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There are 9 ways to get from Budapest 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.

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Fly Budapest to Chisinau  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Chisinau (KIV) BUD - KIV

$77 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Nicolaescu  •  17h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Gura Humorului
  2. Take the bus from Gura Humorului to Iași 005 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$26 - $31

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Fly Budapest to Iasi, bus  •  9h 25m

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

$91 - $1,624

Train to Vienna, fly to Chisinau  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Chisinau (KIV) VIE - KIV

$142 - $273

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  21h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Beclean
  2. Take the bus from Beclean to Iaşi 001
  3. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$79 - $110

Train, bus  •  21h 41m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes R / ...
  3. Take the train from Oradea to Iasi Ir
  4. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$40 - $60

Train  •  24h 53m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Püspökladany to Oradea R / ...
  3. Take the train from Oradea to Iasi Ir
  4. Take the train from Ungheni to Chisinau

$40 - $63

Night train, train  •  26h 13m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Beclean pe Somes Ic
  2. Take the train from Beclean pe Somes to Iasi D / ...
  3. Take the night train from Iasi to Chisinau

$39 - $61

Drive  •  13h 27m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Chișinău 621.1 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Chișinău is to bus which costs 7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft and takes 17h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Chișinău is to fly which costs 21 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 7h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Chișinău via Gura Humorului and Iași. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Chisinau via Püspökladany, Oradea, Iasi and Ungheni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 53m.

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The distance between Budapest and Chișinău is 743 km. The road distance is 993.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Chișinău without a car is to bus which takes 17h 9m and costs 7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Budapest to Chișinău, including transfers.

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Budapest to Chișinău bus services, operated by Trans Nicolaescu, depart from Budapest station.

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Budapest to Chișinău train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Chișinău is to fly which takes 7h 21m and costs 21 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft and takes 17h 9m, you could also train, which costs 11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 24h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Chișinău.
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  • Distance: 464.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 21m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Chișinău, Moldova?

Tarom, Ukraine International Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Budapest to Chișinău every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Chișinău via Gura Humorului and Iași in around 17h 9m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,800
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Vienna to Chisinau via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Krakow, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $3,500
Flights from Vienna to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Chisinau via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Vienna to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Beclean pe Somes
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Oradea to Iasi
Ave. Duration
12h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Beclean pe Somes to Iasi
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Iasi to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Ungheni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Iași to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Auto Confort
Website
autoconfortiasi.ro
Bus from Gura Humorului to Iași
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
autoconfortiasi.ro
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autoconfortiasi.ro
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.ro
Bus from Gura Humorului to Iaşi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
sami.ro
Bus from Beclean to Iaşi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
sami.ro
RVG
Phone
0231 531589
Email
office@rvg.ro
Website
rvg.ro
Bus from Gura Humorului to Iaşi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
rvg.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Beclean
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Chisinau Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Chișinău is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 9:54 PM in Budapest and 10:54 PM in Chișinău.

Budapest to Chișinău train services, operated by Moldovan Railways (CFM), arrive at Chisinau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Chișinău is 994 km. It takes approximately 13h 27m to drive from Budapest to Chișinău.

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Air Moldova, Ukraine International Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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There are 459+ hotels available in Chișinău. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29m and costs 350 Ft.

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