Lviv to Kyiv

Lviv to Kyiv

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Transportation from Lviv to Kyiv

How to get from Lviv to Kyiv

When you want to get from Lviv to Kyiv, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about UAH 24,579. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as UAH 145.

How far is Lviv from Kyiv?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Lviv to Kyiv. Your trip will be a total of 404 miles (649 km). The flying distance is 311 miles (499 km).

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

The travel time from Lviv to Kyiv can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 23 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Lviv to Kyiv varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Ukrainian Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as UAH 145 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as UAH 24,579.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Lviv to Kyiv:

  • Train tickets - UAH 142 to UAH 2,387;
  • Bus tickets - UAH 256 to UAH 767;
  • Plane tickets - UAH 824 to UAH 7,019;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from UAH 8,270 to UAH 24,581.

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

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:50. There are 96 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 29 trains per day.
  • Flights from Lviv to Kyiv depart during the day - there are approximately 5 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Lviv to Kyiv any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Lviv to Kyiv. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is UAH 824.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Lviv to Kyiv
Bees Airline, Lot Polish Airlines, Motor Sich, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Windrose Airlines, Wizz Air


Taking a bus from Lviv to Kyiv is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Lviv to Kyiv. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as UAH 8,270.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Lviv to Kyiv

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Lviv to Kyiv? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 84% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 13% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% users took a plane.