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There are 9 ways to get from Lviv to Kiev by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car, plane or subway

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  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Lvov to Kiev Pass D

$4 - $10

8 alternative options

Train via Darnicsa  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lvov to Darnicsa

$6 - $17

Bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Lviv Striyskyi Bus Station to Kiev Cologne Bonn Airport

$30 - $50

Rideshare  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lviv to Kyiv 336.9 miles

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lviv to Kiev 337.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Lviv to Kiev 337.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Lviv to Boryspil, subway  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Lviv (LWO) to Boryspil (KBP) LWO - KBP
  2. Take the subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota

$34 - $104

Fly Lviv to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Lviv (LWO) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) LWO - IEV

$36 - $311

Train to Ivano-Frankivsk, fly to Boryspil  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Lvov to Ivano-Frankovsk
  2. Fly from Ivano-Frankivsk (IFO) to Boryspil (KBP) IFO - KBP

$54 - $124

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lviv to Kiev is to train which costs 110 ₴ - 280 ₴ and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lviv to Kiev is to fly which costs 1 000 ₴ - 9 000 ₴ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lviv to Kiev. However, there are services departing from Zelena str. and arriving at Kiev via Lviv Striyskyi Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lvov and arriving at Kiev Pass. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Lviv and Kiev is 468 km. The road distance is 540.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lviv to Kiev without a car is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs 110 ₴ - 280 ₴.

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The train from Lvov to Kiev Pass takes 5 h 6 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lviv to Kiev bus services, operated by EuroClub, arrive at Lviv Striyskyi Bus Station.

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Lviv to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), depart from Lvov station.

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The best way to get from Lviv to Kiev is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs 110 ₴ - 280 ₴. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 800 ₴ - 1 500 ₴ and takes 9 h 51 min, you could also fly, which costs 1 000 ₴ - 9 000 ₴ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Lviv to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 292.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Lviv, Ukraine and Kiev, Ukraine?

Ukrainian Railways (UZ) operates a train from Lviv to Kiev hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $10 and the journey takes 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, EuroClub operates a bus from Lviv to Kiev 6 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Lviv to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Ivano-Frankivsk to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Motor Sich
Website
motorsich.com
Flights from Lviv to Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Lvov to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $6
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Lvov to Darnicsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $6
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Lvov to Ivano-Frankovsk
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $4
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$11 - $16
Kiev Metro
Phone
(044) 238-58-98
Email
d@metro.kiev.ua
Website
metro.kiev.ua
Subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.kiev.ua
Bus operators
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Lviv Striyskyi Bus Station to Kiev
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
eclub.kiev.ua
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lviv to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Lviv to Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Optima
Phone
+380322428242
Website
optima.fm
Nashe Taxi
Phone
+380322438484
Website
nashetaxi.com
Desyatka
Phone
236
Website
taxi10ka.com

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The quickest flight from Lviv Airport to Boryspil Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Lviv to Kiev bus services, operated by EuroClub, arrive at Kiev station.

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Lviv to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Kiev Pass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lviv to Kiev is 541 km. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Lviv to Kiev.

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Ukraine International Airlines offers flights from Lviv Airport to Boryspil Airport.

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There are 2526+ hotels available in Kiev. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lviv and Kiev. 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 Lviv to Lviv Airport is to Trolleybus which takes 22 min and costs 5 ₴.

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