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How to get from Finland to Ukraine: convenient routes and safety rules

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How to get from Finland to Ukraine: convenient routes and safety rules

The absence of air travel reduces the number of options for getting to Ukraine. At the same time, the country's land borders are open, so we have prepared convenient routes to enter Ukraine from Finland

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In the last year and a half, news about events in Ukraine has not left the front pages of the main foreign publications. Citizens of many countries of the world are interested in the history and culture of the indomitable state, so more and more tourists and volunteers go to Ukraine to see everything with their own eyes.

Due to the state of war, the airspace in Ukraine is closed, but the country's land borders are operating normally. Anyone can see the main tourist pearls of Ukraine, regardless of citizenship, the main thing is to prepare and follow the rules of entry.


How to get from Finland to Ukraine? Read about convenient routes and rules for crossing the border in our material.


A trip from Finland to Ukraine: how to plan a route?


Plane + ground transport (train or bus)


The fastest way to get to Ukraine from Finland is the following route: fly to one of the European airports located near the Ukrainian border and from there continue the journey by ground transport.

Ukraine shares a border with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova. Each of these countries can be reached by plane:

● Finland-Poland - from Turku you can fly to Gdansk on a direct flight. The flight is operated by the Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air, so the ticket price starts at 40 euros. Also, Helsinki and Warsaw are connected by a direct flight from Ryanair, the price of a ticket starts at 30 euros. Travel time – 1 hour 45 minutes.

You can fly to Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław and Poznan with a transfer.

● Finland-Slovakia - you can fly from Helsinki to Košice and Bratislava only with a stopover in London or Milan. The average duration of the trip is about 10 hours. Ticket price from 90 euros.

● Finland-Hungary – there are no direct flights to Hungary either. You can get to Budapest via Riga. Travel time is 9 hours. Ticket price from 200 euros.


After arriving in one of the European cities, you should continue your trip to Ukraine by train or bus.

Many tourists prefer rail travel because of its comfort. Ukraine is connected to many European cities by the following trains:

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

● Hungary - there is a direct train from Budapest to Kyiv.

● Austria - a direct train goes from Vienna to Kyiv.

● Moldova - a direct train goes from Chisinau to Kyiv.

● Slovakia - from Kosice you can reach Chopa and Mukachevo.

See the link for a detailed schedule of trains running between Ukraine and European countries.


How to buy a ticket?


To make the trip easy and positive, you should choose reliable carriers. You can book airline tickets, train tickets and bus tickets using the link.




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From Finland to Ukraine by own car


The distance to the capital of Finland - Helsinki from Lviv is almost 1500 km, and the duration of the trip in your own car - 15-16 hours without stops. The journey to Kyiv will be longer by 6 hours or 550 kilometers. You need to go through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The route will include a ferry crossing. To enter Ukraine in your own car, you must have a "Green Card" insurance policy.

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


How can a Finnish citizen enter Ukraine?


Citizens of Finland do not need a visa to enter Ukraine if the duration of the trip is less than 90 days. For visa-free entry to Ukraine, the following list of documents must be presented at the border:

● Valid foreign passport.

Health insurance policy.


Importantly! Additional risks should be taken into account when traveling through Ukraine under martial law. Military risk insurance can cover losses in the event of an accident due to hostilities or acts of terrorism, outpatient treatment, hospitalization and emergency care.


● Confirmation of the purpose of the planned stay – travel vouchers, tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs, invitations from companies and organizations.

● Confirmation of the availability of accommodation – hotel reservations, apartment rental contracts.

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

When crossing the border, you no longer need to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and wear a protective mask. As of July 1, all Covid-19 restrictions and quarantine measures have been canceled in Ukraine.


Security rules in Ukraine


When traveling in Ukraine under martial law, it is necessary to strictly observe safety rules. Useful information for entering Ukraine during the war at the link. Is it safe for foreign tourists to travel to Ukraine now? Read in this article.


Legal support in Ukraine for citizens of Finland

When planning a trip and stay in Ukraine, citizens of Finland may have various legal issues: rules of entry to Ukraine, legal assistance, assistance with document preparation. There are also cases when your rights may be violated. If you need the advice of an experienced lawyer, you can contact a specialist using the link.


Contacts of the Embassy of Finland in Ukraine


● Address: 01054, Kyiv, str. Streletska, 14

● E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

● Web: Official website of the Embassy of Finland in 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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