Kiev is the heart and soul of Ukraine. It is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, with a long history, while the city went through many changes throughout the years. Today, it is an important economic, cultural and educational centre of Eastern Europe.
Top-rated attractions in Kiev
Kiev is known for its beautiful churches and cathedrals. Pechersk Lavra (the Caves Monastery) is at the top of the list, followed by the St. Michael's Monastery, St Volodymyr's Cathedral, St. Sophia's Church and St. Andrew's Church. The city is full of beautiful green landscapes, including the National Botanical Gardens and Kreshchatyk Park. Other places you should visit are the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the National Museum of Ukrainian History, the National Art Museum, and the Aviation Museum.
There is a full offer of mass transit options to get around Kiev. Depending on where you want to get and how fast, you can use the metro, bus, trolleybus or the tram.
The metro is a fast and efficient way to reach different parts of Kiev. The extensive metro network consists of three lines: M1 (red line), M2 (blue line), and M3 (green line). There are three interchange stations where the lines intersect.
The trolleybus is convenient to reach any part of Kiev from the early morning till midnight. It's a slower transport option and perfect for sightseeing. Buses run from 07:00 to 20:00, and the vast network covers the city, as well as the suburbs. You can see the timetable on the bus stop information boards. The tram was the dominant public transport mode in Kiev before the metro, but today is used less frequently.
The Kiev funicular connects the city with the ancient city district of Podil. By taking the funicular, you will enjoy the panoramic views of the Dnipro River and explore the historic city.
Ukraine taxi drivers usually don't use the meter, so it's best to negotiate the price in advance. The Kiev taxis are cheaper compared to the other European capital, which makes them an affordable transport option.
Travelling from and to Kiev airport
Two airports are serving Kiev: Borispol and Zhuliany airport. The Kiev Borispol is the central hub for arriving in Kiev and serves international flights from European and US destinations. Before the construction of the Borispol airport, Zhuliany International was the primary airport in Kiev. Today, it still serves international flights, mainly by budget airlines.
Borispol Airport is 29 km east of Kiev. There are regular bus lines which operate from the airport to Kiev and other cities, airport taxi service and private transfer.
Sky buses run from Kiev Borispol to the city centre. There are also bus companies which offer long-distance routes to other cities. The airport provides the airport taxi service, and you can take one at the dedicated taxi ranks. They by the meter, and when stuck in traffic, there is an additional fee.
Kiev Zhuliany is only 7 km from Kiev city centre. There are regular public transport lines, taxis and private transfer.
Zhuliany International is on the route of bus No. 80. The two trolleybus lines run from Zhuliany International to the city centre stopping at several metro stations. You can take an official taxi in front of the terminals, and you will pay according to the meter.
Booking a private airport transfer
Often, there are unexpected flight delays or crowds at the terminals, which makes it impossible to get on time. To avoid additional stress and have a comfortable journey to your accommodation, we suggest booking a private airport transfer with us.
Our airport transfer service is customised according to your schedule, and we will make sure you arrive on time. Also, the driver will be waiting at the meeting point and help you with the luggage on your way to the vehicle. Then, he will drive you directly to the address you provided in the booking.
You don't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic, as we don't charge by the meter. There is a fixed price for every destination and type of vehicle. You can get an instant quote on our website and make the payment online or in cash to the driver.
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