Kyiv

Getting Around

Getting Around

By Train

Both international and local trains arrive at Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi train station. The refurbished Central Railway Station (центральний вокзал) has now been joined by a futuristic-looking Southern Railway Station (південний вокзал), with the platforms located between the two. A new waiting lounge up the stairs to the left from the central main hall boasts comfy couches for a 10Hr admission fee. Currency exchange (обмін валют) points and ATMs (банкомат) are in the main halls of each station. Coin-operated pay telephones are scattered throughout the building, while card-operated ones are mostly outside the central entrance. A metro station is located to the left from the Central Terminal. To the right from the Southern Terminal there is a stop of  Sky Buses to/from Boryspil International Airport.

Getting to town
You’re basically in it already, but short taxi rides to Khreschatyk Street (Хрещатик) area cost 40Hr and up. The entrance to metro station Vokzal’na (Вокзальна) is to your left as you exit the central station - look for the green letter M. Khreschatyk is only three stops east on the red line. Various trolleybuses, buses and minivans also depart from the central station. Those with light bags and fresh legs can head down the main road and turn right at Shevchenko Boulevard (бульв. Т.Шевченка), which runs into Khreschatyk.

Buying Train Tickets

For the full Ukrainian experience, line up to buy a train ticket at one of ticket offices (kasy) at the Central (or Southern) terminal of the Kyiv train station. The staff does not speak English, so try to practice you Ukrainian/Russian.

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