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About the City

Cheboksary (Shupashkar in the Chuvash language) is the capital of the Chuvash Republic, its administrative, economic and cultural center.

The population of Cheboksary is about 454,3 thousand people.


Cheboksary was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1469. In 1555 Cheboksary was announced as a Russian military town, which had a fortress and a trading quarter.

Cheboksary is a multifunctional town. The main industrial enterprises, utilities and storage facilities form the industrial zones (Eastern and South industrial zones) where 80% of workers are employed. 7% of population lives in the city center, where about 70—75% of people employed in nonmaterial sphere work.


There are 2 state languages in the Chuvash Republic – Russian and Chuvash.

Time Zone

Chuvashia is located in Moscow time zone (GMT +4).

The climate is temperate continental with distinct clearly-marked year seasons. Average temperature in summer +20-22°С, in winter -8-10°С.

The weather in Cheboksary today


Besides the national holidays there is also a regional holiday (day-off) on June, 24 – Day of the Chuvash Republic.

Working Hours

Administrative institutions and enterprises are open on weekdays from 8.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m., with a lunch break from 12.00 till 1.00 p.m.
Shops are usually open from 8.00 a.m. till 8.00 p.m., supermarkets - from 8.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m. There are also a lot of shops open 24 hours.


Reaching Cheboksary

By plane

Daily flights from Moscow by the plane CRJ-200, except Saturdays, at 19-40. Travel time 2 hours.

Daily flights from Cheboksary at 21-40, except Saturdays.

Scheduled flights from Cheboksary to Egypt and Turkey operate during the season.

The airport is close to city’s downtown. Cheboksary can be reached by taxi, shuttle bus or taxi.

Cheboksary Airport

Address: 2, ploshchad Skvortsova, Cheboksary 
Inquiries by phone: (8352) 301-241, 301-487

By train

Deluxe train "Chuvashia"

Train No.054G - Moscow (Kazan Railway Station) – Cheboksary leaves daily at 20:16, arrives in Cheboksary in 09:16.

Train № 053ZH - Cheboksary - Moscow (Kazan Railway Station) leaves daily at 17:05, arrives in Moscow at 06:37.

Cheboksary can also be reached via Kanash, Chuvash Republic, located 80 km from Cheboksary. Kanash is a major railway junction through which the train goes from Moscow to Siberia and the Far East.

Information on passenger train schedule in Kanash railway station.

Railway station

Address: 1, ul. Privokzalnaya, Cheboksary.
Information: (8352) 39-19-00, ticket office: (8352) 39-18-50.

By bus

Many cities of European Russia - Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Ulyanovsk, Ufa, Orenburg, etc. - can be reached by bus from Cheboksary.

Central Bus Station

Address: 78, prospect Mira, Cheboksary 
Information: (8352) 28-78-43, 56-64-08.

By car

Federal highway
М-7 "VOLGA" , Moscow - Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary – Kazan
А-119 "VYATKA" , Cheboksary - Yoshkar-Ola - Kirov - Syktyvkar

А-151 Tsivilsk - Ulyanovsk

Basic distances between cities: Cheboksary - Moscow - 650 km; 
Cheboksary - Ulyanovsk - 246 km; 
Cheboksary - Kazan - 158 km; 
Cheboksary - Nizhniy Novgorod - 240 km

Traffic Police of the Chuvash Republic

Address: 37, ul. B. Khmelnitsky 
Phone: (8352) 620106, 625713
Helpline STSI CR: (8352) 62-50-30.



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