Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow Train Route

The Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow train route is 442 km long. Most trains on the route make just 2-3 stops, but the Lastochka trains make 8 stops: in Dzerzhinsk, Gorokhovets, Vyazniki, Kovrov, Vladimir, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Pavlovskiy Posad, and Zheleznodorozhnaya.

Depending on the season and the day of the week, there are up to 12 trains operating on the Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow route daily. The trip takes from 3h 52m by the high-speed Strizh train to almost 11 hours by a regular train. The same trains run on the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod route.

442 km

Up to 12 trains
per day

2-8 stops
on the way

Fastest train
3h 52m

Slowest train
10h 42m

Price from
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Nizhny Novgorod
3h 49m
Moscow Kursky
Nizhny Novgorod
3h 43m
Moscow Kursky
Nizhny Novgorod
3h 48m
Moscow Kursky
Nizhny Novgorod
3h 36m
Moscow Kursky
Nizhny Novgorod
3h 47m
Moscow Kursky

Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow Trains

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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers

What is the fastest way to get to Moscow from Nizhny Novgorod?

The Sapsan, Lastochka and Strizh high speed trains run from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow. The travel time is 4 hours.

Should I buy tickets in advance? How much does the Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow train ticket cost?

Yes, it is recommended to buy tickets online in advance. Usually the Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow trains are fully booked close to the departure date. Also, the earlier you buy tickets, the lower the price you’ll get. 

Which train station in Nizhny Novgorod serves the Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow trains?

Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow trains depart from Moscovsky train station in Nizhny Novgorod, its address is Ploshad Revolucii 2A.

How much luggage can I bring on board of a Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow train?

Each 2nd and 3rd class passenger is allowed to bring up to 36 kg of hand luggage. 1st class passengers  can carry up to 50kg. The sum of the hand luggage's three dimensions should not exceed 180 cm. Children under 4 travelling on a free ticket (without a separate seat) are not granted a separate piece of luggage.


History of the Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow Railway Route

In the 1830’s, forward-thinking engineers and other visionaries began trying to convince Tsar Nicholas I to construct railways. A route on the 440 km path from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow was considered in 1835. Nevertheless, this route wasn’t made a priority until 1857. Construction lasted until 1862. The trip took between fourteen to fifteen hours. Originally, four passenger trains ran on it. Nowadays, the high-speed Sapsan trains cut the journey down to less than four hours.

Did you know? A new city square was founded on the 150th anniversary of the Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow Railway in 2012. It was named Zheleznodorozhnikov Ploshchad¸which means “Railway Workers’ Square.” The railway administration headquarters overlooks this square in Nizhny Novgorod.

Sights on the Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow Train Route

The City of Vladimir: One of Russia’s ancient cities is Vladimir. Founded in 1108, it’s one of the Golden Ring cities of Russia. Vladimir is rich with historical, religious, cultural and political highlights dating back to the medieval period. Vladimir Monomakh, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus’ founded the city. It blossomed under the reign of Vsevolod III at the end of the 12th century. The Golden Gate, the Princess Convent, the Assumption Cathedral and the Cathedral of St. Dmitry are among its most popular medieval sights.

Pavlovsky Posad: Dating back to the 14th century, Pavlovsky Posad has both architectural and cultural sights. Pavlovo Posad shawls, one of Russia’s most famous handicrafts, originated here. Ornate flower patterns have danced across the woolen shawls manufactured in the same factory since 1795. The Church of the Ascension, Pokrovsko-Vasilievsky Monastery and the Bell Tower of Resurrection Cathedral are also worth visiting in Pavlovsky Posad.

Nizhny Novgorod: The Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow train originates in this city.  One of Russia’s principal metropolises, Nizhny Novgorod showcases over 600 unique monuments. With a long history dating back to 1220, it’s no wonder there is so much to see. These monuments include the Grand Kremlin and Archangel Cathedral. The city was renamed Gorky during Soviet rule, and today the Museum House of Gorky is also worth a visit. Don’t miss walking down Pokrovka street, which is historical and impressive. Chkalov Staircase leads down to the Volga, the longest river in Europe.

Did you know? The closed city of Dzerzhinsk is on the Nizhny Novgorod line. Dzerzhinsk served as the nucleus for the chemical industry under Soviet rule. Today, it is one of the world’s most polluted cities. The life expectancy for women is 42 years, and for men it’s 42.

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