There are 8 ways to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Moskva Kurskaja to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk

$14 - $30

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Bus Spline Trans  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Moscow, Kazansky railway station to Nizhny Novgorod

$9 - $12

6 alternative options

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Shchyolkovskaya to Nizhniy Novgorod

$12 - $18

Rideshare  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod 264.2 miles

$12

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod 263.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo, subway  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Nizhny Novgorod (GOJ) SVO - GOJ
  2. Take the subway from Park Kultury to Gorkovskaya

$48 - $98

Fly from Moscow Domodedovo, subway  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) to Nizhny Novgorod (GOJ) DME - GOJ
  2. Take the subway from Park Kultury to Gorkovskaya

$48 - $88

Fly from Moscow Vnukovo, subway  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Nizhny Novgorod (GOJ) VKO - GOJ
  2. Take the subway from Park Kultury to Gorkovskaya

$70 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod is to bus which costs RUB 600 - RUB 750 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod is to fly and subway which costs RUB 3100 - RUB 6500 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Moscow, Kazansky railway station station and arriving at Nizhny Novgorod. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Moskva Kurskaja and arriving at Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod is 402 km. The road distance is 420.9 km.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs RUB 900 - RUB 2000.

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The train from Moskva Kurskaja to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk takes 3 h 48 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod bus services, operated by Spline Trans, arrive at Moscow, Kazansky railway station.

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Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Moskva Kurskaja station.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs RUB 900 - RUB 2000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 600 - RUB 750 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod.
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  • Distance: 251.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Moscow, Russia and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia?

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min. Alternatively, Spline Trans operates a bus from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 6 h 36 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $140
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Kurskaja to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$14 - $21
2nd Class (Kupé)
$20 - $30
Bus operators
Spline Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Email
mrtrans@bk.ru
Website
spline-trans.ru
Bus from Moscow, Kazansky railway station to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
spline-trans.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Shchyolkovskaya to Nizhniy Novgorod
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Nizhny Novgorod Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod bus services, operated by Spline Trans, arrive at Nizhny Novgorod station.

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Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod is 421 km. It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to drive from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod.

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines offers flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Nizhny Novgorod Airport.

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There are 3025+ hotels available in Nizhny Novgorod. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is to Aeroexpress which takes 35 min and costs RUB 420.

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