Last updated on October 18th, 2022 at 12:19 pm
We will write how to get from Minsk airport to city center. The distance from Minsk airport to downtown is 45 kilometers and the travel time from Minsk airport to city is around 45 minutes by taxi and if you go by bus 1 hour.
The cheapest way from Minsk airport to city center is by bus for 5 BYR less than €2 and if you go by taxi will be around €15. You can also rent a car in Minsk airport or get a private transfer.
SIM CARD AT MINSK AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Minsk airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Minsk. Read here Belarus sim card for tourist and best Belarus eSim
You can find the cheapest Belarus eSim with Airalo Belarus eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $15 USD with 3 GB data and for $24 USD with 5 GB data and valid for 30 days.
Ubigi Belarus eSim has data packages for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. MTX Connect eSim Belarus for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.
WHERE TO STAY IN BELARUS
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Belarus. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room for less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30-40 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $80 USD.
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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MINSK AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
AIRPORT BUS MINSK AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Minsk airport to city center is by bus. There are buses leaving from Minsk airport to city center running every 40 minutes during the day starting at 2 40 am until 12 40 am almost 24 hours you will find them at Minsk airport.
Bus Number 300e
The bus Number 300 fare from Minsk airport to city center is 5 BYR which is less then €2 for one way for adults. The travel time the Bus Number 300 from Minsk airport to city center is around 1 hour.
You can purchase your bus ticket from the bus driver only cash, online and in the vending machine at the airport. You can find the bus at the airport in the Gate 2.
The final stop is of Bus Number 300 is Bus terminal Tsentralnyi near Minsk-Passazhirsky (Minsk Railway Station) and metro station Plošča Lienina (Lenin Square). You can go walking distance to a few places for accommodation in Minsk.
You can also get off at Uručča Metro Station and you can go to Maskowskaya where you will find a lot of places for accommodation. The metro fare is 1 BYR which less than half of euro. You can buy the metro ticket at the vending machine.
AeroExpress Bus 1400
AeroExpress Bus 1400 is leaving from Minsk airport to city center going to Uručča Metro Station. The bus is running running every 30 minutes starting from 6 45 am until 12 30 am.
The AeroExpress Bus 1400 fare is 4 BYR which is less than €2. You can buy the tickets in the ticket counter and to the bus driver. The buses are leaving from Gate 5-6.
AeroExpress Bus 1430
AeroExpress bus route 1430 is running less often from Minsk airport to city center going to Mogilevskaya Metro Station. The bus is running from 8 40 am until 8 45 pm.
The AeroExpress Bus 1430 fare from Minsk airport to city center is 4 BYR which is less than €2. You can buy the tickets in the ticket counter and to the bus driver. The buses are leaving from Gate 5-6.
BY TAXI FROM MINSK AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Minsk to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Minsk airport to city center is around 45 minutes
The taxi fare from Minsk airport to city center is 35 BYR which is €15. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
UBER MINSK AIRPORT TO MINSK CITY CENTER
If you are ordering Uber in Minsk you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with the app from your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around €12-15 depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Minsk airport to Minsk city center.
CAR RENTAL AT MINSK AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Minsk’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Minsk. It will take you 45 minutes to get to Minsk from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €40 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Minsk. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Minsk.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MINSK AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Minsk. Prices are around €35 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €8 per person.
WHERE TO STAY IN MINSK
You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30-40 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $80 USD.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL BELARUS
For food budget travel in Belarus we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €1-2 per person trying different choices with bread mostly. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant. Your food budget travel in Belarus could be €10.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BELARUS
I would say summer is the best time to visit Belarus. The weather is warm and it’s perfect for outdoor activities. Summer lasts from the end of May until mid-September. If you want to experience the winter in Belarus, visit here in November until the end of April. But we are warning you of the strong cold air that can be up to -20 °C!
You can also visit during spring (from mid-April to end of May) and autumn which is also a short season in Belarus (from end of September to beginning of November).
CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN BELARUS AND ATMS
The currency is the Belarusian Ruble which is weaker compared to the USD. At that time the exchange was $1 USD=2.50 BYN. If you are bringing cards, there are hundred of ATMs in Belarus where you can withdraw your money. If you bring cash as I did, there are many exchange offices and banks to exchange your money.
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