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

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

Recommended option

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

  1. LED - GOJ

$54 - $79

Cheapest option

Train  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Express

$25 - $65

3 alternative options

Train via Kurskaya  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Express

$33 - $77

Bus  •  17 h 47 min

$31 - $38

Drive  •  16 h 41 min

  1. 709.2 miles

$65 - $100

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 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Paveletsky Station, Paveletskaya, Komsomolskaya, and Moscow, Kazansky station in around 17 h 47 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Saratov Airlines
Website
saratovairlines.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $150
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
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
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$18 - $27
2nd Class (Kupé)
$28 - $45
Train from Moskva Kurskaja to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$14 - $22
2nd Class (Kupé)
$21 - $35
Train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk
Ave. Duration
14 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$25 - $40
2nd Class (Kupé)
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Tiaga
Website
tiaga34.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Saint Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod is 896 km. The road distance is 1135 km.

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod is to bus which costs RUB 1900 - RUB 2400 and takes 17 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod is to line 2 Metro and fly and subway which takes 5 h 2 min and costs RUB 3300 - RUB 4900.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Petersburg P Mosk and arriving at Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod, including transfers.