Car Hire Belarus

Belarus is a former part of the old USSR, and the name actually means White Russia. This is a large landlocked country in Europe that is filled with natural beauty, so car hire Belarus is the ideal way to get around and take it all in. The borders across Europe are always pretty good, so your Belarus rental car will allow you to get around as much as possible and see the sights of the area. Much of the country is covered by forest and the winters are very cold but rent a car Belarus is great because of the quality of the roads in the nation. The people are friendly, and this means that you can have a good tome in the country whether you visit for leisure or business.

Belarus has natural features and big cities that all will want to see, so Belarus car hire lets you get around and take it all in. There is a lot of manufacturing in the nation and it has become a hub for business over the years since the breakup of the Soviet Union. This means rental car Belarus is popular with business as well as holidaymakers. Money was spent in large amounts on the country in the Soviet times, so if you want to take in all this splendour then Belarus rent a car is going to be the right thing for you.

Visiting any country is about being connected to the landscape. Car hire Belarus lets you see this fantastic nation from the road rather than flying overhead and missing it all. Plus, this means that you get to make your own way across the country. Belarus rental car is safe and convenient for any traveller so think about yours today. We recommend you book your rent a car Belarus nice and early to get the best deals.

The Country

Belarus is a nation that is starting to emerge out of the shadow of Russia. It is a land where not many people have visited so you will want to know more about it if you are travelling there.

There are around 9.5 million people living in the country. These are spread out over an area of over 80,000 square miles, so the population density is very low. Many of the people are located in the big cities of the country. It is landlocked and shares borders with –

  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia

From this, you can see that it holds a strategic place between Russia and the rest of Europe.

Being north of the equator, the summer in Belarus is in the months of June, July and August, while the winter months are December, January and February. It has a temperate climate with distinct seasons, although the winters are particularly cold.  From December until March, snow covers the ground for most of the nation.

The main languages spoken in Belarus are Belarusian and Russian. Around 72% of the people speak Russian as their first language. The sports most widely practised in Belarus are ice hockey and football.

Driving Tips

Driving safely in Belarus is all about knowing the rules of the road. Here is our guide on how to get the most of your Belarus car hire experience –

  • You will find many of the signs in Cyrillic script and not translated into other languages
  • You cannot drive with any amount of alcohol. We advise this in any country you visit.
  • Police make random stops to check people for alcohol.
  • The speed limit on motorways is strictly 110 km/h
  • The speed limit on national roads is 90 km/h
  • You need an international drivers licence to drive in the country
  • All drivers must be at least 18 years of age
  • All cars must have a red warning triangle on board. Check you have one when taking the car out.
  • Also, a first aid kit and fire extinguisher is essential. Ask your hire company.
  • They drive on the right in Belarus, with overtaking on the left.
  • Everyone in the front seat of a car must have seatbelts worn at all times.
  • Nobody under the age of 12is allowed to travel in the front seats.
  • Police can issue on the spot fines for traffic offences

Cars can and will be towed if they are parked illegally

Airports in Belarus

Belarus is well-connected to the rest of the world. The major cities all have airports. Here are the main ones –

  • Brest Airport
  • Gomel Airport
  • Grodno Airport
  • Minsk-1 Airport
  • Minsk National Airport
  • Mogilev Airport
  • Polotsk Airport
  • Vitebsk Vostochny Airport

Going from airport to city is best done by Belarus car hire and boked early. Stay safe with your rental car Belarus by booking early and understanding what to do in case of an emergency.

There are a few numbers you need to know, so we suggest you programme them in your phone before you visit. They are –

  • Police 102
  • Emergency 103
  • Fire 101 or 112
  • Gas emergency 104

Driving in the country is safe as long as you know what to do. Rent a car Belarus is a great way to get around.

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