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About Kharkiv Intl. Airport

Osnova International Airport is an airport serving the city of Kharkiv of Ukraine. Every year, over 500 thousand passengers use Osnova International Airport which is known as the main international airport of the city. The airport, which had a neo-classical style in 1950, moved to a new building constructed for complying with the UEFA regulations with the award of Euro 2012 to Poland and Ukraine. The old building was turned into VIP terminal of the airport. Osnova International Airport is known as the most important and functional air gates of the whole Eastern Europe. It is planned that the airport will host more than 1 million passengers in a few years in line with the plans and investments in question.

Getting to the City Center from Kharkiv Intl. Airport

Kharkiv (or Kharkov) is the second largest city in Ukraine. The city, which is situated in the northeast of the country, has a very large population. Freedom Square which is among the largest urban squares in Europe is also the city center in Kharkiv that is a major industrial and cultural center. Kharkiv International Airport welcomes passengers who want to visit this city.

Kharkiv has a wide transportation network thanks to both highways and railways. It is possible to reach the central parts of the city by metro, while public transport such as buses, trams, trolleybuses, minibuses and trains provides transportation services to the places where metro does not reach. Although the services are provided from 5 am until midnight, you may have difficulty finding public transportation to some parts of the city after 9 pm.

In addition to urban transportation, train and bus services also provide transportation to the neighboring cities. There are free Wi-Fi points in certain areas of the city. If there is no internet access on your phone, you can easily find out about these services' times at these points. If you have difficulty finding your way, you can ask for help from the ticket booths. Please remember to keep your ticket during your journey. Otherwise, you may have to pay a penalty in case of ticket control.

It is useful to remind that some services are charged higher depending on the distance. Apart from all these, you can prefer taxi or car rental options for urban transportation to take advantage of a more practical option to reach where you want to go. Kharkiv International Airport is 12.5 kilometers away in the southwest of the city. There are various transportation options from the airport to the city center. However, it may not be possible to some parts of the city at once by public transportation. You may need to transfer by choosing from bus, trolleybus or minibus alternatives. You can also take advantage of the taxi or car rental options at the airport.

Bus

The bus number 115 departing from the airport goes to Prospekt Haharina subway station and the bus number 119 goes to Peremohy bus stop. Bus plays a major role in urban transportation. There are many bus lines that serve throughout the city. You can reach almost every part of the city by bus.

Trolleybus

It is possible to get to the stops at Zirka Cinema, Kuznyechna Street or Hamarnyka Street by taking the trolleybus line 3 that is right next to the airport. There are 30 or so trolleybus lines that travel throughout the city.

Minibus

The vehicles known as Marshrutka in Ukraine are the minibuses used as supporting lines in urban transportation. The minibuses 225 and 152 depart from the airport to Akademika Barabashova metro station.

Tramway

Tram is also one of the frequently preferred options for urban transportation. There are nearly 20 tramway lines within the city. Tram services are nearly available on all streets of Kharkiv. The tramway lines 2 and 15 depart from Freedom Square. There is no direct tram service from the airport. However, if you have come to any part of the city from the airport by trolleybus, tramway or bus, you can prefer tramway as a transfer option.

Metro

After arriving at the airport, you need to get on the buses 115 or 119 to get to the metro station. Once you reach Prospekt Haharina metro station, it is possible to travel to any part of the city by taking the advantage of transfer option between metro lines, or you can get on the minibuses departing from the airport and arrive at Akademika Barabashova metro station. Metro departs every 2-3 minutes during the rush hours, while it departs every 5 to 10 minutes at other times. The longest metro line is about 45 minutes. So you can reach wherever you want to go by metro in a very short time. You need to buy blue tokens from the machines near the station to get on the metro.

There are three metro lines in Kharkiv as Kholodnohirsko-Zavodska, Saltivska, and Oleksiivska. Line 1, also known as the red line, runs between Kholodnaya Gora and Proletarskaya stations.

You can transfer from the red line to the blue line at Tsentralny Rynok Station and to the green line at Zavod im. Malysheva Station.

Line 2, also known as the blue line, runs between Tsentralny Rynok and Geroev Truda stations. You can transfer to the red line from the blue line at the first station and to the green line at Universitet-Gosprom station.

Line 3, known as the green line, travels between Zavod im. Malysheva and Prospekt Pobedy stations. At the first station of the green line, you can transfer to the red line and you can transfer to the blue line at Universitet-Gosprom station.

Train

Kharkiv-Passazhyrskyi is the central railway station of Kharkiv and it is quite close to the Freedom Square. Pivdenny Vokzal, which is located on the route of the red line, is connected to the central railway station. The train is mostly preferred to travel to the neighboring cities rather than urban transportation. Although the trains are slower compared to Europe in general, the prices are very affordable.

Taxi

In Kharkiv, you can get to your destination faster by taking a taxi. After arriving at the airport, you can get a taxi from the taxi stands right next to the airport building. There are also various taxi stands in the city. The service quality varies among the companies providing this service as well as the fares may differ evenly.

Rent a car

You can benefit from the car rental service at the Rent A Car company in Kharkiv International Airport building. So you will be able to travel freely and more comfortably in the city. You can also rent a car when you reach the city center, as well as you can book your car in advance by taking the advantage of online reservation option.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2017
Getting to Kharkiv Intl. Airport from the City Center

Kharkiv, also known as Kharkov, is the second largest city in Ukraine and has a very crowded population. Kharkiv is known as a major industrial and cultural hub located in the northeastern part of Ukraine. Freedom Square, known as the city center in Kharkiv, is among the largest squares in Europe. Those who want to visit this city travel to Kharkiv International Airport.

Kharkiv is a city which has an advanced transportation network. You can benefit from plenty of options among public transportation alternatives to reach wherever you want to go. Taking the metro will shorten the journey time for longer distances, while options such as tramway, trolleybus, bus and minibus provide a more affordable transportation for closer distances. The services are generally provided from 5 am until midnight. However, it may sometimes be difficult to find public transportation to some parts of the city after 9 pm.

In addition to urban transportation, you can also make an intercity journey by some train and bus services. There are free Wi-Fi points in certain areas of the city. In the case of need for internet access, the foreign visitors can easily find out about these services' departure times by taking the advantage of these internet points.

If you have any difficulty finding your way, you can also ask for help from the ticket booths you can come across in the city. Please remember to keep your ticket during your journey. Otherwise, you may have to pay a penalty in case of ticket control. Some services may be charged higher than other options depending on the distance to be covered. If you want to travel more practically to reach where you want to go, you are advised to take the advantage of taxi or car rental options.

Kharkiv International Airport is 12.5 kilometers away in the southeast of the city. There are several transportation options to reach the airport from the city center. If you are at a distant location from the airport and want to benefit from public transportation options, you may possibly need to change the means of transportation. Depending on where you are, it is possible to get to the airport by choosing from bus, trolleybus or minibus alternatives. You can also reach the airport faster if you take advantage of the taxi or car rental options.

Bus

You can get to the airport quickly by taking the bus 115 or the bus 119. You firstly need to get to Prospekt Haharina Metro Station to get on the bus number 115; if you want to take the bus 119, you need to go to Peremohy bus stop. Other than transportation to the airport, bus plays a major role in urban transportation. There are many bus lines that serve throughout the city. You can also choose from these bus lines to reach the airport from different routes.

Trolleybus

If you are planning to take the trolleybus line 3 to the airport, you need to change the means of transportation after arriving at one of the stops at Zirka Cinema, Kuznyechna Street or Hamarnyka Street. There are 30 or so trolleybus lines that provide transportation service throughout the city.

Minibus

The minibuses used as supporting lines in urban transportation are also known as Marshrutka in Ukraine. You should firstly get to Akademika Barabashova metro station to reach the airport by minibus. Then, it is possible to reach the airport by taking the advantage of the minibuses 225 and 152 departing from this station.

Tramway

There is no direct tramway service to the airport. However, you can take the tramway to benefit from the bus, trolleybus or minibus options that provide transportation service to the airport. Tram is also one of the frequently preferred options for urban transportation. There are nearly 20 tramway lines within the city. You can find a tram nearly on all streets of Kharkiv. You can take the tramway lines 2 and 15 to get to Freedom Square.

Metro

In Kharkiv, unfortunately, there is no subway transportation service to reach the airport. However, the metro network is connected to the bus and minibus lines that provide transportation service to the airport from certain regions of the city. You can get on the metro from any central part of the city to reach Prospekt Haharina metro station, where you can take the bus number 115 to get to the airport. Alternatively, you can get off the metro at Akademika Barabashova metro station and take a minibus to reach the airport.

Metro departs every 2-3 minutes or 5 to 10 minutes depending on the traffic density. Among all lines, the longest metro line is about 45 minutes. So metro is a very practical transportation option for longer distances in urban transportation. You can get on the metro with blue tokens, which you can buy from the machines next to the station.

There are three metro lines in Kharkiv as Kholodnohirsko-Zavodska, Saltivska, and Oleksiivska.

Line 1, also known as the red line, runs between Kholodnaya Gora and Proletarskaya stations. You can transfer from the red line to the blue line at Tsentralny Rynok Station and to the green line at Zavod im. Malysheva Station.

Line 2, also known as the blue line, runs between Tsentralny Rynok and Geroev Truda stations. You can transfer to the red line from the blue line at the first station and to the green line at Universitet-Gosprom station.

Line 3, known as the green line, travels between Zavod im. Malysheva and Prospekt Pobedy stations. At the first station of the green line, you can transfer to the red line and you can transfer to the blue line at Universitet-Gosprom station.

Train

Kharkiv-Passazhyrskyi central railway station is right next to the Freedom Square in Kharkiv. Pivdenny Vokzal metro station, which is located on the route of the red line, is connected to the central railway station. The train is a means of public transportation mostly preferred to travel to the neighboring cities rather than urban transportation in Kharkiv. Although the trains are slower compared to Europe in general, the prices are very affordable.

Taxi

In Kharkiv, taking a taxi is much more comfortable and practical compared to other public transportation options. You can get a taxi from any taxi stand in the city, as well as you can hail a taxi on the road. The quality of the service provided by taxis and therefore the taxi fares may vary from company to company.

Rent a car

It is possible to reach the airport by renting a car from the car rental companies in the city and you can enjoy the free and more comfortable journey. If you prefer, you can also book your car in advance by taking the advantage of online reservation option.

Airport Information

Kharkiv International Airport offers Wi-Fi connection free of charge. You can spend your time without getting bored at the airport by enjoying your mobile devices while waiting for your flight. You can buy many valuable products at affordable prices from POVA Duty-Free store inside the terminal building.

Those who want to take advantage of the VIP services can get the private VIP cards by phone. Thanks to this service, your special assistant completes check-in and other procedures on your behalf; in the meantime, you can enjoy your time waiting for your flight in the terminal special to VIP passengers. In addition, you can find a private business lounge, conference halls, and ATMs at the airport.

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2017

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