Minsk’s gleaming train station is a tribute to the modernity of Belarus, and proof that no matter how much money you spend you can still come up with something just as chaotic as the old train station. It does have the welcoming look of a shopping mall though, and if you follow the pictographic signs you shouldn’t get lost. Currency exchange can be found at the top of the escalator. Find public telephones accepting chip cards on the ground floor and in the basement. The basement also contains public toilets (currently 1500 BYR) and a large, 24 hr left luggage room. Getting to town Minsk-Passazhirsky station is in the centre of city, so walking might be an option. Otherwise, head to the basement level and follow the underground passage, which eventually leads to the entrance of the Ploschad Lenina Metro station (see Public transport). Otherwise, take one of the taxis parked in the immediate area (see Taxis). To be safe, go for one of the yellow, state-run taxis or a private one with 135, 157, 158 or 181 displayed on the car. Be sure they turn on the meter.