28 Apr How to get to Kamianets-Podilskji
It is worth visiting Ukrainian city of Kamianets-Podilskji, because you will not find any city of such beauty. Such a pretty little city full of historical monuments of different peoples in one place in Ukraine is Kamianets-Podilskij. You can walking explore it fore some days and say want to come here again.
My family travel by car to different countries of Europe that is why I am a car travel expert in traveling for long distances. Moreover, I live in Ukraine and use here all kind of transport. In this post I put all my experience and information researched and gathered it together to make your travel in Ukraine easy. By the way, Kamianets-Podilskji is my native city, I want to share it with you.
Traveling without car, you will be interested how to get to Kamianets another way?
To Kamianets-Podilskji By train
From Central railway station in Kyiv
it is near Metro Station (subway) «Vokzalna», red line, by any of three trains
- at 16:43 (16:48) №177 “Podilskyi Express” or
- at 23:50 №173 and
- at 20:42 (at 20:04 sometimes) №623.
I advise you to check train departure timetable and apply it for your plans and travel schedule before buying the tickets in the booking office or online. If I started talking about online booking, want to admit that it is possible to buy tickets using official website of Ukrzaliznytsia. We oftern do so then my mom goes home from me. The information on the site is present in English as well. When you open this website, you will have opportunity to look through the timetable for necessary destination starting booking in the right upper corner filling in your destination point and planned data of departure in the window “Online ticket booking”.
If you decided to use “Podilskyi Express”, mind one thing that buying the tickets you will buy seating. Going at night better to ask for couchette car if you plan to rest and sleep for a while. If you bought couchette car seat, take some warm clothes to cover at night, it can be cold even in summer.
After buying the tickets, you will need to come for departure in time and take patience for the following 7 hours in the train. Only after 7 hours, you will see the most specific city in Ukraine. Moreover, I want to pay your attention to the time the trains arrive at Kamianets. The arrivals are at about 23:20 or early in the morning at 05:38 and at 06:27 and in this time, it is not possible to use public transport, but you can use a taxi any time, any way.
Planning your return travel you can use the following ways to buy the ticket in Railway station booking office right away after coming to Kamianets-Podilskyi or later or using online services. The trains № 178, № 174, № 624 will take you back to Kiev. “Podilskyi Express” it goes faster and starts at about 00:52 or at 01:21. Departure time and quantity of trains can vary and differ one day from another. Check departure timetable.
Due to my experience, the price for tickets booked online is higher than bought in the booking offices. Mind that!
To Kamianets-Podilskji By Bus
1. The buses from Kiev are starting from Central Bus station. Travel duration to Kamianets-Podilskyi is up to 10 hours.
2. But if you want and need to be there quicker you may use the buses, which departure from the southern entrance of the Central Railway station in Kiev. They spend 6-7 hours for travel. The price for tickets do not differ much. In this case you must come there by the following address and ask the driver near the small buses with the sign on it “Кам’янець-Подільський”. Better to start from there not later than 1 p.m. because most buses start that time.
Bus Station near Central railway station in Kyiv, it is near Metro Station (subway) «Vokzalna», red line.
Address: 32, Simon Petljura Street, Kiev, 01032
Taxi in Kamianets-Podilskji
Here are some phone numbers I found on the following website http://info.kp.km.ua
Radiotaxi 055 8 (03849) 90-0558, (097) 405 33228, (050) 555 57, 068 (063) 335 65 75, 8 (068) 202 04 55
Radiotaxi 079 8 (067) 2555295
Radiotaxi 006 8 (067) 9413706
Radiotaxi 062 8 (067) 9050333
In addition, here is one more hint: if you take taxi from the railway station or bus station, you will pay more if you call and order a taxi by the phone (you can ask locals to do it for you) you will pay less.
It is your turn what variant to choose! Take your own decision.
There are some more itineraries you may lay to get to Kamianets-Podilskyi by train, it is possible to get to Khmelnitskyi or to Vinnitsa or to Chernivtsi and stay there for some days only from there go to Kamianets-Podilskij.
If you go by your own car you are welcome not to be in a hurry and to make some stops in the cities you are going to cross during your travel to Kamianets, such as Zhytomyr and Khmelnitskyi if you wish, they are marked on the map above.
One more hint: make your route also through such cities as Chudniv and Ljubar. It is the best and the shortest way to Kamianets.
Using rented car you have the same possibilities of choice as the car owners. In Ukraine it is already possible to rent a car from Boryspil International Airport, Kiev Zhuliany Airport, Kiev, Lviv, Lviv International Airport, Lviv Region, Odessa International Airport, Odessa Region, Uzhorod, Zhytomyr and many other cities. Now it becomes easier to rent a car, booking the car online .
I will not tell much about one more way of going by car to Kamianets, but want to recall about one more way, this is bla bla car traveling, which will help you to save money and communicate with locals while going to Kamianets. My friends sometimes use it.
I wish you pleasant, funny and safe traveling by yourself and unforgettable tour to Kamianets-Podilskyi.