|Most popular in||June||High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||April||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||R10 149||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||R10 270||From Johannesburg to Kyiv|
Kiev has a humid, continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters.
The best time to book flights to Kiev, weather wise, is from May to September, when temperatures are at their warmest, usually between 10-26°C. July is the hottest month, which experiences temperatures generally ranging 16-26°C. The month of May is a pretty time in the city, as the flowers begin to bloom. Many airlines offer special travel packages during the summer and school holiday periods so look out for these.
December, January and February are the coldest months, with temperatures sitting around -6°C to 0°C. Snow can also occur from late November all the way till March. Travellers are more likely to find cheap flights to Kiev and deals on accommodation during the quieter winter months, when fewer people travel to cities in Eastern Europe, due to cold weather and snow. Look out for pre-festive season specials which may run for a brief time.
The time around Christmas and New Year may see a slight increase in airfares and room rates so keep this in mind. If you do book flights to Kiev over this period, you won’t be disappointed; Kiev hosts huge celebrations in Independence Square for New Year. Take note that Ukrainian Christmas is celebrated on January 7th.
This quickly developing capital of Ukraine is emerging colourfully from its Soviet past and becoming a tourist hub for European and global visitors who book flights to Kiev interested in sampling its Eastern Slavic delights. Despite its many contemporary influences, which make it a pleasurable city to visit, well equipped with modern conveniences, you can still see traditional sights and sounds. This includes a glimpse of Babushkas outside the stations, which make this an intriguing and fascinating city for those who love historical places. Whether you appreciate fine cuisine or have a tighter budget, the city offers attractions and adventure for everyone who travels within her walls.
Andriyivsky Uzviz is Kiev’s most famous street, offering its visitors a selection of landmarks like the Castle of Richard the Lionhearted, St Andrew’s Church and Mikhail Bulgakov’s house. One of the city’s most visible attractions is the striking St Sophia’s Cathedral with its beautiful golden cupolas. A climb to the top rewards you with stunning views of the city and surrounding areas. The Pechersk Lavra Kiev Caves Monastery is probably the most visited attraction in Kiev and you will find it overlooking the Dnipro River. In the Upper Lavra you will find famous churches and museums like the Great Bell Tower and Church of the Assumption, while the lower Lavra reveals caves and passages which were once home to ancient monks.
Local bus operators offer a full service within the city and there is also the Kiev Metro rail network.
Travellers booking flights to Kiev may decide to fly into either Boryspil International Airport (KBP) or Kyiv International Airport (Zhulyany) (IEV). Several airlines operate to and from these airports. Shuttle buses run between the airport and Kiev with departure and arrival points in the central bus stations and rail stations of towns in the area. There are also mini-bus taxis operating from the airport.