From Mineralnye Vody it is about 3-4 hours driving to Terskol – the last town in the Baksan Valley at the foot of Mt Elbrus. There are no regular public buses from Mineralnye Vody to Terskol, so it is necessary to rent private tranport with driver. Private transport is available at the airport in front of the arrivals section. There is no certain place you can find private transport near the rail way station. If you plan to travel by train it is better to order transport picking up you at the railway station in advance. The local service links the airport to railway station.From Nalchik it is about 2-2,5 hours driving to Terskol. There are two bus stations in Nalchik: intercity and local. From the local station there are two minibuses to Terskol at 13.00; 16.00. The schedule is not strictly adhered to. Sometimes these buses depart when full. It is possible to rent a car or mini bus to Terskol at the intercity as well as local stations.