Getting Around

PUBLIC TRANSPORT


To get to Zhovten cinema and other festival locations, you can use public or private transport. Please ask our volunteers for details. 

  • from Zhovten Cinema to IZONE: 1,8 km = 20 min walk
  • from Hotel Amarant to Zhovten Cinema: 1 km =10 min walk
  • from Hotel Amarant to IZONE:: 1 km =10 min walk
  • from Hotel Radisson Blu to Zhovten Cinema: 1,2 km = 15 min walk
  • from Hotel Rus to Zhovten Cinema: 3 stops by subway = 30 min on the way
  • from Hotel Rus to IZONE: 4 stops by subway = 40 min on the way
  • from Zhovten Cinema to Dovzhenko National Centre 8 stops by subway = 40 min on the way

METRO

Kyiv’s Metro System is the cheapest, fastest, and most reliable form of transportation. The price for a single ride ticket is 8 UAH (approx. 0.30 EUR). The metro station closest to the festival center, the Zhovten Cinema, is Kontraktova Ploscha (Line 2, Blue); the station closest to IZONE is Tarasa Shevchenka (Line 2, Blue). All of them are located within 10 minutes walking distance from the festival locations. The station closest to Butterfly DeLuxe Cinema is Olimpiyska (Line 2, Blue).

 

In order to use the Metro: 

1) you can buy a token at the cash desk of each Metro station (1 token = 1 trip);

2) you can use your bank card (PayPass) on the yellow turnstile directly without buying tokens.

 

You can reach some fistival locations by using land transport. Here there are some helpful websites to check the schedule and plan your trip: EasyWay and Kyivpastrans.

 

TAXI SERVICES

There are many taxi services in Kyiv. Orders are taken by phone or online. The price must be agreed upon beforehand. If you call a taxi service company, they should tell you the exact price for your journey. For this, you need to be able to provide them with the exact address of your current location and your final destination. After that, they should send you an sms with the actual price, route and time when a taxi is supposed to pick you up.

 

Online Taxi Services:  

Uklon - www.uklon.com.ua

Uber - www.uber.com 

Bolt - bolt.eu/cities/kyiv/

 

Taxi  

309: 309 (callback)

Joker Taxi: 3933 (callback)

Absolute Taxi: 363 (callback)

Mega Taxi: +38(044) 503 0 503

Taxi Twist: +38(044) 502 25 25

Express Taxi: +38(044) 239 15 15

Panda Taxi: +38(044) 585 0 555

 

The average cost of a trip from Hotel Rus (city center) to Zhovten Cinema (Podil district) is about 70 UAH (3 euros).

 

WEATHER

Kyiv has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. March is characterized by changing temperatures, with daily highs exceeding 16°C and lows dropping below -3°C. 

 

UTC/GMT OFFSET

Summer time – GMT +3 hours; Winter time – GMT +2 hours.

 

ELECTRICITY

220 V AC, 50 Hz.

 

PHONE CODE FOR KYIV

International code: (+380) 44. In Ukraine: (044). To call abroad: dial 00+country code+area code.

 

MOBILE NETWORK

International roaming is usually expensive. If you wish to stay available for calls in Ukraine and your cell phone supports GSM 900 or GSM 1800 standards, a local prepaid package can be purchased. The package contains a sim card (a chip to put into your phone) and a voucher for prepaid minutes. You can add minutes to your phone account by purchasing new vouchers. These packages are widely available.

 

MONEY

The local currency is the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH). Once you are in the city, we suggest that you exchange some money into the local currency at major hotels or official exchange offices. New exchange offices are popping up all over the city (look for yellow signs with exchange rates). The exchange rate is sure to have changed quite substantially by the time you read this. You will need your passport (ID) to arrange a currency exchange.

Beware of exchanging money on the streets or with private individuals. It is illegal and can be dangerous.

 

SOME ATMS NEAR THE FESTIVAL CENTRE ZHOVTEN

OTP Bank ATM / vul. Konstiantynivska 15

Raiffeisen Bank Aval ATM / vul. Nyzhnii Val 17/8

Ukrsibbank BNP Paribas Group ATM / vul. Konstiantynivska 34 and vul. Spaska 5 (near metro Kontraktova Ploshcha, Podil Passage center)

First Ukrainian International Bank (PUMB) ATM / vul. Konstiantynivska 15a

 

MEDICAL FACILITIES

There are a number of private clinics with western-trained, English-speaking doctors/physicians. Pharmacies sell a range of common medicines over the counter. However, persons requiring specific medications should bring a suitable supply from home as these may not be available locally.

 

American Medical Centers, vul. Berdychivska 1 (tel.: (044) 490 76 00; emergency tel.: (044) 490 76 00; fax: (044) 490 76 00; e-mail: kiev@amcenters.com; website: www.amcenters.com). Private clinic.

Medicom, vul. Kondratyuka 8 (information tel.: 055; emergency tel.: (044) 432 94 47; office/hospital tel.: (044) 432 88 88). Ukrainian private hospital. Ambulance service (tel.: (044) 432 88 88).

Boris, vul. Velyka Vasylkivska 55a (information tel.: (044) 238 00 00; emergency tel.: (044) 238 00 00). Ukrainian private hospital. Ambulance service.

CABOT Dental Clinic, vul. Shchorsa 9 (tel.: (044) 529 71 61).

French Dental Centre, blvd. Lepse 4 (tel.: (44) 457 85 70; website: www.dental.com.ua).

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

(from mobile and landline phones):

Fire service – 101 

Police – 102 

Ambulance – 103 

Gas service – 104 

Universal emergency number – 112 

 

Embassies of foreign countries in Ukraine

You can find the list of embassies here.

17 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020