How to get to Nizhny Novgorod from Moscow

I went to Starbucks somehow (I had to write a blog post, while the thought did not go away) and suddenly a traveler flew at me mood. Without thinking twice, I decided to go to Nizhny Novgorod. Returned from the cafe home, quickly analyzed all the options how to get from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod, got ready and set off in a way to walk there one day. It turns out quite possible budget go, without spending much money. I mean ordinary and quite comfortable ways, not hitchhiking. Just I will write a case, well, suddenly someone does not know.

Be sure to check out my post – A selection of budget hotels in Nizhny Novgorod, there are hostels there, and good hotels. Picked up with best reviews and rated.

The content of the article

  • 1 By bus
  • 2 Get on the train
  • 3 by plane
  • 4 Get on BlaBlaCar

By bus

One of the easiest and most obvious ways to get to Lower – the bus. Buses depart every day almost every hour from the metro. Schelkovskaya / Chkalovskaya / Krasnogvardeyskaya, from Kursk railway station, from airports Vnukovo / Domodedovo / Sheremetyevo. Fare starts from 700-800 rubles, travel time 6-8 hours. In lower buses usually arrive in the area of the railway station (Revolution Square d.5a).

I recommend a large company Busfor, where you can buy a ticket to bus online, paying by credit card. Very comfortably! Everything as with plane tickets :)

Get by train

By train to get to Nizhny Novgorod will cost more than on the bus, but not always. It all depends on the particular train and the place you choose. To test this method as well, to sleep and be awake the next morning (there were business in Moscow immediately upon arrival), then I returned back by train. Than me like night trains, because it is that you sleep, and at this time the train takes you where it is necessary, saves time and money for the night in the hotel.

If you got a buggy website Railways, then you can buy train tickets through verified Tutu.

I ride on train number 36 in one direction cost 2110 rubles and I rode in a compartment with the appropriate comfort. Total I just had to find the “DC” icon in the list of trains (dynamic pricing) and book the top shelf because the bottom were more expensive. Thus, the fare was almost at the price. reserved seat (it cost about 1,900 rubles on this train).

In fact, trains plying between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, quite a lot, there are plenty to choose from and prices too differ. If the night train is not critical, then on the day one you can to go in a sitting car, the benefit of the train is only 3.5-4 hours, and the price It starts from 500-1000 rubles (Swallow trains – it is in them sit for 500 rubles). There are also reserved seats (1000-1800 rubles) and coupe (1400-2400 rubles), but these trains have been going about 6 hours.

Coupe train Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow Coupe train Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow

Coupe train Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow

Lunch and linen are included in the price Lunch and linen are included in the price

Lunch and linen are included in the price.

By plane

The most expensive way, especially if you do not buy tickets in advance. For a spontaneous trip, like mine, a train or bus. Ticket price is about 2000-4000 rubles for a one-way trip, and about 4000-8000 rubles for round-trip flight, that is, there are quite budget flights.

It would seem – it should be the fastest way, but the problem is that the road can take a lot of total time: first you need to get to the airport in Moscow, then wait for 1-2 hours at the airport (because it is better to go in advance), and further get from the airport of Nizhny Novgorod to the city center. Himself the flight is only an hour and a half, but the total time spent is which is faster by express train, right from the center of Moscow to Center Lower.

Tickets I always look at Aviasales and SkyScanner, but for this I did not consider the trip at all.

To get to blablacar

The exotic way is not for everyone. And honestly, it was In general, my first experience of using this service. Know for a long time about him, faced in Europe, when he was not in Russia, but all had no chance to take advantage. Since I had too there is not enough time for preparation, then for the train with convenient time arrival, I did not have time, there was only BlaBlaCar service (applications: Android, iOS).

Going into the service at 10 pm and driving in the parameters I need (Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod), I received a list of drivers. Amazing but cars drove from Moscow almost every half hour or hour. It could be leave in an hour. But I chose the morning car not far from his area to catch the subway (I had to sit in first train). In general, Nizhny is a very popular destination. You can leave without problems. Conversely, the same situation.

The cost of the trip – an average of 500-600 rubles! For me, it is very budget option and comfortable, if you are satisfied move by car. And it is even cheaper than if I rode on his own car, and less hassle – I wanted to go back ride the night train to save time and at the same time get enough sleep

By car to Nizhny Novgorod (BlaBlaCar) By car to Nizhny Novgorod (BlaBlaCar)

By car to Nizhny Novgorod (BlaBlaCar)

P.S. And about my walk through the city, I wrote in a post – Impressions from Nizhny Novgorod.

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