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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Cricova by plane, bus, night train, train or car

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Fly  •  2h 12m

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

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  34h 21m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev 402

3 alternative options

Bus  •  21h 47m

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

Bus via Istanbul  •  22h 47m

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

Drive  •  14h 47m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Cricova 1048.8 km

Istanbul (IST) to Chisinau (KIV) flights

The flight time between Istanbul (IST) and Chisinau (KIV) is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 631 km. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 10m. Services are operated by Fly One, Turkish Airlines and Air Moldova. Typically 16 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Flight route information

Average flight journey time:
1h 21m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 10m
Flight distance:
631 km
Flights per week:
16
Cheapest price:
$66
Carbon emissions:
128 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:25
Last flight departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Istanbul (IST) to Chisinau (KIV) flight schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Moldova

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Moldova. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Moldova.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Moldova.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Moldova due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Moldova

Domestic travel is restricted within Moldova due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Moldova

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Last updated: October 18 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul to Cricova is to night train and train, which costs 360 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 34h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Cricova is to fly which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 2h 12m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Cricova is 681 km. The road distance is 1048.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Cricova without a car is to bus which takes 21h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Istanbul to Cricova, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Cricova is to fly which takes 2h 12m and costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Chisinau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Cricova is 1049 km. It takes approximately 14h 47m to drive from Istanbul to Cricova.

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Fly One, Air Moldova and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Cricova. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 681.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

Fly One, Turkish Airlines and Air Moldova fly from Istanbul to Cricova twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Cricova via Constanta and Chisinau in around 21h 47m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Fly One
Website
flyone.eu
Flights from Istanbul to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$19 - $23
1st Class
$23 - $28
Bus operators

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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