Getting to Lviv
It is recommended to start planning your trip from reviewing
official Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine site.
There is an international airport
in Lviv connecting the city with Warsaw, Toronto, Manchester, Frankfurt, Moscow,
New York and several other airports. If you fly to Kyiv, you can fly by Kyiv-Lviv
flight (UKW-408) or catch a daily overnight train "Kyiv-Lviv" (#90, 91) which will
get you to Lviv at around 6-7AM next day. A car trip from Kyiv to Lviv takes about
Lviv's airport has a tourist information bureau where everyone can find out about
accommodation, city and regional tours and other travel tips.
Credit Cards, Cash and ATM
National Ukrainian currency is Hryvnia. You can find official exchange rate of Hryvnia
against foreign currencies at the National Bank of Ukraine site. Visa or MasterCard are the
most popular payment cards in Ukraine. You can use them at the majority of stores
and hotels, but cash is still the most convenient way to pay for goods or services.
You can exchange your cash to Hryvnia in exchange points. They are usually located
in the streets, stores and hotels. Please, keep in mind that the rates in exchange
may slightly differ from
You can also use ATM to withdraw cash. There are a lot of ATMs in the streets.
Tips aren't necessary, but they certainly can be paid for a good service. There
isn't any rule how much tips to pay, 5-10% is enough in most cases.