Travel to Lviv
Lviv is one of the most famous Eastern European cities, situated in Western Ukraine and is a centre of the Lviv region.
Distances to Lviv from border crosses:
- – Poland / Krakovets 73 km
- – Slovakia / Uzhgorod 262 km
- – Hungary / Chop 253 km
- – Romania / Porubne 290 km
How to Get to Lviv by Air
Lviv has an airport servicing both domestic and international flights (LWO). The best air connections are with Warsaw, Toronto, Manchester, Frankfurt-am-Main and several airports in Russia, Caucasus and Middle Asia. The most frequent services are daily flights to and from Warsaw and Kyiv; on twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays to and from Frankfurt.
However, it is easy to fly to the city from any part of the world. You can use:
You can use Ukrainian International Airlines for domestic and international flights as well.
For more information please contact the Lviv Airport Information Bureau
Note: while playing your fly to Lviv you can also use Kiew airport (KBP or IEV) to get to Ukraine, and then take a train or bus to Lviv.
How to Get to Lviv by Train
Geographically Lviv lies on the crossroads from West to the East and is connected with many other cities via an extensive railway system. The most simple way to buy an international railway ticket is at one of the hotels in your city. Alternatively tickets can be bought at a booking-offices of the Railway Station.
The easy train routes are from: Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Kiev. Check timetable at www.bahn.de.
For more information please contact the Ukrainian Railway Information Bureau
How to Get to Lviv by Bus
Lviv has regular long distance bus communications with Poland, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, France, Russia and Moldova. As a budget option you can consider an overnight bus from Krakow or Warsaw. Check timetable at www.buseurope.eu
For more information please contact the Ukrainian Bus Stations Information Bureau (use alphabetic index)
How to Get to Lviv by Car
The main international motorways to Lviv are
1. E-40 Shehini-Lviv
2. E-573 Chop-Lviv
The speed limit in populated areas is 60 km/hour. In other areas it is 80 km/hour for buses, 60 km/hour for lorries transporting people, 110 km/hour for all other vehicles on motorways and 90 km/hour for all other vehicles on other roads. The permissible content of alcohol in the driver’s blood is 0,0%.
At filling stations in Ukraine the price for fuel can fluctuate by up to 15% depending the area where the filling station located. However the average prices are 1,4 USD per litre.
Note: when looking for a flight or a train to Lviv you have to try different spellings (like “Lvov”, “Lviv”, “Lwow”). Because of it’s long and complicated history the city name has now a few versions of how it can be spelled.