The Kiev funicular

In Kiev it is possible to find also a short funicular line which connect the area of the Saint Michael Cathedral (Михайлівський золотоверхий монастир, Mykhaylivs’kyi zolotoverkhyi monastyr) with the area of the metro station “Poshtova plosha, Поштова плоша”.

Model of the Kiev funicular

You can get there also by foot, but if you don’t want to walk or you just want to try something different then you can take the metro until “Poshtova plosha” and then you will see right in front of you the entrance of the funicular station.

Funicular station KievEntrance of the station near the metro “Poshtova plosha”

Inside the funicular station

Once inside you can buy a token at the cashier (Kassa, Касса). (1 token = 1 ride)

Funicolar token, KievOne token costs 1,50 Hryvnia.

Then pass the turnstile and go to the train.

The raid is very short and last just few minutes. Try to sit at the beginning (or at the end) of the train in order to take advance of the beautiful view on the Dnipro river.

Kiev funicolar in Winter

A train in the station, Kiev funicularOne of the two trains waiting for passengers in the station at the top of the funicular

Kiev funicular stationEntrance of the station near the Saint Michail Cathedral

Once arrived at destination you will be just at few steps from the Cathedral
Just outside the Kiev funicular (Michael Cathedral)What you see just coming out of the station.


At the funicular line work in the same time two trains so, you have very few to wait between a train and the other one.

The two trains of the Kiev funicolar

Ukrainian metro: Kharkiv

The Kharkiv metro is the second largest metro system in Ukraine (the others two are in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk).


1……… Oleksiivs’ka linii (13 stations)
2…….. Saltivs’ka liniia (8 stations)
3…….. Kholodnogirs’ko-Zavods’ka liniia (7 stations)


Radyans’kaIstorychnyi muzei
SportyvnaMetrobudivnykiv im. H.I. Vaschenka

Metro map

Kharkiv metro map


One way ticket costs 50 Kopiykas (0.50 Hryvnia)
The price may be now higher.

Tickets have the shape of plastic tokens used for turnstiles

Further information

Kharkiv metro official site:

Kharkiv metro on Wikipedia:

Ukrainian metro: Dnipropetrovsk

The Dnipropetrovsk metro is the smallest metro system in Ukraine (the others two are in Kyiv and Kharkiv).
Some new segments are already in construction nowadays and there are also several new plans for a future enlargement.

Lines (only one line)

1….. Tsentralno-Zavodska (6 Stations)

Metro map

Dnipropetrovsk metro map


One-way ticket: 60 kopiykas (0.60 Hryvnia)
The price might increase in the short term.

Tickets have the shape of plastic tokens used for turnstiles.

Further information

Dnipropetrovsk metro official web site:

Dnipropetrovsk metro on wikipedia:

Ukrainian metro: Kiev

The Kyiv metro is the largest metro system in Ukraine (the other two are in Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk).

It is the easiest way to get around the city. Just buy the ticket (token) and you can get almost every way. There are plans for to open new lines in future as for now it looks like in this way:


1…. Sviatoshyns’ko – Brovars’ka (18 stations)
2…. Kurenivs’ko – Chervonoarmiis’ka liniia (12 stations)
3…. Syretsko – Pechers’ka liniia (17 Stations + 1 closed)


Teatral’naZoloti vorota
KhreschatykMaidan nezalezhnosti
Ploscha L’va TolstohoPalats sportu

Metro map

Kiev metro map

NEW! Tickets:

The price has changed one ticket doesn’t cost anymore 50 Kopecks but 1,75 Hryvnia.Tickets have the shape of plastic tokens used for turnstiles.


The tickets which have been issued before the price changing can’t be used anymore!

Tokens, Kiev metro

Tokens, Kiev metro

You can buy them from the cashiers at the entrance of every station.

Kiev metro, cashers

In many stations you can also find some automatic exchange machine which accept Hryvnia banknotes.

Tokens machine, Kiev metro

Further information

Kiev metro official site:

Kiev metro on wikipedia: