Turkish Airlines offers four direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Kyiv. Flights take off each day from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Kyiv Borispol Airport (KBP) within nearly two hours. The air traffic between these two cities is busy all year round. There may be differences on the number of flights seasonally; the flights increase in number in the spring and summer months.
The largest metropolitan of Turkey, Istanbul has a critical strategic value by its location connecting the Europe and Asia. The city also serves as an extremely significant port town by the valuable trading and transportation means of Marmara inland Sea and Black Sea encircling the metropolis. As an utterly favorite destination by its verdant nature, the turquoise Bosporus flowing through the city with all its glory, and the remarkable artifacts like bridges, inns, palaces, mosques, aqueducts and churches dating back to thousands of years, Istanbul is flooded by a large number of tourists all year round.
Istanbul has two airports serving to the busy air traffic throughout the year: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Those holding a flight ticket to Kiev with Turkish Airlines start their journeys from Istanbul Airport (IST)
Are you wondering how to get from Istanbul city center to Istanbul Airport (IST)? Firstly, you can reach Istanbul Airport (IST) which is located on the D20 road and connects to both TEM and E5 by private vehicle. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the airport from the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. When it comes to public transport, you can use Havaist, which sets off from 60 different spots or benefit from IETT bus services.
For more detailed information check our transport information page.
Standing out as a breathtaking lush land, Kyiv ranks among the top visited touristic cities in Europe. This lovely city on the banks of the Dnieper River remains as an attractive destination all the time by its marvelous nature and archeological artifacts of Slav heritage. Wrapping itself in a fabulous atmosphere in wintertime with its spectacular landscape covered with cottony snow, Kyiv hosts pretty bridges connecting the city, large and colorful squares, delightful cafés and restaurants, as well as the peerless artifacts declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO like the Monastery of the Caves and Saint Sophia Cathedral. The city offers intensively both cultural, summer and winter tourism.
There are two airports serving in Kyiv as Zhulyany Airport (IEV) and Borispol Airport (KBP). Flights with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Kyiv land at Borispol Airport (KBP), which is located 40 kilometers from the center.
You may benefit from the airport shuttles named Skybus for reaching the city center from Borispol Airport (KBP). These shuttles serve to Central Railway Station, where you can transfer to various spots in the city. Moreover, you may also get to Kharivska Subway Station by the public buses and head towards your desired destination by a transfer. Apart from all these, it is also possible to take a cab operating 7/24, or rent a car to ensure a smooth transport.