Minsk HolidaysBelarus
Contrary to its cold, austere reputation, the capital of Belarus is a progressive, modern and friendly place, where the streets are lined with cafes and impressive restaurants, locals and tourists alike sit in the (seasonal) sunshine on the town squares, and crowded nightclubs, sushi bars, and art galleries all call …

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How to get to Minsk

Here's what you need to know about getting to Minsk. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Minsk takes 5 hours, 10 minutes.

When to go to Minsk

Typical Holiday Price

£368 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Minsk varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

August

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - August is the cheapest month to go to Minsk.

Where to stay in Minsk

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Minsk, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Minsk

Scott Stone
Scott StoneNew York City
16/08/2015

I was here about five years ago and was surprised by the up-beat good energy of the place. Good cafe culture and a good sampling of restaurants offering up various ethnic cuisines.

Rachel S
Rachel SBerlin
27/08/2014

Minsk is incredibly polished, modern and clean, more so than I expected. With long, wide boulevards and an efficient train system (which feels like stepping back in time due to the Soviet paraphernalia in them), it's relatively easy to navigate the city, even without speaking the language. There's many fascinating historic monuments, lush green parks and outdoor cafes serving traditional Russian and Belarusian specialties, like blinis. Minsk is definitely worth visiting, as it feels like a hybrid of Western and Eastern Europe. This is also true in its restaurant and hotel prices, which are generally higher than neighboring Poland or Ukraine: without much of a tourism industry, anything related to tourism paradoxically costs more.

Sam Litvin
Sam LitvinSan Diego
20/12/2012

If you like a glim authoritarian country that is home to red cross and repressive regimes then you will love Minsk. Go for mushrooms and stay for cheap beer. Spend millions of rubles like they are hundreds because they are.

Katarzyna Wyglądała
Katarzyna WyglądałaWarsaw
26/06/2012

Very clean and safe city. With huge and very good roads and monumental buidings at the centre of the city. I've been living in Minsk as a child for few years so I have special feelings about this city. My beloved place is the Botanical Garden. And memory of the Big Green Dragon :D

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