Located right in the middle of Europe, Lviv lies on the crossroads of important highways and railroads. The cultural capital of Ukraine can be easily reached from big European cities: Warsaw (391 km), Kyiv (540 km) Minsk (611 km), Budapest (575 km), Bratislava (779 km), Chisinau (623 km), Vilnius (765 km), Berlin (933) and Sofia (1331 km).
For the fourth year in a row, IT Arena will take place at Arena Lviv Stadium, located on the outskirts of the city. The venue can be easily accessed by car, taxi or public transport.
There are direct flights to Lviv from Kyiv, Istanbul, Munich, Vienna, Minsk, Warsaw, Radom, Wroclaw, Baku, Tel Aviv, Bologna, Rome, Vilnius, Madrid and Dnipro. If booked in advance, it is possible to get a round trip for 100-200$. For travelers on a budget, a good option is to consider flying via Wroclaw (which is one of Polish hubs for low-cost airlines).
There is a good bus connection between Lviv and other major cities in Ukraine and abroad. Getting from Kyiv to Lviv would cost around 10$, Warsaw - 15$, Minsk - 22$. If you are traveling from Bulgaria or Romania, it is cheaper to travel via Kyiv (Sofia-Kyiv - 60$, Bucharest-Kyiv - 35$). In contrast, from Moldova, it would be much more convenient and cheaper to travel via Odesa (Chisinau-Odesa - 10$).
Lviv can boast an extensive rail network with all major Ukrainian cities and a number of European capitals. An express train from Kyiv costs 12$, while an overnight one can be usually purchased for 10$. If you are traveling from Poland, a good idea is to take a direct express train from Przemysl (a border town between the two countries) - it takes less than 2 hours and costs just about 6$. It is very convenient to get to Przemysl from any part of Poland when traveling by bus or train. Traveling from Minsk with an overnight train would cost you around 50$.
Lviv has more than 60 hotels of different classes which will satisfy even the most demanding visitor.
Taurus – starting from 30$ for a single bed standard room per night.
Kavalier Boutique Hotel – starting from 47$ for a standard room per night.
Ibis – starting from 40$ for a standard room per night.
Panorama – starting from 55$ for a single bed standard room per night.
Astoria – starting from 80$ for a standard room per night.
Nobilis – starting from 110$ for a standard room per night.
Edem Resort & SPA – starting from 140$ for an economy room/285$ for a standard room per night.
Lviv was rated as one of the cheapest travel destinations in 2017 by Business Insider. Indeed, eating out is really affordable in the city. For 5$ you can certainly have a lunch in one of numerous cafes and restaurants, which are conveniently located close to all major tourist attractions.