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How to Use Public Transport in Kazan
July 6, 2018 00:14

How to use public transport in Kazan

Public transport In Kazan is very well developed. There are buses, trolleybuses, trams and metro. For all public transport, there is a single travel fare (25 rubles) and a method of payment. Many stops are equipped with electronic displays, which show the route numbers and time until the next transport arrives. In general, the public transport system in Kazan is very advanced, and you can even check  buses on the map  using a mobile application. In addition to the traditional public transport in Kazan, there are tourist buses on the system Hop-on, Hop-off. 

How to Travel in Kazan 

On foot
The historical center of Kazan is not that big. It is concentrated in the Kremlin area and along Bauman Street, which is 1400 meters long. It is quite possible to walk in the historical center and get acquainted with the sights on foot. It may even turn out that during a tourist trip to Kazan you will use transport only to get  to the hotel and leave it.

By car
If you prefer to travel by car, take into account that in the tourist center of Kazan outside the courtyards and territories of hotels parking on the carriageway  is paid (30-70 rubles per hour, depending on the popularity of parking). If you have to use paid parking, then hourly payment is made using a mobile application, SMS message or bank card in a parking machine. The minimum parking time is 30 minutes. Then the time is charged for 15 minutes. 


Using a taxi by phone order or online  is cheaper than catching a car on the street. Most of the official taxis are equipped with meters, travel is paid at a rate of 12 rubles per kilometer. 

Approximate cost of a taxi ride in Kazan:
Kazan airport - tourist area - from 600 rubles
Railway station - tourist area - from 90 rubles
Tourist district - the Kremlin - from 80 rubles

Buses, trolleybuses and trams
All overland public transportation of Kazan operates following  a single scheme. The fare can be paid in the salon to the driver or conductor, or by means of a transport card, which is valid in all three modes of transport. For tourists it is more convenient to pay once a trip, in this case the cost of the trip will be 25 rubles. Payment by transport card is more profitable, the trip will cost 23 rubles, but the card must first be purchased for 75 rubles. The bus, trolleybuses and trams run on schedules in the period from  about 06:00 to 22:00 (all in different ways, plus or minus 30 minutes). 

The Kazan Metro consists of only one line and 10 stations. For tourists it is convenient that it passes through the tourist area, making three stops there: Kremlyovskaya, Tukaya Square, Sukonnaya Sloboda. The metro operates from 06:00 to 24:00. The entry fee is paid using tokens or smart cards, the cost of the trip is from 15 to 25 rubles depending on the method of payment. 
For tourists, it is most convenient to buy simple tokens immediately before a trip at the ticket office or in vending machines. The trip will cost 25 rubles. The bought token drops into the slot on the turnstile, the green light is lit, and you can pass. Children under 7 years inclusive are free. You should  contact the controller at the entrance, and they will show the right pass to the children. Do not bring your children with you through the turnstile. You can also buy a smart card for several number of trips (from 1 to 49), in this  case the trip will cost 23 rubles + 45 rubles per smart card.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the metro.

Tourist bus Hop-on, Hop-Off
Tourist bus picks up passengers near the Kremlin. In Kazan, there is a system of tourist buses of the type Hop-on, Hop-off. The route of the bus and stops are laid in such a way as to cover the maximum number of attractions.

Cost: adults - 900 rubles / children (5-15 years) - 800 / children up to 5 years - free of charge
Duration of the ticket: 2 days (48 hours)
Services on the bus: audio guide in 9 languages, headphones, city map
Working hours: Summer timetable (May-October)
On weekdays: from 10:30 to 21:00
Weekends and holidays: 10:30 to 21:00
Winter schedule (November-April)
On weekdays: from 10:30 to 19:30
Weekends and holidays: 10:30 to 19:30
The length of the route: 15 kilometers, 1 hour 15 minutes
Number of stops on the route: 10
How to buy tickets: tickets are purchased when boarding the bus from the driver

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Kazan travel to Kazan public transport Russian places of interest Republic of Tatarstan 

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