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Ukraine car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Ukraine

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Top tips for hiring a car in Ukraine

  • The decision to rent a car in Ukraine will give adventurous travelers the chance to see parts of the country that are usually very difficult to access by public transport. Car hire is usually inexpensive, which is another advantage over using other methods of transportation. The Carpathian Mountains and the steppe regions are best visited with a car, while private transport will also allow you to visit places like Yaremche, the fortress at Kotyn, and the villages in the west that are famous for crafts and folk art.
  • Driving alone in winter is not generally wise in Ukraine, as extreme weather conditions can make the roads treacherous. Some rental companies can provide extras like snow chains free of charge, while others, such as Payless, offer a special winter equipment package for an extra 59 UAH (2.25 USD) per day. If possible, always travel with a towing rope, extra food, and a snow shovel during the winter months.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be secured in an appropriate restraint when traveling in a car in Ukraine, and all other passengers must wear seatbelts. Rental agencies typically provide a range of age-appropriate baby, child, and booster seats that can be booked in advance and rented for an additional fee. Expect to pay around 120 UAH (4.50 USD) with an agency like Hertz.
  • Some rental agencies do not allow their customers to rent a car in Ukraine and travel across international borders. If planning to visit any of the neighboring countries, it is best to check with your rental agency in advance. Some agencies, such as Avis, do allow cross-border travel for an additional charge. At Avis, the countries Belarus, Russia, and the territory of Transnistria are excluded, and a fee of around 2,500 UAH (95 USD) is necessary for the issuing of a special cross-border pass.
  • Book your rental car in Ukraine at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Ukraine are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ukraine

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ukraine?

    Economy (Nissan Micra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ukraine.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ukraine?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is driving like in Ukraine?

    Road conditions in Ukraine are likely to be the biggest challenge drivers will face, with standards varying widely across the country. So-called "European" roads tend to be paved and in good condition, with road signs in the Roman as well as the Cyrillic alphabet. On other roads, and particularly in rural areas, expect to drive slowly, and watch out for hazards like potholes, livestock, and cobbles. Beyond this, drivers who have some experience and stick to slow speeds should have no problems renting a car in Ukraine.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Ukraine?

    To rent a car in Ukraine, drivers usually need to be at least 20 years old and have held a valid domestic driver’s license for at least one year. It is mandatory to possess an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) alongside a domestic license. Some agencies impose a daily surcharge for young drivers, such as Budget, where the fee is approx. 590 UAH (22 USD) per day for drivers age 21 to 24.

  • How much does petrol cost in Ukraine?

    Petrol stations in Ukraine are usually self-service and require payment in advance; most do not accept credit cards, so make sure to always have some local currency on hand. Petrol station hours tend to be from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, though some highway petrol stations may offer a 24h service. Prices tend to hover just above 30 UAH (1.15 USD) per liter for petrol, and just below that for diesel. You can expect around 4.35 USD per gallon.

  • What are the speed limits in Ukraine?

    There are three general speed limits enforced in Ukraine, although drivers may find themselves forced to travel much slower, due to the condition of the roads. In built-up areas, the maximum speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph), while on rural roads the limit is 90 km/h (55 mph). On highways, cars may travel at a maximum speed of 130 km/h (80 mph).

Car rental directory

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Ukraine

    28 Locations

  • unitedautorent

    United Auto Rental car hire locations in Ukraine

    27 Locations

  • unitedintern

    United International Car Rentals car hire locations in Ukraine

    26 Locations

  • narscars

    NarsCars car hire locations in Ukraine

    20 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Ukraine

    17 Locations

  • bls

    Bls car hire locations in Ukraine

    16 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Ukraine

    13 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Ukraine

    13 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Ukraine

    12 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car hire locations in Ukraine

    11 Locations

  • novarentcarhire

    Nova Rent Car Hire car hire locations in Ukraine

    9 Locations

  • addcarrental

    ADDCAR RENTAL car hire locations in Ukraine

    7 Locations

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When to book a rental car in Ukraine

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.