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There are 8 ways to get from Kraków to Lviv by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train Polish Railways (PKP)  •  5 h 57 min

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

$12 - $21

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Rideshare  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Krakow to Lviv 203.6 miles

$10

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Lviv Leo Express / ...

$16 - $65

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Przemyśl, Przemyśl, Dworzec Autobusowy N1360 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Przemyśl to Lviv

$23 - $37

Train Ukrainian Railways  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Kraków Główny to Lvov Gdynia / ...

$28 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Lviv 203.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Krakow  •  3 h 56 min

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

$95 - $396

Bus to Katowice, fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
  2. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Lviv (LWO) KTW - LWO

$73 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Lviv is to rideshare which costs 37 zł and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Lviv is to drive which costs 130 zł - 190 zł and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków and arriving at Lviv. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kraków Główny and arriving at Lvov. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 11 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Lviv is 293 km. The road distance is 325.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Lviv without a car is to train which takes 5 h 57 min and costs 40 zł - 80 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Kraków to Lviv, including transfers.

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

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Kraków to Lviv train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Lviv is to train which takes 5 h 57 min and costs 40 zł - 80 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60 zł - 240 zł and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 350 zł - 1 500 zł and takes 3 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Lviv.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Kraków to Lviv via Przemysl Gl. in around 5 h 57 min. Alternatively, Sindbad operates a bus from Kraków to Lviv 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. 10 other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Lviv via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Lviv
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$18 - $160
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Lviv
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$20 - $160
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Gl.
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Przemysl Gl. to Podzamche
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kraków Główny to Lvov
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Kraków to Lviv
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Przemyśl to Lviv
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
AGAT
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Kraków to Lviv
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
agat.eu
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Lviv main station
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$11 - $15
Prykarparskyi Express
Phone
+38 096 1200 900
Website
prex.com.ua
Bus from Krakow to Lviv Dvirtseva
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
prex.com.ua
Bus from Przemysl to Lviv Dvirtseva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
prex.com.ua
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Lemberg Chernivetska
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Przemyśl to Lviv
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Krakow to Lviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Krakow to Lvov
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Krakow to Lviv Bus Station 8
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
Visitor Travel
Phone
+48 695 114 112
Email
rezerwacje@visitor.com.pl
Website
visitor.com.pl
Bus from Krakow to Lviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
visitor.com.pl
Lviv Inturtrans
Website
lviv-inturtrans.com
Bus from Krakow to Lviv
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
lvivinturtrans.com
Book at
lvivinturtrans.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Przemyśl, Przemyśl, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurores
Phone
(017) 27 73 759
Email
eurores@op.pl
Website
eurores.pl
Bus from Kraków to Przemyśl
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
eurores.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Przemyśl
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Katowice Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Lviv Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Lviv is 1 h ahead of Kraków. It is currently 4:48 PM in Kraków and 5:48 PM in Lviv.

Kraków to Lviv train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Podzamche station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Lviv is 326 km. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Kraków to Lviv.

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Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Krakow Airport to Lviv Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Lviv bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 2016+ hotels available in Lviv. Prices start at $19 USD 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 19 min and costs 14 zł - 21 zł.

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