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Trains from Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg

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Railroad route Nizhny Novgorod - Saint-Petersburg overview

Trains from Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg depart 4 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 05:05, the last - 13:20. Travel time between Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg takes from 08h 15min to 21h 14min. Train tickets from Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg cost from 22 USD to 863 USD, 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 Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg: 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 April 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород)

Arrival station:

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


Complete schedule of trains from Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
05:05 13:20 08h 15min 757Н Sapsan Regular Train 71 USD
13:55 06:16 16h 21min 132Г Regular Train 77 USD
13:55 06:16 16h 21min 146У Regular Train 34 USD
14:58 12:12 21h 14min 337Й Regular Train 52 USD
14:58 12:12 21h 14min 347Й Regular Train 22 USD
18:58 09:05 14h 07min 130Г Regular Train 55 USD
19:06 09:05 13h 59min 059Г Volga Regular Train 40 USD

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

Yes there are direct trains departing from Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород) and arriving to Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)), Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)). Trains depart 4 times a day.

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

The fastest train is 757Н Sapsan, departing at 05:05 from Nizhny Novgorod and arriving to Moskovskiy Railway station. Travel time of the fastest train 757Н Sapsan - 08h 15min. Tickets cost from 71 USD.

The cheapest train is 347Й , departing at 14:58 from Nizhny Novgorod, traveling for 21h 14min and arriving to Moskovskiy Railway station at 12:12. Tickets for this train cost from 22 USD.

Travel time between Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg takes from 08h 15min to 21h 14min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg depart from Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород). The first train a day departs at 05:05.

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

Train tickets from Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg usually cost from 22 USD to 863 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg 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 22 USD 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 Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg 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 Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg

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 Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg depart 4 times a day, covering the whole route from 08h 15min to 22h 57min.

Regular Trains between Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 132Г, 337Й, 146У, 347Й, 757Н, 059Г, 130Г

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 Nizhny Novgorod to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 22 USD
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 40 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 50 USD
  • Sitting (Standard) - from 71 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 84 USD
  • Sitting (Economy class) - from 87 USD
  • Sitting (Bistro car) - from 89 USD
  • Sitting (Family class) - from 107 USD
  • Sitting (Business class) - from 175 USD
  • Sitting (First class) - from 217 USD
  • Sitting (Compartment-Suite) - from 335 USD
  • Sitting (Conference compt.) - from 863 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
05:05 13:20 08h 15min 757Н Sapsan 71 USD
13:55 06:16 16h 21min 132Г 77 USD
13:55 06:16 16h 21min 146У 34 USD
14:58 12:12 21h 14min 337Й 52 USD
14:58 12:12 21h 14min 347Й 22 USD
18:58 09:05 14h 07min 130Г 55 USD
19:06 09:05 13h 59min 059Г Volga 40 USD

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

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.


Sitting (Bistro car)

Table seats with comfortable adjustable textile chairs, arranged two by two, with individual reading lights, four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Ticket price includes around 2000 Russian Rubles (about 35$) to make purchases of hot meals, snacks and drinks offered onboard the train.


Sitting (Business class)

The cost of business class ticket is slightly different from the price of an economy class, but the list of services included in the ticket may surprise even the experienced traveler. The layout sof eats in business class is two by two. Each of the leather seats is adjustable and have reclining backs, folding tables, footrest and armrest as well as an individual reading light. WiFi is available free of charge throughout the trip. Newspapers, travel-kit, cold and hot drinks, as well as hot meal is included.


Sitting (Conference compt.)

The conference cabin is suitable for traveling in a group upto four people and it's compulsory to buy tickets for the entire cabin. There is a separate entrance to the cabin. The conference room provides 4 wide leather seats arranged around a table, with armrests and footrests, individual reading lights, mini bar, free Wi-Fi, travel-kit with pillow and blanket. The cabin is equipped with the multifunctional TV display, power sockets and a mini-sofa. 
One hot meal with non-alcoholic drinks is included in the ticket price, plus such tickets provide free access to the Business Lounges on the train stations. 


Sitting (Economy class)

Comfortable adjustable textile seats arranged two by two, with armrests and footrests (except table seats), individual reading lights, foldable tables, built-in audio modules 
four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Meals are not included but snacks and drinks can be purchased at extra charge.


Sitting (First class)

First class offers wide leather seats, reclining almost horizontally, in 2+1 layout, with lot of room for each traveler, individual outlets, footrests and plenty of legroom. These can be faced in the direction the train is heading. The seats are equipped with individual reading lights, personal TV-sets & built-in audio modules, foldable tables. Free Wi-Fi, travel-kit with a pillow and blanket, individual power sockets, one hot meal are offered onboard.


Sitting (Standard)

Comfortable adjustable textile seats arranged two by two, with armrests and footrests (except table seats), individual reading lights, foldable tables, built-in audio modules 
four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Meals are not included but snacks and drinks can be purchased at extra charge.


Popular trains on a route Nizhny Novgorod - Saint-Petersburg

757Н, Sapsan Regular Train

Departing from Nizhny Novgorod at 05:05 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 13:20
Travel Time - 08h 15min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 71 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 87 USD
Sitting (Bistro car) - from 89 USD
Sitting (Family class) - from 107 USD
Sitting (Business class) - from 175 USD
Sitting (First class) - from 217 USD
Sitting (Compartment-Suite) - from 335 USD
Sitting (Conference compt.) - from 863 USD


059Г, Volga Regular Train

Departing from Nizhny Novgorod at 19:06 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 09:05
Travel Time - 13h 59min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 40 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 50 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 84 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

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

347Й,   Regular Train
Departing from Nizhny Novgorod at 14:58 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 12:12
Travel Time - 21h 14min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 22 USD
3-сl. open sleeping - from 69 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 178 USD


 

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

757Н, Sapsan  Regular Train
Departing from Nizhny Novgorod at 05:05 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 13:20
Travel Time - 08h 15min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 71 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 87 USD
Sitting (Bistro car) - from 89 USD
Sitting (Family class) - from 107 USD
Sitting (Business class) - from 175 USD
Sitting (First class) - from 217 USD
Sitting (Compartment-Suite) - from 335 USD
Sitting (Conference compt.) - from 863 USD


 

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