In a good way, there could be only 7 words in this article: “It is best to get to Pinsk by minibus “. But I decided that an article the size of one sentence is somehow undignified. Therefore, today we will analyze everything in great detail. How to get to Pinsk from Minsk? Where are the stops? On which sites is it better to look for tickets, and how much will your wallet lose weight after buying them?
Pinsk is one of the most beautiful cities in Belarus. Therefore, if you have not been there yet, correct this misunderstanding in the very near future. And how to do it, I’ll tell you now.
Why is a minibus the only normal option?
Formally, you can get to Pinsk from the capital in three ways at once:
- By minibus;
- By train;
- and hitchhiking.
In a normal situation, I would strongly advise rail transport. But with Polessky flights now everything is difficult. Only one train runs five days a week between Minsk and Pinsk (arriving in the capital of Polessye at half past four at night). The exceptions are Friday and Sunday. And these days the earliest train arrives in Pinsk at 18-09. And this is not very convenient for tourists, since you immediately lose the whole day.
Of course, the Belarusian Railway does not consult me. And a normal train to Pinsk may still appear in the future. Therefore, for the sake of form, you still take a look at the site RW.BY . Suddenly, while I was writing this text, a miracle happened.
A separate story is hitchhiking. If you close one eye and close the other eye, they may well compete with minibuses. You can find them in different VK groups. Например:
Prices are different everywhere. And the schedule is based on the principle of “As you agree”. Therefore, this option seems unreliable to me. It should be considered only as a last resort.
Where to find minibuses in Pinsk?
In general… I repeat again: getting to Pinsk is most convenient by minibuses. At the moment, flights to the capital of Polesie are in the line of at least two private carriers:
- Companies Crisant
- and the company “7588“.
You can view the schedule on the websites mtaxi.by and 7588.by . Flights depart every hour – from 6 am to 10 pm. Therefore, you can come to Pinsk at any time for and night. The duration of the road is about 4 hours.
How much are the tickets?
The cost of tickets for both carriers is the same — 30 BYN. You can book a seat in the minibus by phone or through the online booking form.
Direct payment for travel is made in cash in the hands of the driver. And to make sure whether you are going or not, 1-2 hours before the trip, he will call you back additionally.
In principle, you can catch a minibus right at the train station (without prior reservation). But in this case, the driver will pick you uponly if your look is pitiful enough, and there will be empty seats in the cabin.
About bus stops in Minsk
Usually all flights depart from the Central Bus Station. But along the way they make stops at some other points in Minsk. For example, at the metro station “Malinovka” or at the cinema “Berestye”, near the station “Petrovshchyna”. If you live next to them, then you don’t have to go to the bus station. We left the house – and immediately plopped into the cabin of the minibus.
Where is it better to go out in Pinsk?
The minibus in Pinsk stops first at the railway station, and then at the bus station. Both buildings are located next to each other, and they are separated by just a few minutes walk. If you don’t invent anything, then the driver will drop you off right here.
Railway station Pinsk
But if you wish, you can get out at the Aelita Hotel or at the intersection of Zheleznodorozhnaya Street and Pervomaiskaya Street. From here to the city center as close as possible. If you came to Pinsk as a tourist, this stop will be the best option for you.
How to find housing in Pinsk?
First of all, I advise you to look at this site. Here you can find many good rental apartments in Pinsk. Prices start from 35 BYN. Therefore, in my opinion, this is the best solution.
Here, for example, is a nice “one-room apartment” near the river and the main pedestrian street. But an inexpensive, but spacious “three-piece”, which is well suited for large companies. If you have not yet decided where you will live in Pinsk, you can start your search with them.
There are also hotels in the capital of Polesie. But they are inferior to rental apartments on all fronts. You can read more about them in the article at the link below. But I must say right away, of all the hotels in the city, I really liked only the Pinsky Courtyard.
Return trip from Pinsk to Minsk
I was returning home on the minibus of the company “Crisant” and it was going from the 5th platform of the Pinsk bus station.
The cars of the company “7588” are a little more original and collect passengers on Zheleznodorozhnaya Street – at the KFC restaurant. I don’t know if this is a common practice – or the creativity of one particular driver. But if you will be returning to Minsk with this company, here is one photo for you. I think it will be a little easier to find a minibus stop with her.
Of course, minibuses collect people on the road – on Pervomaiskaya Street and on the way out of the city. But I would not recommend this option to tourists. Suddenly get lost? It’s better to walk to the bus station already.
Some more useful information
Near the Pinsky railway station there is a Hit grocery store, where you can buy yourself water or snacks for the road. There is a KFC restaurant in the building next to it, and for me it was like manna from heaven. There are toilets and sockets to recharge the phone… Therefore Pinsky KFC is a traveler’s best friend.
To avoid getting lost in the city, use the mobile app MAPS.me . Everything is very simple with him. You enter the desired address or attraction – and then just walk along the arrows.
Well, in order to determine in advance the places that you want to visit – read my big article about the sights of Pinsk. There I talked about the best cafes, the most beautiful places and even about the vampires of Polesie. The link to it will be below.
Well, that’s it for today. Let’s say goodbye. Thank you for reading the article to the end. I hope now it has become clearer to you how best to get from Minsk to Pinsk.