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There are 7 ways to get from Moscow to Balakovo by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Moscow Domodedovo to Gagarin, bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) to Gagarin (GSV) DME - GSV
  2. Take the bus from Saratov to Balakovo

RUB 5570 - RUB 10430

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Bus  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Moscow, Salar'evo to Saratov
  2. Take the bus from Saratov to Balakovo 630

RUB 1829 - RUB 2640

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Fly Moscow Sheremetyevo to Gagarin, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Gagarin (GSV) SVO - GSV
  2. Take the bus from Saratov to Balakovo

RUB 5425 - RUB 25190

Fly Moscow Vnukovo to Gagarin, bus  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Gagarin (GSV) VKO - GSV
  2. Take the bus from Saratov to Balakovo

RUB 4125 - RUB 5685

Fly Moscow Vnukovo to Ulyanovsk, bus  •  9h 38m

  1. Fly from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Ulyanovsk (ULV) VKO - ULV
  2. Take the bus from Ulyanovsk Bus station to Balakovo

RUB 3635 - RUB 18435

Train  •  20h 19m

  1. Take the train from Moskva Paveleckaia to Balakovo 047Й

RUB 2000 - RUB 3800

Drive  •  13h 41m

  1. Drive from Moscow to Balakovo 941.8 km

RUB 4200 - RUB 6500

Moscow to Balakovo by train

The train journey time between Moscow and Balakovo is around 20h 19m and covers a distance of around 986 km. The fastest train normally takes 20h 19m. Operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), the Moscow to Balakovo train service departs from Moskva Paveleckaia and arrives in Balakovo. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
20h 19m
Fastest train time:
20h 19m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
RUB 2000
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:05
Last train departs at:
14:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Moscow to Balakovo train schedules

Moscow → Balakovo
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Balakovo is 8-800-2000-112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Balakovo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Balakovo is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Balakovo is to bus which costs RUB 1800 - RUB 2700 and takes 18h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Moscow to Balakovo is to fly and bus which takes 7h 25m and costs RUB 5500 - RUB 11000.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Moskva Paveleckaia and arriving at Balakovo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h 19m.

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The distance between Moscow and Balakovo is 784 km. The road distance is 941.8 km.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Balakovo without a car is to bus which takes 18h 7m and costs RUB 1800 - RUB 2700.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Moscow to Balakovo, including transfers.

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Moscow to Balakovo train services, operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), depart from Moskva Paveleckaia station.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Balakovo is to bus which takes 18h 7m and costs RUB 1800 - RUB 2700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RUB 2000 - RUB 3800 and takes 20h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Gagarin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Balakovo is 1h ahead of Moscow. It is currently 7:12 AM in Moscow and 8:12 AM in Balakovo.

Map of how to get from Moscow to Balakovo.
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  • Distance: 784.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Moscow, Russia and Balakovo, Russia?

You can take a bus from Moscow to Balakovo via Yugo-Zapadnaya, Yugo-Zapadnaya, Salar'evo, Moscow, Salar'evo, and Saratov in around 18h 7m. Alternatively, Russian Railways (РЖД) operates a train from Moskva Paveleckaia to Balakovo once daily. Tickets cost RUB 2000 - RUB 3800 and the journey takes 20h 19m.

Airlines
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Gagarin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 3600 - RUB 7500
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Ulyanovsk
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 2500 - RUB 17000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Gagarin
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 4500 - RUB 24000
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Gagarin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 3500 - RUB 15000
Red Wings
Website
flyredwings.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Gagarin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 4400 - RUB 9000
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Ulyanovsk
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 10000
Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Paveleckaia to Balakovo
Ave. Duration
20h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 2000 - RUB 3800
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 2000 - RUB 2900
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 2700 - RUB 3800
Bus operators
Saratov Bus Terminal
Phone
(8452) 24-62-02
Email
saravtovokzal@mail.ru
Website
avv64.ru
Bus from Saratov to Balakovo
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 320 - RUB 430
Schedules at
avv64.ru
Bus from Ulyanovsk Bus station to Balakovo
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 550 - RUB 800
Schedules at
avv64.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow, Salar'evo to Saratov
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 1400 - RUB 2100
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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Moscow to Balakovo train services, operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), arrive at Balakovo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Moscow to Balakovo is 942 km. It takes approximately 13h 41m to drive from Moscow to Balakovo.

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S7 Airlines and Red Wings offer flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Gagarin Airport.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Moscow Domodedovo Airport is to Aeroexpress which takes 46 min and costs RUB 300.

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