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How to get to Minsk

Minsk is the capital of Belarus. The city is located in the heart of the country.

  By air


Minsk National Airport (MSQ) is the main air gateway to the Republic of Belarus.
The aircraft of many major airlines fly here (Belavia, Lufthansa, airBaltic, LOT, Aeroflot, Etihad Airways, Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Turkish Airlines, UTair Airlines):

You can go by bus or by minibus departing every 20-30 minutes, in the night every 1.5 hours from airport "Minsk" to the city centre. The trip takes 40-50 minutes. It costs ≈ €2,00.
A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs ≈ €20,00-30,00.

The second closest to the major airport Minsk is airport in Vilnius (VNO).
Flights to Vilnius are performed not only by traditional airlines, but also low-cost airlines (Wizzair, Ryanair, NorwegianAir, AirLituanica, AirBaltiс). To get from Vilnius to Minsk, you can go by bus or train. The distance is 183 km and the journey time is 2,5-4 hours (including border crossing). The cost is ≈ €10,00-20,00.

  By train


Minsk is linked by direct rail routes to all major European stations (Berlin, Warsaw, Vienna, Vilnius, Kiev, Moscow, Nice, Paris, Prague, Riga, St. Petersburg, etc.).

Information about the schedule and cost of tickets:

  By bus


One of the most budget ways to get to Minsk is to travel by bus.

Minsk has convenient bus connections to many European cities. Detailed information can be found on the companies' websites: LuxExpress, Eurolines, Ecolines.

  By car


Minsk is located at the intersection of major European motorways: Berlin - Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow and Vilnius - Minsk - Kiev - Odessa.

The use of roads for foreign vehicles is payable. More information about the toll roads:

If you need a visa...


If you need a visa to enter Belarus, please contact the nearest Consulate of the Republic of Belarus. There you will get advice on the documents you need for visa and entry into Belarus.

General information you can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.


Visa is not required

- for the citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia*, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

*special conditions:
an invitation/telegram, invitation of the healthcare institution or invitation letter of travel agency is required


Visa is not required if your stay does not exceed 90 days

- for the citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Mongolia, Venezuela


Visa is not required if your stay does not exceed 30 days

- for the citizens of Cuba, Ecuador, Macau, Montenegro*, Qatar, Serbia, Turkey, UAE

*special conditions:
an invitation or invitation letter of travel agency is required


Visa is not required if your stay does not exceed 30 days*

*special conditions:
1. a valid passport or another substituting document for travelling abroad,
2. entry and exit from the territory of Belarus only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus “Minsk National Airport”,
3. but not from Russia and not to Russia,
4. sufficient means of subsistence: at least 25 Euro (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay,
5. medical insurance with coverage for at least 10,000 Euros that covers the territory of Belarus

- for the citizens of the EU, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Switzerland, Vatican
- for the citizens of Bahrain, China**, Hong Kong, India**, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon**, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Vietnam**
- for the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Dominica, El Salvador, Haiti** Honduras**, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States, Uruguay
- for the citizens of Gambia**, Namibia**, Seychelles
- for the citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Samoa**, The Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu

**compulsory additional requirement:
1. a valid multiple visa of the EU member states or Schengen zone with a mark in passport on crossing the border of these states,
2. tickets with confirmation of departure from “Minsk National Airport” within 5 days from the date of entry

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