Transportation to and from Kyiv
Kyiv International Boryspil Airport is the closest airport to the Kyiv City Center. The easiest way is to take a taxi straight from the airport to residence. Estimated time between Airport and Kyiv City Centre 30-40 minutes.
Kyiv International Airport Zhuliany is only 8 km from the center and handles mostly domestic travel and flights from Europe. Estimated time between Airport Zhuliany and Kyiv City Centre is 20 minutes.
Taxis can often be found waiting directly outside the terminal, in the passenger drop-off/pick-up area. However, you can use Uber app to get to your accommodation. Uber and Uklon perfectly work in Ukraine.
Taxi from airport to the city center costs approximately 200-300 UAH (hryvna) (= á 10 USD). Please notice that taxi accepts only the cash, no credit cards. Drivers accept also the payment in USD. There is ATM/cash dispenser right in the arrival lobby.
Most participants will arrive by plane to the main airport in Kyiv – Boryspil. There are shuttle buses from the airport (“Skybus”) to metro Boryspilska and to the Main Railway Station (Southern-Pivdennyi), 25 hryvnyas (UAH). Taxi from Boryspil airport will cost 160-180 hryvnyas (UAH) if ordered by phone or around 250-300 hryvnyas (UAH) if you go by Boryspil official taxi waiting near the terminal exit (but these ones provide receipts and some of them take credit card – ask before boarding).
Drivers waiting at the railway station will ask all sorts of high prices, but if you walk 100 metres away you may get a taxi at a reasonable price. If you prefer to use metro, go from the airport to the Boryspilska metro station.
Travel to the airport will take around 30-60 minutes depending on the traffic. A taxi from a hotel ordered by phone from the city centre to Boryspil airport would cost around USD 20-25 (150-200 UAH) depending on the time of the day (more expensive at night). It is better to agree on the fixed price from the beginning irrespective of the meter.