Kiev to Lviv

Kiev to Lviv

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Transportation from Kiev to Lviv

How to get from Kiev to Lviv

Travelling between Kiev and Lviv is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you UAH 24,373 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere UAH 170.

How long does it take to get from Kiev to Lviv?

It can take you anywhere between 6 and 27 hours to travel between Kiev and Lviv depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kiev and Lviv. Train will bring you to your destination in 5h 50m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 55m to reach Lviv.

How much does it cost to get from Kiev to Lviv?

Travelling between Kiev and Lviv can be as cheap as UAH 170 if you opt for a Ukrainian Railways train and as expensive as UAH 24,373 if you buy a Tranigo taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Kiev and Lviv ?

  • 1 from Kiev to Lviv starting from 05:40 Lviv Airport until 10:35 Lviv Airport
  • 1 from Kiev to Lviv starting from 01:00 Lviv Railway until 23:50 Lviv Railway
  • 1 from Kiev to Lviv starting from 04:02 Lviv until 22:37 Lviv

1 from Kiev to Lviv starting from 00:00 Lviv Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Lviv Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kiev to Lviv.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Kiev to Lviv, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as UAH 1,301.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Kiev and Lviv

Lot Polish Airlines, Wizz Air


Travelling from Kiev to Lviv overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Kiev and Lviv

Avto Forsazh, Eastern European Travel, Ecolines, Eurolines Gal Vsesvit, Eurolines Lvivskoe ATP, KiyPasTrans Atp 5, Local Carrier, Lys Avto Trans, Pan Bus Sumy, Pavliuk VI, Pavljuk (Pavljuk LI), Pavluk LV, Pavluk VI, Pavluks Trans, Pishchanske ATP 10540 Naszbus, Poliakh O M, Shumske Atp, Shumske ATP 16145, VasilkivTransAvto, Yakovlev M Iu


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Kiev and Lviv



Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Kiev to Lviv?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 75% took a train
  • 25% opted for a bus