Getting Around

Kyiv has an extensive public transport system, including buses, trams, trolleys and a metro, which is still the fastest way to get around. Privately owned minibuses (known as marshrutkas) can be flagged down anywhere along their routes and will usually list their stops on their windows. Official taxis can be pre-booked by phone or hailed on the street; private, non-metered cars are also an option, though travellers should be sure to negotiate a price up front when choosing them. Uber and other ride-hailing services are available and it is well worth taking the funicular on the steep western bank for fantastic views.


Kyiv Airport

The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) from Kyiv.

Kyiv Airport (KBP)


The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) from Kyiv.

Getting to the city

Sky Bus provides a service from the airport to the centre of Kyiv. The service is direct and cost-effective. Official taxis are also available.


Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between March and October).

Car rental

Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Budget and Avis operate from the airport.

Airport Taxis

Designated airport taxis are available from Arrivals and Departures at a fixed rate.

Transfer between terminals

For passenger convenience a free shuttle bus operates for access between terminals as well as transport to the airport hotel.


There are banks, currency exchange and ATMs throughout the airport. A variety of shops and duty free stores are available, and there are several cafes, restaurants and bars. Other facilities include luggage wrapping, left luggage, a travel agency, and special services for the handicapped.


There are both short-term and long-term parking options at the airport.