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How to get to and from hundreds of the world's airports by car, bus, train and other forms of public transport.

 Updates and requests for inclusion in these pages welcomed by e-mail to Steve. Information is from many sources including personal visits and may no longer be accurate. Please note I am an airline pilot, not a travel agent and cannot provide any travel services, hotels or flights. Legal Disclaimer  Last Update 24Jul13

Chernivtsi Kiev/Kyiv Lviv/Lvov Odesa/Odessa Simferopol
Ivano-Frankivsk        

Many taxi drvers in Ukraine do not use the meter, so it is essential to agree a price beforehand. Airport tax is included in ticket price.
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Chernivtsi/Чернівці (CWC):
Location:
4 km/2 Miles SE of the city centre.

Updated Jun05 www. 
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Ivano-Frankivsk/ІваноФранківськ (IFO):
Location: 5 km/3 Miles SW of Ivano-Frankivs'k city centre.
By Bus: Bus #1
runs to the railway station in the city.
Updated Jun05 www. [back].[top]

Kyiv/Kiev/Київ - Boryspil/Бориспіль (KBP):
Location: 
29 km/18 Miles ESE of Kyiv City, 4 km/2 Miles W of Borispol Town.
Airport Overview: 3 terminals, all within a few minutes walk of each other. Terminal A to the East is for domestic flights only. Terminal B is the central terminal used for interntional flights. Terminal C is to the West and seems to be for private flights only.


By Taxi:
General: As you pass into the arrivals hall you will be approached by numerous taxi touts. Try to resist these and proceed outside and negotiate with the drivers there. You should not pay more than US$30-35, and with some effort you may get US$25. If you exit the terminal and turn right, you will see a taxi dispatcher building, where you can obtain a fair priced taxi. Taxi desks are also in the arrivals area of Terminal B.
Approx Costs: To the City centre: 25EUR/25-40 mins. Make sure you agree a price beforehand.
Taxi Companies: Taxi Auto Ukraine Tel 044 296 73 18. Has a desk in Terminal B arrivals area. Sky Taxi & Sky Bus (http://kbp.aero/en/transport/sky-taxi/). Both offer decent alternates away from the local taxi mafia. Tel +38 044 281-75-58 or +38 044 281-7-281. HappyGoTaxi  is another taxi company that offers airport transfers in Kiev. They have English-speaking drivers and provide a range of additional services for free.  You can also rent a car with a driver or book trips within the city. To find out more, visit happygotaxi.com.

By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
Polit Buses to the City: Regular buses and minibuses are operated by Polit (Політ) from a bus stop just in front of arrivals.
Route: Airport (in front of terminal B) - Charkivska Metro Station (Харківська) - Train station (Βокзал).
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0010, 0040, 0140, 0235, 0400, 0445, 0515, 0530, 0550, 0620, 0645, 0710, 0730, 0755, 0815, 0835, 0855, 0925, 0945, 1005, 1025, 1045, 1100, 1120, 1140, 1200, 1215, 1245, 1300, 1320, 1335, 1400, 1425, 1440, 1500, 1520, 1540, 1600, 1620, 1645, 1700, 1725, 1750, 1815, 1850, 1930, 2000, 2030, 2120, 2155, 2245 & 2335. Buses leave the rain station in the city daily at 0035, 0100, 0130, 0230, 0340, 0445, 0540, 0600, 0630, 0700, 0720, 0755, 0810, 0840, 0915, 0935, 0955, 1015, 1035, 1050, 1115, 1130, 1150, 1210, 1230, 1250, 1310, 1330, 1350, 1405, 1430, 1445, 1505, 1525, 1545, 1615, 1630, 1650, 1710, 1735, 1800, 1820, 1840, 1900, 1920, 2000, 2030, 2100, 2130, 2220, 2250 & 2335. Takes 40-60 mins.
Cost: UAH 25 one way. Pay on board. Contact: Call +380 44 296 7367.
Local Buses to Borispil Town: Buses leave the airport on work days at 0735, 0800, 0840, 0900, 0945, 1005, 1050, 1110, 1230, 1250, 1325, 1355, 1430, 1555, 1625, 1705, 1730, 1805, 1910 & 2000. Non-work days at 0735, 0755 (minibus only), 0800, 0840, 0900, 0915 (minibus only), 0945, 1050, 1220, 1325, 1430, 1625, 1730, 1805, 1835, 1910 & 2000.
Gunsel (Гюнсел) Long distance buses: Gunsel operate long distance coaches to various cities in Ukraine from the airport. Most coaches begin in the city, before calling at the airport to pick up pasengers:
Kremenchuk/Кременчук (UAH 40/3 hrs 30) & Dnipropetrovsk/Дніпропетровськ (UAH 70/7 hrs 30): Depart the airport at 0835, 1130, 1525 & 2225.
Piryatin/Пирятин (2 hrs), Romny/Ромни 4 hrs & Sumy/Суми (UAH 50/5:45). Depart the airport at 0750 & 1710.
Poltava/Полтава (UAH 50/5hrs 15) & Donets'k/Донецьк (UAH 100/10:35). Depart the airport at 0835 & 2030.
Poltava/Полтава (UAH 50/5hrs 15) & Kharkiv/Харків (UAH 70/7 hrs). Depart the airport at 0830 & 2315.
Bus #709: Kirovograd/Кіровоград (5 hrs), Mikolaiv/Миколаїв (8 hrs 50), Kherson/Херсон (UAH 80/10 hrs 10), Simferopol/Сімферополь (UAH 130/15 hrs), Alushta/Алушта (16 hrs) & Yalta/Ялта (UAH 150/17 hrs). Departs the airport at  1405 daily. The return service (Bus #710) departs Yalta daily at 1915 arriving at the airport at 1255 next day.
Zaporizhzhia/Запоріжжя (UAH 80/9 hrs 20), Simferopol/Сімферополь (UAH 130/16 hrs) & Feodosiya/Феодосія (UAH 150/17 hrs). Departs the airport at 1530.
Contact: Tel 044 258 04 38 or 537 59 55 (airport).


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: EUROPCAR +380 44 238 2691 & Hertz have desks in Terminal B arrivals.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire. CarRentals.co.uk.

Car Parking: Available in front of terminal B. Charge UAH 6-8 per day (hour?).
Notes: ATMs/Cash Machines available in terminals A & B. Kyiv Hotel Service has a desk in Terminal B arrivals, and can arrange hotels from US$65-170 per night.
Baggage Storage:
Left luggage lockers available 24 hrs.
Airport to Airport:
Buses are reported to run to Kiev Zhuliany airport as follows: To Zhulyany airport: 0700, 0815, 1050, 1125, 1440, 1625, 1720, 1935 & 1955.
From Zhulyany airport: 0915, 1010, 1200, 1305, 1240, 1555, 1835, 2045 & 2130.
However when I tried to use one of these buses in Aug05, I was unable to find them, and was told I would have to take a bus to Kyiv City Centre (Railway Station) and then change to another bus to Zhuliany Airport.

Airport Hotel: Boryspil International Airport Hotel is within walking distance from the terminals.
Steve's Tip:
The Polit Buses that run to the train station are quick, frequent, reliable and good value.
Airport Website: www.airport-borispol.kiev.ua.
Airport Tel No: +380 44 296 7244 or 7496.
Updated Jul13 Ian. Last Visit Aug05.
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Kyiv - Zhuliany/Жуляни (IEV):
Location:
7 km/4 Miles SW of the city centre.
Airport Overview:
An extremely small, basic airport building with a bus stop outside.
By Taxi:
To the city centre ~UAH 30/20-40 mins.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
General: At the front of the terminal is a bus/trolleybus stop. There is a small kiosk where you can buy tickets, however on many buses you can also pay the driver.
Trolleybus #9 to the Railway Station: Route: Many stops on the way to the railway station (Βокзал). Timings: Runs from 0635-1850. Between 0635 & 1000 every 15-18 mins. Between 1000 & 1600 every 18-30 mins. Between 1600 & 1850 every 17-27 mins. Takes 25 mins to the station. Cost: UAH 0.50.
Trolleybus #22 to Blvd Olzhicha: Route: Many stops on the way to Blvd Olzhicha (Бул Ольжича). Timings: Runs from 0604-2135. Between 0604 & 1000 every 10-22 mins. Between 1000 & 1600 every 12-18 mins. Between 1600 & 2000 every 10-13 mins. Between 2000 & 2135 every 10-27 mins. Cost: UAH 1.25.
Bus #213 to Petrivka Metro: Route: Runs to Petrivka Metro station via Sevastoplskaya. Cost: UAH 1.25.

Rental Cars: No car rental companies operate in the terminal.
Airport to Airport:
Buses are reported to run to Kiev Borispol airport as follows: To Borispil airport: 0915, 1010, 1200, 1305, 1240, 1555, 1835, 2045 & 2130.
From Borispil airport: 0700, 0815, 1050, 1125, 1440, 1625, 1720, 1935 & 1955.
However when I tried to use one of these buses in Aug05, I was unable to find them, and was told I would have to take a bus to Kyiv City Centre (Railway Station) and then change to another bus to Boryspil.

Notes: This airport serves a few domestic flights only. Limited services in the terminal include currency exchange, ATMs & Pharmacy. Toilet charge UAH 0.70. As of 2009, the terminal at this airport has been refurbished, and a completely new one is under construction.
Airport Website: www.airport.kiev.ua/en/airport/
.
Updated Aug09 www.  Last Visit Aug05.
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Lviv/L'viv/Lvov/Львів (LWO):
Location:
6 km/4 Miles WSW of the city centre.
By Bus: Trolleybus #9 runs into the city at regular intervals.
Notes:
ATM's reported to be available. Left luggage available.

Airport Website:
www.avia.lviv.ua
. In Russian.
Airport Tel No:
(+380) 322 69-23-16.
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Odesa/Одеса (ODS):
Location:
9 km/6 Miles SW of Central Odessa.
By Bus: Bus #129 runs to the rail station in the city. The train station is a 20 minute walk from the city centre. Buses #137 & #146 pass the train station en route to Ploscha Hretska in the centre.
Note:
Many travellers report this to be a very difficult airport to travel through, with few signs and unhelpful staff.
Airport Website: www.airport.od.ua. Russian only.
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Simferopol/Сімферополь (SIP):
L
ocation:
12 km/9 Miles NW of Simferopol'.

Airport Layout:
There are a large number of small terminals: Terminal A is for Intl arrivals, terminal B for intl departures, Terminal C is for domestic departures. It is not clear where domestic arrivals is. Terminal D is for VIP travel. All the terminals are within walking distance of each other.
By Taxi:
Taxis are readily available outside intl arrivals.

By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.
Simferopol Airport Transfers: Provides on demand transport in cars or vans to various destinations. Cost: to Feodosia 58, to Yalta 49, Sevastopol 49, Evpatoria 40, Sudak 55 & Kerch 68. Contact: Tel +38 (0973) 751 552 ior +38 0676 524 418.

By Bus:
General: Several buses run into the city including:
Bus #50: No details yet.
Trolleybus #9: Departs for the city every 10-15 mins and takes ~30 mins.
Minibus: A minibus departs for the train station every 10-20 mins and takes 15 mins.
Onward connections: Near the train station there is a Kurortnaya motor bus station and the Krimtrolleybus interurban station, where you can connect to other destinations such as the Southern Crimean coast resorts & the Western Crimean coast resorts of Sevastopol, Yevpatoria, Saki, etc.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies available.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: Available outside the terminals. Secure parking is available at a cost of UAH 10 per day. Tel (+380) 0652 295-794.
Airport Hotel:
The airport hotel is within walking distance of all terminals.

Airport Website:
www.airport.crimea.ua
.
Airport Tel No: +380 (652) 295545.

Updated Jan10 ADV. 
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