Ukrzaliznytsia announced the launch of a new international route through three capitals—from Kyiv to Vienna via Budapest. The train will start operating from the beginning of June 2021.
The launch of the route became possible due to the abolition of quarantine restrictions and the assistance of the railway administrations of Austria and Hungary, the press service of UZ reported.
"The first train from Kyiv to Vienna will depart on June 1, so Ukrzaliznytsia passengers have a great opportunity to start their summer with a visit to Austria," the company stated.
Schedule of the train Kyiv—Budapest—Vienna
From June 1, 2021, the train will run daily:
- 14:07—departure from Kyiv Central Station (Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi in Ukrainian), 8:20 (next day)—arrival in Budapest, 11:21—arrival in Vienna.
- Back (from June 2): the train will depart at 16:42 from Vienna and arrive in Kyiv at 17:22 the next day.
Tickets for the new train can be purchased at the ticket offices of international stations. And more relevant information regarding visiting Austria and Hungary can be clarified at the embassies and consulates of these states.
Context. At the end of 2020, due to quarantine and the coronavirus pandemic, UZ incurred a net loss of 11.9 billion UAH. Therefore, starting March 1, 2021, the prices for train tickets will increase every month—by an average of 2% per month.
Since the beginning of May, UZ has begun to resume railway service throughout the country. On May 21, it became known that UZ is launching several trains to Odesa—including from Lysychansk, Lviv, Chernihiv, and Sumy.