So you have decided to visit the capital of Belarus, Minsk. If you have already decided to visit Minsk, you know where is it, but if suddenly you do not know yet Minsk is located in the center of Europe and borders with Poland, Lithuania, Latvia in the West, Russia in the East, Ukraine in the South.
Public Transport and Illegal Taxis
At 42 kilometers from the center of Minsk is “National Airport Minsk” (MSQ), which is the most convenient way to visit Minsk. Next you need to get to the city. You can use a regular shuttle service from the airport to the central bus station. This shuttle departs from the airport to the central bus station every 1 hour and the trip takes about 2 hours with no traffic jams. The price is about 3 euros per person. But it is more convenient to take a taxi or book a airport transfer in advance. I would not recommend ordering a taxi at the airport because the cost of the trip will only depend on the greed of a taxi driver. The price of a trip to the city center varies from 30 to 100 euros.
Online Taxi Booking with Fixed Price
I recommend to book an airport transfer service. I like the company Minsk Airport Transfer. 2 days before the planned arrival I booked the car and, despite the fact that the flight was delayed for 1 hour, I was met by a friendly driver in the arrival hall area with a sign with my name in the hands. He was very kind, careful with my luggage and with an excellent English. Special attention is given a car. It was the Skoda Superb with a luxurious brown leather interior. The price for such service is 30 euros and it fixed to any point in Minsk, center of the city or any other district. A journey takes no more than 40 minutes with no traffic jams. A great advantage to take a taxi or airport transfer service is that you will come to Minsk on the main street – Independence Avenue that crosses almost whole city from the north-west to the center. So your sightseeing tour begins right after arrival.
Almost all the major hotels, like Europe Hotel, Hotel President, Minsk Hotel, Crown Plaza Hotel, and a large number of attractions is located, or directly on Independence avenue, or in walking distance.
This article I wrote about the most convenient ways to get from the airport to the Minsk. You can choose the most you like, or a suitable cost. Book a transfer from Minsk airport to the hotel, resort or any town you can on the home page of our website or click here.