FlixBus, Europe’s largest bus operator, opened new routes last week from Kyiv and Lviv to Ukraine’s biggest destinations for migrant workers and students – Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic

. The three routes, generally taking around 12 hours, include intermediary stops in each country. Separately, Michal Lehman, regional CEO of FlixBus, has complained about Ukrainian rules: “Due to the complicated process of obtaining permits for domestic transportation, a ticket from Kiev to Warsaw is more expensive than from Warsaw to Berlin, although, based on the distance, it should be the other way around.”

Munich-based FlixBus inaugurates Thursday its first domestic bus route in Ukraine,

 a marathon, 21-hour voyage that start in Zatoka, the Odesa region Black Sea resort, then circles through Kyiv, Zhytomir, Rivne, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and finally ends at the Carpathian mountain resort of Dragobrat. Michal Lehmann, the bus company’s regional director, said in an online press conference: “This is our first branded line on the domestic route in Ukraine, and it provides the most popular destinations for travel in Ukraine, both in summer and in winter.”