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There are 9 ways to get from Plovdiv to Chișinău by bus, train, night train, car, plane or night bus

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Bus, train  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
  3. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Ploiesti
  4. Take the train from Ploiesti Sud to Iasi Ir
  5. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

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Train, night train  •  30h 9m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Chisinau

$35 - $50

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Bus via Sofia - Central Bus Station  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău

$39 - $63

Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Razgrad Municipality
  2. Take the bus from Razgrad to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  3. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Chisinau

$82 - $97

Train  •  27h 42m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Iasi Ir
  4. Take the train from Ungheni to Chisinau

$40 - $55

Drive  •  11h 54m

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Chișinău 526 miles

$80 - $130

Train to Sofia, fly to Chisinau  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Chisinau (KIV) SOF - KIV

$107 - $177

Train to Sofia, fly to Iasi, bus  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Iasi (IAS) SOF - IAS
  3. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$136 - $249

Night bus to Istanbul Ataturk, fly to Chisinau  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the night bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
  2. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Chisinau (KIV) IST - KIV

$74 - $112

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Chișinău is to train and night train which costs $35 - $50 and takes 30h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Chișinău is to train and fly which costs $100 - $180 and takes 9h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Chișinău via Sofia - Central Bus Station and Bucharest Filaret. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plovdiv to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Chisinau via Sofia, Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Iasi and Ungheni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 42m.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Chișinău is 630 km. The road distance is 841.6 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Chișinău without a car is to bus and train which takes 18h and costs .

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It takes approximately 18h to get from Plovdiv to Chișinău, including transfers.

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Plovdiv to Chișinău bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv to Chișinău train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Chișinău is to bus which takes 19h 30m and costs $35 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 27h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Chișinău.
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  • Distance: 393.8 miles
  • Duration: 18h

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Chișinău, Moldova?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Chișinău via Sofia - Central Bus Station, Bucharest - Gară Filaret, and Bucharest Filaret in around 19h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Chișinău via Sofia, Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Iasi, and Ungheni in around 27h 42m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Ploiesti Sud to Iasi
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Iasi
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Ungheni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgovişte to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Iași to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Razgrad Municipality
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
razgrad.bg
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Razgrad to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L
Phone
+40 743 420 420
Email
rezervari@mirtrans-express.com
Website
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Otopeni Airport to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Chisinau Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Plovdiv to Chișinău bus services, operated by ALVERS TUR, arrive at Chișinău station.

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Plovdiv to Chișinău train services, operated by Moldovan Railways (CFM), arrive at Chisinau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Chișinău is 842 km. It takes approximately 11h 54m to drive from Plovdiv to Chișinău.

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Tarom, Lufthansa, Wizz Air and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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There are 459+ hotels available in Chișinău. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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