How to Get to Minsk?

It is easy to get to Minsk by plane, train or car.

Most travellers to Minsk arrive by plane. The National Airport in Minsk is the major one for Belarus. The national airline Belavia operates daily flights between many major European cities. Other airlines that fly into Minsk: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Lot, El Al, Etihad Airways, S7 Airlines and budget Air Baltic. The Minsk airport is located some 50 km from Minsk. To get to the city from the airport you can take a bus (~€ 2), take a taxi (~€ 30) or rent a car. Buses depart every hour from 7 am to 10.30 pm. Buses arrive in Minsk to the Central Bus Terminal (which is next to the Central Rail Terminal). Taxis (~€ 30) are available at the airport every time there are arrivals. A car rental office is at the arrivals terminal.

If you prefer travelling by train, there are direct connections to Minsk from: Paris, Nice, Milan, Vienna, Prague, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Hannover, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kiev, Lviv. Trains arrive in Minsk to the Central Rail Terminal which is connected by public transport to all the parts of the city.

Visa to Entrance to Belarus

Most foreigners visiting Belarus need to obtain a visa. But citizens of many countries have an opportunity to enter the country under a simplified procedure today. Such trips have become possible due to visa-free travel regulations in Belarus.

Foreign nationals may visit any place in Belarus within 30 days of their visa-free stay. However, they must arrive and leave the country only through Minsk National Airport (MSQ - this is the only civilian airport in Minsk).

Please, note, that the visa-free entry rules do not extend

  • to any other international border checkpoints or airports of the country.
  • to persons coming to Belarus by plane from the Russian Federation, as well as to those who intend to fly to the airports of the Russian Federation (such flights are considered as internal ones and do not have border control).

You can find all required information on the MFA website. The details are also in the short video and infographics below. See you in Minsk!