Last updated on February 21st, 2021 at 09:46 pm
We will write how to get from Kiev airport to city center. The distance from Boryspil International Airport to the city is 29 kilometers and it will take 30 minutes drive by taxi or Uklon (The Ukranian Uber). You can also go by Sky Bus and train from Kiev airport to city the most convenient if you go on a budget. You’ll need your GPS to track your location and destination make sure you read here Ukraine sim card for tourist.
Kiev Airport to City Center
Sky Bus From Kiev Airport to City Center
Sky Bus Number 322 (Purple Color) from Kiev airport to city center getting to the main railway station Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi (Pivdennyi). The buses are leaving every 15 minutes from 6 am to 10 pm. And at night buses are running every 45 minutes. The Sky Bus from Kiev airport are leaving 24/7 from Terminal D and Terminal F. The bus travel time from Kiev airport to city is 1 hour.
The bus fare is 100 UAH which is $3 USD to Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi (Pivdennyi) Train Station and you can pay only by cash. If you are going to Kharkivska Metro Station it will take 20 minutes and the price is 60 UAH. Once in the metro the tickets are starting at 8 UAH depending where is your final destination in Kiev city center.
Train From Kiev Airport to City Center
The train from Kiev airport to city is available since 2018. The train Terminal is located 100 meters from Terminal D by walk. The travel time by train from Kiev airport to Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi is 40 minutes. The train fare is 80 UAH for adults and 60 UAH for children and you have to get your ticket in the machine before getting the train. The train runs every 30 minutes during the day time and less often at night.
You can check here the train schedule.
Uklon/Uber From Kiev Airport to City Center
If you are planning to use Uber or Uklon in Kiev. The Uber fare from Kiev airport to city center is around 300 UAH to 550 UAH which $10-20 USD depending on the traffic and time of the day. Make sure you reach the proper Uber pick up point in the airport because it’s the only place where they can wait for you in the airport. Otherwise they can get a fine! It will take 30 minutes drive to reach the central are in Kiev.
Taxi Fare from Kiev Airport to City Center
The taxi fare from Kiev airport to city center is around 400-500 UAH which $15 USD. It will take 30 minutes drive and it’s the most comfortable way from the airport. Make sure you order the taxi in the counter before leaving the airport.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM KIEV AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Kiev.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
RENTING A CAR IN KIEV AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Kiev’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Kiev. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Kiev city center from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €20-30 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Kiev and countryside. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Kiev city center.
WHERE TO STAY IN KIEV
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Kiev. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $20-30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $50 USD.
You can also try AirBnB in Ukraine with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL UKRAINE
For food budget travel in Ukraine we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €1-2 per person trying different choices with bread mostly. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant.
BEST TIME TO VISIT UKRAINE
I would say summer is the best time to visit Ukraine. The weather is warm and it’s perfect for outdoor activities. Summer lasts from the end of May until mid-September. If you want to experience the winter in Ukraine, visit here in November until the end of April. But we are warning you of the strong cold air that can be up to -50 °C!
You can also visit during spring (from mid-April to end of May) and autumn which is also a short season in Ukraine (from end of September to beginning of November).
Click here to get real time weather updates in Ukraine.
CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN UKRAINE AND ATMS
The currency of Ukraine is called Ukrainian Hryvnia and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is €1= 34 UAH. Also if you are bringing debit card you will find many ATM’s all over Ukraine especially in the cities.
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