to war or acts of terrorism, and will cover outpatient treatment and emergency care.
Do you need a visa to Ukraine?
Citizens of India can come to Ukraine within a visa-free regime, which provides for a stay in the country of 90 days within a 180-day period. However, there are situations when a foreigner needs a visa, for example, for official employment or education.
By the way, Indian citizens are allowed to obtain an e-Visa. Read more about how to get it and where to fill out the questionnaire via the link.
What to see in Ukraine?
Sometimes people are surprised when meeting foreigners in their cities. However, remember that Ukraine is full of tourist attractions and is also the center of many international companies.
So the war does not stop brave and determined foreigners from traveling. Read our article and discover what attracts tourists to Ukraine and which places they visit the most.
Legal support in Ukraine for citizens of India
Foreigners may need legal advice during their stay in Ukraine. Sometimes they face difficulties with the legal aspects of entry and stay in Ukraine and the processing of documents. Please care to contact a specialist if your rights have been violated.
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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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.
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