The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Kyiv to Lviv will cost around $ 37 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 10.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
5 h 9 m
7 h 40 m
Trains per day
Of the 10 train that leave Kyiv for Lviv every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 468 km distance in an average of 7 h 40 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 5 h 9 m .
The slowest train will take 14 h 54 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
10 hours 6 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$8|
|Trains depart from:||Kyiv|
|Trains arrive in:||Lviv|
|Train Companies:||Ukrainian railways|
Passengers wishing to travel from Kiev (also spelled Kyiv) to Lviv have many options to choose from. Trains depart Kiev for Lviv at various times throughout the day, every day of the week. Although direct service is offered between the cities, the travel time can vary depending on the route taken. Around six and a half hours is the average travel time, but passengers can find trips that take as little as five hours or up to nearly ten hours to reach their destination.
Trains between Kiev and Lviv are operated by Ukrainian Railways, which is Ukraine's state-owned train company.
Although Ukrainian Railways offers direct service between Kiev and Lviv, travel time can vary. Passengers can book trains that take as little as five hours and as long as ten hours to reach their final destination. However, passengers can expect trains to take around six and a half hours on average.
Passengers can choose between 10 to 12 trains traveling between Kiev and Lviv on most days. Trains can be booked at various times, from the early morning well into the evening. In addition, an overnight service is usually available as well.
Departure train station: Trains depart Kiev from Kyiv-Pasazhyrskzi (Kiev Passenger) Train Station. This train station is actually made up of two train stations (Central and Southern), which are connected by a bridge. Passengers can easily reach the train station from the city center by metro. Kyiv-Pasazhyrskzi has many convenient amenities, such as shops, restaurants, pharmacies, and more. In addition, there is a complete timetable displayed in English.
Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Lviv's historic main train station, constructed in a beautiful Art Nouveau style. The train station has shops and cafes and departure and arrival boards in English. Passengers can take a tram directly to the city center. If a trip by taxi is preferred, it is advisable to contact a professional taxi service rather than ride with an unofficial cab. Passengers should be aware that some of these cabs and individuals may take advantage of unsuspecting tourists.