Mineralnye Vody Airport: how to get there
Ways to get from Mineralnye Vody Airport to the city, bus and train station by minibus and cab. Also how to get to other cities.
Mineralnye Vody Airport is modern and beautiful, it is the main airport of the North Caucasus region and the Stavropol region. It is very close to the city – only four kilometers. There are both internal and international flights: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Simferopol, Istanbul, Dubai, Baku, Thessaloniki and so on.
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How to get to the city from Mineralnye Vody Airport
Busses and shuttles
From airport to the railway station of Mineralnye Vody you can get on the bus № 10 and 11. Buses run every 30-40 minutes from 6 am to 19:30. To the bus station (stop “Ruslan Market”), which was formerly located near the airport, now in the city – there you can also go by bus number 11. Travel time is about 10 minutes, depending on traffic.
Cab from the airport to Mineralnye Vody
If you want to get to the city from the airport of Mineralnye Vody, you can also take a cab from the Kiwi Taxi service (you will be met with a sign) or call the local cab dispatcher at the airport. There are also private drivers waiting to pick you up at the airport, but we recommend you take an official cab for safety reasons.
Rent a car at the airport
Perhaps the most comfortable way to travel is to rent a car. You can do it at the airport upon arrival or in advance at Rentalcars.com. You can rent a car before you fly, which is very convenient.
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How to get to Mineralnye Vody Airport from other cities and vice versa
Previously, the intercity bus station was located at the airport of Mineralnye Vody, which was very convenient: upon arrival, you could go immediately to the desired resort. Now to get to other cities, you must first take a bus number 10 or 11 to the bus or train station to take a bus or train to the desired resort. The bus schedule can be found here.
You can also book a cab from Mineralnye Vody airport to Pyatigorsk, Zheleznovodsk, Essentuki, Kislovodsk and other cities on the service Kiwi Taxi – it is very convenient: at the airport you will be met and help to load your luggage in the car. Payment for transfer is made in advance on the site.
Pyatigorsk – Mineralnye Vody Airport
From the airport of Mineralnye Vody you can reach the railway station by bus number 10 and 11, and from there you can take a train to Pyatigorsk. Also from the square of the railway station to Pyatigorsk goes bus number 223 and a lot of intercity buses (fare – 45 rubles).
You must go to the railway station by bus № 10 and 11, where the electric trains to Zheleznovodsk depart from. From the railway station (from the station square), as well as from the bus station to Zheleznovodsk goes bus number 107.
Essentuki and Kislovodsk – Mineralnye Vody airport
To get to Yessentuki and Kislovodsk from the airport of Mineralnye Vody, you need to get to the railway station or bus station – by shuttle buses number 10 and 11. From the railway station take an electric train to Kislovodsk and Essentuki, from the bus station take intercity buses. The ticket to Yessentuki costs about 80 rubles, to Kislovodsk – from 86 to 105 rubles. Departure daily at 5:15, 10:50, 15:24 and 22:00.
Other cities of KavMinvody
You can also get to other cities of Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, etc. by intercity shuttle buses, which leave from the Mineralnye Vody bus station, and by cab.
Mineralnye Vody Airport and how to get to the city center and nearest resorts
Mineralnye Vody International Airport (IATA code MRV) is one of the main air hubs of the North Caucasus Federal District and southern Russia. It currently serves about 2,500,000 passengers a year. That is why Top-trips decided to dedicate a separate article to how to get from Mineralnye Vody Airport to the city center and nearest resorts.
Mineralnye Vody Airport is located 4 kilometers west of the city of the same name in the Stavropol Region. It is located at the intersection of the federal highway M29 Kavkaz and the highway A157 Mineralnye Vody – Kislovodsk.
Mineralnye Vody Airport handles around 2,500,000 passengers a year.
The airport terminal has one general terminal divided into sections: a hall for domestic flights, a hall for international departures and a VIP lounge.
At the airport there are all necessary services for a comfortable stay of the passengers: souvenir stores, mother and child room, play area for children, ATM, medical center, pharmacy, information desk, cafe, Russian post office and locker.
On the second floor of the building is a remarkable exposition of miniatures of nearby resorts, where you can easily travel from Mineralnye Vody.
The airport terminal has one general terminal divided into sections
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport. There is a parking lot for 530 cars in front of the terminal building and a charging station for all types of electric cars.
For passengers with late arrivals or early departures, there are several convenient hotels close to the airport.
EuroHotel is located 2.6 km from the airport terminal and provides a free shuttle service to and from the terminal. In addition to comfortable rooms, guests have access to a fitness room and a billiard room. A Magnit supermarket is within walking distance.
Another hotel near the terminal is Art Hall: it is less than 3 kilometers from the airport.
“ArtHall is especially popular with travelers and has earned many positive reviews on Booking.com. In their reviews on the website, guests particularly mention the warm welcome and good value for money. See pictures and read reviews of these and other hotels near Mineralnye Vody Airport here.
Cheap Tickets to Mineralnye Vody
Mineralnye Vody Airport is regularly served by such airlines as Aeroflot, Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines, Red Wings Airlines, Severstal, Yamal, Nordstar, UTair, Rusline and others.
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Airport Terminal Scheme
Diagram of Mineralnye Vody Airport is always useful when looking for the right object.
Mineralnye Vody Airport on the map
Shuttle cab, cab to order and car rental are the three main ways to get from Mineralnye Vody airport to the city center.
To get to Kislovodsk, Essentuki, Zheleznovodsk or Pyatigorsk by public transport, you must first get to Privokzalnaya Square, and from there take a bus or train to the desired city. A variant without a change is a cab.
Now for more details about each method.
A route cab
Despite the fact that the airport of Mineralnye Vody has international status, the arriving passengers are served only by small minibus cabs.
The stop for public transport is located immediately at the exit of the terminal.
From the airport of Mineralnye Vody in the city to the central railway station (Privokzalnaya sq. D. 1) you can take a fixed-route cab № 11. Already from there, from the railway station square, you can take buses or trains to Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Essentuki or another destination in the vicinity.
A public transport stop is located at the exit of the terminal
- Timetable: from 06:00 to 19:30
- Travel time: 20-25 min.
- Fare: 20 rubles (2022).
- The ticket is purchased from the driver.
If you need to get to the bus station of international communication, you should take a minibus number 11 and get off at the “Ruslan Market” stop. Approximate travel time is 10 minutes.
To go back to the airport from the city you need to use the same minibus cab.
Cab from the airport of Mineralnye Vody
In Mineralnye Vody public transport ends early, so if you arrive late, you should think in advance how to get from the airport to the hotel. In this case, it is more convenient to take a cab. You can find a car at the airport or order a taxi in advance through a specialized website [link].
When ordering a cab through the Internet the passenger knows the amount to be paid at the stage of ordering.
Travelers are increasingly choosing the second option, because in Mineralnye Vody it is still not uncommon for local cab drivers to charge unreasonably high prices for the ride. Local authorities are trying to overcome this negative phenomenon, but the struggle continues with varying success.
When ordering a cab through the Internet everything is much more transparent, because the cost is calculated in advance, and the passenger knows exactly the amount to be paid at the stage of ordering.
In addition, ordering online is an opportunity to choose in advance the capacity of the car for those who travel in a large company, or order a car equipped with a child’s car seat.
When you book a cab through the Internet the service carrier itself controls the board of departures and arrivals, and the car is served taking into account all the changes in the schedule.
Approximate cost of a cab from the airport to Mineralniye Vody
If there is a flight delay or the passenger leaves the terminal later, the car will wait for him or her without extra charge. Just in case, the service sends each other’s phone numbers to both driver and passenger, so it is impossible to get separated.
Approximate prices for a cab from the airport of Mineralnye Vody to the nearest cities (2022):
- Kislovodsk – 1500 rubles (drive about an hour)
- Essentuki – 1,300 rubles (50 minutes)
- Pyatigorsk – 1100 roubles (35 minutes)
- Nalchik – 2400 rubles (1 hour 45 minutes)
You can get up-to-date prices for cabs at the airport of Mineralniye Vody for the dates of your trip, find out the details of the service and make an order on this page.
Car rental at Mineralnye Vody Airport
Another convenient way to get from the airport to your hotel is to rent a car. Although you can try to conclude a rental agreement on the spot, in most cases it is more economical to check the rental companies via a specialized price comparison service.
The most budget car models “go” first
In this case, you may get acquainted with available offers beforehand, and if you drive to the resort, you may at the same time check where it will be more profitable to rent a car – at the airport or on site.
However, it is necessary to take into account an important nuance: the airport is small, and the area is a resort. As a consequence, many cars are booked in advance, and first of all it concerns the most budget models.
Therefore, if renting a car during the trip is in your plans, it is better not to delay a decision. Otherwise, you will have only options with public transport and cab.
Read the prices and conditions for car rental at Mineralnye Vody Airport on this page.
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