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There are 5 ways to get from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod by plane, subway, bus, train 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.

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Fly, subway  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Kurumoch (KUF) to Nizhny Novgorod (GOJ) KUF - GOJ
  2. Take the subway from Park Kultury to Gorkovskaya

$52 - $202

Cheapest option

Train  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Samara to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk

$18 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus via Kazan'  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Samara to Kazan'
  2. Take the bus from Kazan, Bus Sation to Nizhny Novgorod

$21 - $28

Bus Ulyanovsk Bus Terminal  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Samara to Ulyanovsk
  2. Take the bus from Ulyanovsk to Nizhny Novgorod

$22 - $29

Drive  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod 426.1 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod is to bus which costs RUB 1300 - RUB 1900 and takes 13 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod is to fly and subway which costs RUB 3400 - RUB 14000 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod. However, there are services departing from Samara and arriving at Nizhny Novgorod via Kazan, Bus Sation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Samara and arriving at Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 16 h 26 min.

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The distance between Samara and Nizhny Novgorod is 526 km. The road distance is 681.8 km.

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The best way to get from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 23 min and costs RUB 1300 - RUB 1900.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod, including transfers.

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Samara to Nizhny Novgorod bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, depart from Samara station.

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

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The best way to get from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod is to bus which takes 13 h 23 min and costs RUB 1300 - RUB 1900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RUB 1200 - RUB 2900 and takes 16 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod.
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  • Distance: 328.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod via Kazan' and Kazan, Bus Sation in around 13 h 23 min. Alternatively, Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod 4 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 16 h 26 min.

Airlines
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Kurumoch to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Kurumoch to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Samara to Nishnij Novgorod Moskovsk
Ave. Duration
16 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$18 - $28
2nd Class (Kupé)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Samara to Kazan'
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Samara to Ulyanovsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Spline Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Email
mrtrans@bk.ru
Website
spline-trans.ru
Bus from Kazan, Bus Sation to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
spline-trans.ru
Ulyanovsk Bus Terminal
Website
avtovokzal73.ru
Bus from Samara to Ulyanovsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
avtovokzal73.ru
Bus from Ulyanovsk to Nizhny Novgorod
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
autovokzal73.ru

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The quickest flight from Kurumoch Airport to Nizhny Novgorod Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Nizhny Novgorod is 1 h behind Samara. It is currently 1:27 PM in Samara and 12:27 PM in Nizhny Novgorod.

Samara 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 Samara to Nizhny Novgorod is 682 km. It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to drive from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod.

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UTair Aviation and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Kurumoch Airport to Nizhny Novgorod Airport.

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There are 2906+ hotels available in Nizhny Novgorod. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Samara to Kurumoch Airport is to bus which takes 1 h and costs RUB 23.

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