We love sharing the most useful information and travel hacks from local people from all over the world. Today our local expert Artur from Minsk, Belarus is going to tell you about the best ways how you can easily get from Minsk International Airport to the city.
“As usual, there are different options that depend on your time and budget. Let’s start from the most comfortable and fast way to get to Minsk.
Of course, the fastest way to reach the city from the airport is ordering transfer service. They will bring you to whatever place you need and you don’t have to make any changes and can relax in a comfortable car with your personal driver. Personally, I always advise my colleagues who travel to Minsk on business or to my friends when I can’t pick them up at the airport to order Transfer service. These guys are super polite, with low prices, work 24/7 and speak English (which in Minsk can be a real problem, believe me). Moreover, they offer not only transfer in luxury cars from and to Minsk airport but also trips to other Belarusian cities and major attractions. This can be very useful for a group of people since they transfer up to 20 people at a time.
Why I don’t advise you hire taxi drivers next to the airport? Just because you will definitely overpay and the majority of those drivers do not speak English.
Another option is taking a bus going to the railway station in the city center. The bus number is 300Э and it departs roughly speaking every hour from the bus stop in front of Gate 5-6 (the exact schedule from the Tsentralnyi railway station to the National Airport Minsk and back can be found here). This bus has only one stop which is next to Uruchie underground station. A ticket will cost you a bit more than $2 and in an hour you will get off the bus in the center of Minsk.
There are two shuttle buses going to the Tsentralnyi railway station, as well. The first one is № 1400-TK; its first route from Minsk airport is at 6.55 am and the last one is at 0.30 am. It departs almost every hour just like the bus.
The second shuttle bus number is 1430-TK and the difference from the shuttle bus № 1400-TK is that it goes even more rarely and makes a stop near Mogilevskaya underground station. It makes only 5 trips from the airport to Minsk from 8.40 am to 7.00 pm. Timetable of both shuttle buses can be found here. Free WIFI in all the shuttle buses to the National airport is a nice-to-have bonus for every traveler.
There used to be another option – a train to the railway station however from April 7, 2017 they decided to discontinue this route.
So, these are all the ways to get from Minsk airport to the city. They all differ in comfort, time and cost so it is up to you what you prefer more.”
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