SkyBus (Line 322) is the cheapest way to get from Boryspil International Airport to Kiev city center.
The service operates 24 hours a day, every 15 minutes during the day, every 30 minutes during the night.
The bus station is located outside the Terminals D and a few steps from Terminal B and F.
The buses are pretty easy to spot as they are purple colored with SkyBus written on their sides.
The bus leaves the airport and stops at Kharkivska Metro Station (Green Line) and then terminates its route at Kiev’s main railway station (Pivdenny Railway Station, called also Pasazhyrskyi).
A journey to Pivdenny Railway Station takes around an hour and costs ₴80 (₴50 if you are going to Kharkivska Metro Station). You can get your ticket directly from the driver or from the ticket office located inside the terminal.
Keep in mind that, even though the railway station is located in the city center, there are not many hotels nearby.
So, most likely you would need to take the metro (Vokzalnaya Metro Station (Red Line), located next to the railway station) or a taxi from the station to get to your hotel. If you have luggage, taking a taxi directly from the airport would be an easier option.
You will find many unofficial taxi drivers outside the railway station who offers you their service. If you end up using any of them, do not pay more than ₴30-40 to any place in the city. The drivers might get aggressive and scams are pretty common.
There are no metro or train lines connecting KBP Airport to Kiev center. To get to the train station, you can use SkyBus services (details under bus tab).
Boryspil International Airport is located around 40 km away from the city center.
Taking a taxi was a real struggle at the airport because of language barrier and common scams; finally, you can get an official regulated taxi now.
As you are inside the terminal, go to the official taxi counter and give the staff your destination address. The staff can speak English; however, it is better to have the address written in Ukrainian.
You will get a receipt with a quote which is around ₴400-450 for the city center. All the official taxis are metered and you will pay the fee at the end of your trip. The fare might be slightly different than the receipt says depending on traffic but don’t expect surprises.
The journey to the city center, such as the main touristic street Khreshchatik, takes around 30-40 minutes.
There are also regular taxis waiting outside the terminal. If you bargain hard, you might get a cheaper price. Consider this option only if you can speak Ukrainian, have a local with you or trust your bargaining skills.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
Uber is also operating at KBP Airport and usually, it is quite cheaper than the regular taxi. You can use free Wi-Fi services at the airport to book your ride.
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