Most international flights land at Boryspil International Airport (KBP), 37 km (21 miles) east of the city. A taxi to the city centre should cost around $30 and take 30–45 minutes depending on traffic. For the budget traveler, buses and minivans leave every 30 minutes from Terminal B and go downtown to Central Railway Station. Purchase a one-way ticket for about $3 from a bus driver.
Citizens of the E.U., Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Vatican, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Mongolia, the U.S., Canada, Japan and the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan) can currently enter Ukraine without a visa and stay for up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries require a visa, which can be obtained from a Ukrainian embassy abroad before arrival. Visa requirements may change, so check up-to-date visa requirements before traveling.
International trains from Berlin, Warsaw, Vienna, Belgrade, Bratislava, Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Sophia, Moscow, St Petersburg, Minsk, and Baku arrive at the Central Railway Station in the heart of the city centre.
Kyiv Metro is the jewel of Kyiv's public transport system. While traffic snarls above ground, underground trains deliver passengers to their destination quickly and reliably. Purchase a one-way ticket for $0.25 from a ticket booth or automatic dispenser.
Taxis are widely available in the center of Kyiv, with a ride to any central destination usually costing under $10.
Other Public Transportation
Other public transport options in Kyiv include electric trolleybuses, ordinary buses, streetcars, and minivans. Expect to be squeezed in with other passengers, particularly at peak hours. Single tickets for trolleybuses, streetcars and buses cost around $0.20 and can be purchased from the driver as you board. Remember to validate the ticket immediately.