Kiev has an extensive public transport system, including buses, trams, trolleys and a metro, which is still the fastest way to get around. Privately owned minibuses (known as marshrutkas) can be flagged down anywhere along their routes and will usually list their stops on their windows. Official taxis can be pre-booked by phone or hailed on the street; private, non-metered cars are also an option, though travellers should be sure to negotiate a price up front when choosing them. Uber and other ride-hailing services are available and it is well worth taking the funicular on the steep western bank for fantastic views.
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