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There are 7 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk by subway, plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Line 2 Metro, fly, subway  •  5 h 27 min

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

$55 - $145

Cheapest option

Train  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Minsk-Passajirskii D

$13 - $27

5 alternative options

Bus Eurotrans  •  13 h 33 min

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

$24 - $56

Bus Minsktrans  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from St.Petersburg to Minsk 135801

$25 - $55

Bus, train  •  20 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Daugavpils
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Minsk

Rideshare  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Minsk 498.2 miles

$21

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Minsk 497.3 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk is to train which costs RUB 850 - RUB 1800 and takes 12 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk is to line 2 Metro and fly and subway which costs RUB 3500 - RUB 9500 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St.Petersburg and arriving at Minsk. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Minsk-Passajirskii. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 52 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Minsk is 692 km. The road distance is 795.7 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk without a car is to train which takes 12 h 52 min and costs RUB 850 - RUB 1800.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Minsk bus services, operated by Eurotrans, depart from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya station.

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Saint Petersburg to Minsk train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), 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 12 h 52 min and costs RUB 850 - RUB 1800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1500 - RUB 3700 and takes 13 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Minsk.
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  • Distance: 432.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Saint Petersburg to Minsk 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $27 and the journey takes 12 h 52 min. Alternatively, Eurotrans operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Minsk twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 12 h.

Airlines
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk via Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Train operators
Minsk Metro
Website
belarus.by
Subway from Urucca to Oktyabrskaya
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
belarus.by
Latvian Railways (PV)
Bus operators
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya to Minsk
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
eurotrans.by
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from St.Petersburg to Minsk
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
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Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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 Saint Petersburg to Minsk
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Saint Petersburg to Minsk train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Minsk-Passajirskii station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Minsk is 796 km. It takes approximately 11 h 29 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Minsk.

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Air Baltic and Belavia Belarusian Airlines offer flights from Pulkovo Airport to Minsk Airport.

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There are 1283+ hotels available in Minsk. Prices start at $31 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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