From € 1.50 to € 3
Tipping is not required, but tips of 10% are not uncommon in restaurants.
The tap water in Russia is not drinkable. Bottled water is cheap and widely available.
Kazan has a well-developed public transport network, with buses and trams operating from 5:30h till 22:30h and the metro from 6:00h till midnight.
The costs are about € 0.50 for a ride. Metro tickets can be bought at the entrances of metro stations, and in buses and trolleybuses the conductor handles the payment (in cash). On this website you will find more information about local buslines, tramlines and schedules.
Download the free Yandex Metro app to plan your route in the Kazan metro, as the app provides up-to-date information about the metro, detailed instructions about your route, and the most efficient way to travel.
A train connects Kazan International Airport in 30 minutes with the central station of the city. Although this is a cheap and convenient option, the train runs usually only a couple of times a day. For more information see the official website of the airport.
Shuttle bus number 197 connects the airport with metro station Prospect Pobedy. Tickets cost around € 1.
Taxis can be found outside the airport terminal, but we recommend using an app like Uber or Yandex. A single ride from the airport should cost less than € 10.
Victory Day is a big holiday in Russia, celebrated throughout the country on 9 May, with military parades and fireworks. It commemorates how the Red Army and the Soviet people defeated Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.
The 30th of August is the Day of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan. Celebrations are held mostly in the Kremlin and on the Kremlin Embankment, and also around the Family Center. Festivities include sports competitions, concerts, fairs, and folk festivals. The holiday ends with festive fireworks at night, usually around 22h.
The Kazan Tourist Office is ready to help you with all your questions. Find their office on Bauman Street 49/10. Get directions.
For more information about Kazan, or excursions outside of the city, see the official website of the tourist office.
For searching and booking train tickets in Russia, we recommend to use the official page of the Russian Railways.
The Veli'K shared bicycle system makes it easy to discover Kazan on a bicycle. With the strong winters there, this bicycle service is only available in summer season. Please note that the number of docking stations in Kazan is rather limited.
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