town and administrative center of Mineralovodsky District of Stavropol Krai in North Caucasus, Russia

Mineralnye Vody (Russian Cyrillic: Минеральные Воды) is a town in Stavropol Krai famous for its literary history and its health spas/sanatoria. Indeed, the town's name means Mineral Waters.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

It is easy to get to Mineralnye Vody by flying directly from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, or certain other large Russian airports.

  • 1 Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV IATA) (4 km of the city), +7 879 222-07-77. It's one of the biggest airport in Southern Russia, serving about 2 millions passengers each year. It was completely rebuilt a few years ago, after that it has everything that could be expected from any other typical airport: duty free shops, eateries, money exchange offices, luggage storage. Flights from a number of cities including Moscow and Istanbul    
Getting there:
By bus: shuttle bus #10, 11 goes to the Mineralnye Vody railway station (travel time 20-25 min). Shuttle bus #11 goes to the central bus station (every 30-40 min, 06:00 - 19:30, travel time 10 min, "Ruslan Market" bus stop).

Get aroundEdit

Map of Mineralnye Vody

There are lots of buses and taxis in Mineralnye Vody.


  • 1 Mount Elbrus. Not far away in Kabardino-Balkaria, Elbrus is visible on a clear day from MinVody.    






Stay safeEdit

If you break the law the police may seek bribes, otherwise they should give no difficulties.

Go nextEdit

MinVody is a primary gateway to the Russian Caucasus, especially for mountaineers headed towards Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

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