Getting there & away
Many more buses than trains arrive in Rakhiv, but they’re still wildly oversubscribed and crowded in summer and the vehicles are usually old. Buses winding over the mountains to and from the north and east connect Rakhiv with Chernivtsi (27uah, five hours, at least one daily), Ivano-Frankivsk (18uah, four hours, three daily), Kolomyya (16uah, 3½ to four hours, two to three daily) and Lviv (38uah, seven hours, one daily). Most of these services go through Yaremcha (10uah to 11uah, three hours).
Heading west, there are 12 sensibly timed services taking two different routes to and from Uzhhorod (27uah to 32uah, six to eight hours) plus four separate services to Mukacheve (21uah to 24uah, five hours). Four to five services a week go to Prague.
Only eight daily trains operate to and from Rakhiv’s dilapidated terminus: two each way from Ivano-Frankivsk (7uah, five hours), one service to, and one from, Lviv (36uah, 8½ hours) and one return service from Kolomyya (6.50uah, 4½ hours). All of these go through Yaremcha.