There are 5 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod by train, bus, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Moskva Oktiabrskaia Express
  2. Take the train from Moskva Kurskaja to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk

$32 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg a/v to VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow
  2. Take the bus from VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod

$26 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus Tiaga  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station
  2. Take the bus from Moscow, Kazansky railway station to Nizhny Novgorod

$30 - $37

Drive  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod 709.2 miles

$65 - $100

Line 2 Metro, fly, subway  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 2 Metro from Sennaya Ploshchad to Moskovskaya
  2. Fly from St. Petersburg (LED) to Nizhny Novgorod (GOJ) LED - GOJ
  3. Take the subway from Park Kultury to Gorkovskaya

$54 - $79

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod is to bus which costs RUB 1700 - RUB 2800 and takes 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod is to line 2 Metro and fly and subway which costs RUB 3500 - RUB 5500 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod. However, there are services departing from Saint Petersburg a/v and arriving at Nizhniy Novgorod via VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod is 896 km. The road distance is 1134.7 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod without a car is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs RUB 2100 - RUB 4600.

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, depart from Saint Petersburg a/v station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs RUB 2100 - RUB 4600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1700 - RUB 2800 and takes 18 h.

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  • Distance: 560 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moskva Oktiabrskaia, Komsomolskaya, Kurskaya, and Moskva Kurskaja in around 8 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow in around 18 h.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $260
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Moskva Oktiabrskaia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$16 - $25
2nd Class (Kupé)
$26 - $40
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
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg a/v to VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Tiaga
Website
tiaga34.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru
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 - $11
Schedules at
spline-trans.ru

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