Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport is located 29KM North West of Moscow . By numbers it is Russia’s second largest airport in terms of passenger footfall. In 2013 29,256,000 passengers crossed though the airports terminals on their way into Russia and beyond. The airport is connected by several public transport routes to the centre of Moscow. This section aims to highlight the best ways to get to Nizhny Novgorod form Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

Flights to Nizhny Novgorod from Sheremetyevo

The cheapest direct flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Nizhny Novgorod start from 3956 rubles when you book in advanced using the airline Aeroflot . It is possible to purchase tickets at the airport although costs are depending upon the flight charter on available flights. To find ticket desks it depends upon which terminal you are in. Below is a list of ticket desks and their locations at Moscow Sheremetyevo. It is also possible to buy plane tickets over the phone by calling +7 (495) 578-11-64.

  • Terminal B — 1st floor, central hall
  • Terminal С — 1st floor, left hall
  • Terminal E — 2nd floor, departure lounge
  • Terminal F — 2nd floor, departure lounge
  • Terminal D — 3rd floor, departure lounge

To buy a ticket you must go to the desk of one of the following airlines, KLM, Aeroflot or Delta and state that you would like to buy a ticket to Nizhny Novgorod where they will book you onto the next available flight. You must also present your passport and your migration card (the white slip you receive when going through border control.) You must also provide payment in either cash in the local currency or card. It is also advised that you have to hand all of the documentation quoted in UNN’s International Student Hand Guide. For airport map information please click here

Scheduled Airline Flights Timetable from Sheremetyevo to Nizhny Novgorod

There is one daily scheduled flight in the morning and one during the evening. The scheduled flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo last for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
When waiting to board your flight to access the departures lounge you must go through all of the normal security procedures again that you take when catching flights. Your check in gate will depend upon the information printed in your ticket, likewise with your boarding gate. If you need any help in finding directions or if you have any questions please contact the airports 24hour information service upon +7 (495) 578-65-65.

Aeroexpress from Sheremetyevo to Belorussky Train Station

If you wish not to travel to Nizhny Novgorod by plane you will need to go to the centre of Moscow to catch other modes of connecting transport. This is most easily done by using the fast shuttle train service Aeroexpress which connect the centre of Moscow with all 3 of its main airports.

Getting to the Aeroexpress terminal at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

The Aeroexess station at Moscow Sheremetyevo International airport is located in the building of terminal E, which is accessible from all the other terminals at the airport by a free airport shuttle bus. The Aeroexpress station is on the left hand side of the terminal E building on the third floor, although you can access it from the second floor as well. Once you have reached the corridor in terminal E follow the signs directing you to the station entrance. Once you have reached the station entrance you can buy tickets for the Aeroexpress using cash, in the local currency, or card from either an Aeroexpress ticket machine or a Cashier from the ticket desk. Once you have brought your ticket follow the signs to the rail terminal entrance. When you arrive outside the station you will see a platform separated by electronic barriers. To access the platform you should swipe your ticket on the pad and walk through to the platform. Trains departing to Moscow Belorussky Train Station are situated on the left hand side. Once arriving at Belorusskaya you should walk towards the terminal building and exit into the main train station.

There are Aeroexpress signs directing you to the express terminal at the airport. You may also buy Aeroexpress tickets online via the Aeroexpress website or the Aeroexpress Smartphone App before you arrive in Russia. The price of a ticket costs 400 rubles if brought at the station or if brought online the cost is 340 rubles. The train operates from 05:00 until 01:00 every day.

Buses from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Central Moscow

Buses to the Centre of Moscow from Sheremetyevo are frequent with 5 services operating to different Metro stations within the city. The bus stops are located outside each terminal building. The cost of each bus into the city centre is 100 rubles. The bus services available are as follows

Bus Route  Destination  Times of Operation 
#949  Rechnoy Vokzal  06:45-21:45 
#851  Rechnoy Vokzal  05:35-00:49 
#871  Palernaya  05:22-00:08 
#948  Palernaya  06:45-21:45 
#H1  Leninskiy Prospekt  Every half an hour 

Trains from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod

The fastest train from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod costs between 350 rubles and 2000 rubles depending upon how far in advanced you book it and operates every day from Moscow Kursky Train Station. This service takes 4 hours or less to get to Nizhny Novgorod from Moscow. Other rail services include longer compartment services which may include a bed in the price of your ticket which is convenient for overnight travel. You may buy a ticket online a maximum of 45 days before your departure date. To do this you must set up an online account with RZD stating all the necessary traveler information including your passport details under the category foreign documents, which is compulsory for all Russian travel. Once you have purchased your ticket you need to register electronically and obtain your boarding pass in electronic form (for trains which offer the e-registration service) or obtain your boarding pass on a ticket form at a ticket office or at a self-service terminal on the territory of Russian Federation. You can find more information about electronic registration here .

You may find timetable, pricing information and the online purchase store on the RZD website by clicking here.

It is also possible to buy a train ticket from a machine terminal at any train station in Russia using your card, or by cash from a cashier’s desk within any train station in Russia. For all of these ticketing options you must have your passport. Your ticket will have printed all of the necessary information including your wagon number and seat number. It will also have the journey details such as the date and time of your departure, your arrival time and the departing and arrival stations. You should make sure all the information on your ticket is correct before your departure. You must also sit in the place you have been allocated. All trains have on board toilets and food facilities in the form of a trolley service. On most routes, a restaurant car is attached to the train. All restaurant cars serve complete meals or snacks, as well as drinks.

Metro Station Directions to a Selected Train Station from Aeroexpress terminals

Kursky Train Station
Sheremetyevo – Belorusskaya Metro Station (Aeroexpress Terminal)- Kurskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)
Sheremetyevo- Rechnoy Vokzal Metro Station (Bus Terminal)-Belorusskaya Metro Station (Metro Green Line)- Kurskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)
Sheremetyevo- Leninskiy Prospekt Metro Station (Bus Terminal)- Oktabrckaya Metro Station (Metro Orange Line)- Kurskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)
Sheremetyevo- Palernaya Metro Station (Bus Terminal)- Taganskaya Metro Station (Metro purple Line)- Kurskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)

Kazansky station
Sheremetyevo- Belorusskaya (Aeroexpress Terminal)- Komsomolskaya (Metro Brown Line)
Sheremetyevo- Rechnoy Vokzal (Bus Terminal) Belorusskaya (Metro Green Line)- Komsomolskaya (Metro Brown Line)
Sheremetyevo- Leninskiy Prospekt (Bus Terminal)- Chestiye Prude (Oramnge Line)- Komsomolskaya (Red Line)
Sheremetyevo- Palernaya (Bus Terminal)- Taganskaya (Metro purple Line)- Komsomolskaya (Metro Brown Line)

Yaroslavsky station
Sheremetyevo- Belorusskaya Metro Station (Aeroexpress Terminal)- Komsomolskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)
Sheremetyevo- Rechnoy Vokzal Metro Station (Bus Terminal) Belorusskaya Metro Station (Metro Green Line)- Komsomolskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)
Sheremetyevo- Leninskiy Prospekt Metro Station (Bus Terminal) - Chestiye Prudy Metro Station (Orange Line)- Komsomolskaya Metro Station (Red Line)
Sheremetyevo- Palernaya Metro Station (Bus Terminal)- Taganskaya Metro Station (Metro purple Line)- Komsomolskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)

Buses to Nizhny Novgorod from Moscow

To get to Nizhny Novgorod via bus you should make your way to the Metro station Sholkovskaya , which is the last station on the Blue Line. Once you get out of the Metro Train and onto the platform you need to turn right and go up the steps following the signs “Вход в город” (“Entry to the City”). Once you have passed through the exit barriers continue walking straight until you get to the exit to the metro station. At this point you must turn right and walk up the stairs until you get outside. Immediately on your right hand side you will see the Government bus station “Avtovokzal”.

Getting to the Moscow Central Bus Station

Aeroexpress Routes- Metro Sholkovskaya
Sheremetyevo- Belorusskaya Metro Station (Aeroexpress Terminal)- Kurskaya or Kievskaya Metro Station ( Metro Blue Line) -Sholkovskaya Metro Station (Metro Blue Line)
Sheremetyevo- Rechnoy Vokzal Metro Station (Bus Terminal)-Belorusskaya Metro Station (Metro Green Line)- Kurskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)- Sholkovskaya Metro Station (Metro Blue Line)
Sheremetyevo- Leninskiy Prospekt Metro Station (Bus Terminal)- Oktyabrskaya Metro Station (Metro Orange Line)- Kurskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line) -Sholkovskaya Metro Station (Metro Blue Line)
Sheremetyevo- Palernaya (Bus Terminal)- Barrikadnaya (Metro purple Line)- Kurskaya Metro Station (Metro Brown Line)- Sholkovskaya Metro Station (Metro Blue Line)

Buying a Bus Ticket and Boarding Information

Inside the bus station you will find buses departing to all major Russian cities and towns. It will also be very busy with an average of 25,000 daily users using this terminal. To buy a ticket to Nizhny Novgorod you must go to one of the cashier desks to the far right of the terminal. To buy a ticket you must state the destination and the time and date of your journey along with your passport and payment. Once you have brought your ticket you must wait inside the terminal building until your bus arrives. Roughly 15 minutes before your departure time you will be allowed access to board your bus when your journey is highlighted green upon the departures board outside the entrance to the platform, which is guarded by security and a conductor. To get past these people you must show you bus ticket along with your passport.

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
- Arriving by Bus
- The University Pick-Up Service

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 driven to the University for the cost of 700rubles.
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 form link).
If you have trouble accessing the form you can request this service by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  highlighting your journey details and requirements needed.