Transport in Nizhny Novgorod

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In Nizhny Novgorod there is an extensive public transport system that includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, metro, taxis. There are also commuter trains and even the cable car. Quickly and cheaply can be reached from almost any point of the city to another, without using a personal car or taxi.

The route network developed and complicated, but if you need a single to get from one point to another, it is possible to plan a route using the following sites, where all the runs are presented in electronic form on the map:

The fare

  • Metro, trolley, tram, bus – 28 rubles one-time trip
  • Taxi – 20 to 28 rubles depending on the route
  • Children under 7 years – free of charge

For tourists may also be interested in travel on the metro, trolleybus, tram, bus valid for 24 hours after the first trip a value of 90 rubles; pass for tram, trolleybus, validity 70 minutes after the first trip the cost 20 rubles. However to enjoy travel you have to first buy a transportation card for 50 rubles, and it is to buy a travel. Sold and map and travel at the ticket office on the destination and the metro.

The traffic

Public transport works from 05:00 to 00:00. Some of the routes (mainly buses) stop going after 21 hours.


The cost of a short taxi ride starts from 80 roubles, a trip from one end of town to another will cost 600 rubles. A taxi from the airport to the city center – 200-450 rubles.

Buses, trolleybuses, taxis

The network of buses and taxis cover the entire city. Pay the conductor, in the taxi at the entrance to the driver. Fare inspectors have card readers for electronic travel (transportation cards). Travel in taxis do not operate.


The time of day in Nizhny Novgorod – from 05:15 to 00:00, the fare is 28 rubles and does not depend on the duration and the length of the trip. Children under 7 years free. Individual tickets in the form of metal tokens purchased from any station ticket offices or vending machines, which accept bills and coins. Tokens drop in the slot on the turnstile. Also season in the form of electronic cards (1000 rubles).

Metro consists of two lines-Avtozavodskaya and Sormovskaya. Unfortunately, in the tourist area there is only one metro station "Gorkovskaya", which is in the end of Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street and on the edge of the tourist district. To get from the Kremlin before it can walk for 20 minutes on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya.

Another useful for tourists metro station – Moscow. It is near the railway station and the shopping centre of the city with many supermarkets, shopping malls and markets.


The trams in the Lower cover almost the entire city including the tourism district. The fare is 28 rubles, pay the conductor in the cabin. Useful for tourists routes:

  • No. 2 - a circular route along the tourist area (center), crosses Bolshaya Pokrovskaya
  • No. 27 – railway station – ulitsa Belinskogo near the tourist district
  • Tourist tram on the street Christmas. During the trip the guide tells about the history of the city and the architecture of the buildings on the street Christmas. The cost of travel+tour – 150 rubles, the duration of the route is 50 minutes.

Cable car

Tourists cableway Nizhny Novgorod is perceived as a landmark or attraction, but in fact it is public transport. You can use it to the promenade to get into the centre of Bor and back. The fare one way – $ 100. Mode of operation: Monday-Saturday 06:45 – 21:00 Sunday and holidays 09:00 - 22:00.

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Trains departing from Moscow railway station, can be used to get to certain attractions or areas. In particular, it is possible to get to the station "sorting" to get to the Museum "steam Locomotives of Russia", or to reach the archives. Tickets are bought at the station at the ticket office or vending machines.

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) . ...