Cheapest time to fly to Kiev Zhulyany Airport (IEV)
The cost of flights to Kiev Zhulyany airport reaches a peak during the festive season in December, but for the rest of the year do not fluctuate massively. If you would like to have a Christmas getaway in festive Kiev, keep your eyes open for last-minute flights during November and December 2023 / 2024. Or book your return flights in late spring and summer to enjoy the warmer weather, perfect both for sightseeing and aimless meandering.
Flying to Kiev Zhulyany Airport
Kiev Zhulyany airport is located just to the south of Kiev city centre, and whilst it is the smaller of Kiev’s two airports, it still has three passenger terminals. There are few direct flights to Kiev Zhulyany from the UK. However, check out the indirect flights here from London offered by Belavia airlines, which usually have a stopover in Minsk and you are likely to find some very attractive prices. Search with Netflights – they do the hard work for you – and you are sure to find cheap flights to Kiev Zhulyany at a time and date to suit you.
On arrival and getting around IEV
Of its three terminal buildings Terminal A is the largest, and serves all international flights (the information desk is also located here should you need it). All terminal buildings have recently been renovated or built, so the airport has a modern feel to it. If you need to navigate between the terminals after your Kiev Zhulyany flights, you can do so easily via the clearly marked pedestrian walkways. Whilst there are a number of cafes, restaurants and shops in the airport they are not currently open 24 hours.
Getting to the city from the airport
Once your indirect flights to Kiev Zhulyany airport have arrived, you can quite quickly reach the city centre. Take one of the frequent buses, for a journey that takes about 40 minutes. Alternatively, there is a very regular bus service that takes visitors to the central station and it is also possible to take the metro into the city centre in approximately 20 minutes. If you want ultimate convenience, book a taxi – you will be able to get a phone list for all reputable taxi companies at the information desk.
Don't forget before you fly
British citizens are permitted to visit the Ukraine and stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without having first obtained a visa. All you will need is a passport that will remain valid for the duration of your stay. If you want a bargain, you should book your last-minute flights when they are on offer. Remember to order your Ukrainian Hrvynia before you go, and check out your bank's charges for using an ATM abroad.