There are 5 ways to get from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Moskva Kurskaia to Nijnii Novgorod Moskov 702Н / ...

RUB 1455 - RUB 2255

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Bus  •  7h 41m

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

RUB 655 - RUB 805

3 alternative options

Bus via Moscow Central Bus Terminal  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Moscow Central Bus Terminal to Nizhniy Novgorod "Moskovskiy" station

RUB 805 - RUB 1155

Rideshare  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the rideshare from Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod 422.7 km

RUB 683

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod 420.9 km

RUB 1600 - RUB 2400

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The cheapest way to get from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod is to rideshare which costs RUB 683 and takes 6h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod is to train which costs RUB 1400 - RUB 2300 and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod. However, there are services departing from Ploshchad Revolyutsii and arriving at Nijnii Novgorod Moskov via Moskva Kurskaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Russia and Nizhny Novgorod is 3210 km. The road distance is 420.9 km.

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The best way to get from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs RUB 1400 - RUB 2300.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod, including transfers.

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Russia to Nizhny Novgorod train services, operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), depart from Moskva Kurskaia station.

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The best way to get from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs RUB 1400 - RUB 2300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 650 - RUB 850 and takes 7h 41m.

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Russia to Nizhny Novgorod train services, operated by Russian Railways (РЖД), arrive at Nijnii Novgorod Moskov station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Russia to Nizhny Novgorod is 421 km. It takes approximately 6h 16m to drive from Russia to Nizhny Novgorod.

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  • Distance: 3209.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

Russian Railways (РЖД) operates a train from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod hourly. Tickets cost RUB 1400 - RUB 2200 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Alternatively, Spline Trans operates a bus from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod once daily. Tickets cost RUB 600 - RUB 750 and the journey takes 6h 36m.

Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Kurskaia to Nijnii Novgorod Moskov
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 1400 - RUB 2200
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 1400 - RUB 2000
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 1500 - RUB 2200
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
6h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 600 - RUB 750
Schedules at
spline-trans.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow Central Bus Terminal to Nizhniy Novgorod "Moskovskiy" station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RUB 750 - RUB 1100
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
6h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 683
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There are 856+ hotels available in Nizhny Novgorod. Prices start at RUB 6250 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Russia 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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