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, 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

The Floods In Central Europe

A few weeks ago I was in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Southern Germany.

Now it seems that much of the area is under water, as the BBC reports.

I know it was only luck, but I certainly got my timing right.

I’ve never ever been flooded out in a house and I don’t ever want to be.

My hearts go out to all of those who are suffering.

June 3, 2013 Posted by | World | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Country I’ll Never Visit!

I’ve enjoyed the Czech Republic in the past, but I doubt I’ll be going to the neighbouring country, Slovakia, despite this enticing poster.

A Country I’ll Never Visit!

It’s all because I get around thirty spam messages a day promoting dodgy gambling sites, from a site with connections to the country. Here’s an extract from the domain registration.

fname: Dobran

lname: Sulaj

address: Letaliska 101

city: Kidricevo

pcode: 2325

country: SI

phone: +486-40-167802


Get your act together Slovakia!

August 10, 2012 Posted by | Computing | , , , , | 2 Comments