Below is a detailed map of the railways of Western Ukraine. You can zoom in by using the +/- buttons or by using the wheel on your mouse whilst hovering over the map.

The map has been extracted from the Railway Map of Europe with kind permission of the publishers.
You can purchase copies of the full map, as well as rail timetables, from The European Railway Timetable website


THE CZECH REPUBLIC (or CZECHIA as it is now officially known) has a dense rail network serving practically all towns and cities, ranging from the Spa towns in the hills of the far west to industrial Ostrava near the Polish border in the east. There are at least 24 cross-border links, ranging from the franchised local service between Decin and Rumburk via Bad Schandau, to long-distance trains from Berlin to Vienna. There is a substantial modernisation programme for many main lines with the help of European Union regional development funds.

Prague, the capital, is a major destination for tourists interested in history and culture and, like many smaller towns and cities, has well-developed public transport.The national passenger train operator is Cesky Drahy (see link below), but the Czechs have also encouraged open access operators such as Regiojet and Leo Express (see links below), especially on the main east/west route between Prague and Ostrava and sometimes into neighbouring Poland and Slovakia. These operators often have their own booking offices at major stations. Their tickets are not interchangeable with those of CD.

Austrian Railjet provide certain cross-border trains while GW Train Regio operate certain local services, such as between the major spas of Karlovy Vary and Mariansky Lazne on which CD and Interrail tickets are not valid. Reservations are compulsory on SuperCity fast pendolino trains.

TG December 2021