Transport in Nizhny Novgorod


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 – 20 rubles-ride
  • Taxi – 15-20 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. Taxi from the airport to the center of the city – 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, fare – 20 rubles, and depends on the duration and 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 20 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 – 90 rubles. Mode of operation: Monday-Saturday 06:45 – 21:00 Sunday and holidays 09:00 - 22:00.

Read more on the website


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
pampushka 18 Dec 2016, 14:54
Thanks for the info, very convenient to everything you painted. Only tell me, should I go to the Bottom for the new year. Food with the kids, so you need to have something to look at, and the children were interesting. Two children, 5 and 7 years. ...
admin 19 Dec 2016, 18:58
Hello! Only a month ago was at the Bottom with two children 5 and 7 years . If there is interest, then why not take a trip. In the new year at the bottom was not, but I'm sure there will be the most fun and will do. Children certainly will not be bored, if they led to different places. Museum of technology and one of the science museums just visit, they are to leave does not want. And of course the zoo is reduced, if not in Limpopo, at least one of the contact zoos. But for myself here's our list of sights to see beginning - ... lnosti.phpand define what you're wondering. There will be more specific questions, ask. ...
Matthew 22 Mar 2017, 07:30
Good day! Went with a friend in Nizhny Novgorod, I liked everything: the Waterfront, the temples are very beautiful, the architecture in General is awesome, lots of museums and have a place to rest the youth.
Pedestrian street Bolshaya Pokrovskaya is very much interesting always happens there, staying in a hostel "European Night" in the center. We have a lot of impressions from Nizhny Novgorod, from the girls even had an offer to move from Tula)) ...
35eg35 22 Mar 2017, 13:51
Wrote "Fortress of faith". It's about the Nizhny Novgorod region, her little-known history.
Maybe someone will be interested...
(Report is an excerpt from my book, which first saw the light in the last days of 2016.) ...
admin 22 Mar 2017, 18:57
Books????? ...
35eg35 23 Mar 2017, 09:13
Yes, why not?
500 pages, 300 pictures and only two years of work...

Of course there is not only about the history of health care. The topic of Patriarch Nikon I could not get around because he was born in our district. As, however, and the topic Panskogo slaughter, as little-known pages of history of our country. ...
admin 24 Mar 2017, 06:15
In both ! I suspect that you are not simple reports to write, painfully, you have the writing style is foldable, do as articles or books. ...
BorisVoronin 09 Jun 2017, 12:00
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 10 Jun 2017, 09:32
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 .
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. ...
Walker 13 May 2017, 21:31
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. ...