The project that started it all. We run buses from major Ukrainian cities to the Polish border.
Organizing bus evacuations is how the Israel4Ukraine project was first born, and it remains one of our active projects. In the first days of the war, a group of friends realized that renting a private bus was the only option to transport people away from the war zone. We found some willing bus operators and negotiated prices. We then created a call center and started providing transport from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Mykolaiv, and Zaporizhzhia to the Polish border and even further into the EU.
For a couple of months, normal public transportation was shut down completely and seats on our buses were in very high demand. Slowly things changed, and we changed focus to the southeastern region, where refugees from the occupied territories usually arrive. Today we operate a bus route from a refugee center in Zaporizhzhia, where the passengers are mainly from Kherson and the surrounding areas.
The ride to the Polish border is about 1100 KM and normally takes around 14-16 hours. The ride is completely free to all passengers. When the budget allows, we provide passengers with a sandwich and a drink. Our professional drivers ensure everyone is made to feel comfortable during the long ride.
Since the beginning of the war, Israel4Ukraine has evacuated more than 7,000 people on its buses.
tons of freight delivered
From the Field
Not only people need to be evacuated. We help transport the dogs, cats, and other pets that travel with people.
Helping People. Saving Lives.
We are ordinary people volunteering in our free time. It so happens that most of us are in Israel, but there are also volunteers in Ukraine, Russia, the UK, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the USA. It's not important who we are and where we are from. What is important is that we are all humans united by one idea: helping people in Ukraine to leave for a safer place or to survive while staying.