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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Chisinau  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Chisinau (KIV) ZRH - KIV

$112 - $370

Cheapest option

Fly to Iasi, bus  •  9 h 59 min

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

$106 - $422

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  29 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  3. Take the bus from Verona to Chișinău

$133 - $167

Train  •  39 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Chop
  3. Take the train from Chop to Razdelnaja
  4. Take the train from Razdelnaja to Chisinau

$209 - $328

Bus, night train  •  46 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Iasi
  2. Take the night train from Iasi to Chisinau

$139 - $174

Bus  •  47 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Chişinău

$226 - $351

Drive  •  22 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Chișinău 1233.4 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Chișinău is to bus and night train which costs SFr 130 - SFr 180 and takes 46 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Chișinău is to fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 370 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Chişinău via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Chisinau via Budapest-Keleti, Chop and Razdelnaja. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 47 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Chișinău is 1531 km. The road distance is 1973.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Chișinău without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 56 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Zürich to Chișinău, including transfers.

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Zürich to Chișinău bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Chișinău train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Chișinău is to fly which takes 7 h 35 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 200 - SFr 330 and takes 39 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 350 and takes 47 h.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Chișinău.
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  • Distance: 956.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Chișinău, Moldova?

Austrian Airlines, LOT and 12 other airlines fly from Zürich to Chișinău hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Chișinău via Budapest-Keleti, Chop, and Razdelnaja in around 39 h 47 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Chisinau via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Chisinau via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Berlin Tegel, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Chisinau via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Zurich to Chisinau via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Chisinau via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zurich to Chisinau via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Zurich to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
italotreno.it
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Chop
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chop to Razdelnaja
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$5 - $7
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Razdelnaja to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
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 Verona to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
23 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Iasi
Ave. Duration
38 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Chişinău
Ave. Duration
41 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Chisinau Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Zürich to Chișinău bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Chişinău station.

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Chișinău is 1 h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 7:18 AM in Zürich and 8:18 AM in Chișinău.

Zürich to Chișinău train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Chisinau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Chișinău is 1973 km. It takes approximately 22 h 48 min to drive from Zürich to Chișinău.

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Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Air Moldova and five other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Chișinău bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Chișinău. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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