Travelling from Ukraine to the Netherlands
Last updated: 4/9/2024, 3:47 PM

On this page you can read how to travel cheaply and safely from Ukraine to the Netherlands.

Fleeing safely

When fleeing, it is important to recognise the risks. The organisation CoMenscha provides explanations and tips on a safe flight. You can also watch the video below for information about recognising these risks.

Safely on the run
In this document you can read tips from CoMensha for being safe on the run. They include information on recognising risks of exploitation and human trafficking.

Safe on the run video

Free transportation options for people from Ukraine

You may travel free of charge the first time you travel to the Netherlands from Ukraine. Your train ticket from another European country also counts as a valid ticket in the Netherlands. On the Trainline website you will find a list of train, bus and flight companies offering free transport from Ukraine throughout Europe. In many European countries, your ID or passport is your ticket for the train or bus. Talk to a member of staff at the train station for the most up-to-date information.

The Trainline's website can be found here

Help with routes through the Romanian and Polish borders

Read below which organisations can help you if you want to flee Ukraine through the Polish or Romanian border.

If you want to flee Ukraine via the Romanian border, the Dopomoha online platform offers information on how to cross the border into Romania
'Oekraïne vluchtelingen NL'
In the 'Oekraïne vluchtelingen NL' Facebook group, several people offer to transport refugees from Ukraine from Poland to the Netherlands free of charge.
On My Way UA
On My Way UA is an organisation that brings refugees from Poland or Ukraine to the Netherlands
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