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Passenger Rail > Eastern Europe

Intercity train services and routes in Eastern Europe

Slavic Express train; Moscow-Minsk service

Passenger trains meet travel and tourism needs to rail destinations across Eastern Europe. Shown: Slavic Express train; Moscow-Minsk service. Photo: © Alexey Panov.

Azerbaijan

Baku-based national service

Baku, Giandja, Shek and Ujar are among domestice destinations. International connections include service to Dagestan (Russia Federation) and Silk Road Express to Tbilisi, Georgia.

Belarus

Minsk-based national carrier

Domestic trains serve Minsk, Baranovichi, Brest, Hrodna, Mahilyow, Vitebsk, Gomel and intermediate points. International services connect with Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

Bulgaria

Sofia-centered national carrier

Domestic lines link Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Stara, Zagora, Pleven and numerous other locales. International services connect with Bosnia, Greece, Hungary, Romania and Turkey.

Czech Republic

Prague

Fast SC SuperCity service links Prague with Pardubic, Olomouc and Ostravy. Intermediate and smaller cities are served by IC InterCity and local osobn╠ vlak, trains. International connections, extending to numerous destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland and beyond, include fast EC EuroCity trains linking Prague with Berlin, Munich and Vienna.

Georgia

Tbilisi-based national service

Mainline trains link Batumi and Tbilisi via Kutaisi and Gori. International services connect with Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan.

Hungary

Budapest

Lines, radiating like spokes from Budapest, serve Debrecen, Gyor, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Nyiregyhéza, Pécs, Szeged, Székesfehérvár and hundeds of other locales. International EC EuroCity trains provide direct service to Vienna, Dortmund, Frankfurt and Berlin.

Moldova

Chisinau

The international mainline that crosses Moldova links the capital, Chisinau, with cities in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Belarus. Ungheni, Tiraspol and Balti are among domestic destinations.

Poland

Warsaw-based national carrier

ICE pospieszny trains race from Warsaw to Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan or Gdansk in 3 hours or less. International EuroCity trains link the capital to Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and St. Petersburg and the famous Polonez Express departs for Moscow each night.

Romania

Bucharest

IC InterCity trains connect prominent towns like Bucharest, Brasov and Timisoara. International trains serve Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Western Europe.

Russia

Moscow-based national service

Railways connect the vast Motherland... beyond the limits of road, air and waterways. Signature services include Grand Express luxury link between Moscow and St. Petersburg and Trans-Siberian service connecting Moscow with Vladivostok. Other domestic services extend to Omsk, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Lake Baikal, Sakhalin, Golden Ring cities, Caucasus regions and Black Sea resorts. International Asian services include Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Machurian trains to China plus trains to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and North Korea. European cross-border trains link to Belarus, Ukraine, Baltic countries, Finland, Poland, and Germany.

Slovakia

Bratislava-based national service

Fast Rychlik services link Bratislava, Kosice and other major towns. Local Osobny Vlak trains serve the country's smaller towns. International trains connect Slovakia with Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Russia.

Ukraine

Kharkov

Domestic trains serve Kiev, Odessa, and the Crimea as well as destinations like Chernivtsi, Lviv, Chernihiv, Poltava and Kharkov. International rail links to Russia, CIS (former Soviet) countries and Western Europe.

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