I might be travelling through eastern Poland this summer and would like to use the opportunity to visit one of the locations in the visa free zone in western Belarus, preferably the city of Brest, but Hrodna could also be worth a visit if that is easier. I will be there by car, but for different practical reasons, I would like to leave the car in Poland and go by public transport to Belarus. I am not sure if I will be able to arrange an international driver's license in time and since I will not be driving my own car, it seems as if I need some tedious paperwork to bring the car across the border.
That turns out to be more tricky than I thought. I have done some research and checked out a few options, but still not found any good solution:
A few years ago, taking the train from Terespol (PL) to Brest (BY) would have been a convenient option, but there are currently no passengers trains operating on that line.
Terespol and Brest are just across the border from eachother, so taking a taxi to the border, cross by foot and continue on the other side with another taxi would also have been an option. The two nearby border crossings are however allegedly closed for pedestrians and since the taxi drivers in each country are not allowed to operate in the other country, crossing the border by taxi seems also impossible.
There are at least two operators (Sindbad and Ecolines) running a bus line between Warsaw and Brest, but these buses have no stops en route. It would be at least very inconvenient if I had to make a detour to Warsaw (3h drive from Terespol) just to get the bus and travel the same way back again.
The public transport search in Google Maps knows about a bus line from Druskininkai (LT) to Hrodna (BY) and links to the route planner VisiMarsrutai. There, I am however not able to find any buses to Hrodna.
It is generally not very easy to search for public transport to Brest (BY), since I get a lot of hits for transport to Brest (FR).
Does anyone have a better option on how to get to Brest from Poland without having to go via Warsaw or prehaps more details about the alleged bus route from Druskininkai to Hrodna?