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Travel to Ukraine from Germany in 2024: how to get there and entry rules

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Travel to Ukraine from Germany in 2024: how to get there and entry rules

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 and tips to come to Ukraine from Germany

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In 2024, foreigners will continue to come to Ukraine on personal visits, on trips and as part of volunteer missions. Citizens of Germany are also actively arriving, only in the first 8 months of 2023, 25,905 Germans came to Ukraine. The state is one of the leaders in terms of the number of citizens who crossed the Ukrainian border. In total, 1.3 million tourists came to Ukraine in the specified period.

However, traveling under martial law has its own peculiarities, in particular, the airspace is closed in Ukraine, and certain safety rules must also be observed.

How to get to Ukraine from Germany? What rules for entering Ukraine are relevant in 2024? Useful information for those planning a trip this year is collected in our material.


How to get to Ukraine from Germany in 2024?


The most convenient and fastest way to get to Ukraine is to fly to one of the airports in Europe, which is located near the Ukrainian border, and from there continue the journey by train or bus.

Ukraine borders Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. There are many direct flights from Germany to these countries.


1. Flight from Germany to the Ukrainian border

● Germany – Poland

- Warsaw can be reached by direct flight from Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Hamburg. The price of the ticket is from 90 to 150 euros. The travel time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

- Krakow is the closest Polish airport to the Ukrainian border, with direct flights from most major German cities. Available departures from Memmingen, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. Ticket prices start at 40 euros. Travel time - up to 1 hour 30 minutes. In total, more than 20 airlines fly here, including the popular low-cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair.

  - You can fly to Rzeszów (Ryaszów) on a direct flight from Munich. Departure at 11:10, travel time – 1 hour 30 minutes. Ticket price from 180 euros. You can also get here from other German cities with a transfer in Warsaw. The airport in Rzeszów is the closest Polish airport to the Ukrainian border, it is located 172 km from Lviv (Ukraine).

You can also take a direct flight from Germany to Katowice and Lublin.


● Germany – Moldova

There are direct flights to Chisinau airport from Germany from Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. Travel time is 2-3 hours. Ticket price from 90 euros.

The distance to the Ukrainian border from Chisinau is 130 km - Palanka checkpoint (Odesa region). The nearest large Ukrainian city: Odesa. Tourists planning a trip to the southern regions of Ukraine should choose a flight to Chisinau airport.


● Germany – Slovakia

There are no direct flights to Slovak cities from Germany. You can fly to Kosice, Bratislava or Poprad only with a transfer. Such a trip will last about 5 hours and will cost from 60 euros.


● Germany – Hungary

You can fly to Debrecen, the Hungarian airport closest to the Ukrainian border, from Munich on a direct flight. The flight is three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The price of the ticket is from 189 euros.

There are direct flights to Budapest from Berlin, Nuremberg, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Munich. Travel time is about 1 hour 20 minutes, ticket price starts at 60 euros.


● Germany – Romania

There are direct flights to Suceava from Memmingen and Dortmund. The price of the ticket is from 30 euros, the duration of the trip is 2 hours and 30 minutes.


2. Travel to Ukraine by land transport

At the second stage, it is necessary to continue your trip from the European city to Ukraine by ground transport.


● Train

Most of the tourists prefer the railway because of its speed and comfort. Ukraine is connected to European cities by the following trains:

- Poland - from Warsaw you can get to Kyiv, from Przemyśl - to Kyiv, Kharkiv, 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.

Find a detailed schedule of trains running between Ukraine and European countries by following the link.


● Bus

Many international bus companies offer direct routes from large German cities to Ukraine, for example, Flixbus, Ecolines, Eurolines, etc.

A bus ticket from Berlin to Kyiv costs from 70 to 150 euros. The average duration of the trip is about 23 hours.


Choosing a proven service for buying tickets is one of the most important stages in organizing a trip. That is why thousands of travelers use the ticket purchase service on the Visit Ukraine portal. Plane, train or bus - a ticket for any type of transport in one place.




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Rules of entry for German citizens to Ukraine 2024


● Visa is not required. German citizens have the right to stay in Ukraine without a visa for up to 90 days, if the purpose of the trip is tourism, visiting relatives, treatment, etc.

If the length of stay exceeds 90 days or you plan to work or study in Ukraine, then before traveling you need to issue a long-term visa (type "D") at the Ukrainian embassy or consulate in Germany. It is better to start the procedure at least 3 months before the planned trip.


● Entry into Ukraine is based on a valid foreign passport, which must have at least one blank page for the entry stamp.

Also, to cross the Ukrainian border, you must provide:

1. Health insurance policy.

2. Confirmation of the purpose of the trip: a notarized invitation from citizens of Ukraine (relatives, acquaintances, friends), travel vouchers, confirmation of accommodation reservations, invitations from companies or organizations, tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs, documents about treatment in medical facilities, etc.

3. Confirmation of financial support (cash, bank statement, check from an ATM, etc.) - proof that you have sufficient funds for the entire period of your planned stay in Ukraine or transit to a third country ($45 per person for each day of your stay in Ukraine ).


Importantly! Foreigners who have been banned from entering Ukraine by an authorized state body will not be able to cross the border. Read about who can be refused entry to Ukraine in our article.


Useful links for those planning a trip to Ukraine


Booking a tour – if the purpose of the trip is tourism, be sure to search for a tour in advance. The largest database of routes from proven tourist operators is collected at the link. Depending on your interests, you can also plan an individual trip.

Housing search – book hotels here. Rules for renting an apartment in Ukraine for foreigners in this article.

Rent a car – to feel more mobile while traveling in Ukraine, we recommend renting a car. Detailed instructions at the link.

Safety and insurance rulessafety rules must be strictly followed when traveling through Ukraine under martial law. In addition, make sure you have military risk insurance. About the benefits of the policy here.

Legal support – in the conditions of martial law, certain rights of citizens may be limited, therefore, if you need the help of a lawyer while traveling in Ukraine, you can contact the specialists at the link.

Contacts of the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine:

- Address: Bohdana Khmelnytskogo Street, 25, Kyiv, 02000, Ukraine;

- Phone: +38 044 281 11 00;

- Working hours: Mon-Thurs: 08.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.15, Fri: 08.00 - 12.30, 13.00 - 15.30.

● Souvenirs – stylish clothes and accessories in memory of Ukraine here.


We wish you a good trip!

Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.




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 Legal advice – comprehensive legal support on entry to Ukraine;
Visit Ukraine Tickets – bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

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

Visit Ukraine Hotels – hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Merch – patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.




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