With a long history spanning back to its founding in the ninth century, Kiev, Ukraine is a thriving and beautiful metropolitan city with plenty to see and do in its 323 square miles. Fans of grandiose architecture will love this city as many of the examples of Ukraine's specific style, containing richly ornamented spires and onion domes, have survived hundreds of years of history and lived to tell Kiev's tales. Browse Kiev vacation packages, including cheap flights to Kiev, which fly into either Boryspil International Airport (KBP), or Kiev-Zhulyany International Airport (IEV).
No matter where your flights to Kiev land, you'll have several options for getting to your Kiev hotels—located near each of these airports. If you're flying into KBP, it's about a 30-minute drive to downtown Kiev. Taxis can be found just outside Terminal D. If you choose to rent a car, there are a handful of rental companies operating out of KBP. Local buses and shuttles also provide a convenient and cheap option for travel. If you're staying at the airport hotel, you can take a free shuttle bus. For those staying in the city proper, there are three different bus lines that will take you to Kiev as well as other nearby cities—should the mood strike.
For those with Kiev flights into IEV—the smaller of the two airports—you'll have fewer transportation options closer to town. Taxis with English-speaking drivers can be easily found right outside the terminal and private shuttles can also be arranged. IEV is also about a half mile from the train station and plans for a metro connection are in the early development stages.
Luckily for visitors, Kiev is a manageable city that's neither too big nor too far from its two airports, so exploring should be a snap. And for those tech-savvy travelers that want to save a few bucks, you can get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app.
Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.