Boryspil International Airport is the busiest airport in Ukraine. It is also the country’s largest airport with passenger traffic of 65%.
The airport is situated in Boryspil, a city located 29 km east of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. Are you planning to visit Kyiv on an upcoming trip?
If you’re new to the city, you might be wondering about all the different types of transportations available from the airport to the city centre. Don’t worry, we have developed an elaborate guide to help you with your visit. Happy travelling!
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Sky Bus is the operator with the maximum number of buses running from Boryspil Airport to Kyiv Central Bus Terminal. The buses are easily recognizable because of their vivid purple colour. They depart from the terminals B, D and F. The bus lane is 322.
Sky Buses from Boryspil travel to Kharkivska subway station and finally to Kyiv Passazhirskiy Railway Station
The buses operate 24 hours every day. Services never stop even during seasonal changes or harsh weather conditions
During day time, buses at terminal D run every 15-25 minutes. At night, the interval increases to 30-40 minutes
At terminal F, buses are available on each aircraft’s arrival. Click here for their schedule
The fare from Boryspil Airport to Kharkivska subway station is UAH 60
The fare from the airport to railway terminal Pivdennyi in Kyiv is UAH 100
The average journey time will take around 50 minutes
You can buy tickets online through their website. Sky Bus also provides international trips to Europe. Their helpline number is +38 095 431 07 17 which can be contacted 24/7.
Apart from Sky Bus, you can also travel by other bus operators like AutoLux and Gunsel to reach the city centre from Boryspil airport. Their tickets can be bought here.
Some of these operators also support a mobile ticket. A printed ticket is not necessary. This means that you can simply show the ticket information from your smartphone while boarding the bus. However, the fares vary significantly with operators.
The Boryspil airport authorities also operate a shuttle bus service running between the terminals and the airport hotel.
So if you’re planning to rest for a while at the airport hotel, or travel quickly from one terminal to another, you may consider this option. Their departure timings can be found here.
Although buses are economical, they offer limited luggage room. So consider renting a private car or getting a taxi if you’re arriving with heavy luggage.
The Kyiv - Boryspil Express Train runs between Boryspil international airport and the central station at Kyiv-Pasazhyrskiy.
The trains run every hour during off-peak times and every half an hour during peak times
A one-way ride takes around 30 to 40 minutes
Tickets can be bought from terminals installed at the airport station and main station in the city
You can also pay in cash at the two cash desks located inside the main railway station
Tickets can also be bought on the train via contactless cards
The train fare for a one-way trip is 80 UAH
The train service is operated by Ukrainian Railways. You can find the entire timetable by clicking here.
For people with disabilities, the airport station offers personal assistance.
Kyiv-Boryspil express features comfortable ramps to board the train from the station via wheelchair. You can also book this service in advance while booking the train tickets.
After reaching the Central Railway Station at Kyiv, you can book a Taxi or an Uber to reach your hotel.
Car rentals are beneficial for those who plan to arrive with a lot of baggage which cannot be easily fitted in the limited luggage space present in public transports like buses and trains.
It can also help if you’re planning to arrive in a group or coming with someone possessing disabilities.
There are many self-drive rental companies with varying prices to help you get around Kiev
The popular ones are SIXT, Europcar, Avis, Budget and addCar who have their counters at the terminal
Prices differ with class ranging from €43 (economy) to above €90 (passenger van)
You can also book an English speaking private chauffeur who knows the city well and will take you to your hotel with ease
The driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals section with a placard reading your name
It is advised to book at least three weeks from before to get below-average prices. All bookings made can be cancelled 48 hours before the car hire period.
If you chose a self drivable rental, bring your original passport, driver’s license and credit card with you. Foreign licenses require an English translation for verifications.
The rental companies also require a fixed deposit to be made prior to the ride starting period.
Although significantly costlier, private rentals let you quickly get out of the airport and zoom past city traffic.
Boryspil airport offers its own line of airport taxis which feature trained drivers and modern cars. The prices are fixed and are paid according to the displayed price on the taxi meter.
The official airport taxis offer ample luggage space and are fully air-conditioned. You can find them waiting right at the first line outside terminal D. Their operations number is (097)828-98-64. You can find more information here.
However, keep in mind that airport taxis tend to be costlier because of their better service and parking fees which drivers have to pay upfront before entering the airport.
You can also get other public and private taxis outside the airport. However, be aware that they have a tendency for overcharging tourists.
Always negotiate on a fixed price before entering the taxi to avoid getting ripped off
The average rate charged is 7-10 UAH per kilometre, it can be a bit more for foreigners
If you’re planning to travel to the city centre, rates are expensive, around 35-60 UAH per kilometre because of the congested routes
Communication can be a problem if you don’t have your destination written down because most drivers do not speak English
For English speaking taxi services, you can try Happy Go Taxi and Lingo Taxi. Apart from taxis, you can also book an Uber through their mobile app or use Bolt.
The Boryspil International Airport handles over 12.6 million passengers yearly. Boryspil was ranked the best among European Airports Group.
It is the only airport in Ukraine which operates the majority of international flights. Over 60 foreign and domestic carries operate in 120 routes worldwide.
The airport consists of three terminals B, F and D. Terminals B and F serve domestic flights and terminal D handles all the international traffic.
All the terminals are connected via shuttle bus service operated by the airport authorities.
Dining facilities are available for 24 hours at the terminal D
The airport offers access to free Wi-Fi. However, you are provided free access only for the first 30 minutes
Baby care facilities are available at terminal D and airside
A children’s play area is located on the third floor of Terminal D
Unfortunately, there are no specific smoking areas across the terminals
The airport lounges can be accessed with a priority pass
Emergency medical services are available on the first floor in terminal D for 24 hours
You will find mobile charging sockets with both USB and power outlets
Terminal D also houses a currency exchange and ATMs
There are a nail spa and a hair salon on the first floor of Terminal B
If you’re planning to sleep overnight, head over to Terminal D where the seats are comfortable and free from armrests. Passengers reported that the gates around D12 and D13 are good sleeping spots due to quieter surroundings and low night-time lightning.
Although keep in mind that airport security sometimes asks to check your passport if they find you sleeping overnight.
Boryspil International Airport provides two business lounges, one for domestic and another for international travellers.
Both the lounges feature a priority pass which can be bought by paying at the door. So it doesn’t matter if you’re flying class doesn’t provide business lounge access.
Passengers with special needs can call the 24/7 customer care number +38 063 980 6749 for immediate assistance. The airport staff is trained properly to help people with disabilities while boarding or disembarking.
There are plenty of wheelchairs available all across the terminals. Wheelchair ramps are located at every entrance and exit gate. The airport features special toilets for the physically challenged.
Lifts and all public phones are located at a height of 80 cm from the ground. For more information on all facilities provided, click here.
Boryspil International Airport receives many domestic and international air carriers namely Air Arabia, Air France, Air Baltic, Atlas Global, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Ryan Air and Turkish Airlines.
Absolutely. Terminal D has a comfortable seating arrangement for sleeping at night.
For better comfort, the airport hotel is located just 7 km away and can be accessed 24 hours free of charge using the airport’s own shuttle bus service.
Ligena Hotel is the closest outside the airport.
Hotel Korona is just a five-minute ride from Boryspil International Terminal.
Both of them provide plenty of amenities and free Wi-Fi.
Here you can find full list of hotels nearby Boryspil Airport.
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