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.

Recommended option

Fly Chisinau to Budapest  •  6 h 9 min

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

$77 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Nicolaescu  •  17 h 8 min

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

$26 - $31

7 alternative options

Bus to Iasi, fly to Budapest  •  8 h 33 min

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

$92 - $1,626

Fly Chisinau to Vienna, train  •  7 h 40 min

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

$141 - $276

Bus Voion Trans SRL  •  20 h 57 min

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

$92 - $137

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  21 h 25 min

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

$91 - $173

Train  •  29 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Razdelnaja
  2. Take the train from Razdelnaja to Lvov
  3. Take the train from Lvov to Budapest-Keleti

$44 - $74

Bus, EuroNight  •  22 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Chişinău to Braşov
  2. Take the EuroNight from Gara Brașov to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$44 - $80

Drive  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chișinău to Budapest 620.5 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chișinău to Budapest is to bus which costs $26 - $35 and takes 17 h 8 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 9 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 Iași and Gura Humorului. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 8 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-Keleti via Razdelnaja and Lvov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 43 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 8 min and costs $26 - $35.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 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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Map of how to get from Chișinău to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 464.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

Tarom, LOT and six other airlines fly from Chișinău to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chișinău to Budapest via Iași and Gura Humorului in around 17 h 8 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,800
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Catania
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $3,500
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Iasi to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Chisinau to Budapest via Kiev
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Chisinau to Vienna via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $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
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 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Razdelnaja
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
railway.md
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Lvov to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara Brașov to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
14 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
cd.cz
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
Auto Confort
Website
autoconfortiasi.ro
Bus from Iași to Gura Humorului
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
autoconfortiasi.ro
Book at
autoconfortiasi.ro
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.ro
Bus from Iaşi to Gura Humorului
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
sami.ro
Geo Tur
Phone
0742.945.755
Email
contact@geo-tur.ro
Website
geo-tur.ro
Bus from Iaşi to Gura Humorului
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
geo-tur.ro
Voion Trans SRL
Phone
+4-0743-058.899
Website
voiontrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Iaşi to Oradea
Ave. Duration
12 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
voiontrans.autogari.ro
Euro Pop
Phone
+4-0744-116.138
Website
europop.autogari.ro
Bus from Oradea to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
europop.autogari.ro
Brianna Tour
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău to Braşov
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
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 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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