Getting Around

Arriving & Getting Around

From Moscow (Kazansky railway station) 11 trains a day leave to Kazan. The journey takes between 11,5 and 13,5 hours depending on which train you take. Only one train a day departs from St. Petersburg to Kazan. The journey takes 21,5 hours leaving at 16:13 from Moskovsky railway station and arriving in Kazan the next day at 13:45.

Getting around Kazan

Public Transport
Kazan is mainly serviced by a network of buses and trolleybuses. The fare for one ride is 20-24Rbl. In 2005 Kazan also opened its own underground system with seven stations stretched over one line. The stations themselves are shining new examples of the amount of investment now being pumped into Kazan and have helped eased traffic for citizens travelling in to the centre, especially on Kazan's many bridges. Most tourists will not need to use the metro although it can be a quick way to get between the Kremlin and your hotel for example.
Taxis are a very quick and easy way to get around town and it is usually not difficult to find one (unlike in some other Russian cities). Most official taxis run on metres, although they may also accept to agree on a set price before setting off too. From the train station to the centre 200-400Rbl is more than fair, whilst going to the airport the average cost is around 1000Rbl.