Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kazan Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
KZN Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kazan International Airport.
What to Expect
Kazan Airport (code: KZN) has three terminals. Recently renovated and expanded for international traffic, Terminals T1 and T1A connect on the landside. A short walk away, Terminal 2 handles regional flights. You’ll find several cafes and eateries in Terminals 1 and 1A (all are open 24 hours) as well as duty-free and retail shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, there are a few airport lounges, and one has showers for freshening up. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Kazan Airport does not appeal to you, you will need to travel to the city centre:
- Ramada Kazan City Center – (24 minutes from the airport) 24-Hour airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
- Ibis Kazan Centre – (24 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
- Hotel Bon Ami – (22 minutes from the airport) No airport transfers. A taxi is approx. 500RUB. » Check Rates
- Riviera – (23 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kazan Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes Air Lounge – Location: Terminal 1A, Landside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Passes Sky Lounge– Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Ground Floor (International flights). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Passes Business Lounge – Location: Terminal 1A, Airside, Ground Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Business Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 1st Floor (Domestic flights). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
Free WiFi is available throughout the airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal 1A.
Baby Care Facilities – A kitchen, TV lounge, nursing room, changing tables, and more are available in the Mother and Child Room. This room is accessible to female travelers with preschool-aged children, pregnant women (2nd trimester and beyond), and mobility-impaired children who are aged 14 and under. Entry is free, but a passport, flight ticket, and medical clearance by airport medical staff is required for access to the facility. Two locations: T1A (2nd floor) • T2 (2nd floor). Hours: Open 24 hours.
Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area located in the Mother and Child Rooms.
Currency Exchange – Tata Investbank and AK BARS Bank offer full-service banking and currency exchange, 24 hours a day.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a newstand, minimarket, and a small variety of retail shops.
Food & Drinks – All food concessions throughout the airport are open 24 hours:
» Terminal 1, ground floor: Coffee Cava
» Terminal 1A, ground floor: Costa Coffee.
» Terminal 1A, left wing, 1st floor: Il Patio
» Terminal 1A, International flights, Departures: American Bar & Grill • Costa Coffee • Mama Russia (1st floor)
» Terminal 1A, Domestic flights, Departures: American Bar & Grill • Costa Coffee
Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the information desk located in Terminal 1A in front of domestic arrival area. Hours: 8:00AM – 12:00AM.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is available at a rate of 400 RUB/bag for the first 24 hours, then 200 RUB/bag for each additional 24-hour period. Location: Baggage Room in Terminal 1, Ground Floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.
Luggage Wrapping – Pack & Fly luggage wrapping service is available for 450 RUB per bag. Location: Terminal 1A, landside, Domestic flights check-in area.
Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day in the airport Emergency Room. Location: T2, ground floor.
Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there is a charging port near the domestic checkin area. (June 2019)
Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: Terminal 1A, ground floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 7:00PM (Mon-Fri) • 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Sat) • Closed (Sun). Note: the post office closes for a lunch break from 1:00PM to 2:00PM.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Showers are available inside the VIP Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
The airport is open 24 hours.
Kazan airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Astana • Avia • Azimuth • Belavia • Buta Airways • Czech Airlines • Fly Dubai • Georgian Airways • Nordavia • Nordwind • Orenburzhye • Pobeda • RusLine • S7 Airlines • Somon Airways • Turkish Airlines • Turkmenistan Airlines • Ural Airlines • Utair • UVT Aero • Uzbekistan Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
A public bus route runs approximately every 20 minutes from KZN airport to downtown Kazan, with many stops along the way. At the time of this update, the fare is 20-40 rubles. Buses run from 6:00AM to 10:00PM.
Avis/Budget and Hertz have counters in Terminal 1A.
The airport is connected by E-Train to the Kazan Central Railway Station. At the time of this update, no further information was available.
Taxis are available, but should be ordered at the desk in the arrivals area in Terminal 1A. Most destinations have set fees. The airport warns against using private taxi drivers due to potential danger.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.