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Minsk
Minsk
Mir Castle
Mir Castle
Niasvis
Niasvis

About Belarus (BY)


The former Soviet republic of Belarus (BY) is located on the edge of Eastern Europe and bordered by Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Russia, with whom it shares the closest political and economic ties among former republics.

Indeed, Belarus is almost exclusively dependent on Russia for sustenance, both in the form of finance and tourism. Although Belarus is quite welcoming of Western visitors, its social atmosphere is tightly controlled and foreigners are regarded with a certain amount of suspicion. The capital of Minsk is the most cosmopolitan and developed of Belarusian cities, and the primary gateway for international travelers.

The western city of Brest is home to a number of notable historic and architectural attractions, but otherwise, Belarus offers little in the way of recreation and leisure activity. Although home to a handful of World Heritage Sites (c.g. the Mir Castle Complex), Belarus is dominated by industrial manufacturing, and a generally unremarkable flat, marshy woodland terrain.

  Getting around

Visitors will have far more independence and convenience when they rent a car in Belarus from one of the major brands.

All attractions and destinations are accessible by a network of roads in fair to excellent condition, with the best roads found near the capital of Minsk. For the most part, Belarusian transport is up to Central European standards, with familiar traffic controls and well marked routes. Your primary concern will be contending with local drivers, who have little regard for safety (and generally up there with the less experienced drivers in all of Europe).

Defensive driving skills are a recommended for navigating roads in Belarus, but there’s really nothing you can do about the local driving habits which at times are reckless. The best bet is to keep both hands on the steering wheel and both eyes on the road. On the bright side, Belarus is exceedingly flat, so you won’t be dealing with any mountain passes in the dead of winter.

  Choosing your car

Cheap car rentals in Belarus are available from Sixt, Europcar, National, Thrifty, Avis, and Hertz. Select from minicars, compact and economy cars, intermediate and full-size 4-door sedans, premium, luxury, and specialty vehicles, estate wagons, SUVs, and 7-12 seater minivans.

  Tips and advice for renting a car in Belarus

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Animal hazards are common outside of cities, where forests dominate the landscape.

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Driving at night isn’t completely off the table, but stick to the major highways and you should be OK.

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Thanks to government subsidies, fuel is relatively cheap in Belarus. Unfortunately, service stations aren’t terribly common in rural areas.

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Have a chat with your Belarus car hire provider if you plan to take the car out of the country. And be advised that travel into Russia will require the appropriate visa.

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Most of the major motorways in Belarus are toll roads, and your car hire should be equipped with a BeToll transponder. Cash is not accepted for toll roads.

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Road signs are in Cyrillic and Roman characters but English is not widely spoken in Belarus.

Are you driving a rental car in Belarus?

Urban Speed Limit

THE URBAN SPEED LIMIT IS

60 kph  | 37.3 mph
Rural Speed Limit

THE RURAL SPEED LIMIT IS

90 kph  | 55.9 mph
Motorway Speed Limit

THE MOTORWAY SPEED LIMIT IS

120 kph  | 74.6 mph
Fuel Price

THE FUEL PRICE IS

SEE PRICES
Currency

THE CURRENCY IS

BYR
Road Driving

THE ROAD DRIVING SIDE IS THE

Right
Driving Age

THE MINIMUM DRIVING AGE IS

18 years of age
19 years of age to RENT
Emergency Services

EMERGENCY SERVICE NUMBERS

Documentation requirements

DOCUMENT

License
IDP
Passport
Insurance
Registration

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car in Belarus

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1. What is the best time of year to book a rental car in Belarus?

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2. Is it possible for one way rentals in Belarus?

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3. Should I rent a round trip or one-way rental in Belarus?

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4. Which location should I rent my car from in Belarus?

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5. Do I pay more fees and taxes for renting a car at the airport in Belarus?

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6. What insurance do I require for driving a rental car in Belarus?

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7. What is the best way to save money on rental car insurance in Belarus?

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8. Should I prepay my rental car booking in Belarus?

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9. What are the largest numbers of vehicle seats available for a rental car in Belarus?

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10. What types of sports and special cars are available in Belarus?

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11. Can I take my rental car across borders in Belarus?

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12. How do I inform the rental company I will be crossing a border from the Belarus?