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Lviv Travel Guide, Ukraine

Ukrainians consider Lviv to be the cultural centre of their homeland, and the truth is that the lucky inhabitants of this city have many things to be proud of. Lviv has one of the most beautiful and well-preserved old cities in Ukraine, managing to survive unscathed the World Wars and the Soviet invasion. A fiercely intellectual city, Lviv counts several universities, a famous philharmonic, theatre and ballet. Despite its tremendous tourist potential, Lviv is relatively unknown as a destination. Lviv is the best possible place to discover Unkrainian culture and history in its most authentic state. This Lviv Travel Guide will help you plan your journey to this fascinating city.

Lviv Travel Guide - Transport

Lviv International Airport is less than 10 kilometres away from the city centre, and it can be easily reached by bus or taxi. The airport has frequent connections to several large north-western cities such as Warsaw, Vienna or Frankfurt. The distance between Kiev and Lviv, almost 300 miles, can be quite a chore if you’re travelling by bus or train, but luckily you also have the option of travelling by plane. You can find a domestic flight from Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk or Odessa. However, if you’re already in Europe and you’re on a budget, the simplest and most affordable way to reach Lviv is by train. You can easily find a train to Krakow, where there are a daily rides to Lviv. You can also travel by bus to Lviv from several cities in the neighbouring countries, for example Warsaw, Lublin, Wroclav. Since Lviv is relatively close to the Polish border, these bus ride only take about 2-3 hours. Once you’ve arrived in Lviv, you won’t have much trouble getting around. The city’s public transport network is quite extensive, and you can a tram or a minibus to take you from any part of the city to another.

Lviv Travel Guide - Accommodation

Although Lviv is not your regular tourist city, there are plenty of accommodation options to be found. Since English can be a problem in the city, make sure that your hotel of choice either has English speaking staff, or that you have a good phrasebook on you. Kosmonaut Hostel in the city centre was nominated among the best hostels in Ukraine thanks to its modern amenities, friendly staff and affordable prices. Vintage Boutique Hotel is modestly upscale hotel located in a beautiful historic building, equipped with all the necessary facilities and a great restaurant on top of that. Lion’s Castle is one of the top hotels in Lviv, not only because it is as luxurious as you can get, but also because of the gothic atmosphere exuded by the entire building.

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