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You are driving a car, a great mood, the road that you are well familiar with. Beautiful weather and your car perfectly rulitsya and want to go and go ....
And so, in this article you will learn about some of the ways that I was able to go in person and compare with other options.
How best to get from Minsk to St Petersburg?
MINSK - St. Petersburg.
There are three possible areas:
1. Minsk - Polotsk - Opochka-Pskov - Sank Petersburg. This is the shortest route. It is shorter than 90 km others. It would seem that this is the route to be followed to Peter. I agree, 90km - saving fuel and time. But there are pitfalls. Start everything will be fine. Leave on Logoysky track and follow up of Polotsk. The road is excellent. However, one lane in each direction. Only the first 30 km to Lahoisk two-lane road. Then we leave the Polotsk and go on the road P46, which leads us to the Russian border. And then the miracles begin. Toll, but rather a piece of the toll road on the Russian side. The fare for her 10 euros for cars and 15 euros for passenger miroavtobusov. For commercial Mikrikov seems even more expensive. Here's the first surprise: the savings in fuel costs is covered by the toll road on the Russian side.
But there is a second argument - the travel time. And this argument will be broken as soon as you vedem on the Russian side. The toll road was expensive without direction and boundaries. Horrible, curve, narrow. Along this road to go faster 60 km / h will be suicidal or at least finishing moves your car. And this road stretches to Opochki. As a result, and the second argument to collapse like a card house. There is no time savings. The result: the road map which appears to be optimal marshutom is more expensive and time onimayuschim no more than other marshuty. In addition, nerves, chipped suspension and excess fatigue to overcome the villages and the subjugation of sharp turns on the road, which soon 60km / cell to drive dangerously. After Opochki begins federal highway that sometimes pleases the quality of coverage, and sometimes makes nemngo strain.
2. Minsk - M1 Motorway - Vitebsk - Nevel - Opochka - Pskov - St. Petersburg. This route is longer than the other.
But let's take a drive through it mentally. We go out on the M1 highway. Speed of 120 km / h Go easy. The road is wide, two-lane, even. The first 200km are flying in the same breath. Then we descend to the track E95 (Odessa, St. Petersburg) and head in the direction of Vitebsk. The road was two-lane. But the coverage is great and go 100 km / h is possible without straining. another 120 miles on the Belarusian side and we nonstop drive to the Russian side. True, you have to buy insurance. Its cost 10 euros. You can buy it at the border. By the way, there is also a gas station and Belarus, where youappear excellent cafes, where you can sit and stay for a meal and watch the news.
As a result, the road from Minsk to Peter takes about 12 hours kreyserkoy speed. You can certainly get there and 10. But I have to go fast.
3. Minsk - Lepel - Vitebsk - Route E95 - Nevel - Opochka - Pskov - St. Petersburg.
This route is longer than the first and is shorter than the second. Personally, I think that winds through the regional road is not as much fun as driving on the international route. Savings of 20 km with a total distance of 900 km does not seem to me a serious argument. Zigzag on the road instead of quietly moving on the highway for example, I do not like it. The only thing is that the height H2 for vans travel on the highway will be paid. But the price is not too big and this point can be ignored. The fare is insignificant compared to the cost of the road.
Bottom line: Route 2 - The most secure, simple, cost-justified.
Good luck on the road!
To be continued ... can refuel podzavyazku cheaper fuel. The road after the border with mixed success. There are places where the road is excellent. Sometimes there are holes. But it seasonally. In general, you can go. Before reaching 150-170 kilometers.