Balakovo is the administrative center of Balakovsky municipal district. There are several methods that can be hassle to get to this city.
The best is rail transport. Between Moscow and Balakovo runs ambulance train "047Й Moscow – Balakovo", which departs daily from Paveletsky station at 14:06. The cost of a ticket in a compartment is approximately 2500 roubles, in reserved seat wagon – 1500rubley. It takes a total of 20 hours.
Less convenient but is also popular way – on the chaise. You are on the train or the plane to Saratov, and from there get to Balakovo commuter train or bus. Buses depart from the local bus station every hour, the ticket costs about 200 roubles. You can also use the services of local taxi drivers – they are not much more expensive. In the way you spend no more than three hours.
We should also specify that if to Saratov you intend to fly on an airplane, you need to know what services are available to the company-a monopolist, OAO "Saratov airlines", and the prices for flights are quite high. The cheapest one-way tickets cost from 3200 rubles. Departure is from the airports Domodedovo and Vnukovo. The flight takes an hour and a half.
You can fairly quickly drive to Balakovo by car, again through Saratov. The distance between the capital and Balakovo with a total of 1010 miles, the road takes on average 12-14 hours a quiet ride, but it all depends on how busy the track.
It should also be noted that Balakovo is a center of shipbuilding industry, it has a large river port. In summer, tourists can reach the city on the Volga on the ship. Vouchers must be purchased several months before the trip.