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How to come to Ukraine from Estonia: convenient routes and useful contacts

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How to come to Ukraine from Estonia: convenient routes and useful contacts

The skies over Ukraine are currently closed, making it difficult to travel. However, the land borders remain open. We have prepared the most convenient ways to get to Ukraine for those traveling from Estonia

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After the start of the full-scale war, Ukraine became a major topic in the news. It is obvious that the constant information about the country increased its popularity and interest. So Europeans come to Ukraine to see cultural and natural landmarks and feel the atmosphere of the country they support.


The lack of air connections and constant threats from russia don’t deter foreigners, particularly citizens of Estonia, from traveling. However, they must prepare for the trip: plan the route, buy tickets, book a hotel, and take out an insurance policy. Read on about this and other important aspects of travel preparation.


Read more about visa rules and obtaining a visa to Ukraine for Estonian citizens here.


Speed and comfort: A flight to a country neighboring Ukraine


Since the start of the war, tourists have tried various ways of traveling to Ukraine. The most comfortable and fastest option is a flight to a country bordering Ukraine.


Next, tourists should transfer to land transport (train or bus). We have analyzed flight prices, favorable months for travel, and the most popular airlines.


Estonia-Poland. Airlines offer connections between Tallinn and Warsaw, Katowice, and Wroclaw. The most popular airline is LOT, and the average flight lasts 1 hour 40 minutes. Prices for a one-way ticket start at $17. skyscanner.com.ua offers the cheapest flights for September.

Estonia-Moldova. You can fly from Tallinn to Chisinau for $150. Note that there are no direct flights, so airlines offer connecting flights.

Estonia-Hungary. Residents of Estonia can easily get to Budapest for $30 one way.

Estonia-Austria. Tourists can quickly fly to Vienna from Tallinn. The price for a one-way ticket is affordable – from $25. The most popular airline is Ryanair, and the cheapest month to fly is October.

Estonia-Slovakia. The flight from Tallinn to Bratislava will cost $58. The most affordable month for travel is November with the lowest prices recorded.


We emphasize that the ticket prices are indicated according to the skyscanner.com.ua resource as of August 2023. Ticket prices may vary.


After arriving in a European country, you need to transfer to land transport to Ukraine. Choose between rail and bus options.


Many tourists prefer trains because of the comfort. Currently, there are the following connections:


● Poland – from Warsaw and Chelm you can reach Kyiv and Kharkiv, from Przemyśl – Kyiv, Odesa, and Zaporizhzhia.

● Austria – a direct train heads from Vienna to Kyiv with a stop in Budapest.

● Moldova – a direct train heads from Chisinau to Kyiv.

● Slovakia – from Kosice you can reach Chop and Mukachevo.


Visit the link to see a detailed schedule of trains running between Ukraine and European countries.


Where to find tickets?


A considerable number of bus carriers connect Europe and Ukraine. However, we recommend choosing reliable companies to make your experience pleasant and positive.


Buy train, bus, and plane tickets via the link.


Important! When traveling to Ukraine under martial law, it is worth remembering additional risks. War risk insurance compensates for losses in the event of an accident due to war or acts of terrorism, and reimburses outpatient treatment and emergency care.




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From Estonia to Ukraine by own car


Many people prefer to travel in their cars. Consider that the distance from Tallinn to Kyiv is more than 1300 km. Therefore, the approximate duration of the trip is 17 hours.


Please note that while driving through European countries, you may come across toll roads. Read how to use such roads and how to pay for them.


You can read more about the rules for traveling in Ukraine by car with foreign registration via the link.

Entry rules into Ukraine for citizens of Estonia


Estonians can come to Ukraine using a visa-free regime, which allows staying in the country for 90 days within 180 days. However, there are situations when a foreigner needs a visa, for example, for official employment or education. 


To cross the border smoothly, you must have:

● Valid foreign passport;

Medical insurance policy;

● Confirmation of the purpose of the planned stay – hotel reservations, apartment rental contracts, travel vouchers, tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs, invitations from companies and organizations, etc;

● Confirmation of sufficient financial support for the entire period of the planned stay ($45 per person for each day of stay in Ukraine).


Read more about the advantages of military risk insurance in Ukraine here.


Legal support in Ukraine for citizens of Estonia


Foreigners may need legal advice during their stay in Ukraine. Sometimes there are difficulties with the legal aspects of entry and stay in Ukraine and the processing of documents. Be sure to contact a specialist if your rights have been violated.


Contacts of the Embassy of Estonia in Ukraine


● 01024, Kyiv, str. Yevhena Chikalenko (former Pushkinska), 43B.

● Tel: (380 44) 590 24 40

● Fax: (380 44) 590 24 41

● E-mail: [email protected]


Consultations by phone are available from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00.

The embassy is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on non-working days due to public holidays in Estonia and Ukraine.




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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