Kazan-1-Passenger Railway Station
The main railway station in Kazan is Kazan-1-Passenger (Казань-1-Пассажирская), which is a historical building dating from 1896. A new modern terminal has also been built next door. The station is about 800m from Ulitsa Baumana (ул. Баумана) - Kazan’s central pedestrian street - and 1200m from the Kazan Kremlin. From the station, it is easy to get to the Kremlin by walking up Ulitsa Chernyshevskogo (ул. Чернышевского).
|Location||Privokzalnaya Ploschad (Привокзальная пл.)|
|Selected Destinations||Moscow, St Petersburg, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Arzamas, Murom, Nizhnevartovsk|
|Suburban Trains||Staroe Arakchino (the Temple of All Religions), Sviyazhsk (12km from the island of Sviyazhsk), Yoshkar-Ola, Kazan International Airport|
|Timetables||Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains|
Kazan-2 Railway Station
There is also another newer railway station in Kazan called Kazan-2 (Казань-2) which is located far from the city centre (7km from Kazan-1-Passenger Railway Station) on the northern side of the River Kazanka. Kazan-2 practically only serves transit trains. Trains usually stop at Kazan-2 Railway Station for between 5 to 20 minutes. To get to Kazan-2 from Kazan-1-Passenger take tram No. 9 or bus No. 53 (which also goes to river port and the central bus station) from the Ulitsa Vorovskogo bus stop (остановка ул. Воровского). Alternatively you can walk to Ulitsa Moskovskaya and take bus No. 37 or trolley bus No. 1. From the central Ulitsa Pravo-Bulochnaya you can take bus No. 6 or No. 29. Severny Vokzal metro station (Северный Вокзал) is located just next to Kazan-2 railway station.
|Location||33 Ulitsa Vorovskogo (ул. Воровского 33)|
|Selected Destinations||Krasnoyarsk, Ulan-Ude, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Irkutsk, Sochi, Adler, Rostov-on-Don, Barnaul, Kislovodsk, Mineralny Vody, Volgograd, Saratov, Syzran, Ulyanovsk, Izhevsk, Novokuznetsk, Perm, Novorossiysk.|
|Timetables||Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains|
Kazan Central Bus Station
Kazan has two bus stations – the main Central or Capital Bus Station (Центральный или Столичный) and the Southern Bus Station (Южный). The Central Bus station is located about 2km from Kazan-Passenger Railway Station. Take bus No. 53 or tram No. 7 to get there from Kazan-Passenger.
|Location||15 Ulitsa Devyataeva (ул. Девятаева 15)|
|Selected Destinations||Cheboksary; Ulyanovsk, Yelabuga.|
Kazan Southern Bus Station
The Southern Bus Station is located very far from the city centre and serves buses heading south. Buses to Bulgar leave from here. In bad traffic it can take up to an hour to get to the Southern Bus Station from the centre. From the River Port and Central Bus Station take bus No. 85. From Kazan-2 train station take bus No. 33 or No. 97.
The closest metro station to Southern Bus Station is Prospekt Pobedy (Проспект Победы), from there you need to walk along prospect for 2.5km or take public transport which goes along prospect. From Sukkonnaya Sloboda (Суконная Слобода) metro station take bus No. 4. From Gorki (Горки) metro station take buses No. 55, No. 22 or No. 37. From the central Ploschad Tukaya (Площадь Тукая) metro station take bus No. 22, which runs along Ulitsa Levo-Bulochnaya (улица Лево-Булочная) as well. From Ametievo (Аметьево) metro station take bus No. 37. From Prospekt Pobedy ( проспект Победы) metro station take buses No. 37, No. 85 or No. 97.
|Location||207 Orenburgsky proezd (Оренбургский проезд, 207)|
|Selected Destinations||Almetievsk, Bolgar, Naberezhnye Chelny, Toliatti|
Additional Stops for Buses and Minibuses
In addition, minibuses and buses to various cities leave from various points around the city. It is best to use these buses or minibuses when travelling to Chistopol, Naberezhnye Chelny, Raifa or Yoshka-Ola as they run more frequently than the buses from the bus stations.
|Location||intersection of Ulitsa Korotcheko and Ulitsa Yakhina (for Chistopol and Naberezhnye Chelny);
Ulitsa Said Galieva (for Naberezhnye Chelny); outside TsUM (for Raifa) and Privokzalnaya Ploschad (for Yoshkar-Ola).
Kazan International Airport is located about 30km from the city centre. To get there from the centre take the special Aeroexpress train which leaves from the suburban train terminal of Kazan-1-Passenger Railway Station every 2 hours and run from 08:00 to 00:15. Trains leave Kazan International Airport at the same frequency but run from 07:00 - 23:20. Alternatively you can take bus No. 97 from Kazan-2 Railway Station or the Ploschad Pobedy (Площадь Победы) metro station. Hotel Polyot (Полёт) is situated next to the airport which is a relatively cheap Soviet-era hotel. Some additional charter flights also operate from Kazan International Airport in holiday seasons.
|Selected Destinations||Russia: Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, St Petersburg, Surgut,Ufa. International: Almaty, Baku, Bishkek, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Tashkent.|
Kazan River Port
Kazan River Port is located not far from the Central Bus Station on the same street. Navigation on the Volga from Kazan usually operates from May to November. The river port mainly serves local destinations and tourist cruises which make a stop in Kazan. Ferries to Bolgar (Болгар) and Sviyazhsk (Свияжск) leave from here in the summer months. Some 2-3 day cruises are organised from here and you can also take a 2-hour trip along the Volga, which runs every day in summer from 19:00-21:00. Two additional boat trips take place on weekends at 12:00 and 15:00. Cruises are operated by TATFLOT.
|Location||1 Ulitsa Devyataeva (ул. Девятаева, 1)|
|Selected Destinations||Bolgar, Sviyazhsk|
Getting to/from Kazan
As Kazan is a major city located on the Trans-Siberian Railway, it has very good railway connections with many other Russian cities. In addition to the railway, it also has good bus connections with nearby cities and an international airport. From Kazan it is relatively easy to visit Bolgar, Chistopol, Naberezhnye Chelny, Raifa, Sviyazhsk and Yelabuga, which are also located in the Republic of Tatarstan.
There are many trains which connect Moscow with Kazan, including several premium trains. The most convenient train from Moscow is the Moscow - Kazan Premium Train which runs from Moscow's Kazansky Railway station and Kazan-1-Passenger Railway Station. It takes around 12 hours.
Several airlines (S7, Aeroflot, Vim Avia, Tatarstan Airlines, UTair, Ural Airlines) operate flights between Moscow and Kazan. There are about 11 flights a day which take around 1¼ to 1¾ hours.
From St Petersburg
The most convenient train from St Petersburg is the Povolzhie Premium Train which runs from St Petersburg's Moskovsky Railway Station to Kazan-1-Passenger Railway Station. It takes around 22 hours.
Several airlines (Rossia, Ak Bars Aero, Tatarstan Airlines) operate flights between St Petersburg and Kazan. There are about 4 flights a day which take around 2½ hours.
There are many buses a day between Yoshkar-Ola and Kazan which take just 2½ hours. They run between Yoshkar-Ola Bus Station and Kazan's Privokzalnaya Ploschad.
There is 1 suburban train a day, which leaves Yoshkar-Ola Railway Station in the morning and returns from Kazan-1-Passenger Railway Station in the evening. It takes just under 3½ hours to get.