✅ Verified Review
| I live in Ukraine, and Kiev Borispol is one of the airport I lately use the most, but I prefer using the old Kiev Zhuliany airport, more modest, but more welcoming despite it's aging structure. Borispol has been completely reconstructed in 2012 for the Euro football championship, but it's only a surface effect. Sure, terminal is clean, very secure, very wide, very spacious, but it has many defects and traveling through isn't always a pleasure. First of all, queues are sometimes very long, due to a lack or organization and it might be a real pain to get on time to your gate. Long queue to check-in, long queue to security control, long queue to passeport check. In December, I arrived 03:30 before my flight at check-in, and I had to ask for priority lane at passport control to be on time. Luckily it's not always like that. Then, transport to and from the city is a real problem. When you land, be sure, if you are a foreigner, that you'll be harrassed by illegal taxi drivers, who will try everything to get you in their car. Don't think that going to the toilet will help. They will follow you up there. Be strong and simply refuse them, politely or not. Almost all flights are boarded by bus, including long haul sometimes. The bus service runs 24 hours a day and is cheap, taking you straight to the city center, but the traffic jam of Kiev is sometimes crazy and it can take you up to 90 min to reach the railway station, 36km away. Food and shops in the airport are crazy expensive. Prices might be up to ten times more expensive than in Ukraine. So, try to avoid buying products in the airport if possible.