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How To Use Public Transport in Kyiv

Last updated on January 19, 2022

Visiting the capital of Ukraine Kyiv, you will probably want to use public transport, if you want to try it or just get to the desired point. In this case, it will be useful for you to read what kind of public transport you can use and how to do it. Ukraine is still at the stage of tourism development, and even in the capital, it can remain a mystery for city guests how to use one or another service. Let's try today to figure out how public transport works.

In the Article "Public Transport in Kyiv"

What Is a Kyiv Smart Card?

   This is a universal e-ticket for subway and public land transport. Travel is paid contactless. The passenger brings the Kyiv Smart card to the terminal located in the cabin or at the door — and the device debits the trip. This is the only electronic ticket that is valid within Kyiv. You can buy a transport card at a subway station and link it to a Kyiv resident's account. This will allow you to track the balance and the number of available trips online.

Where Will Kyiv's Smart Card Can Be Used?

  • Subway
  • Buses
  • Trams
  • Trolleybuses
  • Trains
  • Funicular

Kyiv Digital Transport Card

    It will be possible to buy the Kyiv Smart card and top it up at the ticket offices at all Kyiv metro stations, in the T-kiosk network, and in self-service terminals. You can also top up your transport card with trips in the Kyiv Digital application.

Kyiv Digital App

"Kyiv Digital" Київ Цифровий — is an application that works on the principle of "City in your pocket". It became available in 2021 and unites a number of city services, and that number is constantly increasing. The Kyiv City State Administration plans to make this application the main tool of the city"s communication with citizens. For residents of Kyiv or citizens of Ukraine who often visit Kyiv, it is more convenient to use the application "Kyiv Digital", and for guests of the capital, it is easier to buy just a Kyiv Smart card (without the app) for a subway, bus, trolleybus, trams, funicular. In minibusses, fares are paid in cash. In order to use the Kyiv Digital application, you will need a Ukrainian phone number.

The application is available for free download on smartphones with iOS and Android.

How to Use Kyiv Subway

Taxi in Kiev

In the capital, you can find a variety of taxi services and private taxi drivers. We suggest you use applications for calling a taxi — so you can immediately see the price of the trip, the route and, in case of any questions, contact the support team. Just download these apps on your phone and you can pay there with your debit card. The most popular Taxi services in Kyiv are:

  • Bolt
  • Uber
  • Uklon

​You also can use all 3 apps in order to see which one has a better price or car in your area.