Lviv Travel and Entertainment Info
Lviv is accessible through several modes of transportation including air, rail, and bus.
Danylo Halytskyi International Airport "Lviv" is located 7 m from the city center and receives flights from several major international airlines including Аustrian Airlines, LOT, МAU ,Turkish Airlines, Utair, Wizzair, Azerbaijan Airlines, Eurolot.com, and Pegasus Airlines and several several major cities including Napoli, Munich, Dortmund, Vienna, Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Venice, Istanbul, and Athens. Additional information can be found on Danylo Halytskyi International's webpage.
Lviv's city center can be reached from the airport by taking Trolleybus No. 9 (3 UAH general, 2 UAH students), marshrutka (fixed-route taxi, 4 UAH), or taxi (70 UAH).
Finding the easiest route to Lviv is contingent upon your point of origin:
- Western and Central Europe: several companies operate direct journey to Lviv from the Polish cities of Krakow and Warsaw.
- Southern Europe:a majority of trains bound for Kyiv originating in Slovakia or Hungary make stops in Lviv. Central Asia: often the most convenient route is to connect with one of the several trains leaving daily bound for Lviv from Kyiv.
- Within Ukraine: the majority of trains operating in Western Europe make stops in Lviv.
Lviv's city center can be reached from the train terminal using trams No. 1, 6, 9 or 10 (3 UAH general, 2 UAH student); marshrutkas No. 16, 31, and 32 (fixed-route taxi, 4 UAH); and the central bus station and railway station are connected by bus No. 10 (3 UAH).
There are several major bus routes traveling from the major cities of the European Union. Along the western border of Ukraine are located several customs checkpoints, all of which are accesible by bus and connect with bus routes traveling to Lviv. A schedule of these buses can be found here, and tickets may be purchased here. Regular international buses stop at the Central Bus Station, which is connected to Lviv's city center by trolleybus No. 5 (3 UAH general, 2 UAH student); buses Nos. 3a, 40, and 25; the Central Bus Station is also connected to the Lviv Railway Station by bus No. 10. Please be advised that several routes terminate at the Central Train Station or behind the Lviv Opera, rather than at the Central Bus Station.
Local Taxi Services in Lviv
- ‘Optimal taxi’ (http://lv.optima.fm/) - 579 (callback), 0038-032-242-8-242, 0038-067-607-4-242, 0038-095-815-4-242, 0038-063-195-4-242
- ‘Taxi Vzhyk’ (http://vzhyk.lviv.ua/) - 379 (callback), 0038-093-433-42-42 0038-097-605-42-42 0038-066-622-42-42
- ‘Nashe taxi’ (http://nashetaxi.com/) - 0038-032-243-84-84, 0038-067-243-82-43, 0038-093-243-82-43, 0038-066-243-82-43
- ‘Taxi Bravo’ (http://taxi-bravo.com.ua/) - 0038-032-225-56-20, 0038-067-378-07-07, 0038-066-254-88-77, 0038-063-844-11-77
- ‘Taxi Uklon’, booking through the website: http://www.uklon.com.ua/taxi/lviv
UKRAINIAN VISA REQUIREMENTS
For stays up to 90 days, a visa is not required for passport holders of US, most European nations, former Soviet republics, South Korea, and Japan. Please check here to see if you require a visa to enter Ukraine.
Sigtseeing and Dinig in Lviv
For information on sights to see and things to do in Lviv, please visit the official Lviv City Guide You can also check out the Lonely Planet guide to Lviv and its blog post, "Five Reasons to Visit Lviv". You can find city excursion info here.
Famous for its coffee, chocolate, and culture, Lviv is full of restaurants and cafes for every preference. From traditional Ukrainian fare and Galician cuisine characteristic of the region to Italian and Czech options, exploring dining in Lviv is an essential part of the city experience. Many restaurants and cafes are concentrated in Lviv's Old Town neighborhood and around Rynok Square, easily accessible from the Ukrainian Catholic University by local transportation. The two sites below are useful tools in navgating Lviv's extensive dining options.
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