Belarus by Train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Belarus.

Here you will find information for Belarus about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 9.48 million

Currency: Belarusian Rubel

Language: Belarusian, Russian

Capital: Minsk

Country Code: +375

Time Zone: Eastern European Time (ETT)

Train Companies

The railway network in Belarus is operated by the state-owned railway company, Belarusian Railway.

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Train Tickets

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Buy your train tickets for Belarus online on the Belarusian Railway official homepage.

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Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Belarus.

TrAIN tYPES

The major rail network in Belarus is composed of the following trains:

Regional Trains in Belarus

Suburban Trains (prihorodny) connects the large cities with the suburbs, denoted by a blue flower symbol on the Belarusian Railway website

  • Bench style seating 

Passenger Trains (pasazhyrsky) are interregional trains denoted by a green closed tulip symbol on the Belarusian Railway website

  • 2nd Class (kupe): bed in a compartment
  • 3rd Class (platskart): bed in open-plan arrangement
  • Some services offer 4th Class (obshchy): bench-style seating

Business Class Express Trains connects important cities in the country with minimal stops, denoted by a green open tulip symbol on the Belarusian Railway website

  • Rows of four seats (2+2) (sidyachiy)

International Trains in Belarus

International Trains denoted with a yellow flower symbol on the Belarusian Railway website.

  • 2nd Class (kupe): bed in a compartment
  • 3rd Class (platskart): bed in open-plan arrangement

EuroNight (EN)

  • Routes:
    • EN Strizh: Moscow – Minsk – Berlin, Germany
    • EN Transeuropean Express: Moscow – Minsk – Paris, France
    • EN Moscow – Nice Express: Moscow – Minsk – Nice, France
    • EN Vtlava: Moscow – Minsk – Prague, Czech Republic
    • EN Polonez: Moscow – Minsk – Warsaw, Poland
  • Reservations required
  • Sleeping Carriage:
    • 1-bed compartment, with washbasin, toilet and shower*, denoted as 1st Class
    • 2-bed compartment, with washbasin, toilet and shower*, denoted as 1st Class
    • 2-bed compartment, with washbasin, denoted as 1st Class
    • 4-bed compartment, with washbasin, denoted as 2nd Class
    • All compartments are inclusive of bedding
    • Additional toilets are located at the end of every carriage

      * Only offered on Transeuropean Express and Moscow – Nice Express

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Belarus

National

From > To
Duration Stops Transport
Minsk to Brest 3:02 Direct Train
Minsk to Gomel 2:50 Direct Train
Minsk to Orsha 2:07 Direct Train
Brest to Baranavichy 1:26 Direct Train
Brest to Orsha 6:13 1 Train

 

International

From > To
Duration Stops Transport
Minsk to Moscow, Russia 8:16 Direct Train
Minsk to Vilnius, Lithuania 4:20 Direct Train
Minsk to Berlin, Germany 14:16 2 Train
Brest to Warsaw, Poland 3:24 Direct Train
Brest to Prague, Czech Republic 12:48 1 Train
Gomel to Kiev, Ukraine 5:58 Direct Train

 

Belarus travel routes

Belarus and Poland

Belarus and Poland

Main Train Stations

  • Minsk
  • Orsha
  • Gomel
  • Baranavichy
  • Brest
  • Vitebsk

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Belarus

We recommend traveling anytime between May and September because the weather is above freezing; however, you may want to bring your raincoat as the country roughly has 5-7 days of precipitation per month It may or may not rain while you are there but don’t let that deter your visit!

The Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great is open year-round and is great for learning more about what happened in Belarus during WWII. Also, accessible year-round are the national parks of Belarus, which are home to Europe’s largest population of native bison, who would have thought?!

  • High Season: July – August
  • Low Season: November – April

 

Accommodation In Belarus

Booking

The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE

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Hostelworld

If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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Guidebooks For Belarus

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Travel Insurance

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