Ukraine flights are typically the easiest way to arrive in this Eastern European country, though it’s also reachable by train. Most international flights will arrive at Ukraine's main international hub, Boryspil International Airport, the main airport located about fifteen miles outside the capital city of Kiev. From there, it is easy to find domestic flights to any major city in the country, such as Simferopol, the capital of the Crimea. The Odessa International Airport in the southern part of the country can also handle international as well as domestic flights.
You are most likely to find cheap flights to Ukraine if you plan to fly into Boryspil International Airport, as the greatest number of routes fly through there. Many international airlines have established routes to Kiev, including British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, and more. Ukrainian International Airlines is the main national airline and flies to many international cities, though it often shares flights with other airlines. The Ukrainian airline Aerosvit offers relatively low-cost Ukraine airfare and also flies through Kiev as well as to many domestic destinations.
Many of these airlines offer discounts periodically. You can also find cheap flights to Ukraine on discount carriers such as the Ukrainian WizzAir airline, which mainly flies domestically but has limited Ukraine flights available through international destinations. Check often for discounted Ukraine airfare available through online agents, and keep an eye out for vacation packages as well that can help you save money by bundling costs.
Another way to fly to Ukraine for cheap is to look into the discount carrier BalticAir, which offers low-cost Ukraine airfare, but is routed through other Baltic countries such as Lithuania and Latvia. This could be a good option for cheap flights to Ukraine if you are already traveling in the region.
Most airports in Ukraine will have ATMs, money exchange and banks, as well as the normal assortment of restaurants and travel agencies. Tourist visas are not required for stays not exceeding 90 days if you come from the European Union, Canada, the US, Japan, South Korea, or the Commonwealth of Independent States, among areas. For visitors from other countries, a visa is usually easily obtainable at the Ukrainian consulate in your country, provided you have a letter of invitation from your hotel or other accommodation in Ukraine. As usual, check the customs requirements in your own country before any Ukraine flights. When you pass customs entering Ukraine, make sure you retain all of the documentation given to you, as you will be required to produce them upon leaving the country, and on rare occasions, during your stay in the country. Losing your documentation may incur a fine.
After arrival in Kiev, it is easy to catch a domestic flight for destinations all over the country with Ukrainian International Airlines and AeroSvit. You can also take the train to numerous locations, or rent a car to explore the country at your own pace. Buses are quite convenient and comfortable, especially going from Kiev to other tourist destinations such as Odessa or Lviv, located in western Ukraine.