Sometimes called the ‘third capital of Russia,’ Kazan is an excellent city to visit for people interested in sports and university life, as well as in the unique meeting of Slavic and Tatar culture. The architecture of Kazan is particularly beautiful, particularly since 2005, when the city celebrated its 1000th birthday with substantial renovations. Make the most of your visit to Kazan by exploring the city and its surroundings thoroughly with a rental car. Book yours today!
The warmest and most comfortable months of the year to visit Kazan are June through August. Kazan sees the highest number of tourists during these months, so be sure to book your hire car well in advance if you also plan to visit during the summer.
Russian and Tatar are the most commonly spoken languages in Kazan and you can expect many road signs to be in both languages.
Kazan is in the Moscow Time Zone, UTC+3.
The currency of Russia is the ruble. While large shops are more likely to accept credit cards, restaurants and smaller stores will only accept cash. Take advantage of numerous ATMs throughout the city to keep some cash on hand.
Car hire is available in 5 locations throughout Kazan, including Kazan International Airport (KZN) and downtown.
Citizens of around 30 countries, such as Brazil and Turkey, can visit Russia visa-free for a period of 14 to 90 days depending on their nationality. Citizens of all other countries, such as EU and North American countries, must apply for a visa at a Russian embassy or consulate before they arrive. To apply for a visa, you’ll need an invitation from a private or business entity in Russia in addition to your application. You can expect to pay an invitation fee, an application fee, and a visa fee. Within 7 days of your arrival, your host is responsible for registering you, which can be done at a post office.
Road infrastructure is quite good in Kazan, making the city easily navigable by car, though you will want to make the most of your visit by avoiding driving during rush hours.
Car hire in Kazan typically starts at around $28 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Kazan:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
There is some seasonal variation in price for rental cars in Kazan, with prices falling as low as $27 in the late springtime and rising to around $33 a day in the summer. If you’re renting in the off-season, you may find that you can save $1 a day for your rental car by waiting to book until the week before you arrive. However, waiting to hire your car is risky, particularly in the popular summer months. Book well in advance to get the cheapest prices in June and July.
Eleks Polus is by far the cheapest rental car company in Kazan, though RentMotors can sometimes beat Eleks Polus’s prices with further discounts from Economy Bookings. Keep an eye out for discounts of around 8%.
For the most availability and diversity of cars, book your rental car from Eleks Polus at their airport and downtown locations.