Brest (Брест)


Brest is a major transport hub on the border with Poland, tourists traveling in this direction by rail or road are likely to travel through the city. If we consider the attractiveness of Brest separately, then certainly many history lovers come here to see the legendary Brest Fortress. If you have extra time, you can walk around the central part of the city, visit museums, and even go to the nature in the equally famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

The fourth in terms of population, over 300 thousand people. There is a large road and rail crossing on the border with Poland, on the Polish side of the border opposite Brest is the city of Terespol.



Brest Fortress Old Brest Fortress became a symbol of heroic resistance of Soviet soldiers against Nazi German army. 

Berestye Berestye is an abandoned medieval Slavic settlement that gave rise to a city of modern day Brest, Belarus. It is one of the best preserved archeological sites in the country.


Getting here

By plane
There is an airport in the city, but there are no regular passenger flights in any direction.

By train
On trains going to Europe, towards Poland and Germany.

From Russia direct trains depart from the Belorussky railway station in Moscow, as well as from Saratov and Novosibirsk,
Domestic trains from Minsk, Vitebsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Baranovichi and the city of Kostyukovichi (Kommunary station).
By car
Brest is located on the route of the E30 motorway (Moscow-Berlin). In Belarus, this road is called M1.

By bus
Buses run from many Belarusian and foreign cities to Brest. The new Brest bus station is located next to the railway station.

On the ship
Despite the fact that the Mukhavets River is navigable, there are currently no regular water routes from other cities in the region to Brest. Nevertheless, in the summer season the motor ship "Grodno" runs along the river. At the moment, his route lies within the city and is an overview one (starts and ends at one point).

Transport around the city
Brest has a well-developed network of public transport (buses, trolleybuses, route taxis). In fixed-route taxis, the fare is transferred to the driver after boarding. In buses and trolleybuses, travel tickets and coupons are valid, which are checked from time to time by teams of controllers.