Nalchik is the capital of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic of the Russian Federation.
Translated from Karachai-Balkar language "Nalchik" means horseshoe, it is the shape and resembles the locality.
The city is located on a dead-end railbranch that begins at a large site - the station cool. At the moment, the railway station Nalchik serves only one pair of long-distance passenger trains - №№ 061/062 «Nalchik-Moscow". From Moscow to Nalchik train can be reached in approximately 36 hours. Also, the station Nalchik is the ultimate for electric trains connecting the town with mineral water and cool the city.
Drivers can reach via Nalchikown vehicles. Through the village passes highway M29 "Caucasus" (in some atlases - R217), linking the Mineralnye Vody, Armavir, Pyatigorsk, Beslan, Grozny, Makhachkala and Derbent. To get to Nalchik from Moscow, you will need to use the M4 "Don", and then in the village of Pavlov to turn on the M29. In addition, in Nalchik begins R288 highway leading to the town of Maisky.
In Nalchik, there are two bus station serviceswhich can take advantage of the traveler who wants to get to this village. First Bus intercity services, and the second - suburban. Nalchik has direct bus links with Moscow, Kislovodsk, Krasnodar, Pyatigorsk, Novorossiysk and many other cities of Russia. There is also ply on international voyages "Nalchik - Baku" and "Nalchik- Sukhumi". The journey from Moscow to Nalchik bus takes about 23-24 hours.
In the north-east of the same name is NalchikAirport, which can also make use of the traveler. At the moment the airplane to Nalchik can only be reached from Moscow (Vnukovo) flight time is approximately 2-2.5 hours. In addition, Nalchik are charter flights to Jordan, Syria and Turkey.