Three cities in Ukraine boast an underground subway system — Kiev, Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk — usually referred to as the “metro”. Kiev metro is most extensive, with three lines and over 40 stops.
Trains run from approximately 5:30 a.m. to about 12:30 a.m, with just two minutes between trains at peak hours. Metro stops are marked by “M” signs (see right). Most stations are underground. Metro tokens currently cost just 1,75. Fare does not depend on the distance traveled or on transfers between lines.
All metro signs are in Ukrainian (or Russian, in Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk). English metro maps are available on English language city maps that you can buy around town. If you don’t speak Russian or Ukrainian, you will have to carefully count stops or learn to read the Cyrillic alphabet.