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how to go romania from ukraine?

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1. Posted by enyuan (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

hi, i m a malaysian student(with malaysia passport) studying in simferopol crimean ukraine.
any one out there have any idea how to go romania from ukraine in the fastest way?

as i look through wizz air, there is not direct flight from ukraine to romania..
can i take bus from odessa to romania??
anyone have information about bus traveling to romania from ukraine??

any help is deeply appreciated...thanks

2. Posted by rmm (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

There are direct flights from Odessa to Timisoara (a city in western Romania) operated by Carpatair, but they're rather expensive (tickets start at about €90).
Apparently there's also a bus from Odessa to Varna (in Bulgaria) running twice per week that passes through several cities in south-eastern Romania along the way (like Galati, Constanta), but note this bus also passes through the Republic of Moldova, you might need a visa for it.

In fact all roads from southern Ukraine to Romania pass through Moldova, so if you don't want to go there you'll have to make a large detour - take a bus or train from Simferopol or Odessa to Chernivtsi, then a minibus across the border to Suceava (in Romania) and from Suceava there are trains and buses to various places in Romania.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Sep-2009, at 09:53 by rmm ]

3. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

If you are up for a bit of fun and adventure, plus the trip would probably be no longer or more expensive realistically than on the dreary slow train or bus.. Then Wizzair from Bucuresti to Venice and Wizzair again from Venice to Kyiv. If you are flexible with your dates then the flights can be done for less than €80 return. You get to see Venice as well.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Sep-2009, at 11:42 by BedouinLeo ]

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

I'd be with Leo. Ground transportation, however exciting that journey must be, is hardly feasible.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Sep-2009, at 12:27 by bentivogli ]

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

The other way around, I took a train from Odessa to Chisinau in Moldova, stayed there for a day or so and than a night train to Bucharest. Travelling by train is just fantastic.
This was back in 2003 though and there could be changes regarding travelling from Chisinau to Odessa: the train goes through Transdjnestria (sorry for spelling, could be wrong;)) and you might need a separate kinda visa for this nowadays. It was ok back then as long as you didn't leave the train. Might be transit visa now.

But again: it's the most enjoyable way of travelling for me.

6. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

The other way around, I took a train from Odessa to Chisinau in Moldova, stayed there for a day or so and than a night train to Bucharest. Travelling by train is just fantastic.
This was back in 2003 though and there could be changes regarding travelling from Chisinau to Odessa: the train goes through Transdjnestria (sorry for spelling, could be wrong;)) and you might need a separate kinda visa for this nowadays. It was ok back then as long as you didn't leave the train. Might be transit visa now.

But again: it's the most enjoyable way of travelling for me.

I also did those two places by both road and train. Transdniestria is a strange little territory huh? Not knowing really where it belongs, or rather knowing full well, but not accepting it. The situation there is just the same. Incidentally, Chisinau is still a very dodgy city both day and night if you're not careful. It is very pretty and rugged throughout most of it, although it doesn't take long to pass through by whatever means of transport being used.

7. Posted by enyuan (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

thankz everyone...u all are deeply appreciated :)
sadly my holiday only last for about one week during the end of december....
i guess it's quite hard for me to make a trip to romania.
anyway, u guys are really great n helpful...thankz alot:)