Select from 4 ways to get there

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  •  3 h 34 min

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

$52 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus ALVERS TUR  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău

$20

4 alternative options

Fly to Iasi, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Iasi (IAS) OTP - IAS
  2. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$38 - $146

Bus S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Chisinau

$66 - $77

Night train  •  13 h 49 min

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

$22 - $35

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Chișinău 273.1 miles

$40 - $65

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

Air Moldova and Tarom fly from Bucharest to Chișinău 4 times a day. Alternatively, ALVERS TUR operates a bus from Bucharest to Chișinău 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Iasi
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $210
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Iasi
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Iași to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 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
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
$65 - $75
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Chișinău is 357 km. The road distance is 437 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău is to bus which costs $20 and takes 8 h.

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Chișinău is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $50 - $120.

Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Chisinau. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest Filaret and arriving at Chișinău. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Bucharest to Chișinău, including transfers.