Posted: May 8 2019
Is it possible to get from Minsk to Mir, onto Nesvizh and back to Minsk in one day only by public transport? Yes, sure it is! Here is my post that originally appeared on my other now-defunct travel blog and is based on my travels in Belarus in June 2018.
I took a bus from the central bus station in Minsk, known as Tsentralnyi, as indicated on the ticket below, to Mir, another to Nesvizh and a final marshrutka back to Minsk.
Inside the bus terminal you can find the ticket office and a helpful info desk, it's all very organised.
Ticket of the Minsk to Novogrudok bus which goes via Mir
Here's my schedule:
Depart Minsk @ 08:40 Arrive Mir @ 10:15 5.93BYN
Depart Mir @ 11:52 Arrive Nesvizh @ 12:25 1.98BYN
Depart Nesvizh @ 18:12 Arrive Minsk @ 19:40 7.53BYN
I read that the Mir - Nesvizh service only goes Friday and Sunday. I cannot clarify this. My trip was a Friday anyways to make use of this possible service AND that I did not want to make this excursion on the day before my flight out, least I got stranded. I did try hitchhiking out of Mir but after 30minutes I gave it up as a bad idea. Only 5 or so cars passed me in this time.
The Slonim to Nesvizh minibus via Mir that you need to catch otherwise you will be stranded.
Downtown Mir. A sleepy backwater. Mosque at the end of the street.
If you get stranded in Mir there is Hotel Mir across the square from the bus stop/grocery. No idea on prices and there are a few other options listed on Booking dot com.
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