The terminal B at the Kiev Borispol (Boryspil) airport is the terminal reserved to the international arrivals and departures.
This is for sure the largest and modernest terminal of Ukraine. From here arrive and depart all the main national and most of all international airlines: Lufthansa, Delta, Airfrance, British airways, Alitalia etc.
Inside the terminal: Public area
Once inside the terminal B, you will find a large waiting room where you can wait for the check-ins checking time the situation of you flight on the monitors.
The waiting room is often crowded and it is not easy to find a free sit.
At few steps from the entrance you can find a bar, it is not the only one in the building, you can find some other ones before and also after the check-ins.
Se ne avete bisogno, potete chiedere informazioni ai vari sportelli delle compagnie aeree che operano su questo aeroporto…
Or if you prefer you can take advantage of the multilingual information points (Easy Kiosk) available in Borispol.
Inside the public area of the airport (the area before the check-ins) you can also find some ATM and other machines for to recharge the credit of your mobile phone (read post).
On the left, shoulder to the entrance, you will see the arrivals’ area. Here is the exit door of the baggage claim area.
This is the strategical area where taxi drivers wait for the coming passengers. Jjust say “net spasibo” (no thank you) if you don’t want a taxi. They will not push you too much.
Next to this area, you can also find some shops (MTS, Kyivstar) a newsstand and the Budget’s office (car rental).
The office of this car rental company is also the place where Turtess (an Ukrainian tour operator) give tickets to the departing passengers. So you might find no few people waiting outside it… (ask what they are waiting for, before to make the queue).
Walking in the opposite direction of the arrivals’ area, you will find several offices of different airlines companies, a small shop of souvenirs and on the left (next to the monitors) some stairs which bring to the toilets.
Keeping going in this direction you will arrive in the area just before the entrance to the check-ins (restricted area). Here in general there are not few people waiting for the check-in time.
You can enter in the restricted area only when the check-in for your flight starts. You need to show your ticket for to enter in this area.
Once inside you need to chose if to go straight to the check-ins (Green corridor) or if to stop and declare something (read post) at the custom control (Red corridor), you can find some custom declaration form right in this area.
By experience we can say that in Borispol, when you depart, unless you will not stop to declare something , nobody will ask you anything. Anyway everything is possible.
If you have filed out a custom declaration at your arrival in Ukraine, it maybe asked now.
Restricted area: Departures
After the check-in, take the escalators and go upstairs with your boarding card.
Once upstairs, you will have probable to pass first the security check and only after it the passport control which is some meter after it.
At the passport control, you need to show your passport and to give the side of the immigration card you got at your arrival in Ukraine.
Done even this, you are free to wait your flight in the waiting room.
The waiting room is divided in two areas:
- A smaller waiting room next to the gates from B7 to B11.
- A much larger one next to the gates from B1 to B6.
In the first waiting rooms you will find several sits, a bar, WC and most of all a large and very nice Duty Free.
The next and larger waiting room is possible to reach taking the stairs under the panel (Gates B1 – B6). You can come and go back from a waiting room to the other one without any restriction.
Just after the stairs, on the left, there is a nice souvenirs shop, selling typical Ukrainian stuff.
In this room you will find some bar an another Duty Free of smaller dimensions at the end of the room.
If you want to have just some rest, you can for sure find a place where to sit.
WC are available in both waiting rooms.
Restricted area: Arrivals
Once outside your plane, you will be brought to a large room where you will have to pass the passport control.
The queue are divided according to the nationality. Some are just for Ukrainian citizens, other ones for all foreigners and one more is only for the crew.
Often all these division are not respected so in you queue you can find in front of you several people holding Ukrainian passports…
The most important thing, is not to lose time filling out the immigration card (read post) the soonest possible. In general they give it directly on the plane. If not you can find many of them right in this room.
Remember to fill out both sides of the immigration card (Arrival and Departure).
The officer, will put a stamp on your passport and on both sides of the immigration card. He will give your passport back together with the Departure side of the immigration card which you need to keep until your departure.
Now you can finally catch you luggage at the baggage claim area. In this room you can also find WC, customs declaration forms and most of all very nice and totally free maps of Kiev (they are free because they are full of advertising).
With you luggage, go to the customs control. Here you need again to chose if to take the “Green Corridor” or the “Red Corridor”. If you need to declare something, remember to fill our the customs declaration (read post).
Here the situation differ from the one at the departure. Control are more frequent and even if you take the “Green Corridor”, they can ask you to open the bag.
After this last check, you can finally go out to the public area of the airport where taxi drivers are waiting for you.
For further information
Kyiv Boryspil official website:
Guide to the Terminal A of Kyiv Boryspil:
How to reach the Borispol airport: