Printed on 28.09.2023
Public transportation is well developed in Ukraine. Ukraine is connected to European and Asian cities via an extensive network of railways and roads. You can reach just about any desired destination by train, bus, or by air.
A passport is not required to purchase your train or bus tickets now, but only if you are travelling internationally. In the recent years you wouldn't be able to get your train tickets without your passport. Even a copy wouldn't work.
It is possible to get to Ukraine by air, by train, by bus or by car.
There are two airports in Kyiv: Boryspil (KBP) and Zhulyany (IEV).
Most International flights operate to and from Boryspil International Airport in Kyiv. It is located about 40km (25mi) South-East of the city centre.
Most Domesticl flights operate to and from Zhulyany Airport in Kyiv. It is located about 40km (25mi) South-East of the city centre.
Air Tickets Assistance: +380 (44) 490-49-01 / 056 / 085
There are also airports in these cities of Ukraine:
Dnipropetrovs'k (phone: +380 562 395209; ticket booking: +380 562 34 11 34 / 39 55 07),
Donets'k (phone: +380 622 51 53 22; ticket booking: +380 622 57 44 22),
Odesa (phone: +380 482 39 33 12; ticket booking: +380 482 22 34 56). Odesa's airport is about 12km (7mi) south-west of downtown.
Simferopol (phone: +380 652 29 55 16),
L'viv (phone: +380 322 69 21 12; ticket booking: +380 322 69 23 99). The airport in Lviv is about 8km (5mi) west of the city centre.
Kharkiv (phone: +380 572 51 64 08; ticket booking: +380 572 21 84 41), and
Zaporizhzhya (phone: +380 612 64 42 27 / 64 25 65).
Kiev Central Bus Station is located at Moskovs'ka Square. One Trolleybus or Minibus (Marshrutka) stop from the Lybids'ka Metro Station.
Bus Tickets Assistance: +380 (44) 451-86-28
Inquiry phone: +380 (44) 265-04-30 (no english)
Tickets: +380 (44) 265-02-54 (no english)
You can purchase your tickets at the Bus Station, but it's better to do so in advance.
Web-site: www.bus.com.ua (only in Russian)
All you'll need in order to travel by car in Ukraine is your International Driving Permit, Proof of Insurance, and Nerves of Steel. Otherwise, it’s better to use a local Ukrainian driver with his own car. If you must, you can rent a car at major hotels in Kiev and through car rental agencies in all major cities in Ukraine.
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