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  • Train booking office - Lviv
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      Inside the train booking office
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  • Train booking office - Lviv
      Train booking office
    by HORSCHECK
 

Travelling by train in the Ukraine is very cheap, but due to this, trains are often fully booked. This means you should buy your tickets well in advance, especially in the summer season.

Many long distance trains go overnight and usually have 3 types of classes:

- 2-berth compartment (Spalny, 1st class)
- 4-berth compartment (Kupe, 2nd class)
- open-plan compartment (Platskartny, 3rd class)

Probably the best and cheapest option is to buy your tickets in the train booking office at Hnatyuka Street 20, which is one of the side streets heading west from Svobody Prospekt.

Of course you also get train tickets at some travel agencies and the train station, but here you might be charged an extra booking fee.

Among others I have bought the following tickets in the Ukraine:

Lviv -> Kiev: 81,45 UAH (06.2007)
Ternopil -> Lviv: 24,14 UAH (05.2008)
Lviv -> Budapest (H); 283,08 UAH (05.2008).

Just as an example, the train Lviv to Kiev was an overnight train (#82) leaving Lviv at 23:20 h and arriving in Kiev at 9:58 h the next morning. We stayed in a 4-berth compartment (Kupe, 2nd class).

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Type: Train
Website: http://www.uz.gov.ua/

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  • Updated Nov 9, 2011
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