Getting there & away
A new express train service from Kyiv has made Kamyanets-Podilsky as accessible as ever. It departs Kyiv at 4.45pm (50uah, six hours) and goes via Vinnytsya and Khmelnytsky. The return leg departs Kamyanets-Podilsky at 4.30am. There’s also an overnight to and from Kyiv (60uah, 12 hours).
If coming from Lviv, Odesa or eastern Ukraine, your best bet is to take a train to Khmelnytsky and continue by train or marshrutka from there. From Lviv and elsewhere in western Ukraine you might also consider taking a train to Chernivtsi, and then a marshrutka to Kamyanets-Podilsky. There’s a direct train from Odesa that departs every other day at 3.36pm and takes 18 hours with a six-hour stop in Khmelnytsky (75uah). There is no direct train to Odesa.
Marshrutky to Chernivtsi depart from Kamyanets-Podilsky bus station (15uah, 2½ hours, at least every 30 minutes) and go via Khotyn (5uah, 45 minutes). The departure point for private marshrutky to Khmelnytsky (20uah, 1½ hours, every 20 minutes until 6pm) is north of the new town centre, on the corner of Khmelnytsky shose and pr Hrushevskoho. The public Khmelnytsky-bound marshrutky that depart from the bus station tend to be slow, extremely crowded and take indirect routes. A taxi to Khmelnytsky costs about 200uah.