- Strigino International Airport (a.k.a. Nizhny Novgorod International Airport)
Flights from the capital to Nizhny Novgorod’s Strigino Airport (a.k.a. Nizhny Novgorod International Airport) take just over one hour.
Bus routes 11 and 20 take visitors from Strigino International Airport to the nearest Metro station (“Park Kultury”), from which much of the city can easily be accessed. The taxi journey from the airport to the city centre takes approximately 40 minutes.
Alternatively, if you would like a personal door-to-door service, Real Russia can offer private transfers, subject to availability.
There are numerous ways to get around in Nizhny Novgorod, including a cable car across the Volga river, which provides a unique sightseeing opportunity. The Nizhny Novgorod Metro was opened in 1985, and as of January 2018 has two lines with 14 stations. The Metro covers much of the centre of the city, and journeys can be paid for by local travel cards (available for purchase at each station), contactless bank cards or smartphone.
Buses, trams and trolleybuses also serve the city. It is possible to use cash to pay for travel on these, or various types of travel card, which can be purchased at Metro stations and post offices in the city and include travel on the Metro as well.
Because it is situated only 400km away from the capital, Nizhny Novgorod can be reached in under four hours by the faster train services from Moscow. Nizhny Novgorod’s main railway station is called Moskovsky Vokzal. It provides long-distance and suburban trains and operates as a focal point for all local public transport modes. Travel to and from Nizhny Novgorod will be free on special chartered trains to World Cup ticket holders with valid Fan IDs (if you have tickets to matches in the city you are travelling to).