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Welcome to Minsk International Airport

The airport is situated about 25 miles (40km) east of the Belarussian capital city of Minsk.

Information & Facts

Car Rental

Car hire companies Avis and Europcar are represented at the airport.

City Transfers

Buses and taxis are available for the hour-long journey to the city. The taxi fare is around US$30. The airport bus, which connects to the central train station on a hourly basis, is the far cheaper option at around Br. 4,000.


Tel: +375 17 279 1300.

Departure Tax

The terminal is divided into two sections, one for flights to CIS countries (former Soviet Union states) and the other for international flights. Arrivals is on the ground floor, departures on the second floor. There are left-luggage offices in the basement, currency exchange facilities on all floors, and a bank in the arrivals hall. The airport also has an information desk, VIP lounge, business lounge, post office with Internet access, a restaurant, bar and souvenir shops.

Russian and Belarussian are both official languages, with the majority speaking Russian.

The currency is the Belarussian ruble (BYR), which is equal to 100 kopeks. There are no coins in circulation (plastic cards and tokens are used for the metro and public telephones). Currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and official bureaux de changes in Minsk and the larger towns. US Dollars and Euros are preferred and some currencies may not be accepted. Exchange offices may reject old/damaged notes and it is advisable to keep all receipts for exchange transactions as these may be required on departure, or when re-converting your leftover rubles. Mastercard and Visa are accepted at the larger hotels and tourist restaurants, but American Express and Discovery cards are not accepted at all. ATMs are widely accessible in major towns and banking hours are weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

Local time is GMT +2. (GMT +3 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
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