Getting Around

the Carpathians

The Ukrainian Carpathians have an incredibly affordable and reliable transit system that will whisk you from Yaremche to many of the surrounding locales and back. Buses are also a great way to meet local citizens. Read the tips below to help smooth your travel through our beautiful landscape.

Regional Bus

In addition to the routes to Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, there are 5 separate bus routes that pass thru Yaremche: Bukovel (Буковель), Vorokhta (Ворохта), Yablunytsia (Яблуниця), Kolomyia (Коломия), and Verkhovyna (Верховина).

You can purchase tickets at the kasa - ticket counter. If closed, purchase tickets directly from the driver. Please keep in mind that if no tickets were sold in advance for the last bus of the day, then it will be canceled. And of course, the schedule will be modified or canceled on holidays.

 

You can differentiate each bus' final destination or route by looking at a printed placard on the windshield.

Buses usually pause at predetermined stops in villages. Similar to occasions in North America, however, a driver can miss a stop if it’s late in the evening and nobody gets off. To be on the safe side, consider informing the bus driver of your planned destination when you board. 

Yaremche Bus Station

It is about an eight-minute walk between Yaremche's bus and train stations.

Address: Bулиця Свободи, 234, Яремче

GPS: 48°27’15.3”N 24°33’23.0”E

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Bus Timetables from Yaremche Station:

Tables up to date as of February 2021 - All times subject to change.

To Bukovel (50 Minutes - $1.75)

Route(s): Ivano-Frankivsk - Bukovel and Kolomyia - Bukovel

To Kolomiya (60 Minutes - $2.00)

Route(s): Kolomyia - Bukovel, Kolomyia - Vorokhta, and Kolomyia - Yaremche

To Yablunytsya (60 Minutes - $1.75)

Route(s): Ivano-Frankivsk - Yablunytsya

To Verkhovyna (90 Minutes - $2.50)

Route(s): Ivano-Frankivsk - Verkhovyna

To Vorokhta (40 Minutes - $1.25)

Routes: Kolomyia - Vorokhta, Nadvirna - Vorokhta, and Ivano-Frankivsk - Vorokhta

Taxi

By far the most convenient option, taxis are available 24/7. However, they’re not the most economical as gasoline costs more in Ukraine than in America.

If you need a taxi around the town, you can hail it just before your departure by waiving one down or going to the Yaremche bus station. Providing the written address or simply stating your desired location should suffice.

If you are planning a long-distance trip (more than 25 miles), you should reserve a taxi at least half a day in advance.

Average Taxi Rates

Yaremche - Bukovel (30 Min - $17.75)

Yaremche - Yablunytsya (30 Min - $17.75)

Yaremche - Kolomyia (40 Min - $21.25)

Yaremche - Vorokhta (30 Min - $12.50)

Yaremche - Verkhovyna (80 Min - $31.75)

Yaremche - Ivano-Frankivsk (60 Min - $24.75)

Booking online

(in English)

https://opti.global/en/

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Fares between Yaremche & other towns will fluctuate by roughly $2.25 to $3.50. In Ukrainian cities, taxi drivers usually run their meters. However, around Yaremche taxi drivers charge flat rates. Unlike North America, tipping taxi drivers is not expected.

Rental Cars

With so many affordable transportation options in the Carpathians, we don’t recommend renting a vehicle. As in much of the world, neither American nor Canadian driver’s licenses are valid in Ukraine. You’ll need to apply back home for an International Driving Permit. If you’re committed to renting a vehicle, then Ivano-Frankivsk would be the best option for pick-up/drop-off. Be sure to purchase good insurance for all those infamous Ukrainian potholes.