Public Transport


Kiev metro (subway) started working in 1960. Presently there are three lines and 43 stations. The left and right banks of Kiev are connected through the Metro bridge. Because the road traffic in Kiev is so heavy, metro is often the fastest and most convenient mode of transport. It can, however, be quite unpleasant during rush hours as it gets so crowded. That is usually between 7 and 8 am and 5 and 6pm.

The metro works from 6 am to 12 pm daily. A single trip in the Kiev Subway in any direction costs 50 kopeck approximately 0.1$. In you plan to use the subway on the daily basis it may be convenient to buy a monthly ticket which you can use almost unlimited times a day. Such monthly ticket costs 25 hrn. or around 5$. A relatively new means of payment for the subway trip is magnetic card.  You can buy it for 7 hrn. and fill it up with any amount you wish - each time you pass turnstile 50 kopeck are deducted from your account.

The Kiev Metro Map


Scheduled Trolleybuses, Buses and Trams

Tickets on trolleybuses, buses and trams cost 50 kopecks in any direction. You must ensure that your ticket has been perforated, otherwise it will be considered invalid and you can be fined for 10 hrn.

Route Taxi ("marshrutka")

There is a developed network of route taxis in Kiev. Their routes cover almost all of the territory of Kiev. Cost of ticket varies from 1.00 to 3.00 hr in one end.


There are numerous taxi services in Kiev, their prices vary from 1,5 to 2.0 hrn. for 1 km in the city, and from 1.6 to 3.0 hrn. for 1 km outside the city limits.The average price for a mid-distance trip in the centre of Kiev is 30-40 hrn.

The list of the Taxi service in Kiev


Ukrainian currency

The hryvnia (sometimes hryvnya; Ukrainian: гривня) has been the national currency of Ukraine since September 2, 1996. It replaced the karbovanets at the rate of 1 hryvnia = 100,000 karbovantsiv. The hryvnia is subdivided into 100 kopiyok. The ISO 4217 codes are UAH and 980.

Official Exchange Rate of Hryvnia against Foreign Currencies
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