Getting there & away
Services from the bus station (53432; ul Punimoviche 34) go to Nalchik (R66, two hours, 11 buses daily), Mineralnye Vody (R20, 40 minutes, five buses and five marshrutky daily) and Teberda (R162, 3½ hours, 3.35pm).
Marshrutka 113 leaves from Upper Market for Zheleznovodsk (R14, 20 minutes, frequent).
All trains from Kislovodsk stop at Pyatigorsk train station (50291; ul Oktyabrskaya). Add about 45 minutes to Kislovodsk departure times. The service bureau (351 334; 8am-1pm & 2-8pm) will book your advance ticket while you sit in comfort.