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There are 7 ways to get from Kraków to Lviv by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3h 1m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Lviv (LWO) KRK - LWO

578 ₴ - 2 300 ₴

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Krakow to Lviv 327.9 km

287 ₴

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Train via Przemyśl  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Glowny Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Przemysl Gl. to Lviv

1 513 ₴ - 2 843 ₴

Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Lviv Zielona Gora-Ternopil / ...

500 ₴ - 750 ₴

Train  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Kraków Główny Station to Lviv

750 ₴ - 1 400 ₴

Bus via Lviv Central Bus Station  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków Parking Wawel, Hotel Sheraton to Lviv Central Bus Station Szczecin-Melitopol

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Lviv 327.6 km

950 ₴ - 1 500 ₴

Kraków to Lviv by bus

The bus journey time between Kraków and Lviv is around 6h 46m and covers a distance of around 329 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 5m. Services are operated by AGAT, ContraBUS, Sindbad and others. Typically 50 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 46m
Fastest bus time:
6h 5m
Bus distance:
329 km
Buses per week:
50
Cheapest price:
440 ₴
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
01:25
Last bus departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kraków to Lviv bus schedules

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ukraine

Domestic travel is restricted within Ukraine due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Limited international flights leaving Poland began to resume from May 23.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Poland

Last updated: July 26 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Lviv is to rideshare which costs 39 zł and takes 5h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Kraków to Lviv is to fly. Taking this option will cost 75 zł - 310 zł and takes 3h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków and arriving at Lviv. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kraków Główny Station station and arriving at Lviv. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 8m.

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The distance between Kraków and Lviv is 293 km. The road distance is 327.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Lviv without a car is to train via Przemyśl which takes 6h 14m and costs 200 zł - 380 zł.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Kraków to Lviv, including transfers.

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Kraków to Lviv bus services, operated by AGAT, depart from Kraków station.

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Kraków to Lviv train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Lviv is to fly which takes 3h 1m and costs 75 zł - 310 zł. Alternatively, you can train via Przemyśl, which costs 200 zł - 380 zł and takes 6h 14m, you could also bus, which costs 65 zł - 95 zł and takes 6h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Lviv.
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  • Distance: 293.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine?

Ryanair flies from Kraków to Lviv twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Lviv via Przemysl Glowny and Przemysl Gl. in around 6h 14m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Lviv
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
440 ₴ - 3 500 ₴
Train operators
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
340 ₴ - 600 ₴
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
340 ₴ - 420 ₴
1st Class
470 ₴ - 600 ₴
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
380 ₴ - 650 ₴
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
380 ₴ - 460 ₴
Business
500 ₴ - 650 ₴
1st Class
500 ₴ - 650 ₴
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 ₴ - 1 300 ₴
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 200 ₴ - 1 800 ₴
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Przemysl Gl. to Lviv
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
600 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
600 ₴ - 900 ₴
2nd class
750 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
1st class
1 100 ₴ - 1 600 ₴
Train from Kraków Główny Station to Lviv
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 ₴ - 1 400 ₴
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
750 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
2nd class
1 000 ₴ - 1 400 ₴
1st class
1 500 ₴ - 2 200 ₴
Bus operators
AGAT
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Kraków to Lviv
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
500 ₴ - 650 ₴
Schedules at
agat.eu
ContraBUS
Phone
+38 073 100 3004
Email
contrabus@ukr.net
Website
contrabus.com.ua
Bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Lviv Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
ContraBUS
Bus from Kraków Parking Wawel, Hotel Sheraton to Lviv Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
ContraBUS
Regabus
Phone
+420 608 822 892
Email
info@regabus.cz
Website
regabus.cz
Bus from Krakow to Lviv AZS WOG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
regabus.cz
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Krakow to Lviv
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 200 ₴ - 1 800 ₴
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Prykarparskyi Express
Phone
+38 096 1200 900
Website
prex.com.ua
Bus from Krakow to Lviv Dvirtseva
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
prex.com.ua
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Kraków to Lvov
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 ₴ - 1 000 ₴
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Lux Reisen
Phone
+38 068 77 060 30
Website
lux-reisen.com
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Lviv Bus Station 8
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 ₴ - 1 000 ₴
Schedules at
kasa.lux-reisen.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krakow to Lviv train station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
550 ₴ - 750 ₴
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Krakow to Lviv
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
287 ₴
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Lviv Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Kraków to Lviv bus services, operated by AGAT, arrive at Lviv station.

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Lviv is 1h ahead of Kraków. It is currently 7:38 AM in Kraków and 8:38 AM in Lviv.

Kraków to Lviv train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Lviv station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Lviv is 328 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Kraków to Lviv.

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Ryanair offers flights from Krakow Airport to Lviv Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Lviv bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Lviv. Prices start at 3 750 ₴ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kraków and Lviv. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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