Currency Exchange Rates at Kiev Boryspil Airport KBP

Currency Exchange Rates at Kiev Boryspil Airport (KBP)

Kyiv Boryspil International Airport (KBP) is the main airport of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Country's largest airport is serving all its intercontinental flights and a majority of international flights, so there’s a big chance that you will be landing at KBP Airport. If you are planning to get some local currency (Ukrainian Hryvnia - UAH) here, check how good currency exchange rates at Kiev Airport are.

Money Changers at Kiev Airport

Most of international flights arrive and depart at Terminal D of Kyiv Boryspil Airport (KBP). This terminal was the place where we did our little research. There are a number of currency exchange booths right after passing customs on the “Arrivals” level. Taking a quick look was enough 

Even taxi drivers who were offering us a ride to the center of Kiev warned us not to exchange currency at the airport and suggested better to do it in the center. It says a lot!

Foreign Exchange Rates at Kiev Airport

You can easily save an amount equal to a taxi ride from the airport to the city when skipping money changers at Kiev Airport and exchanging your money in the center of Kiev.

We paid 530 UAH for our taxi ride all the way to Maidan Square. We would be losing such an amount if exchanging at the airport as little as 116 EUR. Currency exchange at Kiev Boryspil Airport (KBP) sounds like a robbery? Well, it is!

What foreign exchange rates can be expected at Kiev Airport?

Currency Exchange Rates at Kiev Boryspil Airport KBP

USD to UAH exchange rate at Kiev Airport

The official USD exchange rate at the time of our visit was about 25.50 UAH for 1 US Dollar, so the rate offered at Kyiv Boryspil Airport (21.55 UAH/USD) was by 3.95 UAH lower than the market rate. For every dollar exchanged here you’re losing about 0.155 USD or 15.5 USD per 100 USD.

At the same time, money changers in the center of Kiev were offering about 25.40 UAH/USD.

EUR to UAH exchange rate at Kiev Airport

The official EUR exchange rate at the time was about 28.50 UAH for 1 Euro, so the rate offered at Kiev Airport (23.85 UAH/EUR) was by 4.65 UAH lower than the market rate. For every Euro exchanged here you’re losing about 0.163 EUR or about 16.3 EUR per 100 EUR.

At the same time, most of money changers in Kiev were offering 28.40 UAH/EUR.

RUB to UAH exchange rate at Kiev Airport

The official RUB exchange rate at the time was about 0.40 UAH for 1 Russian Ruble, so the rate offered at Kiev Airport (0.30 UAH/RUB) was by 0.10 UAH lower than the market rate. For every Russian Ruble exchanged here you’re losing about 0.25 RUB or about 250 RUB per 1000 RUB.

At the same time, most of money changers in Kiev were offering 0.394 UAH/RUB.

PLN to UAH exchange rate at Kiev Airport

The official PLN exchange rate at the time was about 6.61 UAH for 1 Polish Zloty, so the rate offered at Kiev Airport (5.00 UAH/PLN) was by 1.61 UAH lower than the market rate. For every Polish Zloty exchanged here you’re losing about 0.244 PLN or about 24.4 PLN per 100 PLN.

At the same time, we could find money changers in Kiev who were offering 6.50 UAH/PLN.

GBP to UAH exchange rate at Kiev Airport

The official GBP exchange rate at the time was about 31.45 UAH for 1 Sterling Pound, so the rate offered at Kiev Airport (26.65 UAH/ GBP) was by 4.80 UAH lower than the market rate. For every Sterling Pound exchanged here you’re losing about 0.153 GBP or about 15.3 GBP per 100 GBP.

At the same time, some of money changers in Kiev were offering 31.40 UAH/GBP.

Exchange rates of other currencies at Kiev Airport

The official CHF exchange rate at the time was about 25.55 UAH for 1 Swiss Franc, so the rate offered at Kiev Airport (21.80 UAH/CHF) was by 3.75 UAH or 14.7% lower than the market rate.

The official AUD exchange rate at the time was about 17.55 UAH for 1 Australian Dollar, so the rate offered at Kiev Airport (14.00 UAH/AUD) was by 3.55 UAH or about 20.2% lower than the market rate.

The official CAD exchange rate at the time was about 19.28 UAH for 1 Canadian Dollar, so the rate offered at Kiev Airport (14.50 UAH/CAD) was by 4.78 UAH or about 24.8% lower than the market rate.

The less popular the currency, the worse currency exchange rate can be expected at Kiev Airport. For some of them they give only half of currency’s real value so it can hardly be called currency exchange, looks more like a legal robbery at your own will. Beware!

Tips

If you want to sell your Ukrainian Hryvnia leftovers at the airport, you can expect to get more reasonable exchange rates, especially when exchanging back to US Dollars. However, the rates offered by money changers in the center of Kiev will still be significantly better.

As you can see, foreign exchange rates at Kiev Airport are really bad and we would never recommend exchanging your money there. Whenever you can, exchange your currency in the city. For more details check: Currency Exchange Rates in Kiev City Center.

The most convenient way for getting from Kiev Airport into the city is by private transfer. Book your Kiev Airport private transfer online and you won't need to exchange your money at the airport. It will save you a lot!

If you like to use Hop-On Hop-Off buses for sightseeing, you can book your bus ticket online just for 15 EUR here: Kiev Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.