Before we get to Ukraine travel costs, let’s cover our basics! Ukraine is a big country located in Eastern Europe. It had Belarus in the north, Russia to the north and east, the Black Sea, Moldova, and Romania to the south, and Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland to the west.
In reality, Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe and its landscape is very diverse. You will walk in the Carpathians in search of Hutsul celebrations while sipping Eastern Europe’s best espresso. Ukrainians are also a diverse crowd: from the sophisticated businessmen who rent cars in Kyiv to the Gogolese farmers in Poltava, few countries boast such a mixed population. But how are Ukraine travel costs? Read on to find out about Lviv and Kyiv!
If you have visited other regions of Ukraine, Lviv will come as a surprise. Mysterious and architecturally stunning, this UNESCO-listed city is the least soviet in the world and exudes the same timeless beauty of Eastern Europe as Prague or Kraków once did in Central Europe.
Its charming cobbles, bean-flavored coffeehouses and rattling trams are a continent far from eastern Soviet brutality. It is also a place where the Ukrainian national origin torch shines most brightly and where Russian is certainly a minority language
How much does it cost to visit Lviv?
A budget traveler spends about ₴ 455 a day while visiting Lviv. However, this does not include the cost of lodging. See the tables below for more detailed Lviv travel costs.
Lviv accommodation costs
|Typical double room||₴ 374.78|
Lviv food & drinks costs
|Meal in an inexpensive restaurant||₴ 37 – 70|
|Meal in a mid-range restaurant||₴ 150 – 350|
|Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)||₴ 20 – 45|
|Water (0.33 liter, bottle)||₴ 6 – 20|
Lviv fares and public transportation
|One-way public transportation ticket||₴ 7|
|Taxi (price per kilometer)||₴ 5 – 10|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||₴ 29 – 32|
Lviv visiting costs – Top attractions in Lviv
|Lviv Old Town||Free|
|Lviv High Castle||Send information|
|Lviv National Opera performances||Starting with ₴ 50|
|Lviv Railway station||Free|
If you want to visit a city of excellent architecture, stunning temples, lively markets and quaint cobblestone streets with even fewer visitors, travel to Kyiv, the vibrant capital of Ukraine.
Many tourists use Kyiv as a gateway to see Chernobyl, the site of the devastating 1986 nuclear accident. Pripyat’s formerly busy city, located near the demolished nuclear plant, is now a desolate city.
How much does it cost to visit Kyiv?
When you plan to visit Kyiv on a budget, expect to spend about ₴ 339 a day. However, this is without any lodging. More detailed Kyiv travel costs can be found below.
Kyiv accommodation costs
|Hotel or hostel for one person||₴ 219|
|Typical double room||₴ 439|
Kyiv food & drinks costs
|Meal in an inexpensive restaurant||₴ 60 – 100|
|Meal in a mid-range restaurant||₴ 250 – 500|
|Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)||₴ 20 – 50|
|Water (0.33 liter, bottle)||₴ 7 – 25|
Kyiv fares and public transportation
|One-way public transportation ticket||₴ 8|
|Taxi (price per kilometer)||₴ 5 – 10|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||₴ 28 – 32|
Kyiv visiting costs – Top attractions in Kyiv
|Kyivo-Pechers’ka Lavra||₴ 50|
|Rodina Mat (Motherland)||Free|
|Saint Sophia Cathedral||Send information|
Ukraine travel costs sources
- Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
- Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
- Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city.
- Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
- Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
- City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.