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Kraków - Lviv Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Kraków to Lviv. Traveling by train from Kraków to Lviv usually takes around 7 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Leo Express train can make the trip in 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Fastest train7h 30m
Lowest price$20.61
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceLeo Express
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Kraków to Lviv?

Leo Express is the one and only train line which connects Krakow to Lviv. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Leo Express67h 50m$21.69
  • Leo Express

    Leo Express

    Leo Express train tickets from Kraków to Lviv start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Leo Express schedules to Lviv. Leo Express in Krakow leaves from ul. Bosacka 18 and one other station. And in Lviv trains arrive at Bus Station and one other train station.

    From Kraków to Lviv train travel on Leo Express takes 7 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Lviv faster, Leo Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Krakow 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 Kraków to Lviv?

The distance between Kraków and Lviv is approximately 182 miles, or 293 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 30 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Kraków to Lviv. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday 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 Kraków at 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Kraków to Lviv?

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Kraków to Lviv.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lviv to Kraków.

City Information

Lviv

Lviv, Ukraine - UALVV-0

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Lviv, Ukraine - UALVV-1

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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 is the train station in Kraków?

Main departure station: ul. Bosacka 18

There are two stations in Kraków where you can board the train to Lviv.

All train stations in Kraków:

  • ul. Bosacka 18

  • Balice Airport

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:

  • Bus Station

  • 11 Chernivetska St

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