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There are 9 ways to get from Chișinău to Budapest 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 Chisinau to Budapest  •  6 h 46 min

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

$77 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Nicolaescu  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Chișinău to Iași
  2. Take the bus from Iaşi to Vatra Dornei 001 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Vatra Dornei to Budapest

$28 - $37

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Bus to Iasi, fly to Budapest  •  8 h 38 min

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

$92 - $1,625

Fly Chisinau to Vienna, train  •  7 h 37 min

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

$141 - $276

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chişinău to Arad
  2. Take the bus from Arad to Budapest

$90 - $167

Bus, train  •  21 h 22 min

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

$40 - $61

Train  •  24 h 19 min

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

$40 - $63

Night train, train  •  24 h 53 min

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

$41 - $61

Drive  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chișinău to Budapest 620.5 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Chișinău to Budapest is to bus which costs $27 - $40 and takes 17 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chișinău to Budapest is to fly which costs $75 - $310 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chișinău to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Chișinău and arriving at Budapest via Iaşi and Vatra Dornei. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chișinău to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Chisinau and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Ungheni, Iasi, Oradea and Püspökladany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 19 min.

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The distance between Chișinău and Budapest is 743 km. The road distance is 992.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 57 min and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Chișinău to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Budapest is to fly which takes 6 h 46 min and costs $75 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 17 h 57 min, you could also train, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 24 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Chișinău to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 464.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

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

Tarom, LOT and seven other airlines fly from Chișinău to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chișinău to Budapest via Iași, Iaşi, and Vatra Dornei in around 17 h 57 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,800
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $3,500
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Iasi to Oradea
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Oradea to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Iasi to Beclean pe Somes
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Beclean pe Somes to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Iasi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
railway.md
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
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.ro
Bus from Iaşi to Vatra Dornei
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
sami.ro
Auto Confort
Website
autoconfortiasi.ro
Bus from Iași to Vatra Dornei
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
autoconfortiasi.ro
Book at
autoconfortiasi.ro
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău to Arad
Ave. Duration
15 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
autogara.md
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Arad to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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There is no direct flight from Chisinau Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Chișinău to Budapest bus services, operated by Trans Nicolaescu, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1 h behind Chișinău. It is currently 10:52 PM in Chișinău and 9:52 PM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chișinău to Budapest is 993 km. It takes approximately 13 h 29 min to drive from Chișinău to Budapest.

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Air Moldova, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Chisinau Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 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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