The 4th edition of our Ukraine guide was published in May 2014. Due to the dramatic changes that have taken place in Ukraine since this book was sent to the printer (the Euromaidan protests and the annexation of Crimea), we have produced a special update for travellers, as an addendum for the guidebook. You can download it here.
This update was written after the author's visit to Ukraine in April 2014 and it includes a new chapter as well as the corrected pages from the guidebook.
Hi fellow travelers
I have read that In March this year Ukraine introduced new rules with regards to visas for Australians. From what i understand Australian can now get a visa at their point of entry into Ukraine, whether it be a sea port of an airport. But what I would like to know is whether that works for land border crossings too, for those of us traveling by road. Has anyone recently crossed into the Ukraine using a land border crossing and traveling on an Australian passport? I/we are…
My boyfriend and I will be traveling in Ukraine next month, and want to visit the Carpathian mountains. What towns or villages do you recommend staying in or visiting? We have three nights budgeted for this region, so could stay in 1 or 2 different places.
Hi, I'm currently planning a trip to poland and ukraine in september. I will be arriving in ukraine in Lviv from an overnight train from Krakow around the 24th September and then I have until the 3rd October where I fly from Kiev. I only plan to spend a day or so in Lviv after which I want to travel from Lviv to somewhere in the carpathians for a couple of days to do some hiking, such as Yaremche or somewhere, then to Kamyanets Podilsky for a day or two before getting an overnight train from…
Quick question for first time visitor to the Ukraine: I know changing money at airports is a terrible idea because of the bad exchange rates, so how easy is it to change money in downtown Kiev near Maidan Square? Is it necessary to go to a bank to do it, or are there currency exchange kiosks everywhere like in some other eastern European countries? Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
I have a 5 hour layover in Kiev coming up in a few weeks and I wanted to know if it is possible to head downtown and back from Borispol Airport for an hour or two. I know it's not a much time at all, but I don't know when I'll ever be back in Ukraine. I was looking into quick transportation and found something about a Sky Taxi, but was also reading that they don't run that service anymore... is this true? Any ideas on the fastest ways to get to and from city center?
Thanks in advance.
This may be a dumb question, but are there any security issues these days visiting Kiev?
I'm not talking the usual risks, but political threats, etc.
Please let me know what you think.
I'm on my way to Ivano-Frankivsk next week, aiming to climb the highest peak, Hoverla. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to get from Ivano-Frankivsk to Vorokhta. I'm thinking bus, but I also read about some kind of train? Which one is better? And where is the bus stop in Ivano-Frankivsk located? Can you find timetables online?
I am planning to travel from Italy to China by train, and would like to spend some time in Ukraine before moving on to Russia. I already have a valid Russian visa. Does anyone know if:
1) This can be problematic for Ukrainians?
2) This can be problematic for Russians?
3) Trains from Ukraine to Russia are regularly running?
I went to booking.uz.gov.ua to check on booking a train from Kyiv to Kamyanets=Podilsky and back again; also Odesa to Kyiv. Having a problem as when I enter these names it keeps saying enter a departure or arrival town. I write Kyiv but it says choose something from the down arrow and I choose Kyiv and it doesn't work. Same when I enter Odesa. I know I am doing something wrong which will take a simple fix but I can't figure it out. Thanks for any help.