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

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Train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$40 - $55

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Minsk to Smolensk

$18

2 alternative options

Train Belorussian Railways (BŽD)  •  4 h 26 min

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

$21 - $26

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  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 bus which costs $18 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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

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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 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Minsk-Passajirskii and arriving at Smolensk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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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 3 h 53 min and costs $40 - $55.

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The train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Smolensk takes 3 h 53 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 Russian Railways, depart from Minsk-Passajirskii station.

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The best way to get from Minsk to Smolensk is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Minsk to Smolensk.
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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

Russian Railways operates a train from Minsk to Smolensk once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 53 min. Russian Railways (RZhD) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Intercars Europe operates a bus from Minsk to Smolensk once daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Minsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Kupé)
$17 - $25
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$2 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Minsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
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 Russian Railways, arrive at Smolensk station.

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

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There are 176+ hotels available in Smolensk. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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