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There are 6 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk by subway, plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Line 2 Metro, fly  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the line 2 Metro from Sennaya Ploshchad to Moskovskaya
  2. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Minsk (MSQ) LED - MSQ

$104 - $344

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Train  •  12h 52m

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Minsk Pas 051Б / ...

$17 - $60

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Minsk Central bus station 956 / ...

$35 - $60

Bus via Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya to Minsk Central bus station

$21

Rideshare  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Minsk 793.1 km

$22

Drive  •  11h 30m

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Minsk 791.2 km

$45 - $70

Saint Petersburg to Minsk by train

The train journey time between Saint Petersburg and Minsk is around 12h 52m and covers a distance of around 854 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 52m. Operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), the Saint Petersburg to Minsk train service departs from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arrives in Minsk Pas. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Saint Petersburg to Minsk train schedules

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Last updated: May 12 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk is to bus via Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya which costs RUB 1517 and takes 13h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk is to line 2 Metro and fly which costs RUB 7500 - RUB 26000 and takes 5h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 station and arriving at Minsk Central bus station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Minsk Pas. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 52m.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Minsk is 692 km. The road distance is 791.2 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk without a car is to train which takes 12h 52m and costs RUB 1300 - RUB 4300.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Minsk bus services, operated by Minsktrans, depart from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2.

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Saint Petersburg to Minsk train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), depart from St Petersburg Vitebskii station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk is to train which takes 12h 52m and costs RUB 1300 - RUB 4300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 2600 - RUB 4200 and takes 13h.

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  • Distance: 691.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Minsk, Belarus?

Belorussian Railways (BŽD) operates a train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Minsk Pas once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $60 and the journey takes 12h 52m. Alternatively, Minsktrans operates a bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Minsk Central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 13h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Train operators
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Minsk Pas
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $60
Website
Belorussian Railways
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Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
$17 - $35
1st Class (Coupe)
$27 - $60
Bus operators
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
https://ticketbus.by/
Website
http://www.minsktrans.by
SKS-Auto
Phone
+78007700020
Website
sks-auto.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
sks-auto.ru
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
eurotrans.by
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Minsk
Ave. Duration
11h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Minsk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Saint Petersburg to Minsk bus services, operated by Minsktrans, arrive at Minsk Central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Minsk is 791 km. It takes approximately 11h 30m to drive from Saint Petersburg to Minsk.

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines, S7 Airlines, Finnair and Belavia Belarusian Airlines offer flights from Pulkovo Airport to Minsk Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Minsk. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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