Kiev, the booming capital of Ukraine, is one of the largest cities in all of Europe. It is Ukraine’s economic, administrative, cultural, educational, and scientific center. Located just north of the center of the country, this city is somewhat difficult to get to because the demand is not yet enough to lure the low cost carriers.
How to get to Kiev is an important part of planning your trip to the city. Getting to the city is cheap and accessible. You can get there by plane from many European cities. You can also go to the city by train, bus and by ferry or boat.
There are two airports in Kiev. The Boryspil International Airport is approximately 40 minutes from the heart of the city. Kiev’s second airport is Zhulyany, which is used primarily for domestic flights. It is located about 20 minutes away from the city proper. Austrian Airlines, Aeroflot, Czech Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Delta, Lufthansa, KLM, and Malev have scheduled flights to the Boryspil airport. Semi-Budget airlines such as Estonian Air and AirBaltic also fly to Kiev.
You can also get to Kiev by train. The capital’s central railway station, the Kyiv-Passazhyrskyi, is strategically located near city center. Vokzalna, the metro station, links to the railway station. The railway has daily trips to all major towns and cities in Ukraine. There are also international trains to Belarus, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Romania, Poland, Russia, and Slovakia.
Getting to Kiev by bus is for those who enjoy seeing marvelous sceneries. There is no shortage of international buses that go to the city. There are many buses that come in from Germany. All international buses stop at the central station in Kiev.
You can also reach the capital by boat. In the summer months there are many organized trips down the Dnipro to the Black Sea. There are travel agencies in the city who can help you book these trips.