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Old 10-02-2017, 12:38 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Option 1:
-Fly from Krakow - Minsk (2hr total flight time with a 2hr connection in Warsaw), stay in Minsk
-Flight from Minsk to Lviv (1hr total), stay in Lviv
-Train from Lviv to Kiev (6hr total)

Option 2:
-Train from Krakow to Przemyśl (4hr total)
-Train from Przemyśl to Lviv (3hr total), stay in Lviv
-Flight from Lviv to Minsk (1hr total), stay in Minsk
-Flight from Minsk to Kiev (1hr total)

Both options cost about the same. Option 1 has about 5hr of flying time, while option 2 is only 3hr. Train time is the same. Travel time to/from the airport should be the same with both.

I'm leaning towards option 2 since it's less flight time and more flexible, but it seems crazy to leave the Ukraine, only to come back a few days later.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Option 2.. saving time on Vacation is paramount to me.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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whichever suits you, is best for you
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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the shorter the travel time, the more time you will have for enjoying the sights. That is just my opinion.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Option 2 would be my choice. I always opt for rail travel over airline travel when possible because I like to see the countryside and meet local people, which is more likely on trains. And the time saved would clinch it.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:15 AM
 
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Flight from Lviv to Minsk (1hr total), stay in Minsk
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I'd opt for the shorter travel time, unless you'd have enough time to do some exploring at a layover. While I absolutely love train travel as a general matter (and prefer it over traveling by air), I prefer an overnight sleeper train trip . . . taking a 3-4 hr train ride in what can be accomplished by air in an hr isn't that appealing to me.
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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Option 2. I don't know why you think it's crazy to cross the Ukrainian border twice. They don't bite.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Option 2. I don't know why you think it's crazy to cross the Ukrainian border twice. They don't bite.
That's the option I went with because the flight options were more flexible and total travel time is less. I didn't think it was crazy, just illogical to leave the country, then come back only a few days later.
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