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Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod

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Railroad route Saint-Petersburg - Nizhny Novgorod overview

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod depart 2 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 13:32, the last - 16:18. Travel time between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod takes from 15h 08min to 22h 33min. Train tickets from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod cost from 30 EUR to 274 EUR, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is July 2020.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал))
Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород)


Complete schedule of trains from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
13:32 04:40 15h 08min 145А Regular Train 34 EUR
13:32 04:40 15h 08min 131Г Regular Train 48 EUR
17:45 16:18 22h 33min 347Ж Regular Train 34 EUR
17:45 16:18 22h 33min 337Ж Regular Train 30 EUR

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod

Yes there are direct trains departing from Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)), Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)) and arriving to Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород). Trains depart 2 times a day.

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod depart from Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)), Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)) and arrive to Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород).

The fastest train is 131Г , departing at 13:32 from Ladozhskiy Railway station and arriving to Nizhny Novgorod. Travel time of the fastest train 131Г - 15h 08min. Tickets cost from 48 EUR.

The cheapest train is 337Ж , departing at 17:45 from Moskovskiy Railway station, traveling for 22h 33min and arriving to Nizhny Novgorod at 16:18. Tickets for this train cost from 30 EUR.

Travel time between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod takes from 15h 08min to 22h 33min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod depart from Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)), Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 13:32.

Trains from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod arrive to Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород).

Train tickets from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod usually cost from 30 EUR to 274 EUR per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 30 EUR per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod depart 2 times a day, covering the whole route from 14h 55min to 23h 58min.

Regular Trains between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod have the following numbers: 145А, 347Ж, 131Г, 337Ж

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Saint-Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 30 EUR
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 42 EUR
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 51 EUR
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 76 EUR

Schedule of Regular Trains between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
13:32 04:40 15h 08min 145А 34 EUR
13:32 04:40 15h 08min 131Г 48 EUR
17:45 16:18 22h 33min 347Ж 34 EUR
17:45 16:18 22h 33min 337Ж 30 EUR

Classes of tickets on trains between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


Sitting (Basic)

Carriage with open seating area, used for relatively short journeys. This may include plaid, newspaper, meal, travel kit and air conditioning.


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest Regular train between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod:

337Ж,   Regular Train
Departing from Saint-Petersburg at 17:45 - arriving at Nizhny Novgorod at 16:18
Travel Time - 22h 33min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 30 EUR
3-сl. open sleeping - from 42 EUR
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 59 EUR
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 168 EUR


 

Recommended most comfortable, fastest Regular train between Saint-Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod:

145А,   Regular Train
Departing from Saint-Petersburg at 13:32 - arriving at Nizhny Novgorod at 04:40
Travel Time - 15h 08min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 34 EUR
3-сl. open sleeping - from 99 EUR
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 120 EUR
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 274 EUR


 

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