Getting to UNN once you Arrive in Nizhny Novgorod
Once you have arrived in Nizhny Novgorod getting to the University can be daunting. Nizhny Novgorod’s transport system is just as diverse and as vast as Moscow’s. There are several transport options available to you once you arrive into the city from whichever mode of transport you have used. This section aims to help you navigate your way across the final leg of your journey to your new home here in Nizhny Novgorod.
- - Arriving by Plane
- - Arriving by Train or Bus
- - The University Pick-Up Service
Arriving by Plane
Strigino airport of Nizhny Novgorod is located 18 km from the city center. In order to get from the airport to the city you can take a bus, a taxi or rent a car. The easiest and most reliable way is to take a taxi. You can use the services of the official airport taxi (in which case you can contact the information desk to call the car) or use a smartphone app like Uber, Gett or Yandex Taxi. The cost is about 800 rubles to get to the city center.
You can find more information about buses and taxis from the airport here.
Arriving by Train and Bus
In case you choose to travel to Nizhny Novgorod by train or bus, you will arrive at the Central (Moskovskiy) Railway Station of Nizhny Novgorod. Here are many options to get to any point of the city: buses, minibuses, metro or taxi.
Nizhny Novgorod railway station has a connection to Moskovskaya metro station. You can get it through an underground passage without leaving the station building, or follow the information signs when you leave the train station.
You can get to the city center by reaching Gor’kovskaya station. This is just one stop from Moskovskaya. The train arrives at Maxim Gorky’s Square.
The trip costs 28 rubles. You can purchase a ticket at the ticket offices at the metro station, as well as by contactless payment by a bankcard directly at the turnstile.
The Central railway station is also a major transport hub and many buses pass through the station and connect it to any point of the city.
Routes of land transport in Nizhny Novgorod can be viewed here. One bus or minibus trip costs 28 rubles and should be paid to conductors or drivers.
Taxi services are also available. You can call a taxi with a mobile app (Uber, Gett, Yandex Taxi), or by using the services at the station information desk. The cost depends on the distance and may range from 50 up to 500 rubles within the city.
Do not use the services of private carriers, use only official taxis! This will save you time and money.
The University Pick-Up Service
Perhaps the easiest and most stress free option is to use the University Pick-Up service which, as the name suggests, allows the user to be picked up from their arrival destination in Nizhny Novgorod and transferred to the University at the cost of 1000 roubles.
To use this service you must fill out on online form highlighting your journey details so that the driver can agree a selected place and time to pick you up from. You may access the form by clicking here.