It's easy to travel by train from London to Ukraine, an adventurous journey that's also safe, comfortable & affordable, far superior to any soulless flight.Eurostar and German Railways link London with Warsaw, then there is the daily sleeper train Kiev Express from Warsaw to Kiev. This page will tell you train times, approximate fares and how to buy tickets.
All-Europe online train times Eurostar times & fares UK, EU, Swiss & US citizens no longer need a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
This visa-free arrangement was introduced in 2005, but has been extended indefinitely. With the current situation in some parts of Ukraine including the Crimea, check Foreign Office travel advice at uk/foreign-travel-advice.
It's safe & easy to travel from London to Kyv (Kyv in Ukrainian, Kiev in Russian) by train.
It takes just 2 nights, taking Eurostar to Brussels, a connecting train to Cologne, the Jan Kiepura sleeper train overnight to Warsaw, then the Kiev Express overnight from Warsaw to Kyv.
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Train travel within Ukraine, a beginner's guide How to buy Ukrainian train tickets online Kiev station Useful country information - visas, time zone, currency, dialling code Hotels in Kiev, Lviv, Odessa & Ukraine Ukrzaliznytsya (UZ), (now also in English).To buy train tickets in Ukraine online in UK, see or For train times & fares in all ex-Soviet countries see The journey can be booked in the UK with one phone call, and is an adventure in itself.Why not spend some time in Paris, Berlin or Warsaw on the way? For a traditional German meal in Cologne before boarding the sleeper to Copenhagen, try the Brauhaus Sion ( 5 minutes walk from Cologne hauptbahnhof, or the Malzmuehle restaurant ( 10-15 minutes walk from Cologne Hauptbahnhof, or there's a restaurant inside the Hauptbahnhof itself at the Schweinske, 1, 2 or 3 bed sleepers: The Euro Night Jan Kiepura has modern air-conditioned Polish sleeping-cars, with 1, 2 & 3 bed compartments, either standard with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet...There used to be a direct Berlin to Kiev train, this was sadly discontinued in December 2012. More info about this train The Kiev Express has modernised Ukrainian sleeping-cars with 2-berth & 3-berth compartments.