There are 5 ways to get from Chișinău to Istanbul 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  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chisinau (KIV) to Istanbul (IST) KIV - IST

$66 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Chişinău station to Istanbul

$48 - $103

3 alternative options

Bus TransEvren  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chisinau to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$97 - $117

Train, night train  •  31 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$48 - $64

Drive  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chișinău to Istanbul 648.5 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chișinău to Istanbul is to train and night train which costs $45 - $65 and takes 31 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chișinău to Istanbul is to fly which costs $65 - $110 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Chișinău and Istanbul is 666 km. The road distance is 1037.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Chișinău to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chișinău to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Chisinau and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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There are 2181+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chișinău to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 416.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Chișinău, Moldova and Istanbul, Turkey?

Air Moldova, Turkish Airlines and Tarom fly from Chișinău to Istanbul 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chișinău to Istanbul via Constanta in around 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
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
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L
Phone
+40 743 420 420
Email
rezervari@mirtrans-express.com
Website
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Chisinau to Constanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău station to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
autogara.md

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