Arriving in Lviv

Lviv Holovnyi Train Station

With platforms wrapped in lofty steel awnings, run down trains and suspicious glances, arriving to Lviv’s central rail station can be like stepping into a Cold War era spy movie. Once the nostalgia has worn off, exit the platforms by proceeding down the stairs then follow the exit signs to the station’s halls.

A currency exchange (обмін валют), ticketing booths (каса) and schedules are located in the main hall. There is also a floor plan displayed of available services if you happen to get disoriented. Purchase international tickets from booth No. 2. (Quiet please, the street dogs huddled in the corner are trying to sleep.)
A restaurant (open 11:00-23:00), Express Bank with Western Union, telephones and resting hall (зал) No. 1 are located in the left wing. Admission to hall No. 1 is 3Hr per hour and the Internet can be accessed for 6Hr. A café and ATM are also on site. Additional ATMs, a kiosk selling snacks and beverages and a bar are located in the corridor connecting the left wing to the main hall.
The bulk of station’s services are located in the right wing. Entering from the main hall you’ll find a barber shop, an agency offering excursion services and resting hall No. 2. This hall has two cafés, newspaper stands and a pharmacy. Entrance is free of charge.  

Proceed through the corridor past hall No. 2 for a currency exchange and a news stand that sells maps of Lviv. There are three left luggage (Камера зберігання) areas/lockers available in the right wing. No. 1 is the largest and is the only post that handles bags of all sizes. Depending on the size of your bag, expect to pay from 5-20Hr per day.  Police services are also located in the right wing.
Toilets are scattered throughout the building. The easiest to find are located in the corridors leading to the platforms.



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