|Airport of arrival:||Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Lviv:||2 hours|
Lviv is becoming an extremely popular tourist destination in Ukraine. The city has been attracting more and more visitors with its architectural layout, deeply rooted cultural heritage as well as the culinary traditions which seems to be a modern fusion with international foods nowadays. There are numerous other reasons to discover this hidden gem located in western Ukraine.
Pegasus Airlines offers cheap and frequently scheduled flights destined to Lviv, Ukraine. Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is listed among the busiest routes at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport.
There are direct flights to Lviv Airport from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport as well as linked flights from +50 destinations through layovers in Istanbul.
You should follow up with the campaigns offered by Pegasus Airlines and benefit from seasonal promotions with great discount rates.
About the Airport
Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport is situated about 6 km away from the city center.
It is one of the major airports in the country.
Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport
It was first built in 1929 with the name of Lwów-Skniłów Airport. The number of international routes has extended progressively over time. New air terminal which is donated with the most recent technological developments became operational in 2012. Currently, the airport consists of two terminal and provides all the necessary facilities including a wide area of parking lots. Tourist information center is present to address the travelers’ questions.
Transport from Lviv Airport to the City Center
The airport is served by the express link buses that get to Lviv railway station. The Express Bus is the most convenient and practical way to reach the city center. There are also public transport options through Marshrutka number 48 and the trolleybus line number 29.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi or benefit from car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Bus, tram and trolleybus are widely utilized for public transport in Lviv. The yellow minibuses, or marshrutkas as called by the locals, provide alternative means of transport even though they operate on a narrower route. Night buses are also available in the city and are indicated by the letter H. The fares are paid directly to the driver on marshrutkas and public buses. The costs of public transport are very cheap but the only thing you have to be aware is that trams and trolleybuses charge extra fees for big luggages. Lvivelectrotrans operates the tram and trolleybuses in the city. The tickets vary depending on your needs and can be purchased online.
The Old Town is definitely the best place to stay in Lviv in order to breathe in the historical atmosphere of the city. There are various accommodation options nearby the Market Square through Rynok Ploshad and Prospekt Svobody Streets. The major tourist attractions are located in the this area within short distances.
If you would like to have further assistance to plan your trip, you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
You can start your day with the local breakfast menu Syrnyky pancakes and coffee. Varenyky (Ukrainian dumplings), the famous borshch soup, baked trout, lazanky and labchanka are among the most delicious Ukrainian plates to try out in Lviv.
There are also amazing sweet saviors such as cherry strudel, Napoleon cake, zefir and Ptashyne moloko. You can have a look at Lviv Food Guide for more suggestions about all the local foods.
We have listed some useul information you may need when you visit Lviv:
Turkish citizen are not required to have an entry visa in order to travel to Ukraine. They can visit Lviv with their passport or the most recent id cards with the chip for up to 90 days.
- Ivano Frankivsk/ Ukraine (115 km)
- Ternopil/Ukraine (118 km)
- Lutsk/ Ukraine (138 km)
- Lublin/Poland (187 km)
Ukraine in general is known for its cold temperatures especially during the winter months. Lviv has also a fairly cold climate with lots of rainfall throughout the year.
- Country Code: + 38
- Lviv Area Code: 322
- Airport Contact: +38 (032) 229-81-12
- Emergency Line: 112
Places to see
Being located on one of the busiest trade routes, Lviv has been at the cross road of merchants between the Black Sea and Central Europe.
The Old City of Lviv is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites and is a must-see location to kick start your tour in Lviv. The city was fortunate enough to maintain its historical texture throughout the Second World War and the centuries old monuments are standing still at the heart of Lviv. St. George’s Cathedral, the famous Market Square, Chapel of the Boim Family, the baroque styled Dominican Church and Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet are the main highlights of the city.
You can have a look at Lviv Travel Guide for further details on more places to visit.
You can consider booking your ticket to Lviv in advance in order to benefit from promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
The flight to Lviv from Istanbul takes only 1 hour and 30 minutes. The city is among the most preferred travel destinations with its central and easily accessible location, as well as the availability of low cost flight tickets.
Turkish citizens as well as nationals of the EU member states can visit Ukraine without a visa.
If you are not a fan of cold weather and wishing to visit Lviv with milder temperatures you should consider the summer period of June, July and August.
You can spend 3-4 days in order to fully discover the highlights of the city while enjoying your time.
There are hourly/daily travel passes available for tourists.
Lviv is a safe city to travel. However, be aware that there might be extra checks and controls at the airport. It is common that the passengers are interrogated about the purpose of their visit with the related documents showing the details of their stay at the customs check.
The official currency in Lviv is Grivna. The prices are quite affordable in the city