Kiev Boryspil International Airport
Kiev International Airport is undergoing many changes to allow for the growing number of passengers and to prepare for the EC Football which will be organized by the Ukraine and Poland together in 2012. As of end 2011 the airport will have five terminals: Terminal A for domestic arrivals, terminal B for domestic departures, terminal C for private planes and VIPs, and the new terminals D and F for international flights. A sixth terminal (E) is being built.
IATA airport code: KBP
ICAO airport code: UKBB
As of 2012, well in time for the European Championship Football, Kiev Airport will have a train connection with the city center. There will be a station in the new terminal D and another station near the older terminals.
Car and bus
The airport is situated just west of Boryspil and 29 kilometers southeast of Kiev. The Ukraine's capital is easily accessible by rental car. The airport lies just off highway M03 which leads to the suburbs of Kiev.
Buses 316 and 316E run to the Boryspil's center. For those wanting to take the bus to Kiev the POLIT shuttle buses are the best option. These leave the airport every 20 minutes and run via the Boryspilska Road, the Harkivska subway station, the Koskovka Square (central bus station) and the Urytsky Street to Kiev's train station.
Car rental Kiev Airport
You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Three rental companies are present at Kiev Airport: Avis, Europcar and Hertz. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
In the Arrivals Hall Taxi Auto Ukraine (Tel. +380(0)44 296 7318) has a kiosk where you can book a taxi at a fixed rate. A taxi ride to Kiev's center takes 30-40 minutes. Attention: both inside and outside the terminal you'll be approached by unofficial taxi drivers and people wanting to carry your baggage. Don't take notice of them. Especially the carriers are known for charging ridiculous prices for their 'service'.
There are several parking lots near the terminals at Kiev Airport with places for short and long-term parking. Shuttle buses run from the more remote parking lots to the terminals. You pay 10-15 hryvnia per hour.
There's one hotel at Kiev Airport, the Airport Hotel (Tel. +380(0)44 281 7105). It's a little confusing that there's another hotel in Boryspil with almost the same name, Aeroport Hotel (Tel. +380(0)44 281 7376). Business hotels can be found in Kiev's center, including Radisson Blu (Tel. +380(0)44 492 2200), Hyatt Regency Kiev (Tel. +380(0)44 581 1234), Hotel Premier Palace (Tel. 380(0)44 537 4500) and the Opera Hotel (Tel. +380(0)044 581 7070). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
Until the end of 2011 Terminal B was the main terminal of Kiev Airport offering a good range of restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars and shops, including duty-free shops. When the new Terminal D will be finished most restaurants and shops will move, or open a second branch in the new terminal.
You can store your baggage in lockers and there are also facilities to have your baggage wrapped in plastic. The lost-and-found desk (Tel. +380(0)44 281 7539) is located in the Arrivals Hall.
In both the Arrivals and Departure Halls you can find information desks for inquiries about Kiev Airport, flight schedules and airport services. You can also obtain information by telephone via +38(0)44 585 7254.
The so-called Business Class Lounge offers basic facilities like faxing, copying and internet. There's also a (small) room for press conferences and meetings. Extensive business facilities are offered by the business hotels in Kiev's center (see Hotels).
Kiev Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones. You can also ask for assistance, the so-called CEPBIC service, at the information desk, clearly recognizable by the wheelchair logo.
You'll find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. There's also a post office in Terminal B. The First Aid station can be reached via the general telephone number or directly via the telephones present in all terminals.