There are 6 ways to get from Moscow to Vitebsk by train, bus, night train, rideshare 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.

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Train  •  8 h 23 min

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

$21 - $42

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Moscow to Viciebsk 325.7 miles

$12

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Tushinskaya bus station to Vitebsk

$15 - $21

Bus via Yuzhniye Vorota bus station  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Moscow, Yuzhniye Vorota to Vitebsk

$15 - $22

Night train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the night train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Vitebsk D

$14 - $29

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Moscow to Vitebsk 323.8 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Moscow to Vitebsk. However, there are services departing from Moskva Belorusskaja and arriving at Vitebsk via Smolensk and Orscha Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 23 min.

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The distance between Moscow and Vitebsk is 471 km. The road distance is 518.1 km.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Vitebsk without a car is to train which takes 8 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to get from Moscow to Vitebsk, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Moscow to Vitebsk is to train which takes 8 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 51 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Moscow to Vitebsk is 518 km. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from Moscow to Vitebsk.

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There are 194+ hotels available in Vitebsk. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Moscow to Vitebsk.
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  • Distance: 294.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Moscow to Vitebsk via Smolensk and Orscha Central in around 8 h 23 min. Alternatively, Avtovokzaly.ru operates a bus from Moscow to Vitebsk once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $29
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 Moskva Belorusskaja to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
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
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Tushinskaya bus station to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow, Yuzhniye Vorota to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.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 Moscow to Viciebsk
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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