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Sumy[dead link] (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

Caution Note: Due to the state of war, Ukraine's airspace has been closed to civil aviation.
(Information last updated 19 Sep 2023)

By train


From Kyiv: 4 daily trains From Kharkiv: 5 daily trains For timetables see site of the Ukrzaliznytsya [1][dead link]

By minibus


Regular comfortable minibuses (marshrutkas) from Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro. You can get one in 2 ways: 1) call the bus company for the booking place for the mini-bus (+380 542600089 to Elit-express, +380 509339093 to Sun-auto) 2) go to the place of departure and ask the 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


Sumy has a convenient public transport system:

  • 34 bus routes
  • 17 trolleybus routes

Single ride tickets in buses cost 8-13 грн, in some trolleybuses — 8 грн, others are free.

Schedules are available on EasyWay and Google Maps.

By taxi


Taxi is the easiest way of getting around the city. Some popular taxi companies include:

  • Bolt (Болт).
  • Uklon (Уклон).
  • OnTaxi (ОнТаксі).
  • Opti (Опті).
  • Shark (Шарк).

By scooter


Kick scooter is a funny way to shorten your time while getting around the city.



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

  • House-museum A.P.Chehova (Будинок-музей А.П.Чехова), Chekhova str., 79, +380 542 25-11-96. Sa-W 10:00-17:00, Th 10:00-16:00. - In 1888-89 the author, Anton Chekhov, lived here, in a western wing.
  • John the Baptist Church (Іоанно-Предтеченський храм), Ordzhonikidze str., 87, +380 542 25-88-87. In 1691 a wooden temple was built here. In 1837 by a local noblemen of Lintvarevykh a stone church was built with a bell tower as a parochial temple.
  • Ilyinskaya church (Іллінська церква), Chervonohvardiiska 2 str., 10, +380 542 22-11-22. The first, wooden Ilyinskaya church was built to 1705 year. Rebuilt 1836-51.
  • Trinity cathedral (Троіцький собор), Troitska str., 24-A, +380 542 22-10-57.
  • Hospital Svyatoy Zinaidy (Лікарня святої Зінаїди), Troits'ka str., 37. Architecture monument.
  • Park Druzhby Botanic garden (Парк Дружби), Shevchenka Ave. A central place is occupied by a misic fountain, consisting of three round pools, located in different levels, by a diameter from 10 to 20 meters.
  • The Roman Catholic Church (Римо-Католицький костьол), Troits'ka str., 6, +380 542 22-07-72. - Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 1 Sumy municipal gallery (Сумська муніципальна галерея), Soborna str., 27, +380 50 405-31-21 (mobile). Sumy Municipal Gallery (Q12158670) on Wikidata Sumy Municipal Gallery on Wikipedia
  • Resurrection of the Saviour Cathedral, Voskresens'ka str., 19. - Built in 1906, in baroque, stone.
  • Spaso-Preobrazhenskij cathedral (Спасо-Преображенський собор), Soborna str.,31, +380 542 22-17-96, +380 542 22-61-23.
  • Folk museum (Alpinism History) (Народний музей історії альпінізму), Soborna str., 37. There are more than 6000 objects.
  • Art museum (Художній музей), Pokrovskaya sq., 1, +380 542 22-71-81, +380 542 22-16-59. Sa-W 10:00-17:00, Th 10:00-16:00.
  • [formerly dead link] Gallery Sumy-art (Галерея Суми-Арт), Kharkivs'ka str.,30-2 (1.5km East), +380 67 754 210 (mobile).
  • Mansion Suhanovyh (Садиба Суханових), Petropavlivs'ka str., 5.
  • Kozhedub Municipal park (Міський парк імені І. М. Кожедуба).
  • Kupchihin house (Купчихин будинок), Petropavlivs'ka str., 98A.
  • Heroes Monument (Меморіал Слави.Памятник невідомому солдатові), Kirova str.103. At the memorial also installed T-34 tank and 122-millimeter Howitzer.
  • Peter and Paul Church (Петропавлівська церква), Kosmodemyanskoi Zoi str.. Built in style of classicism.
  • Botanical garden of the pedagogical university (Ботанічний сад педагогічного університету), 20 rokiv Peremohy str., 23.
  • St. Panteleimon Church (Свято-Пантелеймонівський храм), Romenska str.,1, +380 542 770454.



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


  • Miolan Shopping centre (Торгівельний центр Міолан), Strilky 1 str.,22.
  • Toledo Entertaining complex (Розважальний комплекс Толедо), Sobornaya str.,44, +380 542 78-12-78, +380 542 78-12-78, +380 542 78-13-98.
  • Kyiv Department Store (Універмаг Київ), Kooperativnaya str., 1, +380 542 77-08-24.
  • Festival'Shopping centre (Торговий центр Фестиваль), Kooperatyvna str., 13.







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







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