The FlixBus bus operator has launched domestic bus services in Ukraine. The company launched bus services on the Kyiv – Odesa – Zatoka, Kyiv – Zhytomyr – Rivne – Lviv, and Kyiv – Zhytomyr – Novohrad-Volynskyi – Rivne – Lviv – Uzhhorod routes on July 8.
The company announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
The new bus services were launched in partnership with the Euroclub company. The buses on the route retain the original Euroclub branding but carry green stickers bearing the phrase "In cooperation with FlixBus," by which they can be identified at bus stops.
Mercedes, Man, and Neoplan buses will be operated on the routes. The buses have an average age of six years. They are equipped with air conditioners, sockets, and Wi-Fi.
“At a time of limited access to Europe, the ability to travel within the country has become even more important for Ukrainians. We are starting with the most popular routes in Ukraine: Kyiv – Lviv, Kyiv – Uzhhorod, and Kyiv – Zatoka via Odesa. We adhere to the same disinfection and hygiene standards on domestic routes as on international routes so that passengers can feel safe when traveling with us this summer," said Michal Leman, FlixBus' managing director for Poland and Ukraine.
Buses will be operated on the Kyiv – Odesa – Zatoka route three times per week (on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), departing from Kyiv at 22:50 and arriving in in Odesa at 06:00 and in Zatoka at 07:50. The return journey will be on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, when the buses will depart from Zatoka at 19:00, stop in Odesa at 20:50, and arrive in Kyiv at 04:10.
On the Kyiv – Lviv route, buses will be operated daily, departing from Kyiv at 07:50 and arriving in Lviv at 15:00. On the return journey, they will depart from Lviv at 10:00 and arrive in Kyiv at 17:00. They will also make stops in Zhytomyr and Rivne.
On the Kyiv – Uzhhorod route, buses will be operated twice per week (on Wednesdays and Saturdays). They will depart from Kyiv at 07:50 and arrive in Uzhhorod at 21:25. They will make stops in Zhytomyr, Novohrad-Volynskyi, Rivne, and Lviv. On the return journey, the buses will depart from Uzhhorod at 04:00 on Mondays and Fridays and arrive in Kyiv at 15:55.
As reported earlier, FlixBus resumed international bus services from Ukraine on June 25. Tickets are available for buses from Kyiv to Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and more than 10 German cities. The company began operating bus services from Odesa to Plzen (Czech Republic) through Prague on July 3.