Business trip to Kazan: how to work productively and have time to enjoy the city

Business trip to Kazan: how to work productively and have time to enjoy the city

Kazan is officially registered as the “Third Capital of Russia”. And this is not surprising, because the city is one of the largest, most developed and oldest cities in Russia. 

The rich history and numerous historical attractions attract the attention of not only tourists. Those who go to the capital of Tatarstan to resolve business issues also want to have time to plunge into the culture of the city. 

In this article we will tell you how to choose hotels in Kazan on a business trip, what expenses you should expect and what to see in the city. 

The time zone in Kazan coincides with Moscow – UTC+3 (GMT+3).

How to get to the city

By plane. The fastest way to get to Kazan is by plane. This option is chosen by the majority, since Kazan International Airport can be reached from many Russian cities. You can fly from Moscow in 1 hour 30 minutes, from St. Petersburg – in 2 hours. 

The airport is located 21 km from the city center, you can get there by train or bus.

By train. You can get from Moscow to Kazan in 11-14 hours, depending on the train. Trains leave from Kazansky station in Moscow. You can get there from St. Petersburg in 22 hours, departure from Moskovsky station.

Kazan can also be reached from other Russian cities, since the city is a major railway junction. 

By bus or car. You can get from Moscow to Kazan in another convenient way – by bus in 14 hours.

You can also get to Kazan from Moscow by car along the M-7 Volga highway. You will spend about 15 hours on the trip. From St. Petersburg you can get there via Moscow in about 22 hours.

Hotels for a business trip in Kazan

We previously wrote about what you should pay attention to when choosing a hotel for a business trip. It is advisable that the hotel is located close to the temporary place of work, and the room includes a work area and high-speed Internet. 

Below we offer a list of business hotels in Kazan that provide Wi-Fi, transfer, parking, conference room for business meetings, equipment for presentations and more.

Name Address
Ramada Kazan City Center st. Chernyshevsky, 39 (200 m from the central station)
“Giuseppe” st. Kremlevskaya, 15 building 25
“Mirage” st. Moskovskaya, 5
Grand Hotel Kazan st. Petersburgskaya, 1
IT-park st. Petersburgskaya, 52
Korston Tower Kazan st. N. Ershova, 1a
Ibis st. Pravo-Bulachnaya, 43/1

Coworking spaces in Kazan

Coworking allows you to work in silence and communicate with colleagues in an open space, which is usually difficult to do in a hotel room. When choosing a coworking space on a business trip, you should consider the distance from the hotel, rating, price, interior and your own preferences. The coworking spaces presented below have everything you need for productive work:

Prices in Kazan

To determine the amount of daily allowance for a business trip to Kazan, you need to roughly understand what daily expenses await you:

  • The price of a business lunch is on average 200 rubles and above;
  • For lunch in an inexpensive cafe you will spend for one 350-400 rubles;
  • At a fast food restaurant you can eat for an average of 200-300 rubles;
  • Average check for dinner in a restaurant – 1400 rubles;
  • A cup of coffee costs from 100 to 250 rubles.

Transport in Kazan

In Kazan you can get to your destination by metro, bus, trolleybus or tram. In 2022, travel on public transport in Kazan is:

  • 35 rubles when paying in cash;
  • 30 rubles when paying by bank card;
  • 27 rubles when paying by transport card.

The cost of a transport card is 85 rubles.

The price of a taxi to travel around the city will be 150 rubles or more.

Restaurants for business meetings in Kazan

A business trip to Kazan may be accompanied by a meeting with partners or colleagues from the city’s branches. To discuss business issues, you should choose a cafe or restaurant for business meetings. Delicious food and a pleasant atmosphere will make the meeting more comfortable and relaxed. 

List of restaurants with high ratings and positive reviews in Kazan:

Name Address Services
Telegraph Space St. Pushkina 54, 3rd floor Open space, offices, meeting rooms, lecture hall, recreation area
“Headquarters” st. Tatarstan, 20 Open space, offices, meeting rooms, conference room
Smart Space 2 locations in Kazan Open space, offices, meeting rooms, conference -hall, parking
EcoWorking Ave. Khusaina Yamasheva, 45a Open space, offices, meeting rooms, conference room, equipment for webinars
LaunchPad st. Pushkina 46 Open space, offices, meeting rooms, recreation area
21st CabiNet st. Soldatskaya, 8 Openspace, offices, meeting rooms
Name Address Kitchen Average check
Van Gogh st. Ibragimova, 56a, Avenue shopping center European 2000 rub.
Virid Yard st. Volkova, 59 European 1500 rub.
Raymond st. Big Red, 50 European and national 1500 rub.
“Uryuk” st. Bauman, 36, Eastern and European 1500 rub.
“Nekrasov” st. Nekrasova, 11B Russian and original 1400 rub.

What to see in Kazan

Kazan has a rich historical heritage, so it is better to decide in advance where to go in Kazan on a business trip. We offer our list of attractions and places that you will definitely enjoy visiting:

Kazan Kremlin — the main attraction of Kazan and the oldest complex of architectural and historical monuments, reflecting the centuries-old history and culture of the city.

Kremlin embankment – is a pedestrian embankment of the Kazanka River about one and a half kilometers long, located in the city center. The embankment offers a beautiful view of the Kazan Kremlin and provides a wide selection of restaurants, sports grounds and entertainment. 

Kul Sharif Mosque — the main mosque of Tatarstan and one of the largest mosques in Europe, located on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. Its area is 10,000 sq.m. 

Bauman Street – pedestrian street in the city center. It is often called Kazan Arbat due to the large number of visitors and attractions. A special feature of the street is the proximity of restaurants, hotels and shops to historical monuments, temples and monasteries.

Lake Kaban. Kaban is a system that consists of 3 lakes and occupies 6.5 kilometers from north to south of Kazan . Near the lake you can also see fountains, embankment, Millennium Park and so on.

The sights of Kazan do not end there. If you have some free time on your business trip, we recommend exploring other popular places in the city – towers, palaces, temples, theaters, museums, parks and much more.

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