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The nine ways to get from Boryspil Airport to Kyiv

   Borispil Airport is the largest airport in Ukraine by its passenger traffic, the number of airlines, routes and flights. In 2016 Borispol Airport received 8.65 million passengers. According to the Director General of Boryspil Airport Pavel Ryabikin, the passenger traffic in 2017 will be 10 million people.

   In connection with the large number of people arriving at Boryspil airport, there is a problem of delivery of passengers with their luggage to Kiev. Today there are many ways to get from the airport to Kiev and back from Kiev to Borispol airport. The distance between Boryspil Airport and Kiev city center is 37 km. There are at least eight ways to get to the airport and back - it depends on how much time and money a passenger is willing to spend. You can get there by public transport, order a taxi, book a transfer and even fly by helicopter. And all these ways we will describe below.


Way 1: Taxi inside the terminal.


Taxi in Kyiv | Kiev   When you leave the customs zone, you can see men with badges who obsessively offer taxi services. They approach passengers and say: "Taxi, a taxi to Kiev, a taxi to the station, a taxi is not expensive!". This is the so-called "dispatcher". The first row of them offer taxi services for $40-50, closer to the exit price may drop to $20. Usually the dispatchers dont drive themselves and dont even have cars. They stop free taxis, which have already landed their passengers, and offer them to their customers. Usually, these are not the best cars and most of them are in an unsatisfactory technical condition. There is a risk not to get to Kiev and to look for a new car along the way. The so-called "dispatchers" pay taxi drivers no more than $8 per trip from the airport to Kiev, and take the remaining amount .

 

Way 2: Taxi "on the street"


   The advantages of this option is that you dont have to worry about pre-ordering a taxi. In case of delayed flight you will not be asked to pay for waiting. However, if you catch a chauffeur on the spot, it will cost a bit more than a pre-ordered car. So, the cost of a taxi "from the curb" ranges from $17 to $35, depending on which area of ​​Kiev you need to get from the Borispil Airport. On average, the journey takes about an hour. The actual travel time can vary depending on the destination and traffic congestion in the city.



Way 3: Taxi on call


   The usual way to get from the airport Borispol to the city of Kiev is to call one of the taxi services in Kiev. But here it should be noted that there are very few dispatchers of taxi services who speak English. If you still try to use this way, unpleasant situations can arise. If the dispatcher is able to correctly understand the passenger and place an order, then the ordered taxi will arrive at one of three parking lots, which are located about 150 meters from the exit from the airport terminal Borispol. As you know, parking near the terminal is prohibited by the rules of the road. Thus, the passenger needs to maneuver with his luggage among parked cars.

This option is cheaper than the previous one. It should be noted that the cost may vary depending on the price policy of various taxi services. We got to admit there is no low-cost transfer to the airport by taxi.


Way 4: Shuttle taxi


   The shuttle taxi service appeared relatively recently. The passenger orders a minibus, indicating the desired time of arrival at the Airport "Borispol". Then the minivan comes to pick him and along with other passengers takes him to the airport. If  more orders appear on the way, then the minivan stops for a few minutes to the other passengers on board.

On average, it takes an hour or an hour and a half, it also depends on traffic jams. The cost of the trip depends on the number of passengers. The fewer people in the cabin, the more will be the cost for one passenger. If the passenger is alone, he will pay the full cost of the transfer - $23. If the salon is full, then $5.


Way 5: Bus from the railway station

Skybus in Kiev | Kyiv

   There is a special bus from the Southern Railway Station to Boryspil called SkyBus. Its advantage is its cost. The ticket costs about $3.


   According to SkyBus employees, the road to the airport takes 50 minutes. However, if you take traffic jams into account, then the trip will last for at least an hour.

You can buy a ticket on the spot or book a seat on the bus in advance on the SkyBus website, by filling out a special form


Bus schedule for Skybus


Skybus bus route: Kiev - Borispol Airport Boryspil Airport - Kiev

Departure from the airport Boryspil (Terminal B)

Departure from Kiev (railway station "Yuzhny")

0:40 1:30 2:00 2:40 3:30

1:05 2:15 3:25 4:40 5:40

4:25 5:00 5:25 5:50

6:15 6:35 7:05 7:25

6:10 6:30 6:50 7:10

7:50 8:20 8:45 9:10

7:25 7:40 7:55 8:10

9:25 9:45 10:10 10:30

8:25 8:40 8:55 9:10

10:50 11:10 11:25 11:40

9:25 9:40 9:55 10:10

12:00 12:20 12:40 13:00

10:25 10:40 10:55 11:10 

13:20 13:40 14:00 14:20

11:25 11:40 11:55 12:10

14:40 14:55 15:10 15:25

12:25 12:40 12:55 13:10

15:45 16:05 16:25 16:45

13:25 13:40 13:55 14:10

17:05 17:30 17:55 18:25

14:25 14:40 14:55 15:10

18:45 19:05 19:25 19:45

15:25 15:40 15:55 16:10

20:15 20:45 21:05 21:40

16:25 16:40 16:55 17:10

22:20 23:00 23:55

17:30 17:50 18:15 18:35

 

18:55 19:10 19:30 19:50

 

20:10 20:40 21:00 21:40

 

22:00 22:40 23:00 23:40

 


Way 6: Shuttle bus Marshrutka


   This is a very economical option. It will suit those passengers who go to the Airport "Borispol" without large baggage. If you are lucky, the road can take about 2 hours. An important detail - you can only go only during the day - from 7 AM to 9 PM.

First you need to get on the metro to the station "Kharkivska", then take a shuttle bus ( Marshrutka) 317 or 317 A, go to the stop "Leningradskaya Street" in the city of Borispol. Go to the stop on the opposite side of the road, take the minibus 2, 3-B, 16, 17. 2 and 3- busses drive with intervals of 15-20 minutes, the rest once in an hour.

You can get to Boryspil in about 1 h 10 min, wait for the bus for15 min,then  get to the airport  in 25 min. On weekends these buses from Boryspil city go to the airport less often.


Way 7: Suburban electric train


Train in Kiev | Kyiv  This way is even cheaper then the previous! Passengers need to take suburban electric train from the central railway station of Kiev to Boryspil, and take a shuttle bus (Marshrutka) #3B or #16 from there. A shuttle bus stops not at the station, but in 5 min walk on the left side of the street. The train departs from the North Station platform. To get there, you need to go through the shopping center "Polesie", passing the inscription "DROVA". The platform is not the most attractive and clean place at the station. The northern platform is a favorite place for dwelling of the homeless.

   If you successfully get on the train, you can get there in 1 hour 40 minutes. Of course, you do not have to talk about comfort. This way is most cheap transfer to Borispol and ideal for fans of various kinds of quests.


Way 8: Helicopter taxi


   This is an exclusive option for people who value their time, love comfort and for whom money is no object.


Way 9: Transfer service


   The surest way is to entrust your journey to the airport to professionals. These are companies that specialize in transfers to the airport or train stations. They have professional drivers, a large variety of vehicles in good technical condition. Making an order of a transfer service in Kiev is a guarantee of getting a high-quality service. Polite and suave driver will arrive on a clean car at the agreed time and specified location, help you load your luggage and deliver the client to the airport on time.

   Certainly, the transfer companies in Kiev differ in the level of service. First of all, you need to pay attention to whether:

  • drivers and dispatchers speak English. Otherwise, the customer can simply misunderstand and the machine will be sent to the wrong address and at other time;

  • the company owns of cars. This ensures a good technical condition of vehicles, as well as condition of the car's interior;
  • the quality of the company's website. Analyze how the company cares about displaying information  about themselves, what kind of services it provides, what highlights its activities. It is important to observe quality of photos of cars, check for the office address and a response time to customer requests.

Most companies offer a transfer service on average for $35. But the real cost of the transfer varies depending on the chosen vehicle. For example, Mercedes S class W222 can be ordered for $120, and a small sedan for $19.


   If you value your time and appreciate quality service at reasonable prices, then contact Your Driver. We have been working in the transportation services market for more than 15 years and we know how to satisfy even the most demanding customers.

Order the transfer by e-mail: office.yourdriver@gmail.com or by phone: + 380-67-264-4818