How to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 48 min

$15 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus Spline Trans  •  5 h 30 min

$10 - $12

6 alternative options

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  7 h 30 min

$13 - $19

Rideshare  •  6 h 38 min

  1. 264.2 miles

$12

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. 263.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo, subway  •  4 h 19 min

  1. SVO - GOJ

$50 - $100

Fly from Moscow Domodedovo, subway  •  4 h 27 min

  1. DME - GOJ

$50 - $90

Fly from Moscow Vnukovo, subway  •  5 h 8 min

  1. VKO - GOJ

$71 - $260

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 $15 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min. Alternatively, Spline Trans operates a bus from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $12 and the journey takes 5 h 30 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Ural Airlines
Website
uralairlines.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$25 - $130
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
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$15 - $22
2nd Class (Kupé)
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Spline Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Email
mrtrans@bk.ru
Website
spline-trans.ru
Bus from Moscow, Kazansky station to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $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
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod is 402 km. The road distance is 421 km.

The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod is to bus which costs RUB 600 - RUB 750 and takes 5 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs RUB 900 - RUB 2000.

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.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Moscow, Kazansky station and arriving at Nizhny Novgorod. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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