The Anonymous Widower

Between Bratislava And Kiev By Train

This article on Railway Gazette is entitled Slovakia – Ukraine passenger service to launch in June.

This is the first three paragraphs.

Slovakian national operator ZSSK and its Ukrainian counterpart UZ have agreed to launch a through passenger service on June 9 on the 146 km route between Košice and Mukachevo via the Čierna nad Tisou/Chop border crossing.

This follows a trial train which ran on April 2. Services are expected to leave Košice at 09.10 and 12.01 and Mukachevo at 13.54 and 17.20, with a journey time of around 4 h including the border formalities.

There will be connections at Košice with trains to and from Žilina, Bratislava and the Czech Republic, and at Mukachevo with trains to Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa.

This new train, will open up a new route between Bratislave and Kiev.

  • Košice is a large city, that has been European City of Culture.
  • Mukachevo looks to be a place to while away a day and according to hotels.com, there are well-rated rooms in the town.
  • I should think some knowledge of Hungarian or Ukrainian would help.

I would do the trip by flying to Kiev and after visiting Chernobyl, I would come home by train via this new route to Bratislava.

I’ve already done Bratislava to London by train, as part of my Home Run From Budapest in 2013.

You can find all the posts in Flying To Budapest And Getting The Train Back.

If anybody wants to visit Chernobyl with me and come back from the Ukraine by train, hopefully, I shall be doing this trip sometime in the summer.

May 14, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I think that you have entered a political nightmare by saying that Hungarian might be useful, it might but I think you mean Slovak, kosice is in Slovakia. Hungary fairly aggressively claims eastern Slovakia as part of greater Hungary A potential tragedy in the future.

    Comment by Andrew | May 14, 2019 | Reply

    • According to Wikipedia, Hungarian is spoken. In Slovakia, I’ve never had a problem, as I’ve geberally found an English speaker. My Hungarian handyman is round tomorrow, so I’ll ask him! Sevetal Hungarians I’ve met recently seem not to be very happy with their current government.

      As I have said on the blog, Hungarian is a difficult language and when you see it on a station name, it’s difficult to relate to a map. A Swedish friend says Finnish is as fifficult!

      Comment by AnonW | May 14, 2019 | Reply


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