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Connor asks: Is it safe to travel to Zaporozhye? What is the safest and best way to travel from Kiev or Poltava?
Expert's answer:
Yes, it is relatively safe to visit Zaporozhye now. The city is located far away from the conflict zone. The best way to travel from Kyiv to Zaporozhye is to go by train. You can book the tickets here.
Margery asks: Hello, Ukrainian expert! I am travelling to Lviv in late May, early June. I would like to take a trip for 2-3 nights to Karpatia. What would be the best and most economical way of doing this, in a way that will allow us (2 passengers) to see the natural beauty and take in the food and wines of the region? I understand that this is a very short time for such an expansive region, but we would like to enjoy, relax, unwind, and meet local people. Many thanks.
Expert's answer:
I have found the following lists of short-term (1-2 days) tours from Lviv to the Carpathians, probably they will be of some use (first, second, third). You can use the following service to automatically translate the sites from Ukrainian/Russian.
Huub asks: Hello i want to visit Sumy in Ukraine to meet my lady i mett on a dating site Whats the most easy and comfortable way to travel from Netherlands?
Expert's answer:
You can fly to Boryspil International Airport. The timetable of trains running from Kyiv to Sumy.
Chris asks: Is it possible to travel from Alchevsk to Kiev? What restrictions are there?
Expert's answer:
Yes, there are regular buses running from Alchevsk to Kiev via Lugansk. The price is about 30 USD.
dwain asks: How much is a plane ticket for a family of 4 from Texas to Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
The cost of a round trip ticket for one person from New York to Kyiv starts from about 600 USD. Here is an example of the flights available.
Christopher asks: Can I visit Sevastopol if I orginate from England?
Expert's answer:
You need to get a special permit to enter and exit Crimea through special control check-points, and it is not issued to anyone. More info can be found on the site of Ukrainian embassy in the UK.
Tom asks: I am from Asia, I am visiting Mariupol for 2 days business trip. Travelling from Odessa to Mariupol by car in day time, advised by business associates, this is the best option. Is it safe journey? Is it safe in Mariupol now? Thanks
Expert's answer:
Although Mariupol is located near the conflict zone, it is relatively safe to visit it at the moment. The road quality is average, the part from Kherson to Melitopol is in poor condition.
Felix asks: How much will be the living cost for 10 days in Ukraine including accomodation, food, transport and partying? I am planning for 5 days in Kiev and 5 days in Lviv?
Expert's answer:
The average rate for a three star hotel in Kiev is about 700-1,000 UAH per day, in Lviv - 500-700 UAH. The cost of travel from Kiev to Lviv by train is about 500 UAH. And for food, partying, etc. you will need a sum of about 8,000-10,000 UAH (of course it may vary greatly depending only on you). In total, you will need about 20,000 UAH or 800 USD. It is a very rough estimate.
John Downey asks: I would like to visit Berdyansk. Is it safe to visit Berdyansk? Thank you.
Expert's answer:
Berdyansk is located relatively far away from the conflict zone, the distance to Mariupol is about 80 km. From this point of view it is quite safe to visit this city. Of course you should follow standard precautions: don't walk alone at night, especially not in the central part of the city, avoid conflicts with locals, use MasterCard/Visa to keep your money, not cash, etc.
Tim Morris asks: I would like to come to Ukraine sometime between July and December of this year 2016. If I stay a month what would it cost me just stay in Zaporozhye for one month total combinations by that I mean comfortable and safe my travel expenses and other expenses housing accommodation what I need give me some idea please whenever you can offer information would be greatly appreciated thanks.
Expert's answer:
Currently (the summer of 2016), the average salary in Zaporozhye is about 250-300 USD per month. The cost of renting an apartment with one living room is about 100-150 USD per month. In general, I think that the sum starting from about 1,000 USD will be enough to live one month in Zaporozhye as a foreigner.
Mark asks: What is the easiest and safest way to travel from Kiev to Lutsk?
Expert's answer:
The easiest and safest way to travel from Kiev to Lutsk is to go by train, here is the timetable of Kiev-Lutsk trains available. The trip takes about 6-7 hours.
Jim asks: Hi, I plan to visit some cities in Ukraine this summer. Is there any safety regulation, recommendation to visit Mariupol? Is safe to visit? Thank you so much!
Expert's answer:
It is relatively safe to visit Mariupol at the moment, just follow the news from the region in case something changes. It is not recommended to visit parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions (including the cities of Donetsk and Lugansk) that are not under control of Ukrainian officials.
Sergio asks: What events in Ivano-Frankvisk do you recommend me to visit on April 8 to 17, 2016?
Expert's answer:
I have found the following list of cultural events taking place in Ivano-Frankivsk (day by day). Closer to the time of your trip, go to this page and you'll find a lot of information on upcoming events. You can use this service to translate the site from Ukrainian.
Erick asks: Is it safe to travel to Nikopol? And what is the best route from Amsterdam?
Expert's answer:
Today, it is safe to travel to Nikopol. Not a lot of options are available. The best way is to fly to Boryspil international airport located near Kyiv. There is a direct train running from Kyiv to Nikopol. You can use this service to translate site from Ukrainian/Russian.
Peter asks: Can I travel from Kiev to Lugansk by train in March or is the connection broken?
Expert's answer:
Today, there are no trains running from Kiev to Lugansk. Also it is not recommended to visit it anyway, because it is not safe.
Lennie Beatus asks: Hello there, I would like to ask you if Sumy is safe and how is the best way to travel from Germany ? Do I need any special requirements for journey and visit which might be longer than 1 month ? Thank you so much :)
Expert's answer:
It is quite safe to visit Sumy at the moment. You can fly from Munich to Kyiv and go by train from Kyiv to Sumy. Citizens of Germany can stay in Ukraine without visas up to 90 days within 180 days period. You only need your international passport. This service can be used to translate sites from Ukrainian/Russian.
Petrie van der Merwe asks: Hi there. I would like to know what is the safest and most affordable way of transport from Kharkiv airport to Alchevsk? Please assist. Thanks
Expert's answer:
Alchevsk is not under control of Ukrainian officials right now. So it is not recommended to visit the area, because there is no guarantee of safety. That's why we can't give you advice about going there.
Glen Gaskill asks: Hello. Is it safe to travel by car from Kiev to Krivoy Rog?
Expert's answer:
It is pretty safe to travel from Kiev to Krivoy Rog by roads, but some sections of the roads are in poor condition. Traveling by trains is still the best way to explore Ukraine.
Joe Murphy asks: Best way to travel from Kiev to Mariupol?
Expert's answer:
There is a regular daily train (#584K) running from Kiev railway station to Mariupol; departure at 16:26 local time, arrival at 12:46, travel time - 20 hours 20 minutes.
Rob asks: I live in Budapest, could you please advise on the best way to get to Berdyansk from Budapest. Berdyansk does not have an airport. And most importantly is is safe to travel there?
Expert's answer:
You can fly from Budapest to Kyiv, and go by train/bus from Kyiv to Berdyansk. The other way is to go by train/bus from Budapest to Lviv, and by train from Lviv to Berdyansk. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian/Ukrainian if it is necessary. It is pretty safe to visit Berdyansk today.
Andrew Gunnell asks: I am a uk national & want to live in the ukraine with my girlfriend who is ukrainian. I'm told i need a visa, how do i obtain one?
Expert's answer:
You should check the site of Ukraine embassy to the UK to get the latest info about obtaining a visa.
logana asks: I would like to travel to Sumy in June, is it safe? How long does it take from the airport? How frequent are the buses?
Expert's answer:
It is pretty safe to visit Sumy. There are no direct buses or trains running from Boryspil airport to Sumy, but there is a number of them running from Kiev. The trip from Kiev to Sumy takes about 6 hours. You can use this service to translate sites from Ukrainian or Russian if necessary.
Rob asks: Travel to Kiev, today's date Jan 27th, 2015. The present situation in Ukraine seems to be escalating. What is the real truth on a trip to Kiev would this be sheer insanity or would one feel safe given the events that that have occurred of the last two weeks?
Expert's answer:
It is safe to travel to Kiev or other Ukrainian cities except the ones located close to the war zone (Donetsk and Lugansk regions).
Octavio asks: To reach Lutsk: is it better to fly from Paris to Warsaw and then going by train or bus to Lutsk?
Expert's answer:
There are no trains running from Warsaw to Lutsk, only buses are available. I have found the following timetable of buses running from Warsaw to Lutsk. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian or Ukrainian.
ron asks: Does my Ukrainian girlfriend need visa to Philippine? Thank you!
Expert's answer:
Yes, Ukrainian citizens need a visa to visit Philippines. This article with some contact of the embassy will probably be useful. You can use this service if you want to translate sites from Russian/Ukrainian.
Kym asks:

Hi! A friend and I are looking to travel to Ukraine (particulary Chernobyl) late March/early April this year.

Do we need a tourist visa? We will only be there for around four days? (we are travelling on Australian and NZ passports).

Also, can you please advise us on the cheapest way of travelling to/from Poland? Thanks for your help :)

Expert's answer:
Citizens of Australia and New Zealand need a visa to visit Ukraine. You can find the official info on the site of the embassy. Some info about tours to Chernobyl. The timetable of Kiev-Warsaw buses/trains/planes. The train ticket price is about 20-30 USD. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian.
Ester asks: Hi, I was always very curious to visit Ukraine and Crimea. Is it safe to visit Kharkov now? Is there any war tension?
Expert's answer:
It is not a good idea to visit Crimea now. As for Kharkov, it is pretty safe to visit it. The conflict zone lies further on the south-east (in more than 300 km from Kharkov).
hussain asks: How much is train ticket from Odessa to Kharkov?
Expert's answer:
The price of the train ticket from Odessa to Kharkov is about 10-20 USD.
Rob asks: Is it possible to fly from Budapest to Nikolaev, I can not find any flights. I have search the web and it show no results. Any help would be appreciated.
Expert's answer:
There are no flights from Budapest to Nikolaev. You can go by train from Budapest to Lviv. The timetable of Lviv-Nikolaev buses/trains. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian.
maria asks: I want to travel to Kiev, to Ivano Frankivsk from Vienna. How much time will it take and what will be the charges?And do we need any separate visa for it?
Expert's answer:
You can fly from Vienna to Kiev, it takes about 2 hours. There are no direct flights from Vienna to Ivano-Frankivsk but you can fly to Lviv which is located nearby. It takes about 2.5-3 hours to go from Lviv to Ivano-Frankivsk by train. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian/Ukrainian. Citizens of Austria don't need a visa for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period.
Victor asks: I am an american man, is it safe for me to travel to Luhansk?
Expert's answer:
It is definitely not safe to travel to Lugansk now (November 2014). The city is under control of the Lugansk People's Republic forces. The entire region is a war zone; clashes between the army of Ukraine and separatists happen all the time.
Micky asks: Is there a direct train that runs from Kiev to Vienna or Bratislava? If so where can tickets be purchased?
Expert's answer:
There are no direct trains running from Kiev to Vienna, but there is a number of flights available (from Borispol international airport located near Kiev). It is possible to go from Kiev to Bratislava by train, here is the timetable. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian.
Jacqie asks: How long from Zaporozhye to Pavlograd and how much does it cost and is there a train from Zaporozhye to Pavlograd?
Expert's answer:
The distance between Zaporozhye and Pavlograd is about 113 km. It takes about 1.5-2 hours to travel this distance by train, the ticket price is about 7-15 USD.
Daniel asks: How much time by train does it take to go from Nikopol to Kiev?
Expert's answer:
It takes about 14 hours to go by train from Nikopol to Kiev.
john asks: I want to get from London to Odessa by the easiest route. What do you suggest?
Expert's answer:
There is an internatinal airport in Odessa. There are flights to Vienna and Warsaw available (timetable of the airport), so you can fly from London to one of these cities first, and then fly directly to Odessa.
Dave asks: Is there train and/or bus service between Dnepropetrovsk and Nikolaev? I have tried finding schedules and ticket prices online but have been unsuccessful. Thank you!
Expert's answer:
I have found the schedule of buses running from Dnepropetrovsk to Nikolaev. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian if necessary.
Tide Wilder asks: I would like to get from Odessa to Krivoy Rog and cant find any buses
Expert's answer:
I have found a number of buses running from Odessa to Krivoy Rog. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian if necessary.
joe asks: Can I get a bus from Lviv to Brody? Please send me a website that I can search this out. Thanks
Expert's answer:
I have found the schedule of buses running from Lviv to Brody. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian if necessary.
Simeon asks: Can you please tell me what would be the best airport to travel to from England to Antratsyt and how much can I expect to pay for my Motel or Hotel per day.
Expert's answer:

You can fly to Donetsk international airport (there are direct London-Donetsk-London flights available). The schedule of buses running from Donetsk to Antratsyt. The distance between these two cities is only 129 km, so you can go by taxi too, it will be faster, more comfortable but more expensive.

There are not a lot of hotels in Antratsyt, so I would recommend to stay in Donetsk, and visit Antratsyt just during day time. We have some info about quite good Donetsk hotels on our page about the city. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian if necessary.

BoDean78 asks: Is there a fast train that goes from Ternopil to Odessa or Kharkov? How much?
Expert's answer:
I haven't found any fast trains running from Ternopil to either Odessa or Kharkiv. It takes about 10 hours to go from Ternopil to Odessa by trains, 23-24 hours - from Ternopil to Kharkiv. If you need schedules of these trains, please provide your email and I will send it to you.
Hecht Artur asks: Could you recommend an English speaking guide in Chernovtsi?
Expert's answer:
I have found the following site with the list of Chernivtsi travel agencies. You should check the sites of the agencies, try to get in contact with them and, I think, you will find a guide. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian if necessary.
Sam asks: How long does it take in a bus from Lugansk to Kharkov? What is the fastest way to get to Kharkov?
Expert's answer:
It takes about 7-10 hours to get from Lugansk to Kharkov if going by train, here is the schedule of the trains available. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian. Going by trains may be not the fastest but definitely the safest way to travel in Ukraine.
Larryee asks: I want to go to Sumy Ukraine from Kansas City, Mo. Should I fly into Kiev and then take a train to Sumy?
Expert's answer:
Yes, you should have a flight to Boryspil international airport located near Kiev, and here is the schedule of trains running from Kiev to Sumy. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian.
Lina asks: How long does it take to drive from Kiev, Airport to Lutsk
Expert's answer:
It takes about 7.5-8.5 hours to get from Kiev to Lutsk if going by train, and 6.5-7.5 hours if going by bus. The distance between these cities by roads is 434 km and it takes about 6 hours to drive it.
Michael asks: How do I get to Reni from Odessa and how far is it. What is best airport to fly to in Ukraine from England to visit Reni?
Expert's answer:
The distance from Odessa to Reni is about 318 km. You can fly to Odessa international airport, there are no direct flights from England to Odessa, but there are from Vienna, for example. There are regular buses running from Odessa to Rent, every 1-2 hours from Odessa bus station, it takes about 4.5 hours.
anastasia asks: Hi, I'm a 19 years old girl from Italy, I will stay to Lviv from 19 august to 4 september.I was wondering if there a place where I can find some tourists so I can visit the city not just by myself. thank you
Expert's answer:
I have found the following list of contacts of Lviv travel agents and tour operators. Try to get in contact with them and I am sure they will be able to help you. Good luck!
Walter asks:

Hi, we will be spending a full day on our own in Odessa. How much would you say it would cost a tourist couple in getting around for the day, i.e. including B/L/D, buying minor souvenirs and admission to a few museums or attractions. Just a very rough idea.

Thanks for considering our request. p.s. Good, useful information on your blog.

Walter
Expert's answer:
I have checked several sites, and this article about prices in Odessa will probably be useful. Exchange rate is about 8 Ukrainian Hryvnas per 1 USD. You can use the following service to translate the site from Russian.
Martin asks: What is the easiest way to get from the airport in Lugansk to Alchevsk and how much does it cost?
Expert's answer:
I have not found direct buses/trains from Lugansk airport to Alchevsk, but here is the schedule of buses/train running from Lugansk city to Alchevsk. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian.
Steve asks: What is the best mode of transportation (air, bus, car, train) to go from Kiev to Chernovtsy?
Expert's answer:
Here is the schedule of buses/trains running from Kiev to Chernovtsy. The following service can be used to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian. The best way (safest and most comfortable) is to go by train.
Brian asks: I am visiting Donetsk in a few weeks and would like to bring a few gifts with me from the US. What would Ukrainians like that they cannot get in country?
Expert's answer:
The following forum discussion about the gifts to bring back from America will probably be helpful. You can translate the pages from Russian by using the following service.
Fred asks: How does the city transit work in Lugansk. Do you pay once in the bus. Do you use cash or ticket and Can you buy daily or weekly pass. Thanks
Expert's answer:
The easiest and most commonly used way is to use cash to pay once you are in the bus, minibus ("marshrutka").
Mike asks: Bus travel from Simferopol to Melitopol late June & approximate cost please
Expert's answer:
I have found the following schedule of trains/buses running from Simferopol to Melitopol. The cost of train ticket starts from about 30 USD. I think it will be better if you travel by train because it is safer, faster, more comfortable. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian.
George asks: How long will it take to travel on the 4 lane highway from Kharkiv to Dnepropetrovsk?
Expert's answer:
The distance between Kharkiv and Dnepropetrovsk by highway is about 217 km and the ride takes about 2.5-3 hours.
Thomas asks: Inexpensive hotels in Konstantinovka for 7 to 10 day visit? Prices? Clean and safety? I called Embassy per internet information and they said, "to stay/visit Lugansk, anywhere in Ukraine only, I need NO VISA only my US PASSPORT - is this correct? I am staying only 8-10 days - they said as long I stay less than 90 days no visa required from US. Just passport. Help please?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately the number of hotels in Konstantinovka is very low, may be you should better stay in Donetsk hotels or Lugansk hotels, both cities are located nearby. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian. Your information about Ukrainian visa is correct, citizens of the US don't require it for a stay up to 90 days within 180 days period.
shade asks: How long does it take to travel from Donetsk to Kiev by train and also by air? Are there good shopping malls in Donetsk?
Expert's answer:
The flight from Donetsk to Kiev takes about 1 hour, the train ride takes about 7 hours. The following list of Donetsk malls may be useful. You can use the following service to translate the site from Russian.
Tom asks: What is best public transportation from Lviv to Brody and to Kalush; then back to Lviv?
Expert's answer:
You can travel between these cities either by buses or taxi. The schedule of Lviv-Brody buses and Lviv-Kalush buses. And here is the list of Lviv taxi companies. You can translate the sites from Russian/Ukrainian by using the following service
patrick asks: What is the best way to get from Kiev to Kirovograd?
Expert's answer:
Here is the schedule of the buses running from Kiev to Kirovograd. You can use the following service to translate the sites from Russian.
Pip asks: Do you know how much Ukrainian currency we can take in to Ukraine. I read somewhere is was no more than 1,000 of their own currency, but up to 10,000 USD. Thank you.
Expert's answer:
You have almost the right info, cash per one person, regardless of age, that you can have (subject to oral declaration) is the equivalent of 10000 Euro. Also, I would recommend to bring your Visa/Mastercard instead of cash, it is safer and there are a lot of ATMs in Ukraine nowadays.
flo asks: I will travel by bus from Berlin to Dnepropetrovsk. This one is already booked. But how can I get from Dnepropetrovsk to Pavlograd?
Expert's answer:
I have found the following schedule of buses/trains running from Dnepropetrovsk to Pavlograd. If necessary you can translate the page from Russian by using the following service.
martin asks: How far is it from Odessa to Simferopol? and how much would it cost to get there by private car?
Expert's answer:
The distance between Odessa and Simferopol is 466 km. I checked the sites of several Odessa taxi services and the price is about 4 Hryvnas per 1 km, so the cost of the trip is about 2000 Hryvnas or 250 USD. The cost of Odessa-Simferopol train ticket is 100-500 Hryvnas (12-60 USD).
ned asks: I would like to go by train from London to Donetsk? Is this possible?
Expert's answer:
It is possible but of course there are no direct trains. First of all the following article about traveling by train from London to Kiev may be useful. And here is the schedule of trains running from Kiev to Donetsk. You can translate the page from Russian by using the following service.
Ray asks: I have friends in Odessa I visit with and would also like to visit Nikolaev. How far is it from Odessa to Nikolaev and is there a rail or bus link?
Expert's answer:
Here is the schedule of the trains running from Odessa to Nikolaev, schedule of the buses. You can translate the sites from Russian by using the following service. The distance between these cities is about 230 km.
Peter Floyd asks: I plan to visit Zhytomir on my vacation to Ukraine later this year. What is the easiest way to get there if I fly into Kiev first? Is there an airport there or is train/bus available? Thank you Peter
Expert's answer:
I found the following schedule of trains/buses running from Kiev to Zhitomir. The following service can be used to translate the page from Russian if necessary.
Andria asks: Hi, what bus from Kiev Boryspil Airport goes to city Rivne?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately I could not find accurate info about the buses running from Borispol to Rivne. Here is the schedule of Kiev-Rivne trains , may be it will be useful. You can use this service to translate the page from Russian.
Philip asks: I presume the best way to get from Kharkov to Lugansk is by private taxi service; distance around 300+ km (travel time more than 4 hrs.). Would you agree with this and what would be approx. cost (900 hryvnas or $120?) Thanks Philip
Expert's answer:
According to Kharkov taxi rates the trip will cost you about 1400 Hryvnas (175 USD) and more (3,5-4,5 Hryvnas per 1 km depending on the car). I think the best way is to travel by train, it is cheaper and safer, here is the schedule of Kharkov-Lugansk trains. You can use this service to translate the page from Russian if necessary.
ssssssss asks: How long does it take to get to Moscow from Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
It will take about 13-15 hours to go from Kiev to Moscow by train or 2.5-3 hours if you have a flight.
Rob Davoes asks: What is route from John Lennon airport, Liverpool, UK to Kherson, Ukraine? What are the job prospects in Kherson for a British migrant?
Expert's answer:
There are flights London-Borispol (main Ukrainian international airport near Kiev). The schedule of the train running from Kiev to Kherson. Several sites with the job offers in Kherson (first, second, third). The following service to translate the sites from Russian.
David asks: How long does it take to travel on a plane from New York to Kiev, Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
It takes about 10 hours. Here is the schedule of the flights. This service to translate from Russian.
Stepen asks: Can you fly from the UK to Ivano-Frankivsk and is there any nice hotels. Ivano-Frankivsk looks a lovely place to visit.
Expert's answer:
There are no direct flights from UK to Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. You can have a flight to Borispol (main Ukrainian international airport). From Borispol there is regular flight to Ivano-Frankivsk. Schedule of trains and planes from Kiev to Ivano-Frankivsk. The list of Ivano-Frankivsk hotels. This service to translate.
Shmiel asks: How do I get from KBP to Uman and back and how much does it cost?
Expert's answer:
There are several buses and mini buses running from Kiev railway station and Kiev bus station to Uman. It will take about 2-2,5 hours, the cost is 4-5 USD. Here is the info about going from Kiev to Uman. And an article about Sofievka park in Uman may be useful too. This service to translate from Russian.
Richard asks: How do I get from France to Kremenchug; what is the nearest commercial passenger airport?
Expert's answer:
The closest airport is the largest international airport of Ukraine located near Kiev in Borispol. From Kiev there is train available to Kremenchug. This service to translate from Russian.
M Thomas asks: What are the best excursions to take from a cruise ship
Expert's answer:
I have found the following list of Yalta excursions. This service to translate from Russian.
George W asks: What are the top 5 most visited Ukrainian cities for foreigners?
Expert's answer:
The most popular places among the foreign travelers visiting Ukraine are Republic of Crimea, Kiev, Odessa and Odesskaya oblast, Sevastopol, Lviv and Lvivskaya oblast.
Emanuel L. Wani asks: How far from Odessa is former town of Pripyat? Do visitors visit the ghost town in spite of the radioactive contamination of the environment? Was there no radiactive particles of long (>30 yrs)half life? Thanks, Emil
Expert's answer:
The distance is about 530 km. There are regular trips to Pripyat organized by several travel agencies (several hours visit). The contamination level is different for various parts of the city, so there are "safe" ways and also some dangerous places.
Julian asks: What airport is closest to Pavlograd? From the airport do I get a train or bus to Pavlograd?
Expert's answer:
Kharkov international airport is the closest one. From Kharkov there are several trains running to Pavlograd, here is the schedule. It is on Russian but you can translate it by using the following service.
Bilal asks: How can I travel by bus from Kosice in Slovakia to Lugansk? And how long will it take?
Expert's answer:
I think you should contact travel agencies located in Lugansk and ask for help in organizing such trip if it is possible. Here I have found the list of the agencies with the contacts, sites, emails. The information is on Russian but you can translate it by using the following service.
Jon asks: Closest airport to Yuzhnoukrainsk or the easiest way to travel to the city?
Expert's answer:
The easiest way is to have a flight to main Ukrainian international airport of Borispol (Kiev city) and from Kiev railway station there is regular train Kiev-Odessa that passes Yuzhnoukrainsk on its way (departure from Kiev at 15:25 local time, arrival to Yuzhnoukrainsk at 00:59).
Andy asks: Taxi price from Kiev Borispol airport to Sumy also time and distance? What is Ukraine's currency and will they accept Euros or US Dollars?
Expert's answer:
The price of the taxi is about 120 USD (here are some details and contacts of the taxi from Borispol to Sumy, to translate from Russian you can use the following service). The distance is about 340 km so it will take about 3-4 hours. Ukraine has its own currency - Hryvna (1 USD is about 8 Hryvnas), so you will have to exchange your Euros/USD to Hryvnas at local banks.
Nuke asks: I want to travel from Kiev airport to Lugansk oblast and I am a little short of money this time, so I was thinking about taking a train or bus. Can u tell me the exact fare of both the transportation? Just guide me also about the duration and any specify details?
Expert's answer:
I think you should go by train because the distance from Kiev to Lugansk is about 820 km and it takes about 15-16 hours, so traveling by train will be much more comfortable comparing to bus. Here is the schedule of the trains available (the price is about 150-200 Hryvnas or 20-30 USD). The page is on Russian but can be translated by the following service.
Sean asks: What is the closest international airport to the city of Konstantinovka?
Expert's answer:
The closest international airport is the one located in Lugansk (not a lot of international flights, only to Moscow (Russia) and Egypt). The airport with a lot of international flights available is located in Borispol near Kiev city.
Robert asks: What is the best way to get to Krasnodon to visit a girl I am talking to.
Expert's answer:
First of all you will have a flight to main Ukrainian international airport Borispol located near Kiev city. From there you can have a flight to Lugansk airport. From Lugansk there are numerous local buses to Krasnodon available.
Gene asks: I am visiting my girlfriend in Mariupol the end of February. We are thinking of going to the Carpathian Mountains, probably the city of Lviv. I was wondering what would be the best way to get there, from Mariupol.
Expert's answer:
You can go by train (it will take about 26 hours), here is the info about one available. The page is on Russian but can be translated by the following service.
Tony asks: How long it takes to go by bus from Kiev to Ivano-Frankivsk?
Expert's answer:
It takes about 11-12 hours.
Ricky asks: What is the best way to travel from London to Melitopol, thanks
Expert's answer:
First of all you will have a flight from London to Kiev (Borispol airport). From Kiev there are several trains available that are going to the south of Ukraine passing Melitopol on their ways. The schedule of the trains is on Russian but you can translate it by using the following service.
Sid asks: I am from England, how much money can I carry from UK to Ukraine as a tourist?
Expert's answer:
You can take the sum of up to 10,000 Euro in cash without filling up special documents. But you can take your card with you with any sum you want. There are no problems of getting cash from it on the territory of Ukraine.
Mark Oxley asks: Hello, I am travelling from the UK to Kiev in 3 weeks to visit my girlfriend in the Ukraine. She lives in Pavlograd and would like to know the best way to travel from Kiev to Pavlograd please?
Expert's answer:
I have found the following schedule of the trains running from Kiev to Pavlograd. The info is on Russian but can be easily translated by the following service.
PETE asks: Hi. I want to travel from England to Konstantinovka what is the best way. Thanks Pete
Expert's answer:
First of all you will have a flight from London to Kiev (Borispol airport). Or you can fly directly to Donetsk airport but not from London, there are some European cities that have direct flight there, check on the site of Donetsk airport. The distance from Donetsk to Konstantinovka is about 72 km by highway so you can get a taxi, regular bus or local train.
Luke asks: Hello! What would be the best way to get Alchevsk, Ukraine from the United States?
Expert's answer:
First of all you will have a flight to Borispol airport located near Kiev city, Ukrainian capital. There are flights from New York available. Here is the site of Borispol airport. From Borispol airport you can have a flight to Lugansk (capital city of the region where Alchevsk is located). Here is the site of Lugansk airport. The distance from Lugansk to Alchevsk is about 50 km so you will have a choice to go by taxi or numerous regular buses.
Carlos asks: This summer i visited my girl in Lugansk, Ukraine. I sent my documents to a travel agency in Mexico and they did everything for me and sent my UKR visa to my address. Is there any travel agency in Ukraine that can do this proccess for my girlfriend to visit me? (it can be American visa or Mexican visa any will work for us). Thanks!
Expert's answer:
Yes, it is possible. You can contact travel agencies located in Lugansk city and ask for additional info, prices, terms etc. Here is the list of Lugansk travel agencies with some contact info, links to the sites. Almost all the info, pages, sites that are on Russian can be easily translated to any language you want by the following service.
Mike asks: I am planning a trip to Severodonetsk, Ukraine from Alberta Canada. I was going to fly into London, what is a direct method from there using what airline/train and approximate cost?
Expert's answer:
There is no direct flight from London to Severodonetsk. First of all you will have a flight to Kiev (Borispol airport), the cost of one way ticket starts from about 250 USD. And from Kiev railway station you will go to Lisichansk city by the train #118K (departure from Kiev at 19:48 local time, arriving to Lisichansk at 10:33. And Lisichansk city is located very close to Severodonetsk (about 10 km) so there are numerous buses, minibuses, taxis available to go there.
Amry asks: Will be in Odessa October 17 and want go Sumy. How? How many hours?
Expert's answer:
Here is the schedule of the trains that you can use to go to Sumy October 17. There is no direct run so you will have to go to Kharkov first and from there to Sumy. The time in travel will vary from 19 to 23 hours depending on the trains you choose. The page is on Russian so you can use the following service to get the translation.
Tony asks: How long it will take to travel from Donetsk to Kramatorsk by train?
Expert's answer:
According to the trains schedule it will take about 2 hours 10 minutes to travel from Donetsk to Kramatorsk by train.
Edye asks: What is the best and cheapest way to travel from London Heathrow Airport to Dnepropetrovsk Airport in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
Not sure about the cheapest way, so here is the schedule of Dnepropetrovsk airport flights so you can check for the variant that is best for you.
Dave asks: How do I get to Sumy State University from Kiev international airport?
Expert's answer:
Here is the schedule of the trains going from Kiev railway station and passing Sumy city on their ways. The info is on Russian so you can use the following service to get the translation. And here is the site of Sumy State University (English friendly).
Ed asks: What is the best way to travel from Kiev to Nikopol?
Expert's answer:
Here is the schedule of Kiev-Nikopol trains.
Matt asks: How to get from Simferopol to Eupatoria. From SIM by bus or train. Is Eupatoria nearer Sevastopol?
Expert's answer:
There are numerous buses running from Simferopol to Eupatoria. Here is the schedule (on Russian) so you can use the following service to get the translation. As for the distances: Simferopol - Eupatoria - 64 km; Sevastopol - Eupatoria - 93 km.
Tony asks: I will be visiting Ukraine in October. Is it possible to purchase train ticket to Mariupol at the train station in Kiev on the day of my arrival?
Expert's answer:
Yes it is possible, there is daily train running between Kiev and Mariupol cities (departure from Kiev at 15:05 local time; arrival to Mariupol at 08:06).
Azar khan asks: I got enough information about visit to Ukraine but how many days of hotel booking required for Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
If you mean what number of days is enough to have a nice visit to Ukraine there is no simple answer, all depends on what places you are going to see. May be you should try to get in contact with anyone who has already visited Ukraine to have some advice.
Eds asks: What is the best way to travel from Dnepropetrovsk to Lugansk?
Expert's answer:
There is daily train from Dnepropetrovsk to Lugansk, departure at 19:39 local time, arrival to Lugansk at 04:59. There is also daily bus, departure at 07:05 from bus station #1.
Christian asks: What is the best way to travel from Kiev or Odessa to Severodonetsk by train or flight, thanks for the answer.
Expert's answer:
The best way is to go by train to Lugansk city and from there have a bus to Severodonetsk. There are a lot of buses running during the day time from Lugansk to Severodonetsk.

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