Practical Lviv

General information

Lviv in numbers

Lviv in numbers

Climat

Lviv's climate is humid continental with mild winters and warm summers. In general, over the past 100-120 years, temperatures in Lviv has a tendency to increase. The average temperatures are −4 °C (25 °F) in January and 18 °C (64 °F) in June.

Lviv is characterized by the highest rainfall and lowest summer temperatures among all regional centers of Ukraine. Average annual rainfall is 760 mm (26 inches) with the maximum being in summer. In average a year there are 174 days with precipitation. Cloud coverage averages 266 days per year.

All seasons are characterized by sudden changes in atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity. Winters are mild - frosts below -20 ° C are observed very rarely. Persistent snow cover is not established each winter. Spring is cool and rainy, frost and snow possible by early May. Summer is cool. Normal summer midday temperatures range within +20-25 ° C, heat above +30 ° C is rare. Summer thunderstorms, heavy rains and extreme temperatures are frequent during the passage of atmospheric fronts. Moreover, almost every year there are hurricane winds that lead to the fall of trees, breakage of power lines and small damage. In fall it is warm and dry. The microclimate of the downtown, which is in the valley, is characterized by lower minimum and higher maximum temperatures. Neighborhoods characterized by high winds.

Electricity

Ukraine supplies its residents and visitors alike with electrical current of 220 volts AC, 50Hz. All sockets require two round pins, but not always of the same size. Many thinner Russian sockets are being replaced by their European cousins. Those with Russian sockets can buy a cheap adapter for their European appliances. Adapters for more foreign electrical societies are not easy to find in Lviv, so bring your own.

Floors

Ukrainians consider the floor on the ground to be the first floor and so one.

Money

The national currency is the hryvnia (Hr). Paper bills carry denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200  and 500 hryvnias. Another word to the wise: two versions exist of the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 hryvnia bills, and both are accepted everywhere. There are 100 kopecks in a hryvnia, with 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 kopeck and 1Hr coins.

You’ll have no problem finding currency exchange points. According to the new law you need to show your passport or ID to exchange money. If it’s traveller’s checks you need to cash, look for a big respectable-looking bank. You can find a number of ATMs around Lviv and many hotels and restaurants now take Visa and MasterCard - American Express is not very popular.

In banks you can exchange money, also foreign visitors can open an account in foreign currency, as well as conduct money transfers.

Opening hours:
Banks are usually open from 10.00 to 18.00, but banking operations are conducted only to 16.00.

Roads

Carry your license and registration at all times to fully enjoy the Ukrainian driving experience. The official speed limits are 60 km/h in cities, 90 on secondary roads and 110 on highways. A zero tolerance drink driving policy applies in Ukraine.

Safety

Lviv is, in fact, a rather safe place. As in most cities, flashing large amounts of cash can cause trouble. Wallets are known to disappear in public transport crowds, so guard your pockets at all times. Being very drunk and/or loud on the street is always a good way to attract unwanted attention, especially from the police. By the way, it’s a good idea for foreigners to carry at least a copy of their passportand visa with them at all times.

Shops opening hours

Most shops and supermarkets are opened from 9:00 to 20:00, without lunch break on weekdays and weekends. Also, in the city there are enough 24/7 grocery stores, on the outskirts of the city you can find 24/7 supermarkets. In most of them you can pay by credit card.

Alcohol

In Lviv, to drink light alcoholic beverages you must be at least 18 years old, strong alcoholic beverages - 21 years old. On the streets and in public places it is forbidden to drink alcohol, otherwise you risk to have problems with the police. You can buy alcohol and tobacco in shops only from 10.00 (10 am) to 22.00 (10pm) but in bars you can drink any time.

Wi-Fi and Internet

To find Wi-Fi in Lviv will not make a big problem. Now most of the cafes, restaurants and hotels around the city offer free Wi-Fi.
If you are not able to use Wi-Fi, but you need Internet you can go to Internet cafes, where you can sit on the Internet, play games or watch movies.

Post

Main Post Office. 1,Slovackogo st., 79 000
tel. (032) 261-02-07
Opening hours:
Mon. - Fri. 08:00-20:00
Sat.: 08:00-16:00 Sun. :09:00-15: 00
List of all post offices can be found at Ukrpost website.

Emergency phone numbers:

Emergency call:

101 – Fire Brigade
102 – Police
103 – First Aid
104 – Gas safety services

Useful Information:

109 – Telephone enquiry
1589 – Municipal Information service
173 – International calls service
1567 – Pharmacy enquiry
121 – Time check
122 – Weather forecast
1558 – 24-hour services: Confidence number “Stavropigion”
261-36-01 – Department of Consumer Protection

Transport Services:

1505, 226-20-68 – Information Bureau: train station
226-10-06 – Information Bureau: local train station
229-81-12 – Airport
272-75-58 – Airline services: Ukraine and CIS countries
272-78-18 – Airline services: international connections
263-24-97, 263-24-73, 294-98-17 – Information Bureau: Bus station (international and regional destinations)

Ukrainian national holidays

January 1

New Year

January 7 Orthodox Christmas
March 8 Women’s Day
May 5 Easter Sunday
May 6 Easter Monday
May 1-2 A day off for the workers
May 9 Victory Day
June 3 Trinity
June 28 Constitution Day
August 24 Independence Day

 

Medical care

Hospitals where tourists can address in case of health problems. Lviv medical-treatment

•    Municipal Clinical First Aid Hospital (9 I. Mykolaychuka Street, Lviv, tel. +38 (0322) 52-75-90)

•    Clinical Hospital of Lviv Railways (5 Ohiyenka Streer, Lviv, tel. +38 (032)226-43-08)

•    Lviv Regional Cardio-Centre (35 Kulparkivska Street, Lviv, tel. +38 (032) 238-33-41)

•    Lviv Regional Cancer Centre (2A Hasheka Street, Lviv, tel. +38 (032) 223-08-35)

•    St. Paraskeva Medical Centre (7, Zavodska, Lviv, tel. +38 (0322) 295-40-00)

•    Lviv Military Hospital (24 Lychakivska Street, Lviv, tel. +38 (0322) 275-57-85 )

•    Municipal City Clinical Hospital № 8 (23 Navrotskoho Street, Lviv, tel. +38 (032) 270-63-22)

 

American Medical Centers Lviv
Three Bogomoltsa Street
Lviv, Ukraine 79005
+38 032 253 7000 (24 hours)

lviv@amcenters.com

www.amcenters.com

 

American Medical Centers Lviv benefits:

•  24/7 emergency medical care and home / on-call consultations

•  Family medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology and over ten Specialty departments

•  Emergency medical evacuation by air ambulance, hospitalization and coordination

•  Referral to Europe and the US’s top international centers of medical excellence

•  Affordable annual health plans designed for individual or corporate clients

•  Direct Insurance Billing to over 40 top global insurance and assistance providers

•  A world-class team of national and international specialist consultants

Car Rental in Lviv

If you are used to mobility and simply can't emagine your life without a car. Arriving in Lviv, you can easily rent a car.

We give you a list of car rental companies in Lviv.

 Avis rent a car Lviv

Avis

Lviv, 6 Pidstryhacha Street 
Теl: +38 (067) 549-66-73+38 (067) 549-66-73 
Fax: +38 (032) 297-05-10 
lviv@avis.com.ua 
www.avis.com.ua

Budget rent a car Lviv

Budget

Lviv, 6 Pidstryhacha Street, office 2
Tel: +38 (095) 270-31-41+38 (095) 270-31-41
Е-mail: info@budget.ua
www.budget.ua

Hertz rent a car Lviv

Hertz

Lviv, 168А Lyubinska Street 
Теl: +38 (032) 297-00-52+38 (032) 297-00-52, (067) 214-83-88(067) 214-83-88 
Fax: +38 (032) 297-00-52 
lviv@hertz.ua 
www.hertz.ua

europcar rent a car Lviv

Europcar

Lviv, 36 Lypynskogo Street 
Tel: +38 (032) 229-87-87+38 (032) 229-87-87, (032) 294-89-94(032) 294-89-94 
Fax: +38 (032) 294-89-95 
europcar@mail.lviv.ua 
www.europcar.ua

SIXT rent a car Lviv

SIXT

Lviv, 122а Antonovycha Street, 2nd floor 
Теl: +38 (032) 255-61-01+38 (032) 255-61-01 
Fax: +38 (032) 237-18-17 
z-adriana@ukr.net 
www.sixt.ua

 

Transfer-Аvto

Lviv, 36 Lypynskogo Street 
Теl: +38 (032) 294-89-95+38 (032) 294-89-95 
Fax: +38 (032) 294-89-94 
lviv@trasferauto.com.ua 
www.transferauto.com.ua

Auto-drive rent a car Lviv

Auto-drive

Lviv, 36 Lypynskogo Street 
Теl: +38 (032) 294-89-95+38 (032) 294-89-95 
Fax: +38 (032) 294-89-94 
lviv@autodrive.ua
www.autodrive.ua

ukr-prokat rent a car

Rubikon

Lviv, 26/2 Vynnychenka Street 
Теl: +38 (032) 247-03-01+38 (032) 247-03-01 
rubikon2@ukr.net 
www.rubikon2.com.ua

Ukr- prokat

Lviv, 168А Lyubinska Street, Airport
Теl.: +38 097 078 88 48+38 097 078 88 48
Е-mail: koronchevsky@gmail.com

www.ukr-prokat.com

QR-code in Lviv

What is a QR-code?

QR-code - a two-dimensional bar code that contain information readable by anyone using a phone with a camera built-in. Thanks to recognize the subscriber can instantly bring in phone text information, add contacts to address book, go to web links, send text messages and others. Using QR-code even competitions and role plays are organized. QR-code technology was developed in Japan, later mobile label spread to Europe and the USA.

How QR-codes can be read?

Using mobile phone with camera and installed program to read QR-codes, tourist can easy get information about tourist objects.
How to use the QR-code?

  1. Take a mobile phone with camera 
  2. Start to scan the code 
  3. Point the object glass at the code 
  4. Get information! 

What are programs for reading QR-codes?

■ I-NIGMA (www.i-nigma.com)

■ Kaywa Reader (http://reader.kaywa.com/)

■ QuickMark (www.quickmark.cn)

■ iMatrix (www.imatrix.lt)

■ NeoReader (http://get.neoreader.com)

All these programs are free of charge and free for download on the Internet

Should Tourist Internet connect to Interne to read the code?

Internet connection is necessary only in case if the label is encoded link to the site. But if the label contains text information, the text will be displayed directly on your mobile phone

Why QR-codes are implementing in Lviv?

Individual tourist will have possibility to navigate in the city without extra effort, get basic information about tourist objects and services of the city.

Where will QR-code be situated?

The basic amount of label will be at the tourist sites of the city (monuments, churches, museums), airport, railway station, tram stops, as well as members of tourism facilities.

Who implements the QR-code project in Lviv?

Tourism of the city initiated the project and implements it. Business owners who are in tourism of the city are donors of this project. Lviv City Council supports the project at the level of communication and obtaining permits for placing labels on tourist sights. Their content engaged Igor Lylo,history professor at Ivan Franko Lviv National University, journalist on the radio lvivska hvyly - rubric ’’Hronograf’’, author of guidebook for Lviv and Ukraine.

Foreign representations in Lviv

Austria representation in Lviv

Austria, Shevchenka prosp. 26, tel. (+380) 322
61 20 14.

Belarus representation in Lviv
Belarus, Hors‘koii 2, tel. (+380) 322 37 27 30/
(+380) 322 99 24 60, fax (+380) 322 99 24 60.

belgium representation in Lviv
Belgium, Ivana Franka 14, tel. (+380) 32 260 20
80/(+380) 32 260 01 49.

Brazil representation in Lviv
Brazil, Cholovs‘koho 2, tel. (+380) 322 97 11 51/
(+380) 322 97 65 08, fax (+380) 322 97 11 77.

Canada representation in Lviv
Canada, Akademika Bohomoltsya 2, ap.4, tel.
(+380) 322 97 17 72, fax (+380) 322 97 81 54.

Georgia representation in Lviv
Georgia, Svobody prosp. 13, tel. (+380) 322 97 40
98/59 32 32 fax (+380) 322 76 94 84.

Germany representation in Lviv
Germany, Volodymyra Vynnychenka 6, tel. (+380)
322 75 71 02, fax (+380) 322 76 28 40.

Hungary representation in Lviv
Hungary, Kniahyni Olhy 116, tel. (+380) 322 64 58 22/
(+380) 322 24 43 90, fax (+380) 322 64 15 23.

Italy representation in Lviv
Italy, Johara Dudayeva 2, tel. (+380) 322 72 27 56.
Kazakhstan G-2, Yakova Rapoporta 6, tel. (+380)
322 25 57 67.

Latvia representation in Lviv
Latvia Viacheslava Chornovola 57, tel. (+380) 322 40
33 70/(+380) 322 94 82 20, fax (+380) 322 94 82 23.

Lithuania representation in Lviv
Lithuania, Kotsubyns‘koho 13/1, tel. (+380) 322
98 96 50.

Mexico representation in Lviv
Mexico, Akademika Bohomol‘tsya 15, tel. (+380)
322 75 95 95, fax (+380) 322 25 77 56.

Netherlands representation in Lviv
Netherlands, Akademika Sakharova 42, tel. (+380)
322 97 19 06/(+380) 322 97 14 49.

Poland representation in Lviv
Poland, Ivana Franka 110, tel. (+380) 322 97 08
61/(+380) 322 97 08 62.

Russia representation in Lviv
Russia, Levyts‘koho 95, tel. (+380) 322 75 24 63/
(+380) 322 75 05 77, www.lviv.mid.ru.

Bulgaria representation in Lviv
Bulgaria tel. (+380) 044 594 96 17
 www.bulgariavisa-ukraine.com

 

Short vocabulary

Here You can find most useful and used words and phrases:

English phrase, ukrainian translation and ukrainian phrase written with Roman alphabet.

Good day! Доброго дня! (Привіт!) Dobrogo dnja! ( Pryvit!)

I got lost! - Ya zablukav! - Я заблукав!

Help me, please - Допоможіть, будь ласка - Dopomozhit bud laska

Want to ask you/// - Хочу вас запросити…- Hochu vas zaprosyty

Yes - Так - Tak

No - Ні - Nee

Greeting / Привітання / Прощання / Культура мовлення

Good morning!  - Добрий ранок! – Dobryj ranok!

Good  day! - Добрий день! – Dobryj den!

Good evening! - Добрий вечір! – Dobryj vechir!

Hello! - Привіт! – Pryvit!

Please! - Будь ласка – Bud laska

Thanks! - Дякую - Djakuju

Excuse me! -  Перепрошую / Вибачте – Pereproshuju / Vybachte

What is your name? - Як Вас звати? – Jak vas zvaty

My name is … - Мене звати... – Mene zvaty…

Repeat, please! - Повторіть, будь ласка – Povtorit bud laska

I can’t understand you! - Я вас не розумію! – Ja vas ne rozumiju!

Do you speak English? - Ви розмовляєте англійською? – Vy rozmovljajete anglijskoju?

I don’t speak Ukrainian! - Я не розмовляю українською – Ja ne rozmovljaju ukrajinskoju

How old are you? - Скільки вам років? – Skilky vam rokiv?

Good bye! - До побачення – Do pobachennja

Bye-bye! - Па-па – Pa-pa!

What time is it now? - Котра година? – Kotra godyna?

In the shop / В магазині

How much? - Скільки коштує? – Skilky koshtuje?

Bread - Хліб - Hlib

Vater - Вода - Voda

Juce - Сік - Sick

Beer - Пиво - Pyvo

Milk - Молоко / Йогурт – Moloko / Jogurt

Sausage - Ковбаса - Kovbasa

Cheese - Сир - Syr

Where is the nearest supermarket? -  Де розташований найближчий супермаркет? – De roztashovanyj najblyshchyj supermarket?

Whet is this? - Що це таке? – Shcho tce take?

In the restaurant /В кнайпі / ресторані

Two beers, please! - Два пива, будь ласка – Dva pyva, bud laska

Chek, please! - Рахунок, будь ласка – Rahunok, bud laska

Чи є у вас меню англійською? – Chy je u vas mеnju anglijskoju movoju

In the hotel / У готелі

У вас є вільні номери? – U vas je vilni nomery?

О котрій сніданок? – O kotrij snidanok?

Do you have Wi-Fi zone here? - Чи є тут зона Вай-фай? – Chy je tut zona Vaj-Faj?

Coffe/ tea, please! - Принесіть будь ласка каву / чай. – Prynesit bud laska kavu/chaj

In the city / В місті

How we can to get to the city center? - Як дістатися до центру? – Jak distatysja do centru?

Where is Rynok Square? - Де є площа Ринок? – De je ploshcha Rynok?

Де можна смачно поїсти? – De mozhna smachno pojisty?

How we can to go to the … street/ square? - Як пройти на вулицю/площу…? – Jak projty na vulytcju / ploshchu...?

Where is the tourist centre? -  Де є туристичний центр? – De je turystychnyj centr?

Where is exchange/bank? - Де є обмін валют / банк? – De je obmin valjut / bank?

Where is WC? - Де є туалет? – De je tualet?

Where is the pharmacy/ hospital? - Де є аптека / лікарня? – De je apteka / likarnja?

Where is the post-office? - Де є пошта? – De je poshta?

Public transport / Громадський транспорт

Where is the buss-stop? - Де зупинка автобусу / трамваю? – De zupynka tramvaju?

Where is this bus going? - Куди їде ця маршрутка? – Kudy jide tcja marshrutka?

How we can to get to the train-station/ airport? - Як проїхати на вокзал / в аеропорт? – Jak projihaty na vokzal / v aeroport?

Weeks days / Дні тижня / Dni tyznja

Today - Сьогодні - Sogodni

Tomorrow -  Завтра - Zavtra

Yesterday -  Вчора - Vchora

Monday - Понеділок - Ponedilok

Thuesday - Вівторок - Vivtorok

Wednesday -  -Середа - Sereda

Thursday - Четвер - Chetver

Friday - П'ятниця - Pjatnytcja

Saturday - Субота – Subota

Sunday – Неділя - Nedilja

Eat - Їсти - Jisty

Drink - Питии - Pyty

Sleep - Спати - Spaty

Sing - Співати - Spivaty

Dance - Танцювати - Tantcjuvaty

Where is the embassy? - Де знаходиться посольство? – De znahodytcja posolstvo?

Where is the market-place? - Де знаходиться ринок? – De znahodytcja rynok?

 

Tourist Information Center

1. Tourist Information Centre in the Old Town

Address:
1 Rynok Sq. (office #124)
(in the City Hall – entry from the Neptune Fountain, on the left side of the main entrance to the City Hall)

Toutist Information Centre is temporarily working in the Historical Museum at 24 Rynok Sq., 24.

Tel./fax:  +38(032) 254 60 79
e-mail: lviv.tic@gmail.com

website: www.touristinfo.lviv.ua

Getting here:
•    From the railway station: Tram No. 1 or No.9 to Rynok Square
•    From the Central Bus Station: Bus No.3A to the I. Fedorov Monument (Pidvalna St.)
•    From the airport: bus No. 48 to  "Rusalka Dnistrova" stop, then 10 mins walk Rynok Sq.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sun: 10 AM – 4 PM  

Please notice that our opening times can vary slightly depending on the season.


2. Tourist Information Centre at the Railway Station

Address:
1 Dvirtseva Sq. 
(Central Railway Station; tickets office hall, near tickets office #1)

Tel.:  +38 (032) 226 20 05      
e-mail: lviv.tic2@gmail.com

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 9 AM – 6 PM


3. Tourist Information Centre at the Airport

Address:
168 Lubinska St., Lviv
(Danylo Halytskyi Lviv International Airport, Terminal A)

Tel.:  +38 (067) 673 91 94      
e-mail: lviv.tic3@gmail.com

Opening Hours: 

Mon - 11:30 - 18:30
Tue - 13:30 - 18:00
Wed - 11:30 - 18:00
Thu - 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - 10:30 - 18:00
Sat - 12:30 - 18:00
Sun - 12:30 - 18:00

Maps and guidebooks

Here you can download a city center map and the information you would need to feel yourself comfortable in Lviv.

City center map (pdf)

Tourist information center (pdf)