There are 6 ways to get from Chișinău to Craiova by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chişinău to Braşov
  2. Take the train from Gara Brașov to Gara Craiova 15930

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Train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova Ir / ...

$29 - $44

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Bus  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chisinau to Otopeni Airport
  2. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Craiova

$77 - $92

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chișinău to Craiova 416.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly from Chisinau, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Chisinau (KIV) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) KIV - OTP
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova

$59 - $125

Bus to Iasi, fly, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Chișinău to Iași
  2. Fly from Iasi (IAS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) IAS - OTP
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova

$46 - $158

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No, there is no direct bus from Chișinău to Craiova. However, there are services departing from Chisinau and arriving at Craiova via Otopeni Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chișinău to Craiova. However, there are services departing from Chisinau and arriving at Craiova via Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 54 min.

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The distance between Chișinău and Craiova is 494 km. The road distance is 666.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Craiova without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 46 min to get from Chișinău to Craiova, including transfers.

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Chișinău to Craiova bus services, operated by S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L, depart from Chisinau station.

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Chișinău to Craiova train services, operated by Moldovan Railways (CFM), depart from Chisinau station.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Craiova is to bus which takes 15 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Chisinau Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Chișinău to Craiova bus services, operated by MementoBus, arrive at Craiova station.

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Map of how to get from Chișinău to Craiova.
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  • Distance: 308.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 46 min

What companies run services between Chișinău, Moldova and Craiova, Romania?

You can take a bus from Chișinău to Craiova via Otopeni Airport in around 15 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chișinău to Craiova via Bucuresti Nord Gara A in around 16 h 54 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Chisinau to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Iasi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $210
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Chisinau to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Iasi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Train operators
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Gara Brașov to Gara Craiova
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
softrans.autogari.ro
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
railway.md
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău to Braşov
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
autogara.md
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L
Phone
+40 743 420 420
Email
rezervari@mirtrans-express.com
Website
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Chisinau to Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Otopeni Airport to Craiova
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
mementobus.com
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Chișinău to Iași
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
alverstur.md

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Chișinău to Craiova train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Craiova station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chișinău to Craiova is 666 km. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from Chișinău to Craiova.

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Air Moldova and Tarom offer flights from Chisinau Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Craiova. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Chisinau Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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