Short Trip to Kiev, Ukraine
It is possible to get to Kiev via aircraft but at the moment it is not the easiest way as the direct flights between Moscow and Kiev are still prohibited. Thus the travelers fly through Minsk, Kishinev or Riga.
This time I myself will be flying to Kiev via Minsk by Belavia. The whole flight takes 3 hours. Price: Protected content round trip.
The other way to reach Kiev is by train. Moscow - Kishinev and Moscow - Odessa trains are not the top of comfortability. Moscow - Kiev train # Protected content the only comparatively acceptable option.
Now platzkart (economy class in a sleeping car) round trip tickets cost Protected content . Coupe tickets are double of that.
Train # 5 starts at 19:35 by Moscow time and arrives in Kiev at 06:30 by Kiev time. From Kiev it starts at 19:33 by local time and arrives in Moscow at 09:48 by Moscow time the next day.
The cheapest way to get to Kiev from Moscow is blablacar service. Cost: Protected content round trip.
Taxi in Kiev is really cheap if you order it by phone. By the way, the SIM cards are sold at the kiosks near the Central railway station in Kiev.
To special attention of Russian citizens!
Men of of the army-draft age WITHOUT the invitation from the Ukrainian private individuals or legal entity may be denied from entering Ukraine. So please make sure you have all the necessary documents with you before the trip.
Booking .com offer great variety of housing facilities. Just don't forget to check the travelers' feedback about the hotels and hostels. You will barely find anything normal below the price of Protected content per night. The everage price for admittable housing in Kiev is Protected content per night. For the sum of over Protected content per night you will definitely find classy and even luxury facilities.
The exchange rate RU/UAH in Moscow is good and absolutely the same in Kiev. If you have UAH with you at the train, you will pay less for the services as the price in UAH is dramatically less than one in roubles.
So the meeting point is Kievsky station in Moscow - in 30 minutes before the train's departure.
Curriculum: looking at some Kiev's beauties (to see all of them during one trip is absolutely impossible), walking in Kiev downtown, tasting national Ukrainian dishes, meeting with both local and international folks, Internations members which are numerous in Kiev.
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