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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Chișinău by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Chisinau  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Chisinau (KIV) SOF - KIV

$102 - $172

Cheapest option

Bus ALVERS TUR  •  16 h 10 min

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

$33 - $51

5 alternative options

Fly to Iasi, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Iasi (IAS) SOF - IAS
  2. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$131 - $244

Train, bus  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Iasi Ir
  3. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$36 - $47

Bus S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L  •  24 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Chisinau

$85 - $116

Train, night train  •  24 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Chisinau

$35 - $52

Drive  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Chișinău 519.5 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Chișinău is to train and bus which costs $35 - $50 and takes 20 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Chișinău is to fly which costs $100 - $180 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Chișinău via Bucharest Filaret. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Chisinau via Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 52 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Chișinău is 648 km. The road distance is 831.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Chișinău without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 10 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Sofia to Chișinău, including transfers.

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Sofia to Chișinău bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Chișinău is to fly which takes 7 h 31 min and costs $100 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 16 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Chișinău.
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  • Distance: 404.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

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

Tarom, Austrian Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Chișinău every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Chișinău via Bucharest - Gară Filaret and Bucharest Filaret in around 16 h 10 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Bucharest Otopeni, Timisoara
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Iasi
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Iași to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
alverstur.md
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Chișinău is 831 km. It takes approximately 11 h 30 min to drive from Sofia to Chișinău.

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Air Moldova, Austrian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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There are 431+ hotels available in Chișinău. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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