Guide to Driving In Belarus - Drive Safe in Belarus

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Belarus and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

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drink and drive limit
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You drive in Belarus on the Right side  
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The currency in Belarus is BYR
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To rent a car is  19 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Belarus 0.72 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Belarus

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Belarus?

Driving in Belarus
Pocket guide to driving in Belarus
Profile:
Belarus
Minsk
BYR
Driving in Belarus
SPEED: (kph)
60
90
120
Speed limit in Belarus
Holiday:
Rush hour in Belarus
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Belarus
FUEL:
0.63
0.64
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Belarus
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Belarus
MIN AGE:
18
19
Min driving age in Belarus
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Belarus
EMERGENCY:
Emergency phone number in Belarus
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Belarus
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Belarus
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Belarus
Driving in Belarus certainly isn’t something you should avoid as getting around in a rental car is a great way to explore this north-eastern European state. The capital, Minsk is densely populated and as such congestion on the roads is common, but get out of the city and despite the unpredictable condition of the wider road network there is plenty to enjoy on what is otherwise a quiet road network. Roads categorised ‘A’ are generally in very condition in and out of the cities, however ‘B’ category roads vary dramatically, road works and pot holes are common and poorly signed so take car. In more rural areas, although not exempt from the cities, horse and carriages represent a hazard on the roads if you’re not prepared.

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During winter months, driving in Belarus can be particularly challenging as conditions can be very hazard, read more on winter driving here for tips to keep safe on the roads.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 102

Police Fire: 103

Police Ambulance: 101

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Belarus by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

There are no parking meters in Belarus, local restrictions will be signed where appropriate. Free parking is signed with a blue sign with a white ‘P’, you should not obstruct or block any access / egress when parking or you are likely to have your car towed.

Car Parks in Belarus
There are many car parks in Minsk where parking on the road is not possible. You should only park in dedicated bays within nominated car parks. Car parking rates will be signed, however are generally good value and only charged between 8am-6pm but follow local signage for guidance.

Disabled Parking in Belarus
Blue badge holders can park in designated disabled parking bays where marked and these are usually free of charge. You should check local signage for further instruction.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 102

Police Fire: 103

Police Ambulance: 101

Call 112 in the event of an emergency and your call will be directed to the emergency agency in Belarus.

What to do in an emergency

In the event of an emergency you can call the European emergency number of 112 and your call will be directed to the correct emergency service required.
 
  • You will find the British Embassy at: 37 Karl Marx Street, Minsk 220030, Belarus (+375 17 229 82 00)
  • You will find the US Embassy at: Ulitsa Starovilenskaya 46, Minsk, Belarus (375 17 210 12 83)
In the event of an accident or an emergency, you should call the police (either 112 for general emergency number) on 102. Where practical you should move your vehicle away from the highway and switch on the hazard warning lights and place the warning triangle behind the scene of the accident to advise oncoming vehicles. You should also notify the car rental agent where applicable and retain any documentation provided by the police should they attend.

•    101 – Fire
•    102 – Police
•    103 – Ambulance

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Belarus Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Belarus by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.72 0.72
May, 2019 0.70 0.70
Apr, 2019 0.67 0.67
Mar, 2019 0.66 0.66
Feb, 2019 0.64 0.64
Jan, 2019 0.64 0.63
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Hiring a Car in Belarus

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Belarus and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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