Kiev airports : how to get there

Airport “Zhulyany” in Kiev

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

Kiev International Airport “Zhulyany” – is the second most important airport in Ukraine. It is second only to Boryspil airport. International terminal of the airport “Zhulyany” was built in 2012, in preparation for the Euro 2012 championship. Terminals for domestic airlines and business traffic were opened in 2013. The airport is a modern complex equipped with all the necessary facilities for passengers. There is also the largest aviation museum in the country.

Zhulyany airport on the Google panorama:

The airport received its name “Zhulyany” in the 1960s, after the annexation of the village of the same name to Kiev. From 1924 to 1949 there was an airfield in Zhulyany village. The full name of the air port is the I. Sikorsky International Airport.

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

The board of the airport in Kiev

On the official website of Zhulyany airport you can see the schedule of arrivals and departures of flights. The scoreboard also provides information about the airline-carrier, flight number and terminal.

Passengers can also use the Yandex. Timetable.

Flight schedule of the international airport of Kiev in 2022

Zhulyany International Airport serves domestic and international flights of 7 airlines. Detailed information about carriers and contacts you can find on official website of Kyiv airport.

Popular destinations

Flying to European countries like Italy (Rome, Bergamo), Cyprus (Larnaca), the UK (Luton), Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Dortmund), Hungary (Budapest), Poland (Warsaw) are in great demand. Flights to Georgia (Tbilisi), Belarus (Minsk), Turkey (Ankara), Egypt (Sharm el-Sheikh), Israel and Lebanon are also popular. Domestic flights are also available to Zaporizhzhya, Odessa and Lviv.

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

Searching for air tickets from Kiev

Tickets are sold at the airport ticket offices, as well as on the official website. In addition you can buy tickets to the plane from Kiev through special applications or websites. This will save you time because you don’t have to go to the ticket office and stand in line. You can find tickets by using the online form below:

Checking in for your flight

Typically, check-in begins 2 to 2.5 hours before departure. Keep in mind that there may be a line at the check-in desks, so it’s best to arrive at the airport early.

At the airport

You can find out about the check-in process at the electronic board at the airport. They also indicate the flight, departure time, airline, and check-in desk number. This information is also reported on the speakerphone. The passenger must come with luggage and hand luggage to the appropriate desk and show passport to employee. After handing over the luggage, the employee issues a boarding pass.

Check-in desks at Kiev airport


Passengers of most airlines can check in for their flight independently – via internet. You can do it a day before departure on the airline’s website or through a mobile app. Please check with your airline for information on the availability of online check-in.

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Priority Line service

Kiev airport “Zhulyany” offers passengers the service of priority boarding. It includes check-in without queuing, passing all control services accompanied by an airport employee, priority boarding and baggage service, as well as comfortable transport to/from the aircraft. The service is not free of charge. The cost depends on the number and age of passengers. You can calculate the cost of Priority Line and order the service on the Kiev airport website or by phone: +38 (044) 339-26-07 .

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

Scheme of the airport in Kiev

Kiev International Airport has three terminals:

  • Terminal, A – international flights;
  • Terminal B – for VIP-clients;
  • Terminal D – domestic flights.

Terminals A and D are located next to each other, Terminal B is located a little further.

The international terminal has two floors: the first floor has check-in, border and customs control, lockers, post office, medical center, arrival and departure halls, public toilets, mother and child room and other infrastructure. On the second floor there is a waiting lounge, stores, including Duty Free, cafes and restaurants.

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

Kiev airport’s domestic terminal was built in 2013, then temporarily was not used due to a decline in passenger traffic. But since 2017 it has resumed its work. This is a small, one-story modern building, which has everything necessary for the comfort and safety of passengers.

Terminal B is a two-story building with separate parking and a mini-hotel. For detailed information on VIP-terminal services, please visit the website.

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev


For information about the work and services of Zhulyany airport you can visit the information desk at the airport, as well as call the information desk at: +38 (044) 364-45-14. Moreover, you can find the answers to frequently asked questions in a special section of the official web-site.


24-hour lockers are located in Terminal A, on the first floor, in the arrivals and departures hall for international flights.

The cost of service:

  • for 1 hour – 10 UAH;
  • for 1 day (24 hours) – 120 UAH.

You can pack your luggage at special points of terminals A and D. You can pay for storage and packing services on the spot as well as in advance through the Zhulyany airport website.

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

How to get to Kiev airport

Zhulyany airport is located at: 2 Medovaya Street, Kiev. You can get there both by personal and public transport. It takes about an hour to get by car from the center of the capital to the airport, depending on traffic congestion.

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Map of access to airport from Independence Square – Google Maps

Public Transport

You can use public transportation from 06:30 to 22:30. Night trolleybus № 92H (from 23:00 to 05:30) is an exception. The stop is within walking distance from the terminals. The following routes stop here:

  • Buses: № 565 (Shulyavskaya metro station, Dorogozhichi metro station, Petrovka metro station), № 368 (grz. Boyarka – Starovokzalna street), № 302 (Vyshnevoe – Kontraktova square), № 482 (Glushkov avenue – st. Dorogozhichi), № 496 (m.m. Lukyanivska – Teremki), № 499 (m.m. Lukyanivska – m.m. Vasylkivska – m.m. Teremki), № 78 (m.m. Vasylkivska – st. Smelyanska), № 805 (Vyshneve – Railway Station).
  • Trolleybuses: # 22 (Aeroport “Kyiv” – Olzhycha street), # 9 (Aeroport “Kyiv” – Ploschad Lva Tolstogo subway station), # 92H (Aeroport “Kyiv” – railway station – Svobody square).

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

To the airport “Boryspil”, railway and bus station

For passengers who travel with transfers, it is important to know how to get from the airport “Zhulyany” to the Kiev railway station, central bus station and the airport “Boryspil”.

The distance to the railway station “Kyiv-Passazhyrsky” is only 7 kilometers. You can get there by car or by bus №805 or 368.

It will take about 40 minutes to get to the central bus station by bus № 220. This bus is direct from the “Narodnogo Opolcheniya Street” stop, which is a 15 minute walk from the airport.

The best way to get to Boryspil airport is by car (with the help of E40 highway), because the distance between airports is 37 kilometers. If there is no such a possibility you’ll have to transfer from one airport to another. From the Zhulyany airport you should go to the Anders street stop, take buses # 368, 805 and get off at the Simon Petlyura street stop. Walk to the South Railway Station, where you can take the Sky Bus or bus number 322.

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev


The parking lots near Terminal A and D are for drop-off and pick-up only. Free time of use is 5 minutes. You need to get a parking ticket at the entrance through a special parking machine.

Zhulyany airport also offers a service of long-term parking. The parking lot is located in terminal B. The parking area is equipped with video surveillance and a round-the-clock security station. The cost of parking is 390 UAH per day. The amount includes transfer service.

Zhulyany Airport in Kiev

Transfer and a cab to/from the airport in Kiev

You can book a cab in Kiev through the airport service by calling +38 (095) 482-82-81, +38 (096) 197-77-23. Also, passengers can order a car through Uber or Maxim mobile applications.

In addition, you can use the service of transfer. On a website of the company KiwiTaxi, you can choose a car and know the cost of travel at once.

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Car rental at the airport in Kiev

Passengers who have a driver’s license can rent a car at the car rental service.

Kiev airports (Boryspil and Zhulyany): How to get there

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We tell about the ways to get to/from Kiev’s two airports – Zhulyany and Boryspil – by shuttles, buses, electric trains and cabs. We show the prices, schedules, and stops.

Within Kiev there are two international airports – Boryspil and Zhulyany, which are located 30 km from each other. Below we’ll tell you how to get from each airport to Kiev and vice versa.

Where to look for cheap tickets? The best way to do this is to use the Aviasales and Skyscanner search engines. To find the best price, check with both and look for tickets for different dates. Read also the instructions on how to look for cheap airline tickets.

Boryspil Airport: How to get there from Kiev and back

Borispol airport is the largest by traffic volume in Ukraine. It is in 35-40 km from the center of Kiev and consists of five terminals, but only two of them work: terminal D (domestic and international flights) and terminal E (cargo). The airport has a hotel, duty free zone, stores, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi. The airport code is KBP.

There are a few ways of getting from Kiev to Boryspil Airport and back – it all depends on the speed, comfort and price you want.

Public Transport

This is the cheapest but the longest way. From metro station “Levoberezhnaya” there is a route cab number 316, but it goes not to the airport, but to Boryspil. There you should get off at the stop Leningradskaya and take bus number 2, which goes directly to the airport. To get to Kiev, you have to do the same thing, but in reverse order.

The interval of minibus № 316 is about 7-9 minutes, the cost is 17 UAH. Timetable: 6:40 – 23:10.

The interval of bus № 2 is about 15 minutes, the cost is 3,5 grn. Timetable: 7:00 – 21:25.

The bus stop is located near the central exit of Terminal B. To get there you can take a shuttle-bus, which runs between terminals every five minutes round the clock. Shuttle route: Terminal D – Checkpoint-3 – Hotel – Terminal B (bus station) – Hotel – Terminal D.

You can lay out your own route here.


Easy and fast, but expensive. The fare to/from the airport will cost about 200-300 UAH. You can pre-book a car on the service Kiwi Taxi – the driver with a nameplate will be waiting for you.

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The cheapest and fastest way to get from the railway station to the Kiev airport and back is to take a Skybus bus. They leave from the Southern Station and go to Terminal B and D. The fare is 50 UAH if you order a ticket through the Internet, and 60 UAH if you buy one on the spot. Buses run every 15 minutes around the clock, the travel time depends on traffic jams. At night the interval between flights is 30 minutes. Skybus is very easy to find, because they are located at the main exit and are branded.

Read more about Skybus on their official website:

Rent a car at the airport

Perhaps the most comfortable way to travel is to rent a car. You can do this at the airport upon arrival or online in advance. You can return the car at the airport, which is very convenient. Find out all the nuances of renting a car abroad.

Helicopter cab

The fastest and the most impressive way to get to the airport in Kiev. This service has appeared quite recently – now you can take a helicopter cab only 15 minutes, and enjoy the views on your way. The flight will cost about 2500 UAH.

Official website of the airport:

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Zhulyany airport (Kiev): how to get to and from the city

The airport was founded in 1924. Curiously enough, its official name is not at all “Zhulyany”, but “Kiev”, but people call it by its location. At the moment, its passenger traffic is much lower than in Boryspil – mainly charter flights and low-cost airlines come here. There are two terminals (A and D), and the terminal B does not handle flights. Zhulyany airport is located just 10 km from the center of Kiev, so get there easily. Working time of public transport: 6:30 – 22:30.

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Shuttle cab

This is the cheapest way to get from the train station in Kiev to Zhulyany airport. The following marshrutkas run:

  • № 805 (169). Landing is near the main exit of Southern Railway Station, the interval between routes is 11 minutes, the fare is 8 UAH. Travel time is 10 minutes. Get off at Volynska station and then walk 500 meters to the terminals. Running time 6:20 – 22:15.
  • № 368. Landing is near the main exit of Southern Railway Station, the interval between the routes is 16 minutes, the fare is 12 UAH. The trip takes 10 minutes. Get off at Volynska station and then walk 500 meters to the terminals. The working time is 6:30 – 20:15.
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From the airport to the railway station use the same transport. The stop is located on the right side of the central exit on Vozdukhoflotny Avenue, opposite the Zhulyany hotel.

Other districts of Kiev can be reached by the following shuttle buses:

  • No. 565 – metro stations Shulyavskaya – Dorogozhichi – Petrovka.
  • № 302 – Vyshneve – Kontraktova Ploshcha metro station.
  • No. 482 – Prospect Glushkova – Dorogozhichi metro station.
  • No. 496 – Lukyanivska – Teremki metro station.
  • Nr. 499 – Lukyanivska – Vasilkivska – Teremki subway stations.

The ticket must be bought from the driver, which costs from 3 to 6 UAH ($6). The stop is about 50 meters from the terminal B.

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Another convenient way to get from Kiev Central Railway Station to Zhulyany Airport is an electric train. Get off at the train station “Kyiv-Volynsky”. There are a lot of electric trains and they go quite often – about every 5-10 minutes.

To get to the station you have to go straight from the airport, cross Vozdukhoflotskiy avenue and go without turning anywhere – after 300 meters there will be a station.

The trolleybus

There are two trolleybuses:

  • No. 22 on the route Airport “Kiev” – Olzhicha Street (through the metro stations Shulyavskaya and Dorogozhichi). Terminus – in front of Terminal B.
  • No. 9 on the route Airport “Kiev” – subway station Ploshcha Lva Tolstogo.

We do not recommend to take the trolleybus, as it’s a very long way and you will have to walk a lot from the bus stop. The fare costs about 3 UAH and you can buy it from the driver or at a special kiosk.


The most comfortable way of course is by cab. The cost from the railway station will be 60 to 100 UAH (depending on the time of the day and service), and the same from the airport to Kiev. You can book a cab in advance on the website of Kiwi Taxi – it’s convenient and safe.

Another very important nuance for those who are flying to the airport Zhulyany. After Wizzair moved there, the passenger traffic has increased significantly. Sometimes the queues get to the point where people have to stand in the street waiting to check in. I hope this little piece of information will be helpful and help you better plan your trip.

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