Getting There & Away
Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Volgograd and Astrakhan all have busy airports with good connections to Moscow and St Petersburg, though air links between cities in the region are not very good. Flying within the region usually entails a change in Moscow. Airports in Kazan and Samara, in particular, also have flights to select cities in Europe, such as to Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and Prague (Czech Republic).
Frequent buses and trains connect large cities in the region to Moscow and points beyond.