Life In Kazan

Map & Direction

Kazan State Medical University is located in Kazan, which is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Tatarstan is a Federal subject of Russia. Kazan is located 500 miles to the east of Moscow. In Kazan, the school is located on 49 Butlerov str., Postal code is 420012.

By Airplane

Direct flights are available to Kazan (without having to stop in Moscow). Participating airlines include Air Arabia, Air Astana, Czech airlines, Finn Air, Fly Dubai, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan airways. Once you arrive at Kazan Airport, you may choose to take either a bus or taxi to the center of Kazan. The bus leaves five times daily and takes between 60-90 minutes depending on traffic. Tickets cost 30 RUR. A taxi would cost $20-$30.

Travel from Moscow

If you choose a flight that stops in Moscow, you can then take a second flight to Kazan. Airlines that serve Kazan from Moscow include Aeroflot, Siberia Airlines (S7 airlines) and Akbars aero. Siberia Airlines will probably have the best prices.

If you do not wish to fly, there are trains available from Moscow to Kazan that will take 10-12 hours, depending on the train you choose. You will depart from Kazanskiy Railway Station (Komsomolskaya subway station).

For ticketing information, visit

Moscow’s Airports

The three major airports in Moscow are Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo (Lufthansa, Turkish, Fly Dubai, Syrian Air etc.). If you come from abroad you will arrive either to Sheremetyevo-2 International Airport (all major international airlines and Aeroflot) or to Domodedovo International Airport (Swiss Airlines, AirMalta, British Airways, Emirates, El Al, China Eastern, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and most of the Central Asian airlines, plus most domestic airlines, except Aeroflot).

Most flights from Moscow to Kazan are served by Domodedovo airport, but there are flights from Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo as well.

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Phone: +7 (495) 578-65-65, 956-46-66, +7 (925) 100-65-65.

In the Arrivals area (2nd floor), there is a nice 24-hour post office with a printer and a place to charge your phone. There are free wi-fi zones throughout the airport as well. The Arrivals area also has a bar and a nice grocery store, both 24-hour. Expect to spend 30-40 minutes going through passport, customs control and luggage claim.

In the Departures area (after the check-in counters), there are a few restaurants and bars, including Burger King, Costa Coffee, Il Patio, Subway and a popular Irish bar. You’ll be able to charge your electronics at most of these places. There are also a few 24-hour food and souvenir shops, inexpensive cafes, a pharmacy, a bank and exchange offices.

Moscow is a 30-35 minute train ride from Sheremetyevo airport. You can also reach Moscow by bus or by taxi, as Sheremetyevo is about 15 km away, although the train is the most efficient option.

The train station is close-by (100- 150 meters) and you can find directions inside of the airport. The train will take you to Belorussky and Savyolovsky railway stations in Moscow. You can find pricing and timetables here:

If you choose to take the bus, you can find the station near the exit of Sheremetyevo airport. You can buy your tickets on board the buses but it will cost more. For bus information, visit: If you choose to take a taxi, you will find many in front of the airport (arrival level of terminal 2 and in front of terminal 1). You can book a taxi in advance here: or call: +7 (964) 588-88 80.

International Airport

Phone: +7 (495) 578-65-65, 956-46-66, +7 (925) 100-65-65.

The 2nd floor of Domodedovo International Airport has a post office and a MegaFon internet center. The internet center charges 250 RUR per hour, but there are also some free wi-fi zones in the airport. The 2nd floor also has a food store and some retail shops. There are also some on the 1st floor.

The terminal has cafes, restaurants and bars so you won’t go hungry. There are also outlets to charge your electronics in the terminal. Outside of the check-in area, there are also a few 24-hour food and souvenir shops, inexpensive cafes, a pharmacy, a bank and exchange offices.

A little quicker than Sheremetyevo International Airport, it should take about 20-30 minutes to go through passport, customs control and luggage claim. Moscow is a 40-50 minute train ride from Domodedovo Airport, if you choose to take Aeroexpress. Find fares and train schedules here:

The commuter train is another option, but will take a bit longer – 1 hour, 10 minutes. For alternate transportation options, visit