Ivano-Frankivsk Airport is one of Ukraine's smaller international airports, but it's situated close to the astonishing mountain scenery of western Ukraine. Look to Skyscanner for the best, cheapest car rentals in Ivano-Frankivsk.
Renting a Car at Ivano-Frankivsk Airport
Travelers looking for car rentals from Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivsk Airport can get their vehicles from Avis. Avis is open Sunday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fliers must have the proper identification documents before renting their car. These include a valid driving license from their country of residence at the time of rental, and the license must have been held for at least one year before the rental date. Visitors must also have a valid International Driving Permit, or IDP, to rent a car at Ivano-Frankivsk airport. The two IDs must be issued to the same person and have the name written on them the same way. Travelers must present the documents together when they rent the car.
What to Expect When Driving in the Ukraine
Once visitors rent a car at Ivano-Frankivsk Airport, it's time to explore the country. Driving in the Ukraine might be a bit different from driving in other countries, though. Even if travelers are experienced with driving in the neighboring European Union, they should be prepared for surprises.
The roads in the Ukraine are neither as well-maintained nor as clearly marked as EU roads. Travelers shouldn't be surprised to find most road signs in Cyrillic script. It's important for visitors to get a reliable map, or even better, use GPS navigation to explore.
Outside of the city, most roads are narrow and have only one traffic lane in each direction. On the other hand, the major cities typically have lots of traffic congestion. Larger cities in the Ukraine have public transportation options, so once visitors arrive they might consider parking at a hotel and using public transportation or walking. When travelers get back in the rental car from Ivano-Frankivsk Airport to go to the next destination, they should remember that officials enforce seat belt rules and zero alcohol tolerance policies throughout the country.
Driving From the Airport to the Historic City
Fliers shouldn't miss the nearby city of Ivano-Frankivsk when arriving at its airport. The drive is short, only about 15 minutes, and will introduce visitors to this historic city. With elements of different cultures alive throughout Ivano-Frankivsk, it makes a great start to any tour.
Driving Into Kiev
Kiev, or Kyiv, is Ukraine's capital and largest city. A green city with botanical gardens and many parks and museums, Kiev is a must-see destination on any trip to this country. It's a long commute from the Ivano-Frankivsk Airport, though, so travelers should prepare for 7 to 11 hours of drive time. It's well worth the journey.
Driving to Lviv
For a much shorter trip, visitors can drive to Lviv. The city, which is the largest in Western Ukraine, is only about 2 to 3 hours by car from Ivano-Frankivsk Airport. Lviv is one of the country's most important cultural centers. The historic center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, so travelers can treat themselves to theatre, music, literature, and art and architecture when visiting.
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