Useful information about Lviv
The national currency of Ukraine is the hryvnia (UAH). Paper banknotes come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 UAH. There are also coins with denominations of 1, 2, 5, and 10 UAH, as well as 50 coins.
You won't have any problems finding a currency exchange office as there are plenty of them around. According to a new law, you need to show your passport or identification document (for foreigners) to exchange money. To exchange a traveler's check, look for big and reputable-looking banks. All ATMs, hotels, restaurants, and cafes accept Visa and MasterCard, and occasionally American Express. You can also use a terminal to pay for purchases in supermarkets and most shops.
You can exchange foreign currency for hryvnias and vice versa in banks or exchange offices located in hotels and various exchange kiosks. Foreign guests can also open an account in foreign currency and make money transfers.
Bank working hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Always carry your driver's license and car registration document with you to fully enjoy driving on Ukrainian roads.
The official speed limits are 60 km/h in cities, 90 km/h outside cities, 110 km/h on highways with a median strip, and 130 km/h on motorways.
Most shops and supermarkets are open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, without a lunch break on weekdays and weekends.
Restaurants and cafes usually operate from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Food delivery is available from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
The curfew in Lviv lasts from 12:00 am to 5:00 am.
Alcohol and tobacco
Alcoholic beverages can be consumed from the age of 18.
Drinking alcoholic beverages on the street and in public places is prohibited, and failure to comply may result in problems with the police. Alcohol can only be purchased in stores from 10:00 to 21:00.
Tobacco products can be purchased without time restrictions.
! Smoking is prohibited in public places and catering establishments.
! Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited.
Wi-Fi and Internet
Connecting to Wi-Fi in Lviv won't be a big problem. Nowadays, most cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and hotels around the city offer free Wi-Fi. There is also free Wi-Fi available at the railway station.
Post office: 1 Slovatskoho St, 79000
Working hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 21:00, Sat 8:00 - 20:00, Sun 8:00 - 15:00
The list of all post offices can be found on the website of Ukrposhta.
There are also large postal networks in the city, such as Nova Poshta and Meest.
You can find the addresses of their branches on Google or their official websites.
Useful emergency phone numbers:
101 – Fire department
102 – Police
103 – Ambulance
104 – Gas emergency service
109 – Directory assistance
1589 – City information
173 – Long-distance calls
1567 – Pharmacy information
121 – Time service
122 – Weather service
261-36-01 – Consumer protection agency
1505, 226-20-68 – Railway station, information desk
226-10-06 – Suburban railway station
229-81-12 – Airport
272-75-58 – Air ticket offices (Ukraine, CIS)
272-78-18 – Air ticket offices (international destinations)
263-24-97, 263-24-73, 294-98-17 (information) – Bus station (international and interregional routes)