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How to get from Minsk Airport to the City Centre

Minsk is well known for its Stalinist architecture and has been dubbed the perfect example of a Soviet City. Though Minsk is often described as a city standing still in time, in recent years, the city has begun modernising. Along with Minsk’s rich history, visitors can enjoy trendy cafes, delicious Belarusian restaurants and lively nightclubs.

The distance from Minsk airport to downtown Minsk is just over 40 kilometres. You can make the trip to the city by taxi or bus. Taking a Minsk airport taxi is the fastest, most convenient means of transport. The journey takes at least 35 minutes by taxi, and the fare is estimated to cost around €9.80-11.70 (BYN 25-30). To save a bit of money, your can also take a bus to reach Minsk. The bus trip takes an hour and costs €1.90 (BYN 4.90) per traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €9.80 35min 24/7
Bus €3.80 60min 00:10–22:50

How to get from Minsk airport to Minsk City Centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Minsk airport to the city is the easiest and most comfortable transfer option as several companies provide airport transfers to Minsk and they are available 24/7. The trip from Minsk airport to Minsk typically takes 35 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. Taxis fares vary between the different Minsk taxi companies and may be based on a metered rate or you may be charged a set rate.

Taxi fare from Minsk airport to Minsk City Centre

Minsk taxi fares are not regulated by the government, so fares may vary amongst different Minsk taxi companies and drivers. Depending on who you take your ride with, the fare may be metered, or you may be charged a flat rate for your airport transfer to Minsk. Generally, you can expect to pay around €9.80-11.70 (BYN 25-30) to get from Minsk airport to downtown Minsk, while there may be surcharges for 4 or more passengers, waiting time or excess luggage. For a competitive flat rate with no hidden fees, you can of course book your trip in advance with a friendly and professional English-speaking Welcome Pickups driver.

Cost

€9.80-11.70

Trip Duration

35-60 MIN

Fares may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis at Minsk airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

After landing at Minsk airport and gathering your luggage, you can find airport taxis just outside of the arrivals hall on the first level. There are also a couple of official taxi service counters inside the terminal that can help direct you to a driver.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the safest, fastest way to get from Minsk airport to downtown Minsk. You will be dropped off right at the front door of your accommodation. You won’t have to waste any time waiting for public transport and looking for your accommodation once you reach the city centre. Taxis also offer the most comfortable transfer, especially if you are travelling with large luggage.

Editor’s Note

Several Minsk taxi companies have apps you can download to your smartphone to easily order and pay for a taxi ride.

Useful Tips

Tips are not expected but are appreciated. If you have a good driver, you may consider leaving a 5-10% tip.
If you flag a taxi down from the street and want to pay by card, double check with your driver if they can accept card payments, before starting your journey.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Minsk. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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Prices

DAYTIME
€33.0
NIGHTTIME
€40.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Minsk airport to Minsk City Centre by Bus

Another transfer option from Minsk airport to the city is to take a bus. CUE Minsktrans operates the 300Э bus that runs from the airport to downtown Minsk. The journey takes an hour and costs €1.90 (BYN 4.90). The bus is available from 00:10 to 22:50 and it runs every 45 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes, depending on the time of day.

How much is the fare for the bus from Minsk airport to Minsk City Centre?

A one-way ticket for the 300Э bus costs €1.90 (BYN 4.90). Tickets can be purchased at the airport ticket sales booth at the terminal, at the bus stop, or from the bus driver.

Cost

€1.90

Trip Duration

60 MIN

There is a wait time of up to 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Bus 300Э is available from 00:10 to 22:50.

Where can I find the bus?

The bus stop can be found outside the Airport Terminal, in front of gates 5-6.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Minsk airport to Minsk is the cheapest mode of transportation. However, it also takes more time to make the journey. Once you arrive in the city, you may have to do some additional walking or take another form of transportation to get to your final destination which can be tedious if you’re travelling with heavy luggage items and/or with children.

Editor’s Note

There are also independent providers offering shuttle bus rides, taking about 55 minutes to reach the city of Minsk. There are eleven shuttle bus 1400-TK (BusEurocenter) departures daily from the airport, between 07:00 to 22:10, and five 1430-TK and (Ecoroutes) departures, between 08:40-19:40. Tickets cost €1.60 (BYN 4).

Useful Tips

BUS No. 300Э will take you to the bus terminal Tsentralnyi and you'll need to find your way to your accommodation from there.
Another option is to book a private shuttle transfer with Minsk2Go. The transfer costs €11.70 (BYN 30) for one person and €13.70 (BYN 35) for two people.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Minsk airport to the city centre?

You can easily take a taxi from Minsk airport to the city centre. The trip takes at least 35 minutes, and the fare is estimated to cost between €9.80-11.70 (BYN 25-30). You can also take bus 300Э to the city. The regular bus costs €1.90 (BYN 4.90) per traveller and the trip takes 1 hour.

What’s the distance from Minsk airport to downtown?

Downtown Minsk is located just over 40 kilometres from Minsk airport. By taxi, the trip takes at least 35 minutes, whilst the journey by bus takes approximately one hour.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Minsk airport to the city centre?

Minsk taxi fares are not regulated, so the fare may vary between different taxi companies and drivers. Some companies may charge fares based on a metered rate, whilst others may offer a flat rate for the trip. Generally, the fare from the airport to the city centre costs around €9.80-11.70 (BYN 25-30). For a competitive flat rate and no hidden fees, you can pre-book your ride with Welcome Pickups.

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