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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Chişinău Northern Bus Station

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev

Bus via Bucharest Otopeni Airport

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Chişinău Northern Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Chișinău

Fly to Chisinau

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Chisinau (KIV)

Fly to Iasi, train

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Iasi (IAS)
  2. Take the train from Beresti to Chisinau

Bucharest to Chișinău by bus

The bus journey time between Bucharest and Chișinău is around 9h and covers a distance of around 463 km. Operated by S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L and ALVERS TUR, the Bucharest to Chișinău bus service departs from Bucharest Gară Filaret and arrives in Chişinău Northern Bus Station. Typically 39 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

39 Weekly Buses
9h Average Duration
$18 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău is to bus via Bucharest Otopeni Airport which costs $18 - $20 and takes 9h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău is to fly which costs $90 - $420 and takes 4h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest Gară Filaret and arriving at Chişinău Northern Bus Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucuresti Nord and arriving at Kishinev. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 13h 4m.

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The distance between Bucharest and Chișinău is 357 km. The road distance is 432.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău without a car is to bus which takes 9h and costs $18 - $21.

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The bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Chişinău Northern Bus Station takes 9h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Bucharest to Chișinău bus services, operated by S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L, depart from Bucharest Gară Filaret station.

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Bucharest to Chișinău train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău is to bus which takes 9h and costs $18 - $21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $40 and takes 13h 4m, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $420 and takes 4h 28m.

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  • Distance: 357 km
  • Duration: 9h

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

S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L operates a bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Chişinău Northern Bus Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 9h. ALVERS TUR also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev 3 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $40 and the journey takes 13h 4m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Iasi
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Iasi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Iasi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Train operators
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Beresti to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L
Phone
+40 743 420 420
Email
rezervari@mirtrans-express.com
Website
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Chişinău Northern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Chişinău Northern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chişinău Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
alverstur.md

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Chisinau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bucharest to Chișinău bus services, operated by S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L, arrive at Chişinău Northern Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Chișinău is 432 km. It takes approximately 6h 22m to drive from Bucharest to Chișinău.

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Tarom offers flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Chișinău. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 21 min and costs $9 - $12.

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