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 = approx 0,1 USD), marshrutka (fixed-route taxi, 5 UAH = approx 0,17 USD), or taxi (100 UAH = approx 3,5 USD).
Directions from Danylo Halytskyi International Airport to the UCU University Centre can be found here. You need to go from the airport to the I. Vyhovsky street and take the bus №16. Go by bus to the bus stop ‘Street. Kozelnytska / Panas Mirny’. Public transport fare is 5 UAH (approx 0,17 USD). You can pay only in cash. Taxi fare is approximately 80 UAH ( approx. 3 USD).
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 = approx 0,1 USD); marshrutkas No. 16, 31, and 32 (fixed-route taxi, 5 UAH = approx 0,17 USD); and the central bus station and railway station are connected by bus No. 10 (3 UAH = approx 0,1 USD).
To reach UCU University Center you need to go from the main entrance to the bus stop on the right and take the bus №16. Go by bus to the bus stop ‘Street. Kozelnytska / Panas Mirny’. Public transport fare is 5 UAH (approx 0,17 USD). You can pay only in cash. Taxi fare is approximately 80 UAH ( approx. 3 USD). Link to the photo of route: http://bit.ly/21eUXtS
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 accessible 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 = approx 0,1 USD); buses Nos. 3a, 40, and 25 (fixed-route taxi, 5 UAH = approx 0,17 USD); 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.
If you arrive at Lviv Main Bus Station (№2 on Styiska Street) and want to get to the UCU University Center, take the bus №3a. Go by bus to the bus stop ‘Styiskyy Park / Children railway’. If you come to the Lviv bus station №7 near Lviv Railway Station, see the instructions above. Public transport fare is 5 UAH (approx 0,17 USD). You can pay only in cash. Taxi fare is approximately 50-60 UAH ( approx. 2 USD). Link to the photo of route: http://bit.ly/1WpgmzP
Local Taxi Services in Lviv
- Uber is available in Lviv
- ‘Taxi Uklon’, booking through the website: http://www.uklon.com.ua/taxi/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
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.
SIGHTSEEING AND DINING 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 navigating Lviv's extensive dining options.
Ukrainian hryvnia exchange rates can be found here.