Kiev to Batumi by train

Travel from Kiev (Ukraine) to Batumi (Georgia) by train (1300km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Kiev in Ukraine to Batumi in Georgia, the main route leads via Azerbaijan or via Moldavia, Romania and Turkey. An nice option is the ferry via the Black Sea. Please read the following information and blog posts.

There are three different travel routes. Have a look on them and decide which one fits best for you.

1300 km

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Kiev to Batumi, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Batumi - Kiev / Kiev - Poti / Chornomorsk - Tbilisi / Chornomorsk - Batumi / Dnipro - Tbilisi / Kharkiv - Tbilisi / Lviv - Tbilisi / Lviv - Batumi / Odessa - Tbilisi

Kiev - Batumi @ 22.09.2019

1 Kiev (Ukraine) - Kharkiv (Ukraine) - Baku (Azerbaijan) - Tbilisi (Georgia) - Batumi (Georgia)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

1a Travelling from Kiev (Ukraine) to Kharkiv (Ukraine)

If you are travelling in Ukraine, you can easily buy tickets for most long distance trains online. Many tickets are available as print-at-home tickets however some tickets have to be collected from a ticket office at a station. You can of course also buy all tickets locally at a station.

Most long-distance trains are overnight trains with different types of sleeper accomodation. On some routes between major cities there are also long-distance day trains with seats only.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
поїзд (UZ)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
D 67 Kiev - Warsaw / D 771/800 Kiev - Bratislava / D 771/442 Kiev - Prague / IC 81/33 Kiev - Budapest / 117/381 Kiev - Bucharest

train company:
UZ Укрзалізниця

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Kharkiv - Kiev / Kiev - Lviv / Kiev - Dnipro / Kiev - Odessa / Kiev - Donetsk / Lviv - Odessa / Lviv - Kharkiv

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Ukraine Railways

1b Travelling from Kharkiv (Ukraine) to Baku (Azerbaijan)

To travel by train from the Ukraine to Azerbaijan there are two direct trains per week between Kiev or Kharkiv (Ukraine) and Baku (Azerbaijan). The journey time for this route is about 52 hours. Ticket price starts from about Euro 90.

Train tickets for the journey from Ukraine to Azerbaijan are available via Ukrainian Railways and at train stations.

Buy your ticket from Kharkiv to Baku here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Baku - Kharkiv / Kiev - Baku

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn

1c Travelling from Baku (Azerbaijan) to Tbilisi (Georgia)

If you want to travel from Azerbaijan to Georgia by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Azerbaijan.

There is one daily overnight train from Baku (Azerbaijan) to Tbilisi (Georgia).

Buy your ticket from Baku to Tbilisi here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Tbilisi - Baku

1d Travelling from Tbilisi (Georgia) to Batumi (Georgia)

To travel by train in Georgia, buy your train tickets online from Georgian railways or locally at a railway station.

Buy your ticket from Tbilisi to Batumi here.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Batumi - Tbilisi / Tbilisi - Kutaissi / Tbilisi - Tsqaltubo

2 Kiev (Ukraine) - Chisinau (Moldova) - Bucharest (Romania) - Istanbul (Turkey) - Kars (Turkey) - Batumi (Georgia)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

2a Travelling from Kiev (Ukraine) to Chisinau (Moldova)

If you want to travel from Ukraine to Moldova by train, buy your ticket at a train station. There are direct trains from Odessa and Kyiv to Chisinau.

Buy your ticket from Kiev to Chisinau here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Chisinau - Kiev / Dnipro - Chisinau / Lviv - Chisinau / Odessa - Chisinau / Donetsk - Chisinau

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Ukraine Railways

2b Travelling from Chisinau (Moldova) to Bucharest (Romania)

To travel from Moldova to Romania by train, buy your tickets at a railway station or online at CFR.

From Chisinau there is a direct night train via Iasi to Bucharest. Additionally there are local trains from Ungheni across the border to Iasi with connections from Chisinau.

Buy your ticket from Chisinau to Bucharest here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
105/401 Chisinau - Bucharest

train company:
CFR Căile Ferate Române / CFM Calea Ferată din Moldova

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Bucharest - Chisinau

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn

2c Travelling from Bucharest (Romania) to Istanbul (Turkey)

To travel from Romania to Turkey by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Romania. There are no online tickets available.

The only direct rail connection between the two countries is the line via Bulgaria and the Svilengrad/Kapikule border crossing to Istanbul. Currently the night train from Bucharest and Sofia to Istanbul is the only service across the border.

In addition to this night train there are many bus connections available. These buses are quicker if you are travelling for example from Burgas (Bulgaria) to Istanbul.

Buy your ticket from Bucharest to Istanbul here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
Bosfor Bucharest - Istanbul / D 493 Sofia - Istanbul

train company:
TCDD Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları / CFR Căile Ferate Române

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Istanbul - Bucharest / Bucharest - Ankara / Bucharest - Izmir / Arad - Istanbul / Sibiu - Istanbul / Timișoara - Istanbul / Brașov - Ankara / Brașov - Istanbul / Constanța - Istanbul / Constanța - Ankara

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn

2d Travelling from Istanbul (Turkey) to Kars (Turkey)

To travel in Turkey by train, buy your ticket online via the given booking links or locally at a train station. Via the links you also find schedules and ticket prices.

Buy your ticket from Istanbul to Kars here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Optima Express (OPEX) / Standard (TCDD)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
Bosfor Istanbul - Bucharest / D 81032 Istanbul - Sofia

bus: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Istanbul - Athens / Istanbul - Thessaloniki

train company:
TCDD Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları / METU Metro Turizm

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Kars - Istanbul / Istanbul - Ankara / Istanbul - Izmir / Istanbul - Samsun / Istanbul - Edirne / Ankara - Istanbul / Ankara - Izmir / Ankara - Kars / Izmir - Ankara / Izmir - Istanbul

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn

2e Travelling from Kars (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia)

If you want to travel from Turkey to Georgia only by train, you have to make a detour via Russia. Therefore a bus connection from Turkey to Georgia is a much faster option.

One bus line is from Trabzon (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia). At least four connections daily for about EUR 15. From Istanbul (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia) at least two connections daily for about EUR 25.
Trabzon (Turkey) is not connected to the railway network of Turkey. Therefore the easiest way is to take a bus directly from Istanbul or Ankara (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia). Buy your bus ticket for Metro Turizm online.

An other option is to travel by train from Istanbul and Ankara to Kars (Turkey). And from Kars (Turkey) to Batumi (Georgia) by bus.

In Batumi (Georgia) change to a train to continue to Tbilisi (Georgia).

Border crossing is currently: you leave the bus with the luggage before the border, cross the border by foot (easy) and after the border the bus picks you up again.

In future there will be a train connection from Turkey to Georgia. But it is still under construction.

Buy your ticket from Kars to Batumi here.

Buy your ticket at the bus station or at the website of the bus company.

The following links could be interesting for you.

bus: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Batumi - Trabzon / Trabzon - Batumi

train company:
TCDD Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları / METU Metro Turizm

3 Kiev (Ukraine) - Odessa (Ukraine) - Chornomorsk (Ukraine) - Batumi (Georgia)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

3a Travelling from Kiev (Ukraine) to Odessa (Ukraine)

If you are travelling in Ukraine, you can easily buy tickets for most long distance trains online. Many tickets are available as print-at-home tickets however some tickets have to be collected from a ticket office at a station. You can of course also buy all tickets locally at a station.

Most long-distance trains are overnight trains with different types of sleeper accomodation. On some routes between major cities there are also long-distance day trains with seats only.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
поїзд (UZ)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
D 67 Kiev - Warsaw / D 771/800 Kiev - Bratislava / D 771/442 Kiev - Prague / IC 81/33 Kiev - Budapest / 117/381 Kiev - Bucharest

train company:
UZ Укрзалізниця

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Odessa - Kiev / Kiev - Lviv / Kiev - Dnipro / Kiev - Kharkiv / Kiev - Donetsk / Lviv - Odessa / Lviv - Kharkiv

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Ukraine Railways

3b Travelling from Odessa (Ukraine) to Chornomorsk (Ukraine)

To get from the railway station of Odessa to the port of Chornomorsk, take a taxi, mini-bus or bus. It is a journey of about 20 kilometres.

Buy your ticket from Odessa to Chornomorsk here.

Buy your ticket at the bus station or at the website of the bus company.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Chornomorsk - Odessa

3c Travelling from Chornomorsk (Ukraine) to Batumi (Georgia)

To travel from Ukraine to Georgia, first go by train to Odessa (Ukraine). Take a taxi, mini-bus or bus to the Port of Chornomorsk, 20 kilometres in the south of Odessa. From Chornomorsk continue by ferry via the Black Sea to Batumi. The journey time is about 48 hours. Ticket price starts from USD 110. In Batumi walk to the railway station and continue.

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