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To get to Zhovten cinema and other festival locations, you can use public or private transport. Please ask our volunteers for details.
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.
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/
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).
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.
Summer time – GMT +3 hours; Winter time – GMT +2 hours.
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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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).
(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.