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

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Train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$6 - $10

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Smolensk to Minsk

$18

Train Belorussian Railways (BŽD)  •  4 h 35 min

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

$9 - $14

Rideshare  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Smolensk to Minsk 206.5 miles

$7

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Smolensk to Minsk 209.7 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Smolensk to Minsk is to rideshare which costs RUB 454 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Smolensk to Minsk is to drive which costs RUB 1200 - RUB 1900 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Smolensk and arriving at Minsk. 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 Smolensk and arriving at Minsk-Passajirskii. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Smolensk and Minsk is 306 km. The road distance is 335.5 km.

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The best way to get from Smolensk to Minsk without a car is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs RUB 390 - RUB 650.

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The train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii takes 4 h 3 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Smolensk to Minsk bus services, operated by Intercars Europe, depart from Smolensk station.

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Smolensk to Minsk train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Smolensk station.

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The best way to get from Smolensk to Minsk is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs RUB 390 - RUB 650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1151 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Smolensk to Minsk every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 4 h 3 min. Alternatively, Intercars Europe operates a bus from Smolensk to Minsk once daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Orscha Central to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Smolensk to Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
intercars-tickets.com
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 Smolensk to Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Smolensk to Minsk bus services, operated by Intercars Europe, arrive at Minsk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Smolensk to Minsk is 335 km. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Smolensk to Minsk.

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There are 1331+ hotels available in Minsk. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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

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