Getting from Kharkov to Donetsk
Replies: 85 - Last Post: Jun 7, 2012 12:31 PM Last Post By: vlad00777
May 5, 2012 12:32 PM
I have a ticket for Euro2012 game in Donetsk on 11 June. I'll be in Kharkov prior to that.
The problem is that I cannot find ANY connection between Kharkov & Donetsk between 9th and 11th of June. There are NO TRAINS and NO BUSES! I've looked everywhere, to no avail.
Can anyone give me tips on what to do?
May 5, 2012 1:09 PM
1The reason most probably is the yearly train timetable change that takes place every end of May in the fromer USSR countries. The new timetable probaly hasn't been announced for this route yet - be patient and check the Ukrainian Railways website regularly (to make things easier, Kharkiv is spelled Harkov, Donetsk - Doneck in the UZ's journey planner :/ ). Beforehand, if you check a date in May, you'll get an idea of the frequency of available connections and time of travel based on the current timetable.
May 7, 2012 4:18 AM
I am also staying in Kharkiv and trying to get to Donetsk for game on 11th June and had no luck finding train or bus. Not sure if all booked or not available for booking.
Keep in touch, sure we will find a way!
May 9, 2012 1:37 PM
Welcome to the club! I am trying to do the same thing. The new train schedule has been announced, but it doesn't include the timetable for the new "fast" trains... I am waiting to hear from my contacts about the options. There aren't many. Where are you from, guys? There is another option of getting to Donetsk and back by a coach (bus). There are private companies and travel agencies that will start offering this service. It should have been announced long time ago. Oh, well. Stay in touch.
May 9, 2012 6:50 PM
May 9, 2012 7:33 PM
5Dude, I don't think the schedule for new trains is out yet. My advice is not to take regular trains to Donetsk. The distance is 300 km, but it takes over 6 to get from point A to point B, It's better to find a bus option or wait until the new trains are up and running
Edited by: Canadianwolf
May 10, 2012 2:52 AM
I strongly believe there is transport either bus or fast train will set up service in between Kharkov to Donetsk.
I will watch the game match 3 and 7,so let us set up a group convey the update message to each other.
By the way , is anyone can tell me where i can stay in Kharkov on 9-10 June in reason price.
May 10, 2012 4:04 AM
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May 22, 2012 12:30 PM
10Hi Guys ! Seems people are having the same probems I'm encountering regarding train times and buses to Donetsk. I'll be based in Kharkov for 10 days but also need to get to Donesk for a game on the 11th June. Anyone found a timetable for trains yet or possible coach hire ( I was thinking if theres enough of us we can hire / charter mini bus to take us to the game and return immediately aftrewards ) If anyone has any new info on travel details please reply / post.
May 22, 2012 1:01 PM
I am traveling with 2 friends to Ukraine for the Euros. Most of our time will be spent in Kyiv, but a few nights we will be in Kharkiv. What are some good restaurants and bars in Kharkiv. Looking for places locals go too not tourist traps. I also have another problem we are coming from Chicago and we are nit arriving until the 11th, but I have 3 tickets to the game in Kharkiv on the 9th. I am not looking to make any money just selling them fir face value. Don't want them to go unused. If anyone is interested let me know. Also any other suggestions on places to go in Kharkiv would be greatly appreciated.
May 22, 2012 2:50 PM
12Things to do:
I really like #4
May 22, 2012 3:38 PM
The timetable can be easily found at http://www.uz.gov.ua/en - the Ukrainian Railways website.
May 22, 2012 3:50 PM
14Thanks Igor - just been looking at the timetable. Its a shame they don't have a late night train going from Donetsk to kharkiv as many of us have tickets to the England v france game but at the moment are unable to get back. Any ideas if another train company runs a late night train back to Kharkiv ? ( even if its the slow service )
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