How to get from the Czech Republic to Ukraine: convenient routes
Anyone can travel from the Czech Republic to Ukraine. However, the absence of air travel reduces the number of possible ways to get to the country. However, the country's land borders are open, so we have prepared routes to enter Ukraine from the Czech Republic
Ukrainians who have found refuge abroad come back to Ukraine from time to time. There are many reasons for this: from homesickness to urgent business. Also, foreigners do not lose interest and continue to plan trips. But whatever motivates you to travel, you should plan your route carefully.
Since there are no direct flights, the only way to get to Ukraine from European countries is by land. Read on to find out how to get to Ukraine from the Czech Republic.
Read more about visa rules and obtaining a visa to Ukraine for Czech citizens here.
It should be noted that over 12 thousand tourists from the Czech Republic visited Ukraine in the first half of 2023.
Plane to the nearest European airport
From the Czech Republic, you can fly to airports in Ukraine's neighboring countries: Poland, Moldova, Hungary, and Romania. WizzAir offers direct flights from Prague to Bucharest, and RyanAir offers flights from Prague to Krakow, Gdansk, and Budapest.
After the flight, you need to use a train or bus to get to your destination in Ukraine.
By train to Ukraine
"Ukrzaliznytsia has well-developed connections with European countries. Unfortunately, there is no direct train to Prague, but you can travel to six countries without a stopover: Poland, Hungary, Austria, Moldova, Romania, and Slovakia. Read more information about train routes here.
Refugees and foreigners can travel from the Czech Republic, for example, to Warsaw or Chełm and take direct trains to Kyiv, Lviv, or Kharkiv. You can also take a route through Vienna, Kosice, and Budapest.
One of the most convenient options is the Prague-Kyiv train route with a change in Przemysl. This connection is offered by RegioJet. After arriving in Przemyśl, passengers will be transferred to a Ukrainian train to Kyiv. We recommend buying tickets in advance, as this route is in great demand.
The LeoExpress carrier operates daily direct flights from Prague to Kosice in Slovakia. The train stops in the following Czech cities: Kolín, Pardubice, Zabřeh, Olomouc, Přerov, Ostrava, Bohumín and others. Buses go from Kosice to Mukachevo or Uzhhorod. It should be added that one ticket is valid for both trips, so you don't need to pay for the bus separately. Buy tickets on the carrier's website.
There are currently many carriers offering their services:
- REGABUS. The buses of this company depart from Pilsen, Prague, Brno, and Olomouc and take passengers to Chernivtsi, Sniatyn, Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kalush, Dolyna, Stryi, Lviv, Rakhiv, Tyachiv, Khust, Irshava, Mukachevo, and Uzhhorod;
- East Express (Musil Tour). With this carrier, Ukrainians and foreigners can travel from Prague, Pilsen, and other cities to the central and eastern regions of Ukraine, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Odesa. Buses depart several times a day;
- DMD GROUP transports passengers to three western regions of Ukraine: Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia. In the Czech Republic, buses stop in major cities (Prague, Brno) and smaller towns.
- Cheb and Cherkasy are connected by SVD Trans;
- From Prague to Kyiv you can get by buses of the TransTempo carrier;
- FlixBus does not have a direct connection between Prague and Kyiv, but there are offers with a transfer.
Please note that the bus trip from Prague to Kyiv can take over 20 hours.
Find flights, train tickets and bus tickets on our website here.
We remind you! Starting from July 1, 2023, the Czech Republic will reduce humanitarian aid to Ukrainians. Read here what exactly will change and how much refugees will receive.
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Visit Ukraine Tickets - book bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;
Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;
Visit Ukraine Hotels - book hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;
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