Transport network

Nizhny Novgorod Underground

With 15 stations, the underground of Nizhny Novgorod is the third largest in Russia. Two lines operate: the Avtozavodskaya line (from the Gorkovskaya station to the Park Kulturi station) and the Sormovsko-Mesherskaya line (from the Burevestnik station to the Strelka station).

Public transportation (trams and trolleybuses)

The first electric tram in Russia operated in Nizhny Novgorod. Nowadays, there are 14 tram routes (mind that Nizhny Novgorod lies on the hills and beneath them as well as in the river valleys): 6 in the Lower City and 5 in the Upper City, 3 between the Upper City and the Lower City. Besides, there are 16 trolley routes: 4 in the Upper City and 12 in the Lower City. The fare is also 28 rubles, 26 if you pay with a contactless bank card (information published in June, 2019).

Overland transportation (buses and mini-bus taxies)

In Nizhny Novgorod, the first buses appeared in 1927 and now there are more than 52 routes that cover the whole city. Regular city buses are part of a new complex transport system which allows people to pay once and to later change during 60 or 90 minutes for free. Besides, it includes preferential transport cards. In June 2019, the bus fare was 28 rubles (26 rubles if you pay with a contactless card). In 1997, along with municipal buses there appeared mini-buses driving various routes. Now these mini-buses cover 40 routes in all parts of the city. In June 2019 their fare was 28-30 rubles.


A cableway is stretched out between Nizhny Novgorod and Bor, its satellite town on the other side of the Volga. It does not serve for transportation purposes only, but for touristic ones as well, as this is one of the main attractions of the city. In total, there are 28 cabins, which can transport you to the spot and give you a perfect opportunity to observe the beauty of the city. You can see Pechersky Ascension Monastery, the Chkalov Stairs, and two rivers, the Oka and the Volga. In June 2019, the cost was 100 rubles. There are also travel cards.

Water transportation

As Nizhny Novgorod is situated at the confluence of the Volga river and the Oka river, a river cruise is a must for every tourist there.
The Joint Stock “Volga Shipping” and the “GAMA” company offer various river cruises that give a chance to explore more than 10 Russian riverside cities and towns en route.

Intercity and international communication

Intercity and international communication are carried out by trains, planes and buses. Nizhny Novgorod railway station (Moskovsky railway station) is a central station in Nizhny Novgorod. The station comprises 6 platforms and 13 tracks. Thousands of people depart from the station by local, long-distance and international trains.
The station itself is a place of interest. To the left of the main building you can see the Imperial Pavilion. It is a small stone pavilion built between 1891 and 1894. Its pediment bears the motto of the Russian Empire “Съ нами Богъ” (God is with us) and the coat of arms of the Russian Empire. The Imperial Pavilion was designed for short stays of the members of the Romanov royal family and other important officials who travelled by train.
Nizhny Novgorod is served by Strigino International Airport. It provides international flights to almost all countries offering a choice of 19 airlines. The website is:
There are three local and intercity bus terminals in Nizhny Novgorod: Moskovsky railway station, Scherbinki Bus Station and Sennaya Bus Station.