Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 7:10 AM Last Post By: battybilly
Nov 2, 2012 5:51 AM
I've read on this forum about the mini-bus to the Romanian border, then get a bus on the Romanian side to Suceava.
I read on the Wiki-Travel page that there is one direct bus(Chervintsi-Suceava) each day at 7am. Does anyone know about this? I should be able to get info when I get to Chernivtsi; but this would be my prefered method of travel. One bus, point to point; exit stamp Ukraine, entry stamp Romania, on to Suceava. Thanks.
Nov 2, 2012 8:10 AM
Nov 2, 2012 9:39 AM
2Don't take the train from Chernivtsi to Suceava! It will take ages: 6+ hrs for the 90 km stretch! (2 hrs are lost for bogie-changing at the border, due to different railway gauges in the two countries) and is expensive.
Don't know the current situation, but most probably if you ask around the bus station in Chernivtsi in the morning, you'll find some marshrutka going to Suceava.
Nov 2, 2012 12:49 PM
Nov 3, 2012 9:24 AM
4I'd rather the do the 6 hours on any train, than a speed of sound bus.+
Normally i agree, but on this trip i would take a bus or marshrutka. I remember last time i did this trip, about 4 years ago, there were also a lot of privat people at the busstation who took up to 4 people across the border and on to Suceava. Pretty cheap as far as i remember. Either way, i would try your luck at the bus station. Go there the previous day and ask around.
Nov 4, 2012 3:59 AM
5Arrived in Chernivtsi last night. This morning the staff where I'm staying made a call to the bus station and confirmed that there is a 7am bus Chernivtsi/ Suceava. They told me to go today and get my ticket. I did, went to the bus station and have my ticket, 70 HRN($9.00Canadian).
It should be a direct ticket to Suceava Bus station.
A couple of notes. I also took the bus; Przemysl/Lviv to enter the Ukraine. It was an old diesel
and had seen better days. However the driver was great. He stopped for the Polish exit stamp and once the border person collected our passports, the driver indicated that we coould exit the bus and use the WC. On to the Ukraine entry stamp, then onto Lviv. Still the 100km journey took almost 4hr. But the line-up of private cars entering the Ukraine was so long, that I thought they will be there all day.
Took the train Lviv/Chernivtsi. What a super pleasant experience. Compartments with 4 beds, 2 up and 2 down. Only 2 of us which was great. Cleans sheets in sealed plastic bags and bedding to use with it. Glasses with stainless-steel holders and free tea. It was luxury; yet it was only a 6 hour ride. Had some tea, got into my pajamas and had a nap. It was great.
I tossed the ticket but if I remember it was under 100HRN.
I've really enjoyed the Ukraine
Nov 5, 2012 1:39 AM
Nov 5, 2012 6:11 AM
7Now in Suceava. The bus left on time, through both border checks and into Suceava bus terminal in under 3 hours. The only possible hiccup was that Suceava on the sign in the buses window was only written in the Ukrianian alphabet.
Tea on the train? I asked for a glass and only took hot water and then a refill; no tea bag. I wasn't charged. My mistake for future travellers for assuming the tea was free.
Nov 5, 2012 7:10 AM
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