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

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Fly from Chisinau  •  3 h 2 min

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

$51 - $112

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Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chişinău to Bucharest

$19 - $40

5 alternative options

Bus to Iasi, fly  •  4 h 59 min

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

$38 - $145

Bus ALVERS TUR  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Chișinău to Bucharest Filaret

$20

Train  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Ungheni
  2. Take the train from Iasi to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir

$22 - $33

Night train  •  13 h 11 min

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

$21 - $35

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Chișinău to Bucharest 273.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Chișinău to Bucharest is to bus which costs $18 - $45 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chișinău to Bucharest is to fly which costs $50 - $120 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Chisinau and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 11 min.

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The distance between Chișinău and Bucharest is 357 km. The road distance is 437.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 8 h and costs $20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Chișinău to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Chișinău to Bucharest bus services, operated by ALVERS TUR, depart from Chișinău station.

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Chișinău to Bucharest train services, operated by Moldovan Railways (CFM), depart from Chisinau station.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Bucharest is to fly which takes 3 h 2 min and costs $50 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 and takes 8 h, you could also train, which costs $22 - $35 and takes 12 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Chișinău to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 223.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

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

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Chisinau to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Iasi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $210
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Chisinau to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Iasi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Train operators
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Ungheni
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
railway.md
Night train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
railway.md
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Chișinău to Iași
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Bus from Chișinău to Bucharest Filaret
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
autogara.md

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The quickest flight from Chisinau Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Chișinău to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chișinău to Bucharest is 438 km. It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to drive from Chișinău to Bucharest.

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Air Moldova and Tarom offer flights from Chisinau Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1972+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Chisinau Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $1.

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