Take off for Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine
Flying from Nice to Kyiv still feels like an adventure, a taste of the unusual. Despite having 3 million inhabitants, a unique way of life and a long history, the Ukrainian capital has yet to become one of Eastern Europe’s major tourist destinations. So if you like to get off the beaten path you’re in luck, because here you’ll find both authenticity and originality. Rest assured: A direct flight from Nice to Kyiv offers all this and more, plus an over-abundance of charm. Starting with the locals, who are said to include the world's most beautiful women. But there is much more than that to discover!
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The formalities for travelling to Kyiv
- Entry requirements: Unless you're planning to stay more than 90 days, European citizens do not need a visa to enter Ukraine. They do however need to be in possession of a valid passport.
- Currency: Ukrainians use hryvnia. Around 30 hryvnia make 1 Euro.
Your Nice-Kyiv direct flight
Two airlines fly to Ukraine: Ukraine International Airlines and the low cost SkyUp. Both operate out of Terminal 1 of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
Arrive at the airport early! Between security screenings and border controls, you’ll need to give yourself enough time to get to your gate. To be safe, arrive at the airport at least one and a half hours before departure when travelling with cabin baggage only, and more should you need to check bags or when travelling at a busy time, especially during summer.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 1 Arrival airport Boryspil International Airport Arrival terminal Terminal D for Ukraine International Airlines Terminal F for SkyUp.
Arriving in Kyiv
You’ll be arriving at Kyiv's Boryspil International Airport, at Terminal D if you're flying Ukraine International Airlines, and Terminal F if you're flying with SkyUp. It’s the country's main airport and is located around 30 kilometres from the centre of Kyiv. To get to the city centre, you can use:
- the bus. The Skybus connects the airport to the city in 30 minutes (or less during off-peak hours!). It has stops near both Terminals D and F.
- the train. The Boryspil Express runs 24/7 between the airport and Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi, the largest station in the city. From there, you can take the underground to your accommodation. The journey takes 40 minutes. The station is near Terminal D.
- a taxi. Taxis can be reserved upon arrival at one of the dedicated counters located near Arrivals Hall exits. Be sure to use a company that’s officially recognised by the airport to get a reasonable flat rate.
- hire a car. You’ll find 5 agencies in airport Terminal D.
What to do in
What do most people think about their first trip to Kyiv? That it’s a pleasant surprise! It’s true that you won't find the Ukrainian capital in the glossy pages of travel company brochures. It’s also true that Ukrainians themselves aren’t particularly used to having tourists around, and there aren’t many of them who speak English. But for all that, this large city is truly a unique holiday destination that's both pleasant and seductive, and lets you glimpse the past while enjoying all the comforts of the modern age.
Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Kyiv flight take?
The average flight time between Nice and Kyiv is 3 hours 5 minutes.
Which airlines provide direct Nice-Kyiv flights?
From the French Riviera, both SkyUp and Ukraine International Airlines vie for your business.
How many Nice-Kyiv flights are there per week?
During summer there are 6 flights per week, 2 with SkyUp (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and 4 with Ukraine International Airlines (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays). Only SkyUp continues the same number of flights through autumn.
How much does a Nice-Kyiv flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Kyiv return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days 251€
What is the time difference between Nice and Kyiv?
Ukraine is one hour ahead of France. When it is midday in Kyiv, it’s only 11 am in Nice.
What is the best time of year to visit Kyiv?
The Ukrainian winter is not as bad as its Russian counterpart, but the thermometer nevertheless regularly plunges several degrees below zero. To get the most out of your trip wait for spring, from April on, or even May, the month during which Kyiv celebrates its birth with a variety of concerts and fireworks displays (the last weekend of May). The temperature is ideal during summer, but prices rise with the mercury. That said, Kyiv is one of the least expensive capital cities in Europe. The sun continues shining well into autumn, until October and often beyond.