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Dnipropetrovsk

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Dnipropetrovsk has the country’s largest and most sophisticated bus station (008, 778 4090; vul Kurchatova 10), located west of the centre about a 10-minute walk from the train station. To save time take marshrutky, not buses, to Donetsk (38uah, 4½ hours, hourly) and Zaporizhzhya (15uah, 1½ hours, every 15 minutes). ‘Luxury’ bus operators Autolux (371 0353) and Gunsel (778 3935) have overnight trips to Kyiv (80uah, seven to eight hours), and you’ll find plenty of buses to Poltava, Kharkiv, Odesa and Simferopol.

Train

From the central train station (005, 395 209; pr Karla Marksa 108) the fast Stolichny Express (85uah, six hours) to Kyiv runs early morning and late evening, plus there are other services to Kyiv (100uah, 10 hours). Trains also ­rumble to Odesa (85uah, 11½ hours, at least daily), Simferopol (40uah, 7 hours, five daily), and all other major cities.

There are daily fast elektrychky to Kharkiv (25uah, 4½ hours) and Donetsk (31uah, 4½ hours) plus a few slower passenger trains to both destinations. Some slow trains pass through nearby Zaporizhzhya but it’s much easier and quicker by marshrutka.

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Air

International carriers Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Aeroflot all have flights to Dnipropetrovsk International Airport (395 209), which is about 15km southeast of the city towards Zaporizhzhya (the airport is also convenient for that city). Local carrier Dniproavia (www.dniproavia.com) flies to Kyiv, Odesa, Simferopol (summer only) and a few international destinations. Aerosvit also flies to/from Kyiv.

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