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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  •  9h

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

$19

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Train  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev 402

$15 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Focşani
  2. Take the train from Focsani to Kishinev 402

$18 - $54

Drive  •  6h 22m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Chișinău 432.3 km

$40 - $65

Fly to Chisinau  •  4h 28m

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

$88 - $245

Fly to Iasi, train  •  7h 12m

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

$53 - $133

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău is to bus which costs $19 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău is to fly which costs $85 - $250 and takes 4h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest - Gară Filaret and arriving at Chişinău Central 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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 12m.

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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 $19.

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The bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Chişinău Central 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 $19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $15 - $50 and takes 13h 12m, you could also fly, which costs $85 - $250 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 Central Bus Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 9h. ALVERS TUR also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $50 and the journey takes 13h 12m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Iasi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev
Ave. Duration
13h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$41 - $47
Train from Focsani to Kishinev
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$10 - $13
1st Class
$28 - $32
Train from Ungeny to Kishinev
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Ungheni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19
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Acomar
Phone
+4-0723-660.987
Website
acomar.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Focşani
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
acomar.autogari.ro
Apetrans Ltd
Phone
+4-0231-517.509
Website
apetrans.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Focşani
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
apetrans.ro
C&I
Phone
021.330.81.32
Email
office@c-i.ro
Website
c-i.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Focşani
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
c-i.ro

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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 Central 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 69+ 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 $12 - $15.

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