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Basic information

  • Area: 171.01 km² (66 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +380 32
  • Currency: Hryvnia (UAH)
  • Population (EST): 735,000
  • Official language: Ukrainian
  • Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)

Lviv – Getting Around

Airport Transfers

Lviv is served by the Lviv International Airport (LWO), which is located 6km away from the city centre. A taxi rank is located outside of the terminal, and a single fare should cost approximately 45UAH, and take around 15 minutes. Passengers travelling from downtown Lviv to the airport can jump on the no.95 bus, which operates services that start at 6am.

Minibus (Marshrutky)

A popular way to travel around the city is on the local minibuses which follow a set route, but do not operate on a timetable. To hail a minibuses hold an arm out when you see one approaching, and simply ask the driver to stop when you reach your desired destination. Tickets cost a fixed fee of 1.75UAH per single journey and can be purchased from the minibus driver.

On Foot

Many of Lviv’s top attractions are located within walking distance of one another, and exploring the city by foot can be a great way to see the sights, particularly in the summer months. City maps can be purchased from souvenir shops, alternatively they are handed out free in the Tourist Information Centre on Brativ Rogatyntsiv Street.

Taxi

The city centre is swarming with taxis, which can be hailed in the street, while a main taxi rank is located outside of the Lviv Train Station. Metered taxis are generally cheaper than non-metered, but if you do happen to use a non-metered taxi ensure that it is a registered and reputable company, and always negotiate your fare in advance.

Train

Several long-distance trains run to the stunning Lviv Railway Station, including a daily sleeper train to and from Krakow, and 3-4 daily overnight trains to Kyiv.

Trams and Trolleybuses

Trams provide an inexpensive and convenient method of transportation, with single tickets costing just 1AUH. Tickets can be purchased at dedicated kiosks or directly from the tram-driver. On boarding the train all tickets must be validated in the metal wall-mounted machines.