There are 5 ways to get from Minsk to Smolensk by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$7 - $12

4 alternative options

Train via Orscha Central  •  4 h 31 min

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

$9 - $14

Bus Intercars Europe  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Minsk to Smolensk

$42

Bus MyCity.by  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Minsk to Mogilev
  2. Take the bus from Mogilev to Smolensk

$16 - $19

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Minsk to Smolensk 209.3 miles

$19 - $28

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

Belorussian Railways (BŽD) operates a train from Minsk to Smolensk 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min. Russian Railways also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Intercars Europe operates a bus from Minsk to Smolensk once daily. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $6
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
www.rw.by
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Minsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Minsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
intercars-tickets.com
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk to Mogilev
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
MyCity.by
Phone
+375 (222) 74-34-1
Email
it@cgis.by
Website
mycity.by
Bus from Mogilev to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
mycity.by

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Minsk and Smolensk is 306 km. The road distance is 335 km.

The cheapest way to get from Minsk to Smolensk is to train which costs $7 - $12 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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

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 3 h 48 min.

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 5 h 30 min.

The train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Smolensk takes 3 h 48 min including transfers and departs five times a day.