There are 5 ways to get from Smolensk to Vitebsk by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Orscha Central D / ...
  2. Take the train from Orscha Central to Vitebsk D / ...

$8 - $13

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Rideshare  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Smolensk to Viciebsk 84.4 miles

$5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Smolensk to Nevel’ 902
  2. Take the bus from Nevel’ to Vitebsk 952

Night train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the night train from Smolensk to Vitebsk D

$6 - $10

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Smolensk to Vitebsk 85.9 miles

$7 - $12

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No, there is no direct bus from Smolensk to Vitebsk. However, there are services departing from Smolensk and arriving at Vitebsk via Nevel’. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Smolensk and arriving at Vitebsk. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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The distance between Smolensk and Vitebsk is 126 km. The road distance is 137.4 km.

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The best way to get from Smolensk to Vitebsk without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Smolensk to Vitebsk, including transfers.

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Smolensk to Vitebsk bus services, operated by Russian Intercity Buses, depart from Smolensk station.

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Smolensk to Vitebsk train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Smolensk station.

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The best way to get from Smolensk to Vitebsk is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 51 min.

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Smolensk to Vitebsk bus services, operated by SKS-Auto, arrive at Vitebsk station.

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Smolensk to Vitebsk train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), arrive at Vitebsk station.

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Map of how to get from Smolensk to Vitebsk.
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  • Distance: 78.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Smolensk, Russia and Vitebsk, Belarus?

You can take a train from Smolensk to Vitebsk via Orscha Central in around 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Smolensk to Vitebsk via Nevel’ in around 6 h 51 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Night train from Smolensk to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Orscha Central to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$2 - $3
Coupe
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Russian Intercity Buses
Website
bus.aviabus.ru
Bus from Smolensk to Nevel’
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
bus.aviabus.ru
SKS-Auto
Phone
+78007700020
Website
sks-auto.ru
Bus from Nevel’ to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
sks-auto.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Smolensk to Viciebsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Smolensk to Vitebsk is 137 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Smolensk to Vitebsk.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Smolensk and Vitebsk. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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