Trams, Trolleybuses and Buses
Taxi's are located throughout the city and can be found very easily. Compared to other Europeon coutries fares are quite cheap and are negotiated in advance, if taken in the street. If you call the taxi company they usually name the price. Most taxis don't use a meter.
The best taxi's are those with their company's phone number on the rooftop, or side, of the car. Others may be private taxi's which may be more expensive and less comfortable. Hitchhiking is common in Ukraine, but not recommended for tourists. Hitchhikers extend their arm, so that approaching cars can clearly see, pointing their first and second fingers together toward the street, motioning with their fingers up and down. They then negotiate for a few hryvna for the ride.
- Kyiv City Taxi Services phone number: 058
Sometimes, especially at night and during holidays, it's hard to get a taxi from a taxi company. They would just say that there are no cars in your area. In this case it could be faster to get a taxi from the street, but you have to be firm and negotiate the price beforehand or your Taxi fare will skyrocket.