How to get to Nizhny Novgorod

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Nizhny Novgorod is conveniently located in the Central part of Russia, and you can reach it easily by plane, train, bus, car, and even on the boat. Next, about all the ways to get to Nizhny Novgorod:

On the plane

На самолете в Нижний Новгород

The city is the Strigino international airport where flights from many cities of Russia and from abroad. Regular direct flights available, at least from Moscow (Domodedovo airport, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo), St.-Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Surgut, and Nizhnekamsk. Also, the airport operates air taxi company Dexter, a small aircraft providing easy access to the airport and neighboring regions. From other regions convenient flights are available with a stopover in Moscow. The cost of flights from Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod is about 5000 rubles in both directions when you purchase tickets in advance. Prices for reference:

Find and book a ticket to Nizhniy Novgorod dates, including a stopover, you can through the search form:

The minimum price of tickets from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod:

Minimum ticket prices of the cities of the Russian Federation in Nizhny Novgorod:

How to get from Nizhniy Novgorod airport to the city

The airport is on the outskirts of the city, only 18 kilometers from the city center (airport map).

Very cheap to get from the airport to the center by public transport: buses № 11, 20; route taxi №№ t29, т46. The fare is 20 rubles, in the path of 30-60 minutes. For tourists the most convenient route т46 because it is almost in the tourist centre of the city to the square of Liadov and further along the street Belinsky (see т46 route on the map). Other routes 11, 20, and t29 is less convenient, but they can get to the metro station "Park of Culture". Unfortunately, public transport is not very often, and it makes sense to use a taxi.

A taxi ordered at the Desk at the airport will cost from 500 rubles to the centre (pay by meter). You can get cheaper if you order city taxi by phone or use the, for example. Alternatively, you can order a transfer in advance through the search form, then our driver will be waiting for you upon arrival:

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Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station

In Nizhny Novgorod airport has several international distributors car rental price from 1800 rubles per day.

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By train

Поезд, Нижний Новгород

In Nizhny Novgorod is the train/railway station "Moskovsky Vokzal", which can be reached from most regions of Russia. With the capital the Lower is connected by high-speed trains "swift" (3 hours and 50 minutes) and Swallow (4 hours), and also many conventional trains (7 hours). Also from this station you can take the suburban trains (s-Bahn) in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Railway station is in the centre of the city (but not in a tourist area), at the Revolution square, the house 2, (railway station on the map). Near the station is the metro station "Moskovskaya", is a large number of routes of buses, trolleybuses, trams, which go in different places of the city, including many routes to the tourist area. Fastest to the tourist area can be reached by metro to the station "Gorkovskaya", and further on to street Big Pokrovsk and most hotels can be reached on foot or short taxi ride.

Here is an estimated cost and travel time for popular trains to Kazan:

  • Moscow–Nizhny-Novgorod – from 900 rubles, 7 hours
  • Saint Petersburg–Nizhniy-Novgorod – from 1200 rubles, in the way 15 hours

To see the cost and book train tickets to Nizhny Novgorod, you can through the search form:

By bus

In Nizhny Novgorod can be reached by intercity buses from all nearby regions, Moscow, St. Petersburg. Buses are slower than trains, cheaper, and less comfortable, but they can get including from towns where trains don't go. For reference, the bus ride from Moscow will cost 600-1000 rubles depending on the carrier.

In Nizhny Novgorod, the buses arrive and depart from two bus stations:

  • Bus station "Shcherbinka" (PR. 234a, station on the map). This is the main bus station of the city. Located on the outskirts in the South, to get from here to the historic centre is quite long. Almost all public transport from here to the centre.
  • Bus station "Kanavinskaya" (street Soviet, 20A, station on the map). Near railway station and metro station "Moskovskaya". To get from here to the tourist district as well as from the railway station (see above).
  • Bus station "Sennaya" (ul .Most of the caves, 84, station on the map ). From this station leave several commuter buses in the Nizhny Novgorod region, including in Kstovo aquapark "Atoll". The centre can be reached on foot or by bus №№ 4, 40, 45, 52, 90, taxi №№ T2, T24, T40, T45, t57, T60, T85, T90, kzt97 т98.

The previous bus station on the square "m" is closed. Also some buses are in transit through the city, and drop passengers right on the square in front of railway station (Revolution square, 5A).

All the necessary information on exactly you are interested in, including bus arrival and departure, you can learn through the service of Yandex.schedules.

On a cruise ship.

In Nizhny Novgorod it is possible to get on a cruise boat along the Volga from Moscow, Samara, Kazan, Astrakhan and other cities. There are cruises one-way, i.e. you can swim to the Bottom and go. The minimum duration of cruises – 4 day, the price of 9000 rubles. The route has several companies, to find and purchase tickets via the Internet.

Regular passenger service is missing.

By car

If you prefer to travel by car, please note that in the tourist center Nizhny Novgorod there is a problem with Parking, so when choosing a hotel or accommodation check availability of nearby Parking.

The distance from the Bottom of the largest cities of Russia (kilometers):

  • Moscow – 430
  • Saint Petersburg – 1127
  • Kazan – 400
  • Samara – 720
  • Krasnodar – 1550
  • Voronezh – 750
  • Novosibirsk – 3000
  • Ekaterinburg – 1340
  • Ufa – 930
  • Vladivostok - 8800
Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
BorisVoronin 9 June, 2017
In this city I haven't been once - only read interesting information on the Internet and in Newspapers. And my girl was in Nizhny Novgorod when she was 15 years old, during a tour of the school. Don't know, here's something interesting in this city. I think at the end of July to take a tour to Nizhny Novgorod and to go there with a girl, she showed me this place: ...
35eg35 Jun 10, 2017
Nizhny Novgorod
... today is very diverse. Of course, old town attracts tourists. Finally, the Conception of the restored tower of the Kremlin.
A kind of unfinished since Soviet times. Today, this place looks attractive, very presentable :D .
The Kremlin remains the main attraction of the city and not only because he is handsome. In my opinion it is much prettier Kazan (be not offended at me the Tartars, nothing personal)
First drew attention to the location of the building. The banks of the Volga made him a symbol of the city and a favorite place of Nizhny Novgorod. I can not believe that the Soviet government had intended to demolish it.
The Kremlin
The Kremlin is beautiful in any season and at any time of the day.
With the Kremlin slopes with beautiful views of the city and its attractions.
View of the Volga river from Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
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Walker 13 October, 2017
Lower a very different city in terms of architecture. Here, white-haired old man still not everywhere broken, and Stalin's houses enough, well, forty to sixty without comment, but a young architecture from the local "nuggets" are very curious sometimes. In the Lower architectural University and one of the most famous of its alumni.
The city had seven or eight times and not only on the notorious Pokrovka. There is something to see. ...
nausla 29 May, 2018
Added to bookmark. ...
Viktor1305 9 July, 2018
How to get there: the lake Svetloyar is located 130 kilometers South of Nizhny Novgorod near the village of Vladimir (lake Svetloyar on the map region). How long have you looked at a map? ...
guest from NN 15 August, 2018
The information is outdated. The fare is 28P, lots of public transport routes canceled, the reform is in full swing - soon we will travel only by taxi - FROM will remain. ...
admin 15 August, 2018

For all will not follow, thank you that corrected, I corrected the information in the article. ...
Vyacheslav IIR May 16, 2019
There are more museums in Nizhny Novgorod and in the region. Wonderful museums in the cities of Bor, Dzerzhinsk, Arzamas, ... Not all museums can be accessed at any time. Many accept only AT CERTAIN times by ORGANIZED GROUPS UPON PRIOR REQUEST. ...
admin May 16, 2019

Yes, we have other cities in the region is also written. But too bad that it is impossible to get into such museums, this limits independent travelers. ...
SUMMER18 5 January, 2020
Lived in Lower three months... can't tohno to say what feelings I have left of this city . Yes , no doubt there is just a lovely place , but such as I relocate this city has not considered.Heavy city like me .Very overcast . But the view is that ...for Example in Nizhny Novgorod ,so many beautiful and old temples (churches) . ...