I flew info Donetsk from London Heathrow, via Moscow.
22:15 London Heathrow (LHR) to Moscow (SVO) - 3hr 45
09:10 Moscow (SVO) to Donetsk (DOK) - 1hr 50
10:50 Donetsk (DOK) to Moscow (SVO) -1hr 40
20:25 Moscow (SVO) to London Heathrow (LHR) - 4hr
Excellent service from Aeroflot with no real major delays. Even getting through Moscow passport control was relatively painless.
OMG!! To drive from Kiev to Donetsk is over 700km. We had a game to EURO 2012 game to watch in Donetsk. We looked at the alternatives, flying, taking a train....nothing seemed to make sense other than hiring a car (van) and a sane driver and over hill and under dale we drove for nine or so hours. The flying schedules would put us either late the night before or too late to make the game in time if we left the day of. There now appears to be a low cost carrier, but this option did not show up during the Euros. The trains are all overnight. There were supposed to be high speed trains for the soccer tournament, but I guess that didn't happen. Who wants to spend all night in a train going to Donetsk? So driving it was....and kind of crazy at that, much of it on one lane one way, and one lane the other....making passing always an adventure. Most of the time we were driving by wheat fields, or sunflower fields. We stopped to eat at an interesting place in the middle of nowhere.
Trolley-buses are a very popular means of transportation in Donetsk.
There are 14 trolley-bus routes, among them Route 2 is the most popular (with me, at least).
Trolley-bus routes are as follows:
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, and 21.
Trolley-bus 10 is the longest route in the city. It is 20 miles long. It connects Gorky Coal-mining Administration and October Coal-mining Administration.
The first trolley-buses in Donetsk appeared in the main street on December 31, 1939 and connected the university campus and the metallurgical factory. The first route was only two miles long.
I also got to Donetsk from Boryspil International Airport in Kiev by Yak-42 plane and enjoyed the flight very much!
The planes depart from Terminal A in Boryspil.
The plane was full (more than 70 seats).
The prices vary from $100 to 200 and the flight time is one hour and twenty minutes.
The office of the airlines is:
call +38 062 332 00 57
+38 062 332 00 55
+38 0622 58 84 90
+38 0622 58 83 30
+38 0622 51 53 92
Donetsk Airport is called after Sergey Prokogyev, a famous Soviet composer, who was botn on the outskirts of this city.
There is a brand new terminal of the International airport now, and the old ones is only used a s a business center.
This is from the Donetsk Airport website
It doesn't make much sense to me. The guy in the hotel says to me that the way to get to the airport by public transport is to take the bus from Universitetskaya to Putilovskiy bus station (30 - 35 min journey) and then take connecting transport from there (5 - 10 min journey)
At Donetsk International Airport is located 5 miles from the city,
the comfort level is too low ..departude lodge is not heated and if you are in the middle of winter ...be careful )))
a lot of bureacrasy and prepare yourself to carry your luggages
I think that this airport doesnt fit to the city ...
There is a direct train and a bus from Kiev to Donetsk arriving there in about 10 hours.
Taxis are everywhere in the city, the fare is reasonable!
We hired a taxi by hour and it was $10 an hour within city limits.
Those people, who came to Eastern Europe for the first time will be very frightened with the way of transportation around the city. The main thing is that the city is rather big and here lives nearly 1,5 millon of inhabitants, but it has too narrow streets and the buses are not just full of people - actually if you want to get anywhere by bus is a good way to try to feel yourself as a canned fish. Local authorities usually don't even want to know what the people really need. At the same time, taxi is rather cheap, and you can get anywhere using it.
A tram ride on a weekday after the rush hour would be a good idea.
Take Tram #2 from/to the railway station and enjoy the city sites from it.
There are a lot of cab services in the city.
This is one of them.
It's about $10 to any destination in the city....