Boryspil International airport (KBP) is the largest and the busiest airport in Ukraine and the main airport serving the capital city, Kiev (Kyiv). The airport is just 6 km west of Boryspil town, and 29 km east of the City of Kiev. Through its airline operators, the airport provides flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America, Central Asia and East Asia. There are four terminals, terminal B,C,D and F. Only Terminal D and Terminal F are used for passenger flights. The inter-terminal shuttle buses connect all terminals, parking facilities, bus stops and taxi stands and run every 5-15 minutes during the day time, and every 3 mins at night. All airport signs are in both Ukrainian and English.
Getting to and from Boryspil Kiev International Airport is easy providing you plan carefully. First thing to consider is the traffic. If you travel by car then leave yourself plenty of time as the traffic in Kiev (Kyiv) can be horrendous. When taking a taxi only use official Taxi cabs, there are a lot of opportunists in dodgy vehicles who might try to rip-you-off.
Lost Luggage & Luggage Wrap
It is not unknown for baggage handlers to steal from travellers luggage. If possible carry expensive items in hand luggage. You can further protect your property by using the Luggage wrap facility located at Terminal D. Baggage trolley's are also located in Terminal D free of charge. If you can’t find your baggage on arrival, you can contact the Lost and Found office located in the Arrivals Hall of terminal D.
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Boryspil Airport Services
ATMS: There are plenty of ATM's & banking facilities located in both terminals.
WI-FI: All passenger of Boryspil International Airport have free access to Internet (WI-FI) in Terminal D. To choose a network (SSID) Free Borispil WI-FI.
Taxi: There is a Taxi desk within the airport.
Left Luggage: 24 hours "Left Luggage" Office is located in Terminal D.
Information Desk: Airport Information desk is available in Terminal D - +38 044 339 97 07.
Refreshments: You can buy food and refreshments in all terminals and Departure lounges.
Boryspil Airport to Kiev city centre by Car
The distance between the airport and the city centre is 35 km and will take at least 33 minutes by car (but normally longer due to traffic congestion). When you exit arrivals you will be accosted by a group of unlicensed drivers offering you a ride. Unless you enjoy travelling in un-roadworthy vehicles our advice is to avoid them. There is an official Taxi desk situated in the Arrivals terminal. The prices are a little higher than normal but it is the safest and most reliable way to travel. You can also go for Uber or Uklon (local Ukraine taxi app).
Public Transport via Boryspil International Airport
Buses and Metro to Kiev city centre
If you take the Kyiv Boryspil Express train from the airport, you will need to change at Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi main railway station and take a bus, taxi or metro to reach Kiev city centre. There will be lots of dodgy taxi drivers hanging around, avoid them and book an Uber or Uklon (local Ukraine taxi app).
Metro station Vokzalna is located to the left from the Central Terminal. There are no escalators and the metro can get get crowded so maybe avoid travelling my metro if you have large cases. To the right from Kiev-Passazhirskiy Railway Station there is a bus stop for Sky Buses to/from Boryspil International Airport.
If your leaving from the airport buses depart from Terminal D and Terminal B.
Kyiv Boryspil Express Train
Boryspil Airport railway station is situated approximately 100m north of Terminal D. The train runs between the airport and the main railway station Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi. There are 2 stops before reaching Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi, they are Darnytsia and Vydubychi . Travel time from Kiev Boryspil Airport to Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi takes about 40 minutes.
The Kyiv Boryspil Express train is running a restricted service as of 08/04/21 due to the current pandemic, check website below for departure times.