Sumy (Ukrainian: Суми) is a city in Central Ukraine.


Sumy was founded in the 17th century by Cossacks as a fortress. During long period of time city was one of the centres in Slobozhanschina (historical province between Russia and Ukraine). Now Sumy is a centre of the province (oblast).

Get in

By plane

As of today no regular flights to Sumy.

By train

From Kyiv: 4 daily trains From Kharkiv: 5 daily trains From Russia: by train Moscow-Sumy or by lot of trains with changing in Konotop (120 km from Sumy) For timetables see site of the Ukrzaliznytsya

By minibus

Regular comfortable minibuses (marshrutkas) from Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk. You can get one in 2 ways: 1) call to the bus company for the booking place for the mini-bus (+380542600089 to Elit-express, +380509339093 to Sun-auto) 2) go to the place of departure and ask driver about free places. In Kyiv it is close to the central railway station (to the left after exiting from the main entrance). You should seek a minibus (Mercedes or Volkswagen) with Russian tablet "Сумы"

Get around

By public transport or by taxi.


Two beautiful central streets (Soborna and Voskresenska), Uvileynyi stadium, river Psel.


Go to the Art Museum. One of the best collections in Ukraine: Western, Russian and Ukrainian art.





The best way will be rent a flat. Ask at the newspaper kiosk about a newspaper with ads.




Go next

Putyvl - During the Second World War Soviet partisans led by Sydir Kovpak started their guerrilla war against the Germans in the forests near Putyvl. The main architectural monument of Putivl is the Molchansky Monastery, which is largely of 17th century date.

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