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You can lay many interesting routes in the European part of Russia. One of the options is from the middle Volga region to the Southern Urals. For example, the 1,000-kilometer distance from Orenburg to Nizhny Novgorod is not difficult and interesting at the same time.
The distance from Orenburg to Nizhny Novgorod can be traveled by train, but due to the specifics of the location on the map of the second settlement, only a transfer car runs between them. It leaves Orenburg at 12:56 and arrives in Nizhny Novgorod at 13:12 the next day. It does not depart every day and is on the road for 26 hours. Relatively long, because the car is connected to different trains. Only in Samara the stop lasts 2.5 hours. As a rule, a compartment car. Ticket price from 4200 rubles.
The car leaves for the return journey at 17:03 together with the train from St. Petersburg. It travels the distance from Nizhny Novgorod to Orenburg in 28 hours and arrives at the terminal station at 22:40. It is much more convenient to organize a trip with a transfer in Samara.
There are enough trains from Orenburg to Samara according to the following schedule:
Drive an average of 7 hours. Not all trains are formed by Russian Railways, some of them are Uzbek and Kyrgyz formations. This affects the quality of service, the contingent of passengers, the price (international fare) and the quality of the cars.
Ticket price depends on the type of carriage:
- Reserved seat - from 720 rubles.
- Compartment - from 1300 rubles.
- Sleeping - from 3500 rubles.
Then you need to change trains in Samara. You can take your time with it, the city is interesting and large, there are enough museums, there is a metro, there are many monuments, the architecture is beautiful. Trains from Samara to Nizhny Novgorod depart at 21:51. The trip will take approximately 16 hours. The second flight is branded, therefore, tickets for it are more expensive. A ticket in a reserved seat will cost from 900 rubles, in a seated one - from 800, and in a compartment - from 2200 rubles.
Ride on the bus
The distance from Orenburg to Nizhny Novgorod can be traveled by bus with a change in Samara. This option is less convenient. After all, you can ride the train lying down.
Flights to Samara depart from 5 am to 6 pm from the intercity bus station or from the Sever shopping center. A ticket costs about 1000 rubles, the ride takes from 5.5 to 7 hours. In Samara, the bus can drop off passengers both at the bus station and at the Avrora shopping center.
A bus to Nizhny Novgorod departs from the central bus station at 19:00. He arrives at his destination in 13 hoursKanavinsky bus station. A ticket costs from 1700 rubles.
In the opposite direction, the distance from Nizhny Novgorod to Orenburg can be traveled with a change in Ufa. It takes 20 hours to get there. The bus leaves at 19:45, but not every day. It takes about 7 hours to get from Ufa to Orenburg by bus, but there are many flights.
Drive by car
From Orenburg to Nizhny Novgorod, the distance by car is about 1130 kilometers. The R-224 highway from Orenburg leads to Samara, and then along the E-30 through Tolyatti to Syzran and from there turn onto the A-151, move along it to Chuvashia. Near Tsivilsk you need to turn onto the M-7. It leads to Nizhny Novgorod.