There are 10 ways to get from Chișinău to Bulgaria by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Chisinau to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chisinau (KIV) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) KIV - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

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Bus ALVERS TUR  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chișinău to Bucharest Filaret
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station

$34 - $55

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Fly Chisinau to Sofia  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chisinau (KIV) to Sofia (SOF) KIV - SOF

$102 - $172

Bus to Iasi, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 10 min

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

Fly Chisinau to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Chisinau (KIV) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) KIV - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$87 - $125

Train, bus  •  21 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$44 - $68

Train  •  24 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  3. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$37 - $52

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  24 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chişinău to Cimișlia
  2. Take the bus from Cimișlia to Sofia

$42 - $101

Train, night train  •  24 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  3. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 461

$36 - $49

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Chișinău to Sofia 520 miles

$80 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from Chișinău to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Chişinău and arriving at Sofia via Cimișlia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 23 min.

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The distance between Chișinău and Bulgaria is 557 km. The road distance is 832 km.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Chișinău to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Chișinău to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Chisinau Bus Station, depart from Chişinău station.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 6 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 48 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 24 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Chisinau Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Chișinău to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Chisinau Bus Station, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chișinău to Bulgaria is 832 km. It takes approximately 11 h 29 min to drive from Chișinău to Bulgaria.

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

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Map of how to get from Chișinău to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 347.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Chișinău, Moldova and Bulgaria?

Tarom, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Chișinău to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chișinău to Sofia via Bucharest Filaret, Bucharest - Gară Filaret, Sofia - Central Bus Station, and Central Station in around 18 h 48 min.

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 Chisinau to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Iasi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $210
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Chisinau to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Iasi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chisinau to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Train operators
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
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)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
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
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău to Cimișlia
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
autogara.md
Bus from Cimișlia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
autogara.md

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There are 122+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 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 .

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