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There are 3 daily trains from Prague to Lviv. Traveling by train from Prague to Lviv usually takes around 18 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Leo Express train can make the trip in 18 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||426 mi (686 km)|
|Fastest train||18h 25m|
|Most frequent service||Leo Express|
Which train should you take from Prague to Lviv?
Leo Express is the one and only train line which connects Prague to Lviv. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Leo Express||3||18h 41m||$43.63|
Leo Express train tickets from Prague to Lviv start from $44, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Leo Express schedules to Lviv. Leo Express in Prague leaves from Praha-Liben and one other station. And in Lviv trains arrive at Bus Station and one other train station.
From Prague to Lviv train travel on Leo Express takes 18 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Lviv faster, Leo Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 25 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Prague to Lviv during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Prague to Lviv?
The distance between Prague and Lviv is approximately 426 miles, or 686 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 25 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Prague to Lviv. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Prague at 8:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Prague to Lviv?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Lviv to Prague.
With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.
Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.
Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.
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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.
Where is the train station in Prague?
Main departure station: Praha-Liben
There are two stations in Prague where you can board the train to Lviv.
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Where is the train station 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 train stations in Lviv:
11 Chernivetska St
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