Kiev to Minsk return trip, costs, tickets, prices.

Kiev to Minsk return trip, costs, tickets, prices. If you plan to travel from Minsk to Kiev or in the opposite direction, there are several options you can use, from buses to trains or airplanes.

Best ways to get to Kiev from Minsk

Certainly, the best option will depend on your goal and budget. Maybe you wish to see the scenery between Minsk and Kiev, in this case an 11-hour trip by bus will be what you need. This is also the cheapest option for people on the budget.

If you wish to get to the destination faster, then you can pick a return flight for $200-240. It only takes an hour by plane.

Plane

There are two companies that fly between Kiev and Minsk directly, Belavia (Belarus) and Ukraine International. The price for tickets may vary, but currently it shows you are able to arrive to your destination for around USD $100-120 one way.

This is the fastest way to get from one place to another, it only takes an hour. But remember, there are extra costs and time to get to and from airports. Eventually, it’s still faster than other options.

Flights from Kiev to Minsk.

Train

It takes 10-12 hours by train to get from one capital to another. Tickets can be purchased online at poezd.rw.by.

Price varies depending on the time of the booking and the seats your choose, typically from $30 to $120 one way. You arrive to the central station in the city, which is convenient. There are trains between the two destinations daily.

Traveling by train in Ukraine, Belarus.

Bus

There are several companies organizing bus trips between these two locations. Tickets can be purchased online at:

  • ticketbus.by
  • busfor.by
  • ecolines.by
  • tickets.ua
  • ticket.bus.com.ua

Some buses travel during the day, others at night. The price is around $8-20 and it takes approximately 11 hours. It may take longer if there are queues on the border.

A bus trip is the cheapest but the least comfortable option. Buses that are more expensive have free Wi-Fi, so you can entertain yourself while in transit.

Car

It should take under 7 hours by car, if you decide to drive. The same warning applies about queues on the border.

Trip by car from Ukraine to Belarus.

Combination of the above

Experienced locals manage to save even more money by traveling by train from Minsk to Gomel within Belarus, then riding a bus Gomel-Chernigov and then Chernigov-Kiev. Shorter trips combined cost less than one long ride.

But this is definitely not recommended for people without knowledge of the language and local geography.

So, if you are visiting the capital of Ukraine or Belarus, there is definitely an option of a short trip to another country!

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Worth considering that Buses & Trains can be delayed by Customs checks. Trains can run late and possible connection trains missed at the border. Also Customs officials may speak little English and be more burdensome to deal with than at the airport. So the likely more hassle free way is to fly especially if your now familar with the countries & their language or you may get into difficulty.