Zaporizhia is a city in Ukraine. Zaporizhia (Ukrainian: Запорі́жжя, translit. Zaporižžja IPA: [zɑpoˈriʒːɐ]; Russian: Запоро́жье, tr. Zaporоž'je, IPA: [zəpɐˈroʐjɪ]) - is a city in southeastern Ukraine, situated on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the administrative center of the Zaporizhia Oblast (province). Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and serves as an administrative center of Zaporizhia Raion, though it does not belong to the raion. Currently the city is the sixth largest in Ukraine. Population: 757,650 (2015 est.)
Until 1921 the city carried the name of Aleksandrovsk after the name of a fortress that was part of the Dnieper Defense Line. After the establishment of the Soviet regime in Ukraine, in 1921 the name was changed to Zaporizhia (Zaporozhye), after the historical region Zaporizhia. Itself Zaporizhia literally means Trans-Rapids or beyond the rapids, alluding to the rapids which used to exist on the Dnieper River (Dnieper Rapids) at the time, before the construction of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station in 1932.
Zaporozhia is around 10 hours away from Kiev via train. There is one daily departure and several night trains heading in both directions. The journey costs around £30 for third class or £56 second class from www.realrussia.co.uk. If you buy tickets locally, the price will be $10 and $15 respectively, but you will have to buy them several days in advance, or risk that the train could be sold out.
There are also daily trains from Moscow, Minsk, Simferopol, and Kharkov.
For the adventurous or cash-strapped, there are also several daily marshrutkas departing from outside Kiev train station. Expect to take around 10 hours. There are also many marshrutkas from neighbouring cities
Finally, Motor Sich Airlines operate one daily flight to and from Kiev. A one-way ticket costs around $100.
Many marshrutka services operate from the station all over the city
Page of Zaporozhye on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaporizhia Zaporozhye Regional Tourist Information Centre - http://www.zotic.zp.ua/en Zaporizhzhia City Council (Official Website) - http://zp.gov.ua/en