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Kiev - Lviv Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Kiev to Lviv. Traveling by bus from Kiev to Lviv usually takes around 8 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance291 mi (468 km)
Shortest duration7h 45m
Cheapest price$9.62
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Kiev to Lviv?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Kiev to Lviv that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 12 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ecolines513h 1m$20.18
FlixBus128h 34m$16.21
  • Ecolines is a Latvian long-distance bus company with an extensive network connecting Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. They offer routes to popular destinations in countries like Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands, providing reliable transportation. Ecolines prioritizes passenger comfort by equipping their buses with amenities like air conditioning, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. On longer trips, passengers can enjoy personal entertainment devices, and stewards are available onboard for assistance, ensuring a seamless travel experience.

  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 12 trips from Kyiv to Lviv, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 34 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 291 miles from Kiev to Lviv. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Lviv at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Kiev to Lviv, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Kiev to Lviv every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Kiev to Lviv without transferring.

City Information

Lviv

Lviv, Ukraine - UALVV-0

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Lviv, Ukraine - UALVV-1

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Lviv, Ukraine - UALVV-2

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Lviv is one of the largest cities in Ukraine, and it is rich in cultural heritage and fun activities to enjoy. At the heart of the city is Rynok Square, a quarter with plenty of architectural wonders and vibrant street life. The square also houses some of the most famous shops in the city, so be sure to snag some souvenirs to bring home. While strolling around the quarter, don't miss out on the chance to climb up the Town Hall for some magnificent views. If you wish to enjoy some high culture activities, head to the Opera House to take in the opulent furniture and decor, and even an opera performance!

Traditional Ukrainian cuisine might be a bit heavy, but it is incredibly delicious once you get used to it. For the best traditional restaurants, you could check out the Old Town quarter establishments, including Meat and Justice and At Arsenal. If you want to enjoy a sumptuous buffet, check out Puzata Khata.

Lviv is easy to access whether you're backpacking through Europe or jetsetting in luxury. Buses and trains arrive downtown, and international flights go through Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, located 6 kilometers from central Lviv.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Kiev?

Main departure station: Kyiv Bus Station Tsentralnyi

Buses to Lviv leave from 6 stations in Kyiv.

All bus stations in Kiev:

  • Kyiv Bus Station Tsentralnyi

  • Druzhby Narodiv Blvd

  • Prospekt Peremogy, 142

  • Kyiv vydubychi Bs

  • Kiev Metro Station Teremky

  • Kyiv Akademmistechko Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Lviv?

Main arrival station: Bus Station

Lviv's primary bus station is at 109 Stryiska Street, located south of the city center. The station was constructed from 1976 to 1980 and is notable for its modernist Soviet architecture. It features a large waiting area with seats and other amenities such as food stalls, vending machines, and public restrooms. The station is near a busy residential area, so additional amenities like restaurants, pharmacies, and retail stores are just a short walk away. Most of Lviv's intercity buses stop at this Stryiskyi station, including FlixBus and Sindbad, on routes to destinations like Warsaw, Bratislava, or Budapest.

All bus stations in Lviv:

  • Bus Station

  • Dvirtseva Square

  • 1 Dvirtseva Sq

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