Arrivals to Chernivtsi and Bucovina by plane, train, bus and car

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How to get

By plane

The best way to fly into Ukraine is through the Boryspil International Airport (KBP) near Kyiv. The main international hubs for these flights are Budapest, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Prague, Rome, Vienna, Warsaw and Istanbul with several flights a day of Austrian AUA, CSA Czech Airlines, LOT, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Air France, British Airways, KLM, Norwegian; also Ukraine International, which code-shares on these routes with the respective carriers, and another Ukrainian carrier, AeroSvit. Special offers on flights come and go, depending on the whim of the carrier. As of 2015, Ukraine has suspended all flights from Russia due to Crimea occupation, so you can't reach Ukraine from Russia in any way via air.

Chernivtsi airport has direct flight to Kyiv Boryspil (KBP) only.


By train

Travelling by train in Ukraine with Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) is easy, safe and cheap. The network covers all the main cities in the country. Sleepers enable you to make long distance journeys while having a relaxing night's sleep. Trains have booking classes, different types of carriages & compartments, the most comfortable is 1st class (SV). It is a compartment for two people only with two lower berths and a table near the window. It is possible to buy two tickets and you will have the whole compartment for yourself. The 2nd class (kupe) compartment has two lower berths and two upper berths. Like the SV, it can be locked from the inside for your safety and comfort.

If you arrive in Ukraine by plane with an international flight, you will land at the airport Kyiv Boryspil or Lviv International. There are direct trains from Kyiv and Lviv to Chernivtsi.


By bus & car

There are some bus routes in Europe to Chernivtsi: from Prague (Czech Rep.) and Wroclaw (Poland) etc.

Foreign nationals crossing a Ukrainian border by car must have the following:
– Car registration documents;
– Driver's license;
– Vehicle registration plate with information written in Roman characters;
– Your country's two-letter country code bumper sticker;
– Green Card insurance certificate.

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Alex King,  01.03.2020
An express goes to Lviv from Chernivtsi everyday, here is its schedule. Tickets are booked and bought either online no earlier than a week, or at the box office of Chernivtsi rail station.

Josette St-Onge,  27.02.2020
I am from Canada and I am not familiar with travelling by trains.
My daughter and I , will visit Chernivtsi june 2-3-4.
I would like to know if it is easy to book 2 seats to go to Lviv on june 5th. Is there always available seats? How long in advance should we booked ?
Is there express trains ?
Any information will help me , I looked viarail but it says nothing concerning my questions.
Many thanks!

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