The capital of Mordovia, Saransk is 600 km to the South-East of Moscow. Not far from Saransk are several other cities that host the World Cup - Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Samara.
Take advantage of major highways to get to Saransk - from the west (from Moscow), from the north (from Nizhny Novgorod), from the east (from Kazan), from the south (from Penza).
From Moscow to Saransk you can get in two ways - along the M5 (a distance of about 650 km) and through Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod (a little more distance, but perhaps faster in time).
The road from St. Petersburg to Saransk passes through Moscow (distance about 1400 km). Get to Moscow, and then follow to Saransk. Attention, some variants of the road can be paid.
From Nizhny Novgorod to Saransk (300 km) can be reached by moving to the south.
From Sochi to Saransk you can reach Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Tambov and Penza (the route is 1700 km). On this route there are paid sections of the road.
In order to get from Rostov-on-Don (way - 1100 km), use the part of the route given in the previous paragraph.
From Ekaterinburg to Saransk you can reach Chelyabinsk, Ufa and Ulyanovsk (about 1500 km). This road is more preferable compared to the road through Miass because of the quality of the road cover.
From Samara to Saransk (490 km) you can drive through Dimitrovgrad and Ulyanovsk. You can also proceed through Syzran and Penza.
From Kazan to Saransk (450 km). you can get there through Ulyanovsk.
From Volgograd to Saransk (750 km) the road passes through Saratov to the bypass of Penza.
At the railway station of Saransk in the central part of the city are coming direct trains from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don. Relatively fast can be reached by a direct train only from Moscow.
The road train from St. Petersburg will take about a day, from Nizhny Novgorod - 7-9 hours of Sochi - a little less than a day, from Rostov-on-Don - one and a half days, from Ekaterinburg - a little less than a day, from Samara - 9-12 hours, from Kazan - 8-10 hours, from Volgograd - about 20 hours.
In 25 km from Saransk there is a large railway junction - the city of Ruzaevka. Here there are more trains from the Moscow and Samara directions.
The bus station of Saransk can be reached from Moscow from the Shchelkovo bus station, and (4-5 hours) from Nizhny Novgorod
Saransk Airport is 8 km from the city center, you can get there by shuttle bus and taxi. From Saransk airport there are regular flights to Moscow (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports).