Hello my dear travel pals! How is it possible to get to Boryspil airport from main rail station with a big luggage?I have a big luggage and im afraid that if it will be some small "marshrutka" -my bag will be refused to be taken or bribe will be needed....i need a big normal bus to get to terminal B for a resonable price... thanks a lot!!! Anatoly
Does anyone know where I can post a photo of a card my grandfather wrote out for me with his name and region of Ukraine/Kiev that he's from? I'm having trouble translating it due to handwriting/cyrillic characters transliteration. I can make out "Ivan Ivanovic Miklooxen" as his name and Volost for Region/parish but that's about it. Also malo = small?
Hello! I will be flying to Thailand this summer, and bought the cheapest ticket I could find. So I will land in Kiev at 18.35 and the next flight isn't until 14.00 the day after. Its on a weekday. So, my question is: with the short time I have in kiev, would you recommend just staying at the airport hotel for the night, or is it worth the while to go to the city, stay there and come back the next day? Also, I found allmost no info on this, but does anyone know how the transportation between the airport and the city is. is it reliable? How long does it take? It would really suck to end up missing my flight to thailand... I appreciate all advise! :) Vicki :)
My husband and I are Australian and have never been to the Ukraine, but both of my husband's parents (now deceased) were born there. What is the best way for us to visit Mlinov and Suchoveschina if we arrive into Kiev by air?
Hello. I'm flying into Kiev in a few days. It has been over 6 years since my last visit. (I was an international observer in the December 2004 Ukrainian Presidential election.) I have two questions: Is it possible/wise economically to buy a Sim card at the airport? (I have a GSM phone but I will arrive with no credits, so I need to get a Ukrainian Sim card and a few credits, too). Thanks, in advance, if anyone can answer this mobile phone question! Also, I am traveling directly to Sumy, where I have friends. They say that there are marshrutkas that leave for Sumy from Boryspil Airport, BUT no one seems to know at what times they leave. My flight lands at 1:30AM, so I am prepared to wait through the night until I head to Sumy. Does anyone know anything about these Sumy marshrutkas? (I'm guessing not, but it doesn't hurt to ask :) Dyakuyu/Spasibo!
I am going to be in Kiev in mid-June this year. How much is a train and/or bus ride from Frankfurt to Kiev? and then from Kiev to Prague? Is it best to just find flights?
Hello again, VTers. I emailed a couple of people who had posted VT threads that they know of or are tour guides themselves in Kiev, but has not received any response. I got the info on older posts, so I'm thinking the info may not be valid anymore. Anyone out there who can recommend an English speaking tour guide for Saturday, 14 May? Thanks. Sylvia
Air France 34/33-36 I.Franka vul. floor 2 near to which metro station? Thanks
I have been to there long time ago, I forgot the full name. It located not far from the metro station Chernihovska, under a bridge, quite big. In English, the spelling begin V, like V??????. There is a Privatbank extremely close to the market. There is a shops selling Chinese and Japanese sauce and spicy Thanks
I have several concerns that I am hoping fellow VTrs can help me with. I have read posts assuring travelers that the trains are safe. But below is part of the travel advisory I received from my company. I am an adult female traveling solo. _______________________ Rail Travel The 22,730km (14,207 miles) of railway track link most towns and cities within the republic and further links extend from Kiev to all other CIS member states. There are direct lines to Warsaw in Poland, Budapest in Hungary and Bucharest in Romania. Ukrainian trains are slow. Journeys can range from pleasant to terribly uncomfortable if, for instance, the heating is not switched on. Security can also be a problem, as many muggings have been reported. If travelling by overnight train, do not leave the compartment unattended. Buying tickets locally is extremely difficult and can be done almost exclusively through the black market. It is easier to pre-book through Intourist before departure. From Kiev to Moscow takes 16 hours and to St Petersburg is about 36 hours. Note: Recently, there has been an increase in the number of documented reports of criminal acts occurring on Ukrainian trains; these acts include gassings and robberies. Make sure passenger compartment doors are shut at night. _____________________________ I am planning on buying the second berth in a firstclass cabin, so I can have the cabin to myself as I don't think I'll be able to sleep if I share it with a stranger. The advisory says not to leave the compartment/cabin unattended. Will I be able to lock the cabin door if and when I go to the lavatory? How rampant are robberies and gassings? Shall I just fly? The reason I am looking at taking a night train is to have more time in Kiev since the train arrives at around 6:00 a.m. and the plane at around noon time. Also, it is more convenient to the city center (I don't have a hotel yet). How much should I expect to pay for a taxi from the city center to the airport and vice versa? How safe is the city for a solo female tourist? Thank you.
Any direct train running from Kiev to Lviv with stop near Slavuta? What is the nearest train stop? Shall I need to change bus after train stop? Thanks
hi everyone, I kindly request some info on transportation from KBP( airport ) to Kyiv and also about some hostels/budget hotels in the city. Thanks a lot.
Hello, Visiting Kiev in June and flying in to Zhuliany Airport late afternoon. Can anyone give me some advice on how to travel from the airport to Independence Square using public transport, buses, metro etc as I have an allergy to airport taxis. Also, can anybody tell me how close the Aviation Museum is to the airport. Thanks in advance for any advice Tony
I would appreciate information on booking a ride on the first electric tram in Kiev for a Canadian Choir- (goup of 28)in August/2011. I understand the original tram (1892)has been refurbished and is available for group bookings. A telephone number or an e-mail address for booking such a ride would be terrific.
JSCB Citibank (Ukraine) Does it provide ATM service? Thanks
In China, they issue such a credit card: http://en.unionpay.com/ Is it usable in Kiev? Thanks
During My first trip to Kiev Ukraine in March I plan on flying to Luhansk for a couple of days. Are there any travel tips for someone who doesn't speak Ukraine or Russian when negotiating Ukraine airports? Thank you.
Any cash limit for tourist to bring in? If excceed the limit, any special declaration required? Any official and unofficial charge? Thanks
There is some bungalow market at Street Iz´ums´ka. How can I get there from Central railway station. Thanks
I'm planning a trip to Kiev March 2-11 and would like to find an English speaking guide so I can make the most of my time there. I would like to see the great historical sights and experience the Ukraine culture.
I may carry a lot of luggage travel from Kiev to Lviv in mid January. If I hire a van to do this, the driver / company may charge me a return fee / oil. Any company running Lviv / Kiev regular route, even by a truck it is OK. How much for one way? Thanks
I was invited by a cooking school to give lecture with demonstration in Kiev about Chinese food. As I cannot bring all cooking utensil or spice, I may need to buy some of them in Kiev. Any street in Kiev is concentrated in selling kitchen utensil and spice? Furthermore, in case some special cooking utensil I may not find in Kiev, I need to find a mechanic shop / metal hardware shop to do simple fabrication. Any street in Kiev is concentrated in metal hardware? Thanks
I have had the pleashure beeing in Kiev 3 times before, but all during september and october. This time I have invited my sisters and and two friens to follow me to the town that I have been talking so much abouth. The same friends have been following us on Cristmas shopping in other cities in europe earlier years. Took me some time time to to tell them that Kiev is a european town. We will arrive Bosprospil dec 10 and back home (Bergen) at dec 13. My Question is: I know that the Ortodox church has a different scedule, but is there any cristmas markeds in Kiev during december. Any other ideas for entertainments in Kiev. Any suggestions for a blues or a jazz club during our stay.
My mother and I are booking a tour to Ukraine that finishes in Kiev.. the tour ends on the 7th August and am wondering whether it is worth staying there until the 16th just to see the 15th august celebratrions..also, we want ( we are both women) to stay at a retreat..a monastry in or near Kiev...but dont know where and for how much... Waiting for your answer! Thanks!
I see taxis from the airport into kyiv can be expensive.... Does anyone know how much it would be from boryspil airport to the closest metro station (Boryspils'ka) by taxi and then into kiev via metro? Is this a good option or would the bus from the airport be easier? I amy also be interested in a guide for one of my days in kyiv Oct 5 or 7. Thanks all in advance Z
hello everyone, I'm flyin to Ukraine this weekend; do anyone know for a budget hotel or hostel to stay at Kyev? also need some tips on how to get to the city from KBP airport. I'd appreciate any kind of help on this, and in case any travller has some extra info for sure will help. thanks
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato... I want to buy it for cooking in Kiev. Anybody know its name? Can I buy it in supermarket? Thanks
Where am I getting the best exchange rates in Kiev for pounds?
my wife and I will be i Kiev from Sept 3rd thru 7th, 2010, and need an english speaking guide for a day to show us the sites. Any suggestion Milton
I have the opportunity to spend a week or so in Budapest several times a year. I will be back sometime between the 26th December and the end of the first week of January 2011. I thought this time it would be nice to take a side trip someplace. At best i will have 2 nights and three days so it needs to be direct close and focused. I thought maybe Kiev. I dont mind the cold if there is somehting to see and do. My requirements are non-stop out of budapest and no more than a 2 hour flight. I've been to most of Romania, most of Bulgaria, most of the Czech Republic and parts of Austria. I would prefer something "different" with a fiar or event or ...... Kiev? Other suggestions???