Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, officially launched on November 30, the rail link between Kyiv and Boryspil airport.
The Kiev-Boryspil Express train travels 35 minutes from the station to the airport, operating every 30 minutes at peak times and hourly, off-peak. The train “is equipped with everything necessary, including Wi-Fi,” Poroshenko said. Four Pesa DMUs operate the new line, which can accommodate 120 passengers. They will be able to carry at least 2.67 million passengers a year.
Boryspil Airport serves 7-8 million passengers per year and this connection offers a comfortable air-rail link to the city center. The EUR 15.6 million (UAH 480 million) project envisaged the construction of a 4-km track and a section to the terminus station at airport’s terminal D. In addition, a 272-meter overpass was constructed over the M03 Kyiv-Kharkiv Highway, two passenger platforms with pavilions, and an indoor pedestrian crossing from these platforms to the Boryspil airport’s Terminal D. It also involved reconstruction of a platform at the Central Railway Station in Kyiv.
The new airport rail service runs from Kyiv Passenger station, via two intermediate stations to Boryspil Airport Terminal D.
A one-way ticket costs UAH 80 (EUR 2.5).