This week I’m “liveblogging” my journey to Ukraine. In contrast to conventional studies, these posts might be shorter and extra frequent.
My appointment with the artwork seller was two hours south of Kyiv, which required a selection: Uber or lease a automobile. I selected to lease a automobile with Price range, which turned out to be a sensible selection.
Renting A Automotive In Kyiv – My 2023 Expertise With Price range
Kyiv Boryspil Worldwide Airport is at present closed to industrial site visitors as a result of ongoing warfare with Russia. It was the positioning of a prolific battle early within the warfare and the airspace over Ukraine is at present not protected sufficient to help industrial air journey.
Thus, when it got here to renting a automobile I turned to metropolis rental workplaces and was pleasantly stunned to seek out that Price range had an workplace in Kyiv. Not solely had been rental automobiles accessible, however they had been low cost too: solely $40/day for a small automobile with computerized transmission.
I took an Uber from my lodge to the automobile rental workplace, which was positioned on the west aspect of city, about 20 minutes from the middle.
Pulling up, I discovered a pair of auto dealerships and a Harley Davidson bike dealership however noticed no Price range workplace. I went into the Skoda workplace the place a form lady additionally had no concept the place Price range was, however requested if I had a phone quantity. I did and he or she known as the workplace for me.
Seems the workplace was positioned above the Harley Davidson dealership. I used to be directed there the place a person would meet me downstairs.
I discovered the correct place and was introduced upstairs to an workplace with Price range Lease A Automotive indicators throughout.
There, identical to anyplace else on the planet, I stuffed out the rental settlement and my bank card particulars and license had been requested (a 1000USD maintain was positioned on my card).
There was an additional step: I needed to signal a further kind pledging not to enter a battle space and assuming punitive monetary accountability if I did.
After the paperwork formalities had been full, I used to be handed a blue folder with proof of registration and advised to maintain it protected.
Then, I used to be introduced downstairs to the automobile…a Hyundai.
Regardless that my Capital One Enterprise X bank card contains rental automobile safety, I paid an additional $20 for full-coverage instantly from Price range. Even so, we did an inspection across the automobile, which had already seen its justifiable share of damage and tear.
After which I used to be off for a two-hour drive right down to a bit village known as Trushky.
Subsequent: my drive south