Kiev Airport guide and information

Kiev Borispol Airport

Announcement: Terminal F opens at Kiev Airport. Will it affect you?

September 2010 saw the opening of terminal F at Kiev Airport. By the 31st 2010 all Ukraine Airlines international flights will arrive and depart from this terminal along with most other low cost international carriers.

This page contains more information on Kiev Airport terminal F including floor plans, a map and details of future planned expansion.


Terminal A is for internal flights within Ukraine
Terminal B is for international flights
Terminal C is for VIP

Terminal D under construction due to open in 2011
Terminal E due to open in 2015
Terminal F (new terminal) International flights and the new home of Ukraine International Airlines.

How far apart are the terminals?

All terminals are close together and within walking distance of each other. Terminal A is less than 80 metres from Terminal B. The new terminal F is a little further away but still within walking distance.”>

How far is Borispol Airport from Kiev city centre?

Borispol Airport (AKA Boryspol or Boryspil) is located approximately 29km (19miles) east of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. It is the largest of three airports in Kiev and serves both domestic and international flights.

After the flight lands

Upon arrival at Kiev Borispol Airport the aircraft will taxi to its bay, most aircraft will be parked a short distance from the terminal so a shuttle bus will take passengers to the passport control area.

Temperatures are frequently below freezing at the airport during winter months, so do take warm clothing as the shuttle bus often parks next to the plane for some time while waiting for passengers and crew to board.

Ukraine passport control for foreigners

If you are lucky then your flight will be the only one that has landed at this time, otherwise you can expect a queue. You will need to show a passport that is valid for six months after your planned date of return.

Landing cards are no longer required. Here is a copy of the old Ukrainian landing card.

Luggage collection at Kiev Borispol Airport

After clearing passport control at the airport you will need to collect your luggage from the arrivals hall and pass through customs.
If you are catching a connecting flight (flight transfer) then you will need to collect your luggage and then make your way to the check in desks – as you will need to check your luggage in again (they don’t transfer the luggage for you).

Flight transfers

If you are an international traveller and you wish to transfer to an internal domestic flight departing from Kiev Airport then you will need to exit Terminal B or F through the main entrance, take a right and follow the signs for Terminal A which is only a short walk away. Signs at Kiev Airport are in both the Ukrainian and English language.

Please bear in mind that several new terminals are under construction and the designated terminal for internal flight may change. All terminals are currently within walking distance of each other.

Flights to Kharkov

This page has more information on flights from Kiev Borispol to Kharkov International airport.

Airport to Kiev city centre

As the airport is located some way from the city centre there are several ways to make the journey, taxi is by far the easiest but also the most expensive (currently 150UAH) there are several buses located just to the right as you exit Terminal B (or directly in front of you if exit terminal F). You will also find plenty of marshrutkas directly outside Terminal B or F.