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Does the online booking system of Ukrainian Railways work?

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Does the online booking system of Ukrainian Railways work?

Ukrainian Railways has launched a system to book tickets online. Has anyone used it already, and did it work? If I book a ticket with it, will it be a print-out with which I could simply show up on the train?

Here's the link to the booking system:

http://booking.uz.gov.ua/en/

Edited: 03 January 2013, 19:23
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1. Re: Does the online booking system of Ukrainian Railways work?

Yes it works. I think you exchange the confirmation for a ticket an hour before departure

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2. Re: Does the online booking system of Ukrainian Railways work?

Loads of info from the real travellers on how it works, and what might possibly go wrong can be found in Ukraine forum:

http://tinyurl.com/anm2duf and http://tinyurl.com/b3y2aox and especially tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294473-i3662-k529…

At this stage you can not printout an e-ticket as such. Using on-line tool, you get a confirmation/order form http://booking.uz.gov.ua/en/result/example/ When in Ukraine, you exchange this confirmation for a valid train ticket in specialized automated railway booking office, or printout in the automated machine.

That said, make sure that you purchase/buy a ticket, not just reserve/book it.

>>> you exchange the confirmation for a ticket an hour before departure

Nope. You can exchange confirmation for a valid ticket ANY time, even (3 hours) AFTER the departure – in case you failed to catch your train and need a refund (refund is not given on the basis of confirmation; a valid ticket only).

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3. Re: Does the online booking system of Ukrainian Railways work?

Thanks for the info! I've tried out a test booking by buying a cheap Chop-Uzhhorod ticket and it worked with my debit card. (MasterCard).

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4. Re: Does the online booking system of Ukrainian Railways work?

That's great to read! It was precisely the credit card rejection reported in Ukraine forum as the only problem with on-line booking.

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