Do you need a car in Kiev?

Should you rent a car in Kiev Ukraine > Kiev

Kiev Introduction

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Why should you rent a car in Kiev?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Kiev?

Kiev Car hire summary

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Cheapest rate for one week




How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?





Free parking score

Total 161 - of which 57 have free parking. [full notes - parking]



  • The Ukraine has nearly 50 national or nature parks, including many in the west of the country around Lviv.
  • Many scenes in “House of the Flying Daggers” were actually filmed around Kossiv. This rural area is best reached by car.

Why not? Visiting Kiev without a car

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Kiev public transport quick facts

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Walking and Cycling Overview

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  • Kiev is generally the sort of city that is easy enough to get around using local public transport. Travel options in the Ukraine are restricted due to the conflict in the east, and the Russian annexation of the Crimea, however, at the time of writing, Kiev and the area around it are open for visitors.
  • Public transport in the Ukraine is generally excellent, with an extensive rail network, although most of it is in need of modernisation.
  • For an altogether different experience, some operators will give you a guided tour of Pripyat, the town abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster and now overgrown with plant life. For Pripyat tours, expect transport from Kiev to be provided.


Car rental in - Kiev Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Kiev?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.

Is it worth hiring a car in Kiev?

Based on value for money

Should you rent a car in Kiev?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Kiev if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?


Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Kiev if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?


What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Kiev if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?



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