The length of a flight from the UK to Belarus will depend on a number of factors, including whether you choose a nonstop flight or one with one or more stopovers, and which airports you’re using. The two most popular airports in the UK for flights to Belarus are London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Both offer flights into Belarus and you can expect a trip to take between 2h 55m and 15h 30m depending on flight path and the number of stopovers. Note that return flights generally take at least an hour longer than origination flights, and average 3h 10m for a direct flight. A single stopover can add up to three hours to that total, though.
Multiple cities in the UK offer flights to Belarus. London Heathrow is perhaps the most popular airport, and is the single busiest airport in the United Kingdom. However, you will also find airlines departing from London Gatwick Airport that offer direct, nonstop flights to Belarus. Most airlines serve the city of Minsk, but there are other airports scattered across Belarus, including Gomel Airport in Homiel province, and Hrodna/Grodno Airport in Hrodna. Most international travelers will enter the country through the Minsk International Airport, though.
The best way to get from Minsk to other areas of Belarus is to rent a car or motorcycle. These are relatively plentiful and affordable, particularly if you choose a local car rental company. There are bus services available, although they are often crowded. Train service is also available from Minsk to most major cities in the country. For those who want a bit more adventure in their travel, bicycle rentals can be found in both Minsk and Brest. Note that there are no domestic flights within Belarus, though, so air travel is limited to flying into and out of the country.
Belarus might be less known than some Eastern European destinations, but there’s still plenty to see and do in the country. The Khatyn Memorial is a popular destination, as is the Brest Hero-Fortress. The Jesuit Catholic Church and Uspensky Cathedral are also popular destinations. You will also find a number of castle tours here, including Mir Castle and Nesvich Castle, as well as museum tours. For those seeking a little bit of culture and entertainment, the National Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus is a must-see.
You will need a valid passport to get from the UK to Belarus. However, all British nationals with such a passport can enter the country without a visa unless your stay will exceed 30 days. Your arrival day counts as the first day of the 30-day limit. Note that you must have at least six months remaining on your passport.