Turkish Airlines offers three direct flights in average every day from Kyiv to Istanbul. Flights take off from Kyiv Borispol Airport (KBP) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within nearly two to two hours and fifteen minutes. There may be a slight decrease in the number of flights throughout the year, depending on the season.
Istanbul Airport (IST) serves as a transit point for many flights of Turkish Airlines. So may also consider planning to fly from Kyiv to Istanbul and continue your journey with another Turkish Airlines flight from here.
The verdant capital of Ukraine, Kyiv is an utterly charming city settled on the banks of the Dnieper River and connected with bridges. Regarded as a remarkable center for Christianity, the city hosts many historical artifacts included in UNESCO World Heritage List by the Monastic Buildings and Saint Sophia Cathedral. Offering an extremely satisfying infrastructure culturally, Kyiv also owns an archeological heritage full of the traces of Slavic culture.
Outstanding with theaters, museums, concert saloons and international festivals, this admirable city offers a vigorous holiday atmosphere for its guests by the entertaining restaurants and clubs open all night long.
Kyiv hosts two airports as Zhulyany Airport (IEV) which is 8 kilometers from the center and Barispol Airport (KBP) located 40 kilometers from the center. Turkish Airlines flights from Kyiv to Istanbul take off from Barispol Airport (KBP).
You may get on the buses named Skybus for reaching Barispol Airport (KBP) from the center. Skybus vehicles serve as airport shuttles and are the first choice of many passengers for reaching the airport. You may get on these buses in the bus stop right in front of the Central Railway Station and get to the airport within nearly an hour. Another option would be the municipal buses; you may take these buses from Kharivska Subway Station and reach Barispol Airport (KBP). Apart from all these, you may also consider taking cabs which are at your service 7/24 in the city.
As the major metropolis of Turkey, Istanbul is often cited as the core of the country. Istanbul is an enjoyable and charming city which has a population even more than some countries worldwide, thanks to the migrations it constantly receives all over Turkey and the world. This metropolitan plays the connective and augmentative role in the northwest of the country, extending over Europe and Anatolia and blending the cultures of both continents with its historical values coming from the past. As a one of a kind destination by its unique Bosporus and artifacts of thousands of years, Istanbul is flooded by a great number of tourists all year long.
There are two international airports serving in the city: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Turkish Airlines passengers from Kiev to Istanbul land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport (IST) is approximately 35 km from the city and there are plenty of ways for you to reach the city center after landing at the airport. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. You can travel with Havaist at almost any hour of the day, and these shuttles reach many places in the city. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then you can benefit from the IETT bus services. If you are looking for a more peaceful journey, you can rent a car from a car rental company.
For more information on IETT schedules check our transport information page.