• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 6 ways to get from Chișinău to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, 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 from Chisinau  •  4 h 13 min

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

$66 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Chişinău station to Istanbul

$47 - $101

4 alternative options

Train to Odesa, fly  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Odessa Gl.
  2. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ODS - IST

$83 - $142

Bus TransEvren  •  20 h 30 min

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

$99 - $118

Train, night train  •  31 h

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

$50 - $66

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 $50 - $70 and takes 31 h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chișinău to Istanbul is to fly which costs $65 - $110 and takes 4 h 13 min.

More details

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.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Chișinău to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 30 min and costs $95 - $120.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Chișinău to Istanbul, including transfers.

More details

Chișinău to Istanbul bus services, operated by S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L, depart from Chisinau station.

More details

The best way to get from Chișinău to Istanbul is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $65 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $120 and takes 20 h 30 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Chisinau Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

Search flights

Chișinău to Istanbul bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

More details

Map of how to get from Chișinău to Istanbul.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 416.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

Air Moldova and Turkish Airlines fly from Chișinău to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chișinău to Istanbul via Constanta in around 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Chisinau to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Aircompany Atlasjet Ukraine
Website
atlasglb.com.ua
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Ungheni
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
railway.md
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
Twice 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
$30 - $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 - $100
Schedules at
autogara.md

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to plan an amazing trip around Scandinavia, South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan and Need to know: Greyhound - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Chișinău. It is currently 9:21 PM in Chișinău and 10:21 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Chișinău to Istanbul is 1038 km. It takes approximately 14 h 40 min to drive from Chișinău to Istanbul.

Get driving directions

Air Moldova and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Chisinau Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Search flights

There are 2344+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

More details

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

More details