Car Hire in Kiev Borispul Airport
Kiev Borispul is an international airport 29km south east of the city of Kiev.
This information is correct as of October 2015
Where to hire a car at Kiev Borispul Airport
Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Avis, and Budget all have branches within Kiev Borispul Airport. You can find the offices in the main arrivals terminal.
Petrol stations close at Kiev Borispul Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are several petrol stations around Kiev Borispul Airport. These are a few to both the left and right of the exit, which makes it easy to top up before returning your car. If you’re heading to the airport form Kiev, there are a few petrol stations off the M03, on the exit for the E40. Continue on this road and you’ll find a Shell garage on your right.
Alternatively, there are a number of petrol stations to the right of the airport. Continue on the M03 to exit, then turn right, and the first petrol station will be on your left.
Driving around at Kiev Borispul Airport
The airport is closely located to the city, it only takes around 30 minutes to drive to the centre. It’s located to the east of the river, and it’s well connected by a number of main highways – including the M03, H08, P03 and E95.
This makes it easy to reach a number of destinations in the Ukraine by car, including Kiev, Pryluky, Nizhyn, Cherkasy and Bila Tserkva. You should note that the national speed limits are 60 km per hour in cities, 90km on smaller roads and 130km on highways.
The Ukraine used to have one of the worst road safety ratings in the world, in recently they have imposed stricter fines and more restrictions to discourage careless driving.
Popular destinations to drive to from Kiev Borispul Airport
The capital of the Ukraine is just across the river. It’s not only one of the busiest hubs in the Ukraine, but it’s one of the biggest cities in Europe with a population of more than 3 million. The art, architecture and history of Kiev makes it a truly unique pinpoint on any travellers itinerary.
It’s not easy to find a parking spot in the city centre, and when you do find one you’ll likely have to purchase a ticket from a nearby kiosk. Don’t risk parking if you’re not sure whether it’s Pay & Display or not. It’s recommended you check with your hotel as to whether they have parking facilities you could use.
To reach the city, exit the airport on the M03 and turn left towards the signs for Kiev, continuing on the E40. After you cross the river, take the first right for Наддніпрянське ш. Continue straight up this road for an amazing view of the Dnieper River whilst you drive.
Cherkasy is a 2 hour car journey from Kiev. Historically, the city was part of Lithuania, then part of Poland, then it fell under the Soviet reign in 1917. It’s now a major transport city for the Ukraine.
The drive is scenic, taking you along the Dnieper River. Turn right on the Черкаська область (M03) when you leave the airport. Turn right onto the H03 to the H16, and after 130km you’ll reach a roundabout. Head straight through onto the H16. Continue for another 26km onto вул. Сумгаїтська to reach the centre of Cherkasy.
The city of Bila was found in 1032, and it’s best known for its ‘White Church’ – in fact, that’s what the name ‘Bila Tserkva’ translates to. It’s easier to find on street parking here than in the city, but there are still Pay & Display spots to watch out for.
Head south on the M03 to the centre of Kiev, and continue on the E40. Take a slightly left onto Московська пл, and continueon the E95. Continue south on this road for 64km.