Kharkiv travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kharkiv

With a population of 1.43 million, Kharkiv is the largest city in Kharkivs’ka Oblast’, Ukraine by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 26 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kharkiv has to offer.

When to visit Kharkiv

Kharkiv in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kharkiv in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kharkiv in July, when the average temperature is 69.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 78.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 19.4 °F, with an average temperature of 23 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 2.4″. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Kharkiv, with an average rainfall of 1.3″.

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How to Get to Kharkiv


When flying to Kharkiv, you’ll arrive at Kharkiv Intl (HRK), which is located 5 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Kharkiv from the United States departs from Pittsburgh and takes around 30h 50m.


Located 1.2 miles from the city center, Kharkiv Pivdennyi vokzal is the busiest station in Kharkiv. Another popular train station is Kharkiv Station, located 1.2 miles from the center.


Another option to get to Kharkiv is to pick up a car rental from Dnipro, which is about 118 miles from Kharkiv. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Bls, among others, in Dnipro.


The most popular bus station is Kharkiv Tsentralnyi avtovokzal, located 1.0 mile from downtown Kharkiv. Kharkiv Kharkiv, Автостанція Центральний ринок is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Kharkiv

Airlines serving Kharkiv

Where to stay in Kharkiv

From 5-star hotels such as the Kharkiv Palace Hotel to great affordable options like the Pletnevskiy Inn, Kharkiv offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $31 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $55 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Kharkiv, with prices from $7 to $139 per night. Shevchenkivskyi District is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Kharkiv are about 26% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Shevchenkivskyi District - In Kharkiv’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Gostiny Dvor Hotel, Urartu Hotel and Mirax Sapphire Boutique Hotel.

Slobidskyi District - Here you’ll find travelers’ favorites such as City Club, Hotel Airport and Kiroff Hotel. The average nightly price for a double room in Slobidskyi District is $19.

Most popular hotel in Kharkiv by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Kharkiv

Most booked hotels in Kharkiv

Mini Hotel Ryleev
Excellent (9.2, 1041 reviews)
Kharkiv Palace Hotel
Excellent (9.1, 427 reviews)
Chichikov Hotel
Excellent (9.2, 3 reviews)
Hotel Artua
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
City Club
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
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Renting a car in Kharkiv

Renting a car in Kharkiv costs $43 per day, on average, or $1,121 if you want to rent if for 26 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 44% cheaper than airport locations in Kharkiv.

Expect to pay $5.07 per gallon in Kharkiv (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $60.87 and $81.16. Economy (Nissan Micra or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Kharkiv, while also 49% cheaper than other types, on average.