RegioJet and Ukrainian Railways to operate Prague – Kyiv connection
In Przemysl, passengers will have to change trains due to different track gauges.
RegioJet and Ukrainian Railways have agreed to introduce a new Prague – Przemysl – Lviv – Kyiv train connection. The journey will have two legs, with passengers having to change trains in Przemysl, Poland due to different track gauges. The train will run daily, starting June 11.
RegioJet’s new model of operation is a continuation of the humanitarian train between Prague and Przemysl, launched at the beginning of March. RegioJet then transported more than 30,000 Ukrainian citizens, mainly women and children, westwards. The carrier now claims to be responding to the high demand from Ukrainian families wanting to return home. However, RegioJet wants to operate the connection on a long-term basis.
The RegioJet train will depart from Prague’s main train station after 8 p.m. and will head to Przemysl via Pardubice, Olomouc, Ostrava, Bohumin, Krakow, and Rzeszow, where transfer to the Ukrainian Railways train will be arranged. Border checks are reportedly to take place on the train to eliminate delays at the Polish-Ukrainian border. The train will arrive in Lviv at 1:10 p.m. and in Kyiv at 10:34 p.m. the following day. In the opposite direction, trains will depart Kyiv at 8:30 a.m. There will be sleeper carriages in the train set.
For Ukrainian passport holders, tickets are CZK 229 (UAH 287) for the Prague – Lviv route, and CZK 639 (UAH 826) for the Prague – Kyiv route. For other passengers, tickets are currently available for CZK 1,202 for the Prague – Kyiv route.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.