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Airports Serving Kiev

Obtaining flights from Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, is easy thanks to Orbitz.com. Travelers in Kiev have two airport options: Boryspil International Airport, located 18 miles east of Kiev, is the largest airport in the Ukraine and handles the majority of international travel to the area. Fifty airlines currently use the airport, and it is the hub for Aerosvit. Kiev Zhuliany International Airport is located in the Zhuliany neighborhood, south of the city of Kiev, and it operates flights within the region and to nearby countries. Eleven airlines currently serve the airport, which is a hub for Khors Air, UTair Ukraine, and Wizz Air Ukraine.

Parking at the Airports

Boryspil International Airports offers six convenient lots for both short-term and long-term parking. The lots are accessed by electronic gates for security. Charges vary depending upon vehicle size and length of use. Minimal parking is available on-site at Zhuliany International Airport, with 250 spaces available. Off-site parking, with shuttle service to the terminal, is also available.

Transportation to the Airports

Boryspil International Airport has its own taxi service, Sky Taxi, available for hire in front of the terminal drop-off zones. You can order a Sky Taxi by calling +38 095 268-38-42 or by speaking directly with an agent in the terminal. Five car rental agencies are also conveniently located within the terminal. If you've booked a car through Orbitz.com, you can pick up and drop off right at the airport. Sky Bus also provides convenient transportation to and from Kiev's public railway. Taxis are also available at Zhuliany International Airport outside the terminal. Bus route 9 also serves the airport, taking passengers directly to and from Kiev's railway station. Trolley Bus Route 22 will take passengers from Metro Station to the airport and back.

Restaurants at the Airports

Being a large international airport, Boryspil offers many options to hungry travelers. Several cafes are located within each terminal, whether your tastes are Ukrainian, Asian, European, or American. The airport hotel offers a 24-hour restaurant where a quick breakfast can be had. For those looking for fresh coffee to take on the plane, Costa Coffee is at your service. If your flight begins at Zhuliany International Airport, a number of nearby hotels, including the Royal Congress, offer a breakfast buffet to travelers. No matter through which airport you choose to book flights from Kiev, Orbitz.com is the choice for researching low-cost tickets.

Istanbul Area Airports

Orbitz.com offers cheap flights to Istanbul and vacation packages that let you explore this fascinating city, which spans two separate continents. The main airport for the city, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, is located on the European side of the city, about 24 kilometers from the downtown area. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, about 35 kilometers southeast of the city center. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport handles flights from over 70 airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Air France. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves over 30 airlines, including Sky Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.

Getting to the Airport

From Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, arriving visitors can opt to take the metro train or sea bus into Istanbul. The Sabiha Gokcen airport shuttle makes regular trips from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to various points within the city, and it costs 10 euro per person. Visitors can also get into the city from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport via sea bus or public bus. Both airports are also accessible via taxi.

Weather Conditions in Istanbul

In the summer, high temperatures average around 82 degrees Fahrenheit in June and July and drop to lows of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rain is uncommon in the summer, although the humidity remains high during the summer months. Winters are often cold and snowy. In January, temperatures average between 37 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to be mild, and the bargain prices offered during these seasons make them ideal for a visit.

Vacationing in Istanbul

Take in a bit of history with a visit to Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, or one of the many Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city. Archaeology museums are another popular attraction, or you can get tickets for a cruise on the Bosphorus to get a view of the city from the water. Once you know the sights you want to see in Turkey, check out Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Kyiv to Istanbul now?
The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can answer all your queries about current quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when taking a flight from Kyiv to Istanbul.
Are there non-stop flights from Kyiv to Istanbul?
Buckle your seat belt and enjoy a trouble-free flight on board one of the 3 airlines that fly direct from Kyiv (KBP-Borispol Intl.) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST). We’ve put together a list of reputable carriers to book with:

  • Turkish Airlines
  • UIA
  • SkyUP Airlines

What is the shortest flight from Kyiv to Istanbul?
If conditions are good and all goes according to plan, you could be flying into Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) from Borispol Intl. Airport in just 2 hours and 55 minutes. With such a short flight time, contemplate taking hand luggage only.
What airlines fly from Kyiv to Istanbul most frequently?
There are a couple of airlines offering the most frequent flights from Borispol Intl. Airport (KBP) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST), including Turkish Airlines (TK). A top pick for many travelers, it operates 91 flights on this route every month. If you want a few more options, have a look at the fares with UIA (PS), which operates 60 flights from Kyiv to Istanbul each month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Istanbul?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Istanbul have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Istanbul with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Istanbul without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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