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Kiev transportation

Rail Information
Car rental
Air ticket offices
Flight information
Train tickets and information


Although you can order a taxi by dialing 0-58, there is little need in doing so. Private cars and taxis swarm city's streets. To hail a car, you can simply put out your hand, and a car will stop. Private cars, the cars driven by locals who sometimes act as taxi drivers, cost significantly less than official taxis. Although it is the most common way of getting a ride besides public transport, you should be careful and use common sense. Most drivers do not speak English. Agree on a price beforehand.


Ukraine boasts a very convenient, safe, and inexpensive metro system in three cities: Kiev, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk. In Kiev, you can buy tokens at any metro station. The price of one token is 50 kopiykas, and it allows you to transfer from line to line. If metro is going to be your most frequently used transportation type, it is reasonable to purchase a monthly metro pass at a price of 25 Hryvnias.

Map of Kiev metro


These tend to be crammed tight with people but provide a good and cheap way to travel around the city. You can purchase tickets at a price of 50 kopiykas at bus stops or from a controller on the trolley or bus. The monthly passes are also available at a price of 17 hryvnias per month. If you do not punch your ticket and are caught, you will be charged a 10 Hryvnia fine. In addition, there are private minibus companies that serve practically the same routes and will offer you a faster and a more comfortable ride. The price per ride varies from 60 kopiykas to 1 hryvnia.

Rail Information

Kiev is connected to European and Asian cities via an extensive network of railways. The capital's train station (tel. 005) is located in the center of the city right next to the Vokzalna metro station. It was fully reconstructed in 2001 and is now up to European standards. The ticket office for rail travel, located at 38/40 Tarasa Shevchenka blvd., can be reached at 050.

Train travel is the least expensive and most convenient way to reach just about any location. Prices are higher for foreigners, and the rate usually includes a per-ticket commission.

There are three comfort classes for long distance train travel: luxury-soft with two pull-out beds for more space, coupe-soft with four beds, and platskart with six beds per compartment. However, electric commuter trains, called elektropotyahy or elektrychky are usually outfitted with only hard wooden benches and no amenities. They are generally very crowded, especially on weekends and in the summertime when people travel to their summer houses. For further comfort and privacy, it is recommended you buy all the tickets for a compartment. This is an especially good idea for women traveling alone. It is always wise to bring your own toilet paper, soap, and supply of food and drinks.

Car rental

Integro-Kiev Vul. Bratska 10. (Tel: 291-7676/7723); rental cost per hour is $8-14.
Nikita Vul. Serafymovcha 9a. (Tel: 550-3226); 24-hour rental cost is $50-300.
Otema Vul. Yaroslaviv Val 33. (Tel: 212-0129/0514)
Oto Vul. Chervonoarmiyska 15. (Tel: 220-8470)

Air ticket offices

14 Peremohy prosp.;
4 Lysenko str.
tel: 221-8380; 234-4528;
296-7455 (at airport);
fax: 216-7994
Austrian Airlines, SAS, Swissair Boryspil Airport tel: 296-7697; 244-3542/43
Air France 14 Khreschatyk st. (Khreschatyk Hotel) tel: 229-1395; 296-7050; fax: 229-7380
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines 12 Bohdana Khymelnytskoho st. tel: 229-7203; 296-7591
British Airways 5 Yaroslaviv Val str., Kiev 252034 tel: 490 6060; fax: 246 5152
CSA Airlines 14 Khreschatyk st. (Khreschatyk Hotel) tel: 228-0296/5027; 296-7449
EgyptAir 14 Khreschatyk st. (Khreschatyk Hotel) tel: 228-2343; 228-4789
Finnair 14 Khreschatyk st. (Khreschatyk Hotel) tel: 229-4363; fax: 229-4369
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines 20 Esplanadna st. tel: 220-1614; fax: 227-2509
LOT Polish Airlines 14 Khreschatyk st. (Khreschatyk Hotel) tel: 228-7150; fax: 228-7822
Lufthansa 14 Khreschatyk st. (Khreschatyk Hotel) tel: 229-6297; 296-7686; fax: 229-2972
MALEV Hungarian Airlines 20 Volodymyrska st. tel: 229-3661; 296-7453
Pan Ukraine 3 Volodarskoho st. tel: 219-1448; 244-5620; fax: 216-6859
Swissair contact Austrian Airlines
Transaero 10 Shevchenko blvd. tel: 225-0640
Turkish Airlines 4 K. Gorodetskoho st. tel: 229-1550

Flight information:

Boryspil Airport 296-7243; 296-7609; 225-2252
Zhuliany Airport 271-2633; 276-2034

Train tickets and information:

Train Tickets With Delivery 050
Train Schedule Information 005
Central Railway Station 223-1111