Territory of the Monastery is open to visitors during daylight hours. The monastery is situated about 30 km (over 18 miles) from Kazan on the highway to Zelenodolsk and Yoshkar-Ola. An asphalt road leads from the highway to the property (4 km or 2+ miles).

If you are travelling from Kazan by car, take M7 motorway towards Zelenodolsk and it will take about 30 minutes to arrive in Raifa. View map.

GPS location:
N 55°54'07.67"
E 48°43'45.12"

Raifa is well-connected with the Kazan city center by public transport. Buses regularly depart from the Kazan bus station ‘Severnyi’ (metro station ‘Severnyi vokzal’) to the bus stop ‘Raifsky Monastery’. Bus numbers 552 and 554 can take you directly to the entrance of the Monastery.

Bus schedule: 8:15, 10:05, 12:00, 14:10, 16:00, 17:30.
Travel time: approximately 40 minutes.

To get back to Kazan, you can take the same buses 552 and 554 from the bus stop ‘Raifsky Monastery’.

Retrurn bus schedule: 6:35, 7:40, 10:25, 12:20, 14:00, 16:05.

If you are planning to travel from Zelenodolsk, take public bus 405, which leaves from the bus station ‘Kolkhoznyi rynok’.

Bus schedule: 5:10, 8:55, 12:00, 16:00.
Travel time: approximately 40 minutes.

Bus schedule to get back to Zelenodolsk from the bus stop ‘Raifsky Monastery’: 8:30,10:30, 13:30, 17:40.

Please note that there could be changes in the timetables of buses as well as delays and cancellations. We recommend arriving to bus stop 15-20 minutes before departure time.

Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery
Raifa, Zelenodolsk Rayon
422530, Republic of Tatarstan

E-mail: [email protected]