How to travel around Kyiv
The core of Kyiv public transport is the metro system with three lines.
They can easily take you to all the city’s highlights: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Khreschatyk (stations with the same name), St. Sophia’s, St. Michael’s, Zolote Vorota (station Teatralna/Zolote Vorota), Podil area (stations Poshtova Ploschta or Kontraktova Ploschta), Lavra and Motherland Monument (Arsenalna and a bit of walking).
All three lines cross in the center making it easy to change between them.
One ride costs 8 hryvnias and you can get a token either in the ticket office or in the machine, you can also use your Mastercard to enter the metro.
There’s also a big network of buses, minibusses, trams, and trolleybuses.
You pay for the ride inside, either to the person who collects the money and sells a ticket or directly to the driver.
To figure out Kyiv public transport I can recommend you the app 2GIS – a map that works offline and has all the stop and public transport routes marked. It’s been a lifesaver so many times!
You can also get a ticket for Hop-on, hop-off bus that will easily take you to all the main spots in the city! Click here for the details!