Kiev Airport Information
Kiev airport help & information
There are two airports in Kiev (Kyiv) - Boryspil (KBP) and Zhuliany (IEV).
Most International flights operate to and from Boryspil International Airport which is located 29 km south-east of Kiev and 6 km south-west of Boryspil city centre. Boryspil Airport is the main gateway into Ukraine but a smaller airport Zhuliany International Airport Kyiv has recently been rebuilt and provides another convenient entry point into Kiev and Ukraine.
Boryspil International Airport Kyiv
Boryspil is the country's largest airport, serving 65% of its passenger air traffic, including all its intercontinental flights and a majority of international flights. Ukraine’s primary air hub Boryspil International Airport recorded a 20% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers for September 2018. Overall 1.3 million passengers passed through the airport during the course of the month as the country’s air travel boom continued to gather pace. It is one of two passenger airports that serve Kiev along with the smaller Zhulyany Airport. The airport has two parallel runways and three passenger terminals. A new terminal (Terminal E) was scheduled to open at the end of 2015, but due to the unstable political situation in Ukraine these plans are on hold.
To and From Boryspil International Airport Kyiv
Leaving Boryspil airport by Taxi: You will find no shortage of private taxi drivers offering you their services. Top end price for an official taxi to centre of Kiev should be about 800 UAH (27.00 EUR/30.00 USD/21:00 GBP). These can be pre-booked on line or requested from the Taxi kiosk in the arrivals lounge. A private taxi is much cheaper but many vehicles are old and uncomfortable. Be prepared to haggle, you shouldn't be paying more than 500 UAH.
Leaving Boryspil airport by Bus:
For 50 UAH you can take a Sky Bus from directly outside of Boryspil airport. They are situated outside terminals B, D and F. The Sky Bus route will take you via Kharkivska metro station to the south of Kyiv’s main railway station. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver. SkyBus website
Kyiv Boryspil Express
Connecting Boryspil International Airport (KBP) and Central Kiev main Railway Station.
Be aware that both Airport Express train and Skybus bring you to Kyiv main railway station, not to the city centre. The train journey takes about 38 minutes with more trains running at peak times. The cost of the trip is 80 UAH as of February , 2019.
Tickets can also be bought at the exit to the platform at platform 14, there are two terminals installed that accept payment by cards. At the airport it is possible to buy a return ticket directly on the platform through the payment terminal and at the terminal D box office. There is free WiFi on the train.
Please be aware that information was correct at time of writing but is subject to change.
Zhuliany International Airport Kyiv
Zhuliany International Airport Kiev is located 8 km southwest from Kiev city centre. Zhuliany Airport is a brand new modern airport with world class facilities. The airport handles mostly domestic travel and low-cost budget airline short haul flights. UK travellers using WIZZ AIR from Luton are currently flying in to Kiev Zhuliany Airport. There are three passenger terminals at Zhuliany International Airport Kyiv. Terminal A - Servicing international flights. Check in counter’s 1-18. Terminal D - Passenger service on arrival. Check in counters 1-12. Terminal B - Business terminal.
To and From Zhuliany International Airport Kyiv
At arrivals in Kiev you will be accosted by a multitude of private taxi drivers. You can either haggle for a good price and take your chances on vehicle condition, or pay more and go for the safer option of a regular licensed taxi. Go to the "Taxi information Kiosk" in the arrivals lounge to hire a regular taxi.
A Public transport stop is situated 200 metres from terminal A, D and 50 metres from terminal B. Walk out of the terminal and go straight across the car park past the airplane on the left. You will see a bus Shelter in front of you. Take Trolley Bus No. 9. It will take you into the centre of Kiev and costs just 6 UAH as of October 2018.. Public transport runs from 06:30 till 22:30.
Use the Luggage wrap facilities at Kiev airports. It is an inexpensive convenient way to secure your luggage.