Kyiv City Bus Graveyard: Ukraine’s abandoned public transit buses

Abandoned bus graveyard in Kiyv ABANDONED SPACES
We prepared 40+ Stunning Photos from Kyiv City Bus Graveyard. Discover Ukraine's abandoned public transit buses. Once a place where buses gathered, it's now become something of a bus graveyard. This major hub in Kiyv has been abandoned and taken apart for scrap metal ever since.
Abandoned city public transit buses in Kiyv, Ukraine

On the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital lies a hidden relic of the Soviet Union — Bus Garage Number 3-2 with dozens of abandoned public transit buses. Opened in 1963, the unexpected scale of this futuristic building reflected the scope of the livelihoods it supported. The garage was an important hub for Kyiv’s domestic, international, and bus city routes, with around 1,500 employees and 300 buses operating daily.

Not only did this feature provide the vehicles with shelter from the extremes of the Ukrainian winter, but it also helped to facilitate maintenance, as repair docks and gas stations were situated nearby.

Kiyv bus graveyard

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian government found it too costly to maintain, and the once magnificent structure is now falling apart. It used to be one of the central transportation hubs of Ukraine up until November 2010 when it canceled international routes.

The bus station was used up by small commercial companies as a hub for minibusses until the summer of 2011. As a result of the global economic crisis and the reduction in the number of routes, bus fleets began to close in the capital. In mid-2011, it became a Repair Park and in 2015 it was turned into an exhibition and restoration center of the Museum of Public Transport.

The style of the bus station is a great example of Soviet form-meets-function architectural style – it looks very compact, but it fits in the scenery perfectly. It’s just too sad how such an unusual building was left to wither and fade away.

It’s a beautiful place and it doesn’t deserve to be in such a bad condition. Sadly, it’s not the only neglected architectural relic of Soviet times. As a result of its sheer size, the Ukrainian bus station is now completely abandoned and presents itself as a rather creepy place. A rather sad fate for such an ambitious project.

Stunning Photos made at Kiyv Bus Graveyard

Abandoned Neoplan N216H Jetliner
Abandoned Neoplan N216H Jetliner

Once a place where buses gathered, it’s now become something of a bus graveyard. Countless LAZ, Volvo, and Ikarus vehicles, many in a half-ruined, decayed state, can be seen, solemnly wait for disassembly. The above bus is an abandoned Neoplan N216H Jetliner. Year of production: 1983. This major hub in Kiyv has been abandoned and taken apart for scrap metal ever since.


1. Below you may find an image of an old Säffle (Volvo) №5604. In 2013, it was still in working conditions.

Abandoned Säffle (Volvo) №5604.

2. Another Säffle on a Volvo chassis – №5607.

Abandoned Säffle on a Volvo chassis
Abandoned Säffle on a Volvo chassis – №5607

3. Abandoned buses from public service past and present

Abandoned buses from public service past & present
Abandoned buses

4. Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E №4397. During the Soviet era, there were many Romanian trolleybuses in Kiyv. Now this one is the only one left. And not only in Kyiv but also in the world.

Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E
Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E №4397

5. Inside abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E

Inside Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E
Inside Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E

6. Doors of an abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E

Inside Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E
Inside Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E

7. Inside Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E

Inside Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E
Inside Abandoned Romanian trolleybus DAC 217E

8. Abandoned PAZ-672M Bus

Abandoned PAZ 672М Bus
PAZ-672M

9. Abandoned Soviet Ikarus EAG E90.20.

Abandoned Soviet Ikarus EAG E90.20.
Ikarus EAG E90.20

10. Neglected Ikarus 256 Bus

Neglected Ikarus 256 Bus
Ikarus 256

11. Abandoned MAZ 105 №4601 bus and Škoda 14TrM trolleybus

Abandoned MAZ 105 №4601 bus and Škoda 14TrM trolleybus
MAZ 105 №4601 bus and Škoda 14TrM

12. Abandoned Škoda 14TrM №410 trolleybus

Abandoned Škoda 14TrM №410.
Škoda 14TrM №410

13. Abandoned buses

Abandoned Soviet buses
Abandoned buses

14. Abandoned LAZ 695Н buses: close perspective photo.

Abandoned LAZ 695Н Bus
LAZ 695Н

15. LAZ 695Н Bus Board number Now the numbers partially covered with vinyl material (vehicle wrap process). These wraps are similar in that vinyl (although a cast vinyl sheet) is used to cover parts or whole vehicles in a new color or in a protective form of a color matching vinyl that may match an OEM paint color vinyl material. But in the USSR workers used paint color for numbers.

LAZ 695Н Bus Board number
LAZ 695Н

16. Cabin of an abandoned LAZ 695Н Bus.

Cabin of an abandoned LAZ 695Н Bus
LAZ 695Н Cabin

17. Abandoned LAZ A141 Bus.

Abandoned LAZ A141 Bus
Abandoned LAZ A141 Bus

18. Abandoned Bogdan А231 and PAZ-32053

Abandoned Bogdan А231 and PAZ-32053
Bogdan А231 and PAZ-32053

19. Abandoned Aabenraa Bus

Abandoned Aabenraa Bus
Abandoned Aabenraa Bus

20. Abandoned articulated Säffle buses on Volvo B10MA-55 chassis.

Abandoned articulated Säffle buses on Volvo B10MA-55 chassis
articulated Säffle buses on Volvo B10MA-55 chassis

21. Abandoned Säffle Bus №5217 and Bus №5216

Abandoned Säffle Bus №5217 and Bus №5216
Säffle Bus №5217 and Bus №5216

22. Abandoned Arna M86BF bus, and two Arna M83 buses.

Abandoned Arna M86BF bus, and two Arna M83 buses
Arna M86BF bus and two Arna M83 buses

23. Abandoned articulated Scania bus

Abandoned articulated Scania bus
Articulated Scania bus

24. Abandoned buses

Abandoned buses

25. Abandoned LAZ 52527 bus №1276

Abandoned LAZ 52527 bys №1276
LAZ 52527 bus

26. Inside abandoned LAZ 52527 bus

Abandoned LAZ 52527 bus
Inside abandoned LAZ 52527

27. Inside abandoned LAZ 52527 bus

Abandoned public transit buses in Kiyv, Ukraine
Inside abandoned LAZ 52527

28. Inside abandoned LAZ 52527 bus

Inside abandoned LAZ 52527
Inside abandoned LAZ 52527

29. Abandoned Ikarus 280.33 №4217

Abandoned Ikarus 280.33 №4217 bus
Abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus

30. Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus

Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus
Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus

31. Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus

Abandoned public transit buses in Kiyv, Ukraine
Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus

32. Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus

Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus
Inside abandoned Ikarus 280.33 bus

33. Abandoned bus graveyard in Kiyv

Abandoned bus graveyard in Kiyv
Abandoned bus graveyard in Kiyv

34. Abandoned Ikarus suburban modification 280.03

Abandoned Ikarus suburban modification 280.03
Ikarus suburban modification 280.03

35. Abandoned MTB-82D trolleybus

Abandoned MTB-82D trolleybus
MTB-82D trolleybus

36. Abandoned Ikarus 260.50 №1210

Abandoned Ikarus 260.50 №1210
Ikarus 260.50

37. Another Abandoned Ikarus 260.50 — №1645

Abandoned Ikarus 260.50 — №1645
Ikarus 260.50

38. Abandoned Ikarus 260.37 bus (№1216)

Abandoned Ikarus bus 260.37 (№1216)
Ikarus 260.37 bus

39. Abandoned Bogdan А144.5 Bus

Abandoned Bogdan А144.5 Bus
Bogdan А144.5 Bus

40. Abandoned LAZ 52523 bus

Abandoned LAZ 52523 bus
LAZ 52523

41. Abandoned MAZ 103.060 bus

Abandoned MAZ 103.060 bus
MAZ 103.060

42. Abandoned bodies of Škoda 9Tr trolleybuses were dug up

Abandoned bodies of Škoda 9Tr trolleybuses
Škoda 9Tr trolleybus

43. Another abandoned Škoda 9Tr trolleybus

Abandoned Škoda 9Tr trolleybus
Škoda 9Tr trolleybus

44. Abandoned UMZ Е186 trolleybus

Abandoned UMZ Е186 trolleybus
UMZ Е186 trolleybus

45. Abandoned LAZ 525270 №1429

Abandoned LAZ 525270
LAZ 525270

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Abandoned public transit buses in Kiyv, Ukraine

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