FlixBus, the largest bus operator in Europe, has announced the launch of two new bus lines from Ukraine, namely the Kyiv - Berlin - Hamburg - Bremen and Odesa - Uman -Lublin - Warsaw lines, the CFTS portal reports.

The first bus service on the new line to Germany will depart from Kyiv on 14 February.

The full route of this line (N3206) is Kyiv - Zhytomyr - Rivne - Lviv - Berlin - Hamburg - Bremen.

Buses will depart from Kyiv on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and depart from Bremen on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The travel time is 30 hours, including stops and the border crossing time.

This is the second bus line to Germany launched by FlixBus. It launched the bus line N3207 on the Kyiv - Lviv - Berlin route in December 2022.

The first bus from Warsaw to Odesa will also depart on 14 February 14.

This bus route is on the line N3242, which used to begin in Vinnytsia. The company extended the line to include Uman and Odesa because of the high demand from passengers in southern Ukraine.

Buses on this line depart daily, spending almost a day on the road. The complete route is Odesa - Uman - Vinnytsia - Khmelnytskyi - Lviv - Lublin - Warsaw.

"Today, we are taking the next step in the development of the lines from Ukraine to Germany and Poland. Warsaw, Berlin, and Hamburg are top destinations for travelers, and the demand shows that these services are important to Ukrainians. We have doubled the size of the Ukrainian network this year, which is an extremely difficult year for everyone. We plan to launch new lines in the future if we see that people need transportation services," said Michal Leman, FlixBus' managing director for Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic States.

The carrier currently has 16 lines from Ukraine, 8 of which it launched after the beginning of the full-scale war. FlixBus buses travel from Ukraine to six European countries, namely Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria.