With a quick and convenient way to Nikolaev is flying a plane. But, unfortunately, the flights in this city very little. On the route "Moscow — Nikolaev" flies only airline UTair. The flight departs from the airport approximately once a day, and the flight time is 2 hours 55 minutes.
Pretty quick and comfortable to reach Nikolaev in the long-distance train. On average the train runs once a day. This train departs from the Kazan station and passes through the territory of Russia and Ukraine. Journey time is 22 hours and 58 minutes. And in winter the journey time is a little longer and is 23 hours and 15 minutes.
Also to Nikolaev can be reached by bus. However you will need to do a transplant, because there are no direct flights. In the first stage should be reached by tourist bus to Kyiv, and then take the bus number 25 that will take you to Nikolaev. Total time on the road will be at least 25-26 hours.
Remains another way — by car. And here you have two options. It is possible to steer on the highway M2 "Crimea", to drive the Podolsk, Chekhov and Serpukhov and drive to eagle. After that, from the large settlements on the territory of Kursk and Belgorod. When the car crosses the Russian-Ukrainian border, travel along the E105 highway in the direction of Kharkiv, and then in Krasnohrad to Kharkiv. From Kharkov it is necessary to take the left and on the highway E40 to drive to Krivoy Rog, and from this settlement to Nikolaev will be no more than 200 kilometers.

Journey time is about 23 and a half hours. As for the second option the way it is necessary to go on the highway M3 "Ukraine" in Odintsovo, Naro-Fominsk, Kaluga and Bryansk. After the Russian-Ukrainian border should stay the course in Kirovograd on the road E101. And then go on the road E58 and drive to Nikolaev. All the way will have to spend between 22 and 26 hours, depending on traffic.