We went to Chernihiv by train from Kiev. We took the 09:35 h train which goes to St. Petersburg in Russia.
The trip took about 2,5 h and a single ticket was 27,41 UAH (about 4 Euro; 2007). Please keep in mind that you have to present your passport when buying a train ticket in Ukraine.
There also might be some slower electric trains (elektrichki) which serve the Kiev to Chernihiv route, but you probably have to change trains in Nizhyn.
Chernihiv's railway station is located about 15 minutes on foot west of the city centre. It was destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in 1950.
Chernihiv is best explored on foot. If you are planning to visit all the churches in one day, be prepared for a lot of walking.
You will be rewarded with some hidden gems and lovely views.
If you are tired from walking you can still catch a local bus as there are plenty of them in Chernihiv. Possible routes are from the city centre to the train station or from the Boldyn Hill district to the city centre.
Chernihiv has a wide public transportation network consisting of local buses, private mini buses and trolleybuses.
Depending on the type of bus the fare varies between 0,50 and 1,0 UAH. It is often displayed on the windscreen or inside the bus.
In some buses the fare has to be paid to a conductor, in others you directly hand the money to the driver.
We left Chernihiv by bus. There are plenty of different buses serving the Chernihiv to Kiev route all around the day.
We took one of the bigger buses which left Chernihiv at 20:45 h and arrived in Kiev at 22:15 h (Bus terminal at pl. Moskovska 3).
We bought the ticket in advance at Chernihiv's bus station, but you can also directly pay the driver. In June 2007 the price was 17,87 UAH (about 2,60 Euro).