Ukrainian train ticket guide
STEP 1. Registration on www.e-kvytok.com.ua
1) Go to www.e-kvytok.com.ua change into English and register there.
It’s the only official governmental web-page for booking train tickets. “Kvytok” means “ticket” in Ukrainian 😉
This is a last page you see in English. He-he 🙁
Don’t worry, I’m going to guide you with printscreens and detailed guidelines where to click to buy Ukrainian train ticket.
Now see printsceerns and follow blue coloured numbers for explanations.
1 – Click on “Планування поїздки” (Plan a trip) in the top left corner.
STEP 2. Choose destination
1 – Departure station.
2 – Arrival station.
Only in Ukrainian language is acceptable. Copy and paste main destinations:
Kyiv – Київ; Lviv – Львів; Odessa – Одеса; Simferopol – Сімферополь; Kharkiv – Харків.
For other cities and towns simly find them in Wikipedia and copy/paste Ukrainian version.
E.g.Let’s say we need to get from Kyiv(Київ) to Lviv(Львів).
3 – Find (validate) stations in both fields.
4 – Date of departure.
Note, that you can buy tickets up to 45 day prior to departure.
5 – Time frames of departure.
6 – Click on “Наявність місць” (Places Availability) to proceede.
STEP 3. Choose a train
After you’ve choosen direction (Kyiv-Lviv in our case) the system will show all train connections from Kyiv to Lviv according to the request in such table.
1 is Train number;
2 – Train route (e.g. Kharkiv(Харків)-Uzgorod(Ужгород) but stops in Kyiv and Lviv);
3 – departure time from Kyiv;
4 – arrival time to Lviv; 5 – trip duration;
Ukrainian train ticket availability by class types in:
6 – SW;
7-8 – lower and upper Coupe sleeper;
9-12 – lower, upper, side lower and side upper Platzkart sleeper;
13 – Common train carriage without seat rezervations;
14 – Seater;
If confused which one to take, read Ukraine train class types page (in new page).
15 – let’s say we take train #169 because it goes in the afternoon and takes only 6,5 hours.
16 – if you don’t like any of the options there is always a way to go back
STEP 4. Choose class type
We already’ve chosen our train and it’s time to book a class type.
1 – Class type.
Here we have only Seater (Сидячий) in this train but there also might be Coupe(Купе), Platzkart(Плацкарт) etc. in other trains;
2 – Ticket fare for each of class types;
3 – Choose train car (wagon);
4 – Places availability;
5 – Click on “Оформлення квитків з відкладеним друком” (Ticket booking with later printout)
Yeah, I know, sounds wierd.
Just click in order to proceede.
STEP 5. Chose a place
1 – Number of places (tickets);
2 – If there is a child among passengers indicated it in the drop down menu;
3 – birds or animals;
4 – some sound system devices and other crap that rerely somebody takes into the train;
5 – extra wieght luggage (more than 50 kg for one passanger) which is unlikely to be checked;
6 – you can choose even your specific seat or sleeper in the menu appearing just right of there
7 – or simply put mark there so all your group members will be placed together.
8 – then click on “Оформлення документів” in order to procede.