The Belarusian Railways has extended the Brest-Vitebsk rail route to Polotsk. The train will cover 893 km in almost twenty hours.
The first time the daily train will leave from Polotsk on 18 May and depart from Brest on the next day. It will depart from Brest at 5.19 pm and arrive in Polotsk at 12.31 pm. Travel time is 19 hours 12 minutes.
Departure from Polotsk is at 2.44 pm, arrival in Brest – at 8.35 am. In this case, passengers will spend almost an hour and a half less – 17 hours 51 minutes. A couchette car ticket costs 28 BYN (€10,59 or $11,46), a reserved seat ticket is 20 BYN (€7,57 or $8,18).
The Brest-Polotsk train passes through four regions: Vitebsk, Mogilev, Gomel and Brest. In particular, it stops at the Shumilino, Vitebsk, Orsha, Shklov, Mogilev, Bykhov, Rogachev, Zhlobin, Kalinkovichi, Luninets, Pinsk, Kobrin, and Zhabinka stations.
The route is 893 km long. The Brest-Polotsk will become the longest railway route in Belarus. It is followed by 632/631 Grodno- Minsk-Gomel, which travels 801 km.
Previously, the most long-distance passenger train was Brest-Kommunary. It covered 876 kilometers in 17 hours and 1 minute. The Belarusian Railways canceled it in December 2019.