One of the most convenient, reliable and affordable ways to travel between major cities in Ukraine and to see Ukraine’s lovely countryside is via Ukrainian Railways. To plan your rail itinerary and book your tickets online visit http://www.uz.gov.ua/en/
Inter City (routes marked IC or IC+) offers an international comfort and style rail service that in many cases cuts traditional travel time by more than half.
Avtolux offers comfortable bus service to select cities.
Intercity bus schedule – http://bus.com.ua/
The Kyiv Metro is a cheap and easy way to get around the capital. A single ride costs 8 hryvnia. Plastic tokens have been almost completely phased out and replaced by travel cards.
A single trip in Kyiv will cost you 8 hryvnias.
- 1-9 rides – 8 UAH per ride
- 10-19 rides– 7.70 UAH
- 20-29 rides – 7.40 UAH
- 30-39 rides – 7.10 UAH
- 40-49 rides– 6.80 UAH
- 50 rides – 6.50 UAH
The cost of city buses, trams & trolleybuses varies by city. Tickets can be purchased from kiosks or the conductor and must be validated using the puncher.
Easyway – Use this online service to track public transport in various cities.
Marshrutkas are privately operated minibuses with prices comparable to public transport. Routes and fares are displayed on the windows or inside the vehicles. Payment is made to the driver, and while they should give you a ticket this seldom happens. Marshrutkas can be packed, especially during rush hour, in which case the passengers pass the fare up to the driver and miraculously you get your change. Indicate the number of passengers you are paying for (odyn – one, dva – two). To request a stop, shout loudly “Na zupyntsi, bud laska” (Next stop, please).
For the more adventurous, Marshrutka services to most cities and everywhere in between are offered from locations usually adjacent to major rail hubs.
Uklon – Bila Tserkva, Chernihiv, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kryvyi Rih, Kyiv, Lviv, Mariupol, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzhia
Bolt – Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa
Uber – Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzia