Trains provide an efficient service offering another travel option for visitors. Kazan is a major stop over place for trains traveling west to east and travel from Moscow can be as short as an 11 hour journey, while travel from St Petersburg will take longer involving a 25 hour trip.
If you fancy a more leisurely cruise, then Kazan has a river port which can readily accommodate one of the boats operated by any of the numerous companies in Moscow who afford such boat cruises to Kazan.
The most common way of getting about Kazan is on foot, indeed some of the downtown areas around the Kremlin building are designed for pedestrian traffic only. The Public transport system is both cheap and efficient with buses being available and taxis usually operating on an ‘on-call’ basis. This is where your Russian phrases or phrase book will come in handy since all of the traffic signs and vehicle markings are in Russian.