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.

When to visit Kharkiv

Kharkiv in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 23
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kharkiv in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 23
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kharkiv in July, when the average temperature is 21 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -7 °C, with an average temperature of -5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 61 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Kharkiv, with an average rainfall of 32 mm.

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How to Get to Kharkiv


When flying to Kharkiv, you’ll arrive at Kharkiv Intl (HRK), which is located 8 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Kharkiv from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 15h 15m.


Located 2.0 km from the city centre, Kharkiv Pivdennyi vokzal is the busiest station in Kharkiv. Another popular train station is Kharkiv Station, located 1.9 km from the centre.


The most popular bus station is Kharkiv Tsentralnyi avtovokzal, located 1.6 km from downtown Kharkiv. Kharkiv Kharkiv, Автостанція Центральний ринок is also a commonly used station, and is 1.0 km from the city centre.

Airports near Kharkiv

Airlines serving Kharkiv

Turkish Airlines
Good (1,529 reviews)

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 C$ 36 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 73 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Kharkiv, with prices from C$ 10 to C$ 196 per night. Shevchenkivskyi District is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Kharkiv are about 29% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Slobidskyi District - In Kharkiv’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include City Club, Hotel Airport and Kiroff Hotel.

Shevchenkivskyi District - Gostiny Dvor Hotel, Urartu Hotel and Mirax Sapphire Boutique Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Shevchenkivskyi District will cost you about C$ 35 per night.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kharkiv

Most booked hotels in Kharkiv

City Club
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 39+
Kharkiv Palace Hotel
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 196+
Chichikov Hotel
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 117+
Mini Hotel Ryleev
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 34+

Renting a car in Kharkiv

Expect to pay C$ 1.74 per litre in Kharkiv (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.87 and C$ 27.83. Economy (Nissan Micra or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Kharkiv, while also 49% cheaper than other types, on average.