Lviv has been able to receive trains since 1861 and can boast one of the oldest railways in Ukraine. In that year the railroad construction was finished, and the first train arrived to Lviv from Vienna on November 4, 1861.
If you travel to Lviv by rail from Western and Central Europe, the most convenient route will be to get to Polish cities of Warsaw or Krakow and then take a direct train to Lviv. You can also board a train that runs to Lviv several times a day in the Polish border city of Przemysl. For a long time different gauge width in Ukraine and Europe was an obstacle to quick and comfortable border crossing.
However, this is no longer a problem owing to SUW2000 which is one of the most proven systems for automatic transfer of carriages between railways of different standards. This system is now used at Mostyska customs checkpoint.
If you are travelling from Southern Europe we recommend that you come to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries. As a rule, trains coming from Slovakia and Hungary to Kyiv also stop in Lviv. For those travelling from Middle Asia we recommend getting to Kyiv and boarding one of the trains which run to Lviv several times per day. Besides, some of the cities from those parts have direct rail service to Lviv.
As for domestic rail service, the majority of trains running to Western Ukraine go through Lviv – you only have to choose the one that suits you beStreet
Address: Lviv, 1 Dvirtseva sq.
Phone: (032) 226-20-68, 1505 (Reference)
Inside the station you can also find Tourist Information Centre.
Ticket office at the city center: 20 Hnatyuka str.
– Trams No. 1, 6, 9 or 10 (stopping in the centre in Rynok Square and Ruska, Franka, Doroshenka, and Kopernyka Streets).
Fare: 2 UAH (general) and 1 UAH (for schoolchildren and students).
– Fixed-route taxi
No. 16 (Sykhivska Street – Chervonoyi Kalyny Avenue – Uhorska Street – P. Myrnoho Street – Chmoly Street – Stryiska Street – Volodymyra Velykoho Street – Vyhovskoho Street – Lyubinska Street – Horodotska Street – Central Train Station);
No. 31 (Halytske Perekhrestya Market – Hrinchenka Street – Mazepy Street – Chornovola Avenue – Kulisha Street – Horodotska Street – Central Train Station);
No. 32 (Central Train Station – Horodotska Street – Vyhovskoho Street – Kulparkivska S. – Naukova Street – Khutorivka Street – Chervonoyi Kalyny Avenue – Zubra Shopping Centre);
From the Central Bus Station to the Train Station and vice versa you can get by bus No. 10.
Fare: 4 UAH.
For more information on train schedule can be found at Lviv railway.
Here you can book tickets online