Ukrzaliznytsia launched a new train service from Warsaw to Rava-Ruska, Lviv, and Kolomyia just 10 days ago. In that time, more than 2800 passengers have already used it, as stated by Ukrzaliznytsia in their Facebook posts.
During this period, there have been many requests to extend this route to Chernivtsi, which seemed logical from the beginning. Finally, Ukrzaliznytsia listened to the people and extended this train service to Chernivtsi.
For now, the route number 868/867 will operate in an experimental mode and will run from Chernivtsi to Rava-Ruska five times a week. Additional routes have also been scheduled in the direction of Chernivtsi – Rava-Ruska through Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv.
Tickets for all routes can be purchased through the Ukrzaliznytsia app, on the website, via chatbot, or at station ticket counters.
The travel time from Chernivtsi to Warsaw is 14 hours. Passengers will spend only 1.5 hours on the popular Lviv – Rava Ruska segment. In Rava-Ruska, passengers transfer to a train operated by the Polish carrier SKPL due to the difference in rail gauge between Ukraine and EU countries.
Wi-Fi access via Starlink is available on the train.
The railway station in Rava-Ruska has been reconstructed for this route, and last year, a major repair of the European gauge rail was carried out on an 8 km section from the state border to the Rava-Ruska station.
Which stations will this route pass through?
The train passes through the following populated areas: Sniatyn, Zabolotiv, Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kalush, Dolyna, Morshyn, Stryi, Lviv, Bryukhovychi, and Zhovkva.
Plan your journeys with this information in mind.