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There are 4 ways to get from Minsk to Smolensk by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Smolensk D

$6 - $12

3 alternative options

Train via Orscha Central  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central D
  2. Take the train from Orscha Central to Smolensk D

$8 - $14

Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Minsk to Smolensk

$18

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Minsk to Smolensk 209.3 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Minsk to Smolensk is to train which costs $6 - $12 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Minsk to Smolensk is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Minsk and arriving at Smolensk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Minsk-Passajirskii and arriving at Smolensk. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Minsk and Smolensk is 306 km. The road distance is 334.9 km.

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The best way to get from Minsk to Smolensk without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs $6 - $12.

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The train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Smolensk takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Minsk to Smolensk bus services, operated by Intercars Europe, depart from Minsk station.

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Minsk to Smolensk train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), depart from Minsk-Passajirskii station.

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The best way to get from Minsk to Smolensk is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs $6 - $12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Minsk to Smolensk.
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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

Belorussian Railways (BŽD) operates a train from Minsk to Smolensk 5 times a day. Tickets cost $6 - $12 and the journey takes 3h 55m. Alternatively, Intercars Europe operates a bus from Minsk to Smolensk once daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Train operators
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $5
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators
Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Minsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
intercars-tickets.com

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Minsk to Smolensk bus services, operated by Intercars Europe, arrive at Smolensk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Minsk to Smolensk is 335 km. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Minsk to Smolensk.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Smolensk. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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