Car hire Kiev Boryspil Airport - cheap car rental in Ukraine
Kiev Boryspil Airport - KBP, also referred to as Boryspol Airport, is Ukraine's largest airport and one of the three airports serving the city of Kiev.
Boryspil Airport is situated 18 miles east of Kiev on the right side of Dnieper River.
Boryspil, already receiving most of the country's international passenger traffic, became the main air gateway for football fans travelling to Ukraine for the UEFA EURO 2012 Championship held jointly in Ukraine and Poland.
Terminals at Boryspil Airport
The marking of the terminals at Boryspil Airport may be somewhat confusing.
Due to the long-time needed expansion works on this Kiev airport, intensified for the EURO 2012, older terminals were disused and passenger traffic distributed to the new ones.
Terminal B at Boryspil Airport serves domestic and international flights; Terminal C is destined for VIP traffic. Terminal F, initially of exclusive use of Ukrainian International Airlines, also receives international traffic from smaller carriers.
The new, state-of-the-art Terminal D is bound to assume most of international flights in close future, most likely from 2013 onwards. Terminal E, under construction, is scheduled to start operating by 2015.
Car hire offer at Kiev Boryspil Airport
Many of the world's leading car rental companies operate at Boryspil Airport.
You can hire a car for your stay in Kiev from Avis Rent-A-Car, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar, Budget Car Hire and National Car Rental, as well as from less known local suppliers, such as Sun Service Car Rentals Ukraine or AUTO-Drive Car Rental, Ukraine.
The cheapest car at Boryspil Airport, of the mini/city class, as for instance Peugeot 107 can be rented for around £155 for a 7 days car hire in Kiev.
However, you will feel more comfortable and safer in a slightly bigger and heavier car on the roads of Ukraine. A Renault Megane or similar, of the intermediate class, can be found in Kiev Boryspil Airport rental offer at a price of approx. £239 for a week of car hire.
Weigh your options carefully when planning your trip around Ukraine. A minivan, such as Mercedes Vito or similar can cost as little as £587 for a 7 days car hire, a very reasonable price if you are travelling in a bigger group.
Offers for hire cars in Kiev Airport do tend to shift rather frequently.
Why rental car in Ukraine?
A hire car may prove to be a good solution to move around at your own pace during your stay in Ukraine.
Ukraine is a vast country, with a number of places of tourist interest and Kiev is a crossing point for many important roads of the region, as for instance the European E40 route. See the roadmap of Ukraine.
Travelling by rental car has proved to be a popular option for those who arrive to Kiev but would also like to visit Odessa, the "Pearl of The Black Sea", the Crimean region and the Carpathians.
Kiev's tourist attractions
Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the "mother of Slavic cities", as it is frequently referred to, boast many sites of historic and cultural importance.
Not to be missed are: UNESCO World Heritage site St. Sophia's Cathedral, Golden Gate - the unique 11th century fortification, or Kiev Patchersk Lavra monastery, the perfect example of Orthodox Christian architecture.
Andreevsky Spust, Kiev's oldest street, also called Kiev's Montmartre, for hosting many art galleries, art performances and live concerts attracts a great number of tourists, too.
Although Kiev's metro is very well developed and affordable, other means of public transportation are unreliable and outdated, for which you may find it more comfortable to move around the city in a rental car.
Most of Kiev's tourist attractions are located on the right side of the Dnieper River. See the map of Kiev downtown.
Fly to Kiev from the UK - low-cost WizzAir
British Airways offers flights to Boryspil Airport with departures from London-Heathrow. The Ukrainian carriers Aerosvit and Ukraine International Airlines link Kiev Boryspil to London-Gatwick.
The low-cost carrier WizzAir operates flights from London-Luton to Kiev's second most important airport, Kiev Zhuliany International Airport - IEV.