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Where can I fly from the airports closest to Ukraine?

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Where can I fly from the airports closest to Ukraine?

Despite the closed airspace over Ukraine, citizens continue to actively travel to different countries around the world. The only available travel option is to use the airports of neighboring countries. Find out more about where you can get to from the airports closest to Ukraine

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The closed airspace significantly affected the travels of Ukrainians. However, flights are still considered the best way to travel, especially if you need to visit remote countries. However, from now on, to make a foreign business trip, go on vacation or visit relatives, Ukrainians use the airports of neighboring countries.

Where can you fly from the nearest airports to Ukraine? Details in our material.


Departure from Poland


● Ryaszów-Jasenko International Airport, Rzeszów (Ryaszów)

- The distance from the Ukrainian border is 100 km from Sheghini or Krakovets checkpoints (Lviv region).

- The nearest large Ukrainian city: Lviv - 172 km.

- Airlines operating flights from Rzeszów (Ryaszów) airport are LOT, Ryanair and Wizz Air.

- Destination countries: Poland, Great Britain, Netherlands, Bulgaria, USA and Norway.

Rzeszów Airport (Ryaszów) is connected by daily flights to Warsaw, from where you can take a plane to most countries in Europe and the world. There are also flights to Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London, Burgas, Eindhoven and Oslo.

The weekly direct flight from Rzeszów to New York is in great demand.


● Lublin Airport

- The distance from the Ukrainian border is 90 km from the Yagodyn checkpoint (Volyn region).

- The nearest large Ukrainian city: Kovel - 195 km.

- Airlines operating flights from Lublin airport: Ryanair and Wizz Air.

- Destination countries: Poland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Croatia and the Netherlands.

Lublin is connected by direct flights to Dublin, London, Gdańsk, Oslo, Burgas, Split and Eindhoven.


Departure from Moldova


● Chisinau International Airport

- The distance from the Ukrainian border is 130 km from the Palanka checkpoint (Odesa region).

- The nearest large Ukrainian city: Odesa - 183 km or Izmail - 210 km.

- Airlines operating flights from Chisinau airport - Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, LOT, TAROM, Air Moldova, Flyone, Wizz Air.

- Destination countries: Armenia, Hungary, Germany, France, Turkey, Poland, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Israel, Spain, Czech Republic.

Chisinau is the only and largest Moldovan airport, which is located near the capital of the country.

In the summer and autumn of 2023, Chisinau airport became a real hub for Ukrainians traveling to resorts in Turkey or Egypt. Many Ukrainian tourist operators create package tours departing from Chisinau.

Direct flights are made from Chisinau to Istanbul, Vienna, Warsaw, Bucharest, London, Tel Aviv, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Bologna, Milan, Yerevan, Istanbul, Leipzig, Verona, Lisbon, Thessaloniki, Nice, Amsterdam, Brussels, Larnaca, Prague, Basel, Berlin, Dortmund, Hamburg, Memmingen, Rome, Turin, Venice, Eindhoven and Barcelona.




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Departure from Romania


● Airport named after Stephen the Great in Suceava

- The distance from the Ukrainian border is 40 km from the Porubne checkpoint (Chernivtsi region).

- The nearest large Ukrainian city: Chernivtsi - 80 km.

- Airlines operating flights from Suceava airport – TAROM, Ryanair, Wizz Air.

- Destination countries: Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Israel and Cyprus.

From the Romanian city of Suceava, you can fly to Bucharest, Brussels, Venice, Dublin, Manchester, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Larnaca, Paris, Dortmund, Memmingen, Bologna, Venice, Eindhoven and London.


Departure from Hungary


● Debrecen Airport

- The distance from the Ukrainian border is 120 km from the Chop (Tysa) checkpoint, Transcarpathian region.

- The nearest large Ukrainian city: Uzhhorod - 145 km.

- Airlines operating flights from Debrecen airport - Lufthansa and Wizz Air.

- Destination countries: France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Cyprus and Israel.

From the small Debrecen airport, you can reach world capitals and major European cities, including direct flights to Munich, London, Brussels, Paris, Eindhoven, Kerkyra (Corfu), Tel Aviv, Burgas, Palma de Mallorca and Larnaca.


Departure from Slovakia


● Košice International Airport

- The distance from the Ukrainian border is 90 km from the Uzhhorod checkpoint (Transcarpathian region).

- The nearest large Ukrainian city: Uzhhorod - 97 km.

- Airlines operating flights from Košice airport are Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air and LOT.

- Destination countries: Ireland, Great Britain, Czech Republic and Austria.

Direct air connections connect Kosice International Airport with the following cities: Vienna, Prague, London, Dublin, Liverpool.


There are many airports near the Ukrainian border, from where it is convenient to fly to any corner of the world.

The bus remains the most popular means of transport for Ukrainians to reach EU cities. There are direct flights to many destinations from Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities. Ukraine and Europe are also connected by a large number of trains. Find a detailed schedule of trains running between Ukraine and European countries in this article.

You can conveniently and easily book a plane, train or bus ticket using the link.


When planning a trip abroad, it is important to take care of insurance, which can guarantee the provision of high-quality medical care in any corner of the world and can protect you from unnecessary expenses during the trip. You can buy a reliable policy from verified insurance agents on the Visit Ukraine portal. Insurance that will provide you with peace of mind and confidence in any corner of Europe at your post office in just a few minutes.

Why do Ukrainians in Europe need health insurance? Details in our material.


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