The Kazan Airport operates direct flights from Moscow (up to 14 flights daily) and a number of international destinations including Frankfurt, Munich, Prague, Istanbul, and Tel Aviv (see Table). A round‐trip ticket for the 90‐minute flight from/to Moscow starts from 95 EUR (operated by Aeroflot Airlines, Siberia Airlines, Transaero Airlines and others). The prices for round‐trip tickets from major European airports, with connection flights from Moscow, range between 300 and 500 EUR.
|Frankfurt (FRA)||4 hours||Lufthansa||450|
|Munich (MUC)||4 hours||Ak Bars Aero||400|
|Istanbul (IST)||3.5 hours||Turkish Airlines||360|
|Prague (PRG)||3.5 hours||Tatarstan Airlines||350|
Kazan airport is located 27 kilometers southeast of Kazan. A taxi ride from the airport to the city center takes about 30 minutes and costs 700 RUB (17 EUR). A new Aeroexpress railway line allow a 20‐minute transfer from the airport terminal to the Kazan railway terminal. Public transportation to and from the airport is complicated, as there is no direct bus service between the airport and the city. Bus 97 runs from the airport but doesn't reach city center. Passangers should change the bus to reach RuSSIR places.
A number of low‐cost airlines operate flights to Moscow, e.g. Brussels Airlines, TUIfly, Wind Jet, Meridiana, Germanwings, AirBerlin, AirBaltic, and Niki. So a combination of a flight to Moscow and an overnight train from Moscow to Kazan might be a cheaper option that gives the participants the additional opportunity to visit the Russian capital. A train trip from Moscow takes about 12 hours and arrives at Kazanís railroad station which is located in the city center. One‐way sleeping‐carriage ticket costs about 2,500 RUB (60 EUR).