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Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod Sapsan Route
What is the Sapsan Train Schedule for the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod Route?
- There is one train per day
- Trip duration is 4 hours
- The train departs from Kursky station
There is at least one Sapsan train departure every day running between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. These Sapsan trains depart from the Kurskiy Station in Moscow located at Zemlyanoy Val St, 29 and arrive at the Nizhny Novgorod Railway Station. Travel time between these two cities is approximately four hours.
Multiple seating options are available for purchase. Food can be purchased from the dining car onboard every Sapsan train, though with certain seating classes, meals are included in the ticket price. Please see the Sapsan Moscow to Nizny Novgorod route map below.
Timetable for the Sapsan Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod train route
Sapsan Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod Train Tickets
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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers
In Moscow, Sapsan trains operating on the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod route depart from the Kursky Train Station, Zemlyanoi Val, 29, Metro Kurskaya.
Sapsan trains operating on the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod route arrive at the station located at Revolution Square 2A.
Yes, there is a dining car in Sapsan trains. You can order meals to your seat or have them in the restaurant car.
There is only one daily Sapsan train from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod.
The travel time from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod is 4 hours.
History of the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod Railway Route
In 1835, the first railway from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod was suggested. Forward-thinking intellectuals and engineers grew excited about the prospect of such a railway, however not everyone was as enthused. Tsar Nicholas I weighed the benefits, but this line wasn’t started until 1857. It was finished in 1862, with four passenger trains running on it. The 440-km journey took up to fifteen hours. Today, the fastest train, the Sapsan, can travel from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod much faster. Passengers can zoom there in less than four hours.
The 150th anniversary of the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod line saw the dedication of a new city square in 2012. It was named “Zheleznodorozhnikov Ploshchad.” This translates to “Railway Workers’ Square.” It lies in front of the local railway administration headquarters.
What sights lie on the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod train line?
Vladimir: Founded in 1108 by Vladimir II Monomakh, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus’, Vladimir is a city not to be missed. It’s considered part of the Golden Ring. Influential in medieval Russian religion, culture and politics, it has many sights dating from this time. These include the Golden Gate and the Princess Convent. Assumption Cathedral and the Cathedral of St. Dmitry are two more.
Pavlovsky Posad: Renowned for producing Pavlovo Posad shawls, this city has been home to the factory since 1795. These fine woolen shawls with intricate flowered designs are among Russia’s most famous articles of clothing. First appearing in texts in the 14th century, Pavlovsky Posad also offers religious and architectural sights. The Church of the Ascension, the Bell Tower of Resurrection Cathedral and Pokrovsko-Vasilievsky Monastery complete a trip to see where the shawls are made.
Nizhny Novgorod: This large city has much to offer in terms of culture, especially since it was founded in 1220. Archangel Cathedral, the Grand Kremlin and the Museum House of Gorky all delight visitors, along with many other monuments. The city was renamed Gorky during the USSR. Pokrovka street is cut off from traffic and is a great place to stretch your legs after a train ride. Chkalov Staircase leads down to the Volga and is picturesque.
Dzerzhinsk is one of the larger stops on this railway. The hub of the chemical industry during the USSR, it was closed off to visitors. Now one of the most toxic cities on earth, the average age for male residents is 42, while for females it’s 47.
If stopping isn’t a priority, or you want to return to the city you arrived in for departure purposes, Sapsan trains breach the distance between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod in less than four hours and trains depart daily.