What happened to night trains Kiev-Lviv?
Replies: 20 - Last Post: May 31, 2012 10:51 AM Last Post By: Henning_HH
May 9, 2012 2:31 AM
15There were few cases that non-Ukrainian card weren't accepted (it was about some 3D Secure issue or something like that), but at the same time there were many people who succeeded with US and EU cards, so I guess you just need to try and see. Btw, one of the processing centers you can pay with e-kvytok is via Ukrainian branch of Raiffesen bank, so obviously, in your case, Austrian Raiffesen bank card should work fine, at least it seems like it should if to compare it to any other western card.
About Ukrainian and e-kvytok besides google translate you can always get an Engilsh guide on how to use it (for instance http://europetrainsguide.com/Advice/How-to-Buy-Train-Tickets/Ukraine-UZ.html ) or try to rely on a new version of e-kvytok (http://www.e-kvytok.org.ua/eng ), though it's seems still to be in testing mode, meaning not everything works yet (at least for me)
May 9, 2012 2:43 AM
16Thank you, the guide you posted is a bit more precise than the one I used...
Nevertheless I do not understand the payment options, which are described as following:
"Next you will need to select via which Bank processing centre you want to make payment. For international bank cards suitable only a) 'Raiffeisen-Aval' Bank and b) 'Finanсу & Credit' Bank. After you made a choice, click 'Оформлення документів' (Processing of Documents) button."
When I am using a Visa credit card which is from a banking institution different from Raiffeisen-Aval, I have to use option b)? Or is "Financy & Credit' Bank" a bank establishment too and I can't use any (VISA) credit cards from other banking institutions (like UniCredit, Paribas, HBSC,...)?
May 9, 2012 3:39 AM
17When I am using a Visa credit card which is from a banking institution different from Raiffeisen-Aval, I have to use option b)? Or is "Financy & Credit' Bank" a bank establishment too and I can't use any (VISA) credit cards from other banking institutions (like UniCredit, Paribas, HBSC,...)?
As far as I understand, it's either or option, both Raiffeisen-Aval and Financy & Credit Bank accept all types of bank cards (including international), it is just e-kvytok gives you the choice via which bank to pay. So you can pay with your card either via Raiffeisen-Aval or Financy & Credit Bank, no difference. The only difference is that when paying via Raiffeisen-Aval you can switch to English (or German, which might be better option for you) at the payment page
May 9, 2012 10:53 AM
May 9, 2012 12:02 PM
May 31, 2012 10:51 AM
20I booked the train tickets here (seems to be the new booking site for trains):
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From US$44.03 per night
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From US$142.16 per night
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From US$24.77 per night