The Kiev Boryspil (Borispol) airport is well connected with the center of Kiev by autobus and taxis which are available, day and night, just outside the airport.
In this post we will discover what are the buses called Polit Полит and why, from our point of view, are the best way to reach Kiev.
What are Polit Полит buses?
Polit are buses which connect the Boryspil airport with Kiev.
They are not all identical but there are buses of different brand and dimensions.
Some are large buses and other are just mashrutke.
How to recognize them
It is possible to recognize them from the plate with the number “322” and the direction of the Bus (Boryspil).
Where they go and where they depart
They connect the Kiev Boryspil airport with the Kiev railway station.
The raid last 50 minutes with only one intermediate stop before the airport
These buses depart from the parking just in front of the terminal B (on the left of the parking)
In Kiev are possible to be found right outside the main railway station (new side).
Once at the railway station, you can get to the metro “Vokzal Вокзал” and from there reach your final destination. The metro station is next to the old side of the railway station.
A one way ticket cost 25 Hryvnia about 2 euro/person. There is not difference of price if you take a large bus or a small one.
You can buy the tickets directly on the bus, the driver will collect the money and give the tickets before
the bus will depart.
Inside the bus
These buses are in general quite comfortable with obvious differences between new and old buses.
During the day they depart every 15 – 20 min. In the night they depart every 50 min.
Autobus VS Taxi and similar
From our point of view, there is not any reason to prefer a taxi at a bus (if you are not in a great hurry)
Buses may take some extra minute but the price difference is evident. Taxi cost much more and the price change according to the driver which sometimes just drive his own car and has not taximeter. With buses you know the price from the very beginning and this price doesn’t became 10 times more if you are foreigner.
If you want to take anyway a taxi, ask the price before to say yes.
Apart of buses and taxi, are also popular those transfers offered by hotels, travel agencies and so on…
Here you may get a driver that speak your language but the price is usually higher than the one of normal taxis.
In the end if you don’t need to run, save money and travel safely inside a polit.