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    Getting to L'viv

    by lotharscheer Updated Jul 1, 2015

    Lately there are much less options to get to L'viv
    Wizz air is not flying there anymore
    The night train from Budapest was replaced by a train leaving at 6 am.
    The (L'viv) > Chernivtsi > Suceava > (Sofia) train stopped also running.

    There is a bus (Euroclub) every Monday from Vienna via Budapest and Uzgorod (continuing to Kiev), arriving next day 8.05 am and leaving L'viv (4.30 pm) on saturday for Vienna. In summer there is also a bus on Saturday returning on Thursday.
    You can book Budapest (9 pm) to L'viv (8.05 am) on the Volan bus website for 12900 Forint (€ 41, less over 59 and under 25).
    On the Euroclub website Vienna to L'viv is € 76,50 (€ 45 from Budapest) leaving Vienna at 6 pm arriving 11.30 am (?? it did arrive 8.15). Also buses from several German towns.
    If you have time get out in Uzgorod and daytime local buses from there, very nice country side.
    http://webelin.volanbusz.hu/nemzetkozi/elovetel/xticmain?lang=en
    http://eclubreisen.de/

    There are every day buses from Prag (with a stop in Brno) and from Poland.

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    Segway Ride

    by hunterV Updated Nov 26, 2014

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    Segway in Lviv, as a new kind of transportation, is becoming more and more popular.
    Enjoy Your Ride and enrich your impressions of downtown Lviv wiith the help of segway!
    You can hire a segway in Market Square for UAH 50 for a quarter of an hour's ride.
    Be careful and confident when riding it. Enjoy!

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    Fiacre, Anyone?

    by hunterV Updated Nov 23, 2014

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    If you wish to experience a 19th-century city ride, why not hire a fiacre? It's UAH 1,200 for a one-hour trip. They offer a big loop and a small loop. It's up to you.
    I am sure it would be unforgettable, especially if the weather is fine.
    I myself did not take the fiacre alone (who does it I wonder?) and decided to do it some day in the future along with my wife.

    Coach Trips Downtown

    Enjoy your ride! Can I give you a lift?) Where to? Yes, I'm ready!) The coach is ready!) Walking down a sidestreet in Lviv
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    Bicycle Capital of Ukraine

    by hunterV Updated Nov 23, 2014

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    There are a lot of bicycle lanes in Lviv. However, I did not see many cyclists during my stay there, just one or two, in spite of the fine November weather.
    The City Council has planned to build dozens of miles of bicycle lanes in Lviv by 2020: 228 miles all in all. At present there are 18 miles of bicycle lanes in L:viv. Lviv is already the leader city in building bicycle lanes and is considered to be Ukraine’s most comfortable city for cyclists
    I keep my finger crossed. Let’s hope Lviv will develop into the Bicycle Capital of Ukraine soon.
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    Chudo Bus Tours

    by hunterV Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    One day when the weather was rainy, we decided to continue our exploration and took a city tour bus from Market Square.
    It cost 30 UAH for one hour.
    The carriages have microphones for simultaneous translation of the excursion (we did not check them out, though).
    Every passenger can listen to the excursion in four languages through headphones: Ukrainian, English, Russian, German and Italian.
    It was great to see a lot of streets and buildings that we would not have seen otherwise.
    We also managed to take several pictures, although it was not easy on the way.
    The address of the bus stop is 7 Market Square.
    The company name Chudo means miracle in English.
    So I can say our bus tour was a real miracle then.
    The Wonder Train is indeed a unique excursion bus in Ukraine.
    This first sightseeing train began its service in 2008 and has been very popular since that time.
    The train can seat up to 56 passengers.
    The train has a transparent glass roof and big windows for a better view.
    The train departs every hour from Market Square from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m.
    Wonder Train in Lviv

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    By Train to/from Lviv

    by hunterV Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Lviv is connected with several European cities by rail: Krakow, Belgrade, Berlin, Minsk, Moscow, Sofia, St.Petersburg, Venice, Zagreb, Budapest,Bucharest.
    The railway station building is protected by law as an architectural monument called the Railway Palace.
    There is a good waiting room with a bar inside the railway station.
    The cab fare to the railway station from downtown may vary from 30 to 40 UAH depending on the time of the day.
    New Krakow-Lviv Train

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    By Tram Around Lviv

    by hunterV Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    We took streetcar # 2 and #7 when it was necessary.
    All in all there are nine streetcar routes in Lviv. Here's a map of the routes (in Ukrainian):
    Streetcar routes
    The entire length of streetcar routes of Lviv is 67 kilometers.
    There are three types of streetcars. The fare is UAH 2 (as of November 2014).
    You can buy tickets at a kiosk in the street or from the streetcar driver, if you enter the first door. Don't forget to validate your ticket at once. If you do not validate your ticket before the next stop, you can be fined. The fine is UAH 40.
    Inside you can hear a record with a voice in Ukrainian and in English announcing the stops.
    May 31, 1894 is the birthday of Lviv streetcars.
    As of today, there are seventy-nine bus routes, nine tram routes and ten trolley-bus routes in Lviv. Now the program of reorganization of the city transport is under way.

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    Lviv International Airport

    by hunterV Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Lviv airport is a fine ultramodern building built for Euro-2012 Soccer Championship.
    There are flights to twelve different destination abroad from the airport. Eleven airlines provide the flights.
    Also, there are four flights to Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, and one flight to Simferopol, the capital of Crimea.
    Lviv International Airport for Euro-2012
    On November 9, 2011 Lviv airport was named after King Daniel of Galicia. So Lviv has King Daniel Aiport now.
    The full name of thew airport reads, King Daniel of Galicia International Airport State Enterprise.Its short airport name is LWO.
    You can sit comfortably inside the big hall in two cafes or go shopping for chocolate at the airport store that offers unique handmade chocolate that I saw only there, in that store.

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    From Przemysl (PL) to Lviv by marshrutka or bus

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 29, 2013

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    At the beginning of June 2010 we decided very spontaneously to join the post VT meeting in Lviv, after we had attended the fabulous VT Euromeet in Krakow.

    Now the question was only how to get there. The evening before the meeting we stayed one night in Przemysl (PL), where we had already stayed on this trip before. We knew about a Ukrainian bus which should leave at 9:00 a.m. from Przemysl to Lviv. Only this bus didn't arrive from Ukraine this morning.

    We had heard about another option on how to get to Lviv from Przemysl: We took a marshrutka (minibus) to the Polish border town Medyka from where we crossed the border on foot to the Ukrainian border town Shehyni.

    From Shehyni we took another marshrutka to Lviv. All this cost less than 2,50 Euro, took only about 3,5 hours and was a travel experience not to miss.

    Marshrutka Shehyni to Lviv Marshrutka stop for Lviv in Shehyni (UA) Bus Przemysl to Lviv in Przemysl Bus Przemysl to Lviv in Przemysl Marshrutka Przemysl to Medyka (PL)
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    Marshrutki Lviv – Olesko and Lviv – Zhovkva

    by Raimix Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    It is possible to make day trips to Zhovkva and Olesko. The service is provided by looking very old marsrutkas (such mini - buses). It is one of "back to Soviet Union" moments for me, as I still remember older trolleybuses of such style.

    A mini bus to Zhovkva could be cached in Kulish street a few blocks behind Lviv Theater in Svobody avenue. I can't remember the number, but it is always written that it goes to Zhovkva. Trip takes about 30 minutes and costs really not so much, around 5 grivens.

    Mini bus to Olesko is running from Bus Station nr. 2, that is on Khmelnytsky str. 225, so if you live in center, you also need to use public transportation for about 15 - 20 min to get to that adress. Journey took a bit more than 1 hour and cost 10 grivens.

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    Public transportation in Lviv

    by Raimix Written Feb 10, 2013

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    Public transportation in Lviv is quite flexible in time and locations of stations, but just old one. They have buses, trolleybuses, trams.

    If you use bus, it cost you 2 grivens for one ride, just give grivens to driver. It is strange, as driver don't give you any ticket, just if you ask so. Sometimes it looked like they could tell: "hey, you have no ticket, I don't remember you paid or not", so few times I asked for ticket.

    If you go by trolleybus or tram, you need a ticket from kiosk or driver, it is cheaper, 1,5 grivens. Actually I used public transportation to my host place, to Lychakiv cemetery, to the main and Nr. 2 bus stations.

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    Bus Vilnius - Lviv - Vilnius

    by Raimix Written Feb 10, 2013

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    I was lucky to find out, that there are two trips bus bus per week from Vilnius to Lviv. It was just for summer season, that ended in end of September. Usually there are only one trip, that is not so comfortable if you stay in Lviv a bit less than a week.

    I started my trip at 17:40 and ended up in the morning 08:00 in Lviv. This time was with frontier check (as Ukraine already not in EU). Coming back was also like that, just a bit longer. The price for return ticket was 276 lt (it is around 80 euros).

    The central bus station is quite far away from center, so I needed to catch a bus and trip to center took around 20-30 minutes.

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    To L'viv from Ivano-Frankivsk

    by Pomocub Written Aug 19, 2012

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    If you are travelling around Ukraine by car or other motor vehicle the estimated time to travel to L'viv from other western city Ivano-Frankivsk is between 5-6 hours and that includes time to stop for lunch and the odd toilet break. Ukrainian roads can be very treacherous especially the further out of the city you are so take care especially if using a hire car.

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    Night Trains

    by Pomocub Written Jul 21, 2012

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    An easy and cheap way to travel to and from L'viv from other major cities is to travel by train. Train tickets can be bought on the day (if available) from the train station or can be booked in advance through websites. (I use http://www.e-kvytok.com.ua/wps/portal - please see other tip for guidance with booking tickets through this way) Ukrainian trains usually offer 3 different types of accommodation.
    1st Class - 2 beds with a table, storage facility above.
    2nd Class- 4 beds (bunk beds)
    3rd Class- Dormitory style beds leading down the wagon.
    I travelled from L'viv to Kyiv, We boarded the night train at approx 10:00 in the evening and departed around 45 minutes after that. There will be a steward who shows you to your cabin and roughly half an hour into your travel she will offer you tea, coffee and juice (which you will pay for before you arrive at your destination the following morning). There may also be some biscuits, crisps and other snacks waiting for you in your cabin but these must also be paid for before you arrive at your destination.

    During my trip from L'viv to Kyiv I stayed in the 1st class cabin and found it to be very comfortable, of course I was woken a little during the night when we passed other trains or we went over a bumpy track but all in all I really enjoyed the trip and it is a very easy way to travel from one city to the other without cutting into your vacation time.

    The steward on our train wagon was very friendly and polite, she could not speak English which didn't really matter because we didn't need her for anything other than ordering tea or coffee. The cabins were well presented, clean and tidy. I would highly recommend this form of travel.

    I would highly recommend buying drinks and snacks for your journey before you arrive at the train station as the kiosks on the platforms are quite expensive.

    1st class train cabin Platform Enjoying my 1st night train experience
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    Cab Services

    by hunterV Updated Apr 24, 2012

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    During my stay in Lviv I had several cab service numbers stored in my phone book and they came in handy.
    Here are some phone numbers for you:
    Avtopilot
    +38 032 270 36 44
    +38 032 295 00 00
    .................................
    Express
    +38 032 221 65 65
    ..................................
    Radar Service
    +38 032 297 14 38.
    The cab fare was from 25 UAH to 40 UAH depending on the distance and the time of the day.
    As of October 2011, the prices might reach 50 or 60 UAH.

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