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Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk

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Railroad route Saint-Petersburg - Minsk overview

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk depart 2 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 17:20, the last - 07:15. Travel time between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk takes from 12h 52min to 13h 09min. Train tickets from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk cost from 58 EUR to 179 EUR, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is July 2020.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Minsk Minsk Passenger station (Минск Пассажирский)


Complete schedule of trains from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
17:20 06:29 13h 09min 083А Regular Train 61 EUR
18:23 07:15 12h 52min 051Б Regular Train 58 EUR

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk

Yes there are direct trains departing from Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал)) and arriving to Minsk Minsk Passenger station (Минск Пассажирский). Trains depart 2 times a day.

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk depart from Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал)) and arrive to Minsk Minsk Passenger station (Минск Пассажирский).

The fastest train is 051Б , departing at 18:23 from Vitebskiy Railway station and arriving to Minsk Passenger station. Travel time of the fastest train 051Б - 12h 52min. Tickets cost from 58 EUR.

The cheapest train is 051Б , departing at 18:23 from Vitebskiy Railway station, traveling for 12h 52min and arriving to Minsk Passenger station at 07:15. Tickets for this train cost from 58 EUR.

Travel time between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk takes from 12h 52min to 13h 09min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk depart from Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 17:20.

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk arrive to Minsk Minsk Passenger station (Минск Пассажирский).

Train tickets from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk usually cost from 58 EUR to 179 EUR per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Saint-Petersburg to Minsk train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 58 EUR per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 12h 52min to 13h 13min.

Regular Trains between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk have the following numbers: 083А, 051Б

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Saint-Petersburg to Minsk have the following ticket classes:

  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 58 EUR
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 94 EUR
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 156 EUR

Schedule of Regular Trains between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
17:20 06:29 13h 09min 083А 61 EUR
18:23 07:15 12h 52min 051Б 58 EUR

Classes of tickets on trains between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Regular train between Saint-Petersburg and Minsk:

051Б,   Regular Train
Departing from Saint-Petersburg at 18:23 - arriving at Minsk at 07:15
Travel Time - 12h 52min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 58 EUR
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 100 EUR
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 179 EUR


 

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