The Czech Republic is introducing a single ticket for rail travel from Prague to several Ukrainian cities such as Kharkiv, Poltava, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro.
As reported by VisitUkraine.today, a Ukrainian information portal for help, the move has been taken in cooperation with the Czech railway company RegioJet and the Ukrainian railway company Ukrzaliznytsia.
Such a decision intends to enable travellers from Ukraine to travel from Prague to these cities with a single ticket, regardless of connections and transfers.
A train night will also be available for passengers travelling from Prague to Przemysl. In addition, it is necessary that these passengers pass on Ukrzaliznytsia trains to their destination in Ukraine.
As for the price of a one-way ticket to the farthest point, which is Zaporizhzhia, it starts from €70.9. Meanwhile, tickets to Kharkiv range from €69.2, from Prague to Dnipro – €68, and from Prague to Poltava – €65.
In March last year, an additional free evacuation flight was organized by Ukrzaliznytsia and Czech Railways that allowed people to leave the Czech Republic and return to the Lviv region. Whereas, during June 2022, RegioJet launched a daily night train service from Prague to Przemysl, with a subsequent transfer to UZ trains in Lviv, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Vinnytsia and Kyiv.
Moreover, since the first year of operation of the Prague-Premierzl line, the company’s trains transported a total of 110,000 passengers.
In this regard, the director of rail transport at RegioJet, Jakub Svodoba, emphasised that this line would be able to offer an alternative to cars and buses on long routes.
According to him, the Directions included large cities located in the central and eastern parts of Ukraine. He also emphasised that for passengers, the possibility to use sleeping cars during the journey will be greatly appreciated, as this will provide them with the necessary comfort.
The train departing from Prague to Ukraine stops at the following stations:
- Pig Island
Last month, “Ukrzaliznytsia” successfully tested a flight from Lublin to Rava-Rusk on Eurorail and expects to expand the European track to Lviv in the future.
The same during March 2023 added another car on the popular route “Kyiv – Warsaw” and in the return direction. Besides, the Ukrzaliznytsia railway line also offered a convenient route to the Romanian city of Iasi, where the low-cost base of Wizz Air is located and is adapted for the Kiev – Chisinau flight.
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