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About Strigino - Nizhny Novgorod Intl. Airport

Strigino International Airport is one of the oldest airports in Russian aviation history. In 1938, the airport started serving in the city of Nizhny Novgorod by the Soviet Union. Strigino International Airport was closed to civilian flights during the Second World War by the Soviet Union Air Force and was used as a military air base. After the war had finished, the airport started to operate commercial flights again. In 1965, a new internal terminal building was built at the airport and in 1983, a new runway was constructed. The airport was renovated by the new government after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the airport gained international status in 1994. The construction work done on the exterior of the airport and the terminal building was completed in 2015 and then after this date, the airport's annual passenger statistics managed to approach one and a half million people.

Getting to the City Center from Strigino - Nizhny Novgorod Intl. Airport

Metro, buses and taxis are the other options for the transportation within the city. At Strigino Airport, buses and minibuses are the mostly used vehicles to reach the city center. Car rental companies meet the car demands in Strigino. And taxis operate at the airport as an alternative all day long.


You can go to Nizhny Novgorod in about half an hour by using the taxis waiting in front of the terminal building for 24 hours at Strigino Airport. It is an extra ease that they accept payment with both cash and credit card.


Bus routes 20 and 11 provide transportation to the city center. You can pay the amount in the buses, which operate between 06:00 am and 09:30 pm. Buses depart from the stops in front of the terminal building almost every 15 minutes.


You can go to the city center with the minibus routes 29 and 46, which operate only in the evening. Minibuses are in service between 05:50 pm and 11:00 pm.

Car Rental

There are three different car rental companies at Strigino Airport for those who want to rent a car. These companies - Europcar, Paulz and Rentalcars - are open for 24 hours. You can rent a car over telephone and internet or from the offices directly.

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2018
Getting to Strigino - Nizhny Novgorod Intl. Airport from the City Center

Taxis, buses and minibuses are among the alternatives that provide transportation to the airport from the city center. Traveling by renting a car is a less preferred option.


Taxis are the only option to go to the airport at night because buses and minibuses operate in a specific time range. You should be careful that the taxi you get on in the city center have a taximeter. Traveling to the airport by taxi takes 20 minutes although it changes depending on the traffic and weather conditions.


Bus routes 20 and 11 which you can get on from the stops in the city center provide easy transportation to the terminal building of the airport. It takes half an hour on average to travel by buses. You can also prefer minibus routes 29 and 46 which you can get on in the evening. It takes approximately 40 minutes to reach the airport by minibuses.

Car Rental

Even though renting a car is a less preferred alternative, there are many car rental companies in the city center. The prominent ones of these companies are Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

Airport Information

Strigino Airport is an important airport hosting passengers from all over the world in Nizhny Novgorod. With a two-floor terminal building, Strigino Airport also outstands with services it offers to the passengers. In the terminal, there are sections such as post office, safety-deposit room, first-aid room and a nurse for emergencies.

There is a meeting room, telephone service and photocopy center for business travelers. And internet can be used for free by everyone at the entrance of the terminal.

Passengers can eat and drink in Rospechat Shop and Cafe, which is on the first floor of the terminal building, and do shopping in CAPO Duty Free Shop on the second floor, where more than 10 thousand products are sold.

Besides, there is also a museum so that passengers can spend nice time at the airport. Touring the museum which possesses historical information and documents about the airport is free of charge and the museum can be visited between 09:00 am and 02:00 pm every day during the weekdays.

Airport Hotel, in 500-meter distance to the terminal building inside the airport, has unique attributes to provide the passengers with accommodation services. You can stay at this hotel, which has 64 rooms and free-of-charge eating service, and make it easier to reach the airport.

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2018

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