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Traveling from Ukraine to Iași, Romania: Transportation Options

Many people may not consider Romania as a transit aviation hub from Ukraine due to the absence of trains traveling there. However, traveling from Ukraine to Iași can be done quickly, conveniently, and budget-friendly by bus.

Here’s how to travel from Ukraine to Iași:

The Romanian city of Iași is considered one of the convenient routes to reach Ukraine. Many overlook Romania as a transit aviation hub because trains do not run there from Ukraine.

How to Get from Ukraine to Iași

The most convenient and budget-friendly option is to take a bus from Chernivtsi through the Romanian city of Suceava. The journey takes about 2.5 hours, including border crossing, with prices ranging from 400 to 500 hryvnias (10-12 euro). Several buses operate daily, so booking in advance is advisable. Upon arrival at the railway station, trains from Suceava to Iași are available, taking approximately three hours, with tickets costing up to 200 hryvnias (5 euro), purchasable online on the Romanian railways website.

Getting to Iași Airport Iași

Airport is located approximately 7 kilometers from the railway station, with half of the journey passing through an industrial zone and forest. Bus number 50 operates every 20 minutes from the railway station to the airport, taking about half an hour, with a ticket costing 3.5 Romanian lei (approximately 30 hryvnias or less then 1 euro). Alternatively, taxis are available, with prices comparable to those in Kyiv.

Flights via Iași Airport

Iași International Airport is the fourth busiest in Romania and offers a decent selection of flights, including those from budget airlines. Wizz Air operates flights to over twenty destinations, including Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Turkey, France, and Switzerland. Ryanair also offers four flights from Iași to Belgium, Ireland, Italy, and France.

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The local airport is relatively small, and all procedures are completed quickly.

Starting from April, Romania and Bulgaria will partially join the Schengen area, initially affecting aviation and maritime travel. This means that crossing borders with other EU countries by plane or ship will no longer require passport control.