There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Moldova by plane, train, bus, ferry, 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 to Chisinau  •  4 h 59 min

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

$67 - $102

Cheapest option

Bus via Giurgiulești  •  24 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Giurgiulești Border
  3. Take the bus from Giurgiulești to Hînceşti

$52 - $92

6 alternative options

Fly to Iasi  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Iasi (IAS) IST - IAS

$105 - $328

Fly to Odesa, train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$80 - $140

Bus TransEvren  •  20 h 30 min

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

$90 - $112

Ferry, train  •  37 h 38 min

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
  3. Take the train from Odessa Gl. to Chisinau

$92 - $162

Night train, train  •  34 h 11 min

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

$53 - $72

Drive  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Chișinău 649.1 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Moldova is to night train and train which costs 340 ₺ - 480 ₺ and takes 34 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Moldova is to fly which costs 430 ₺ - 700 ₺ and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Moldova is 698 km. The road distance is 1038.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Istanbul to Moldova, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Moldova without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 30 min and costs 550 ₺ - 750 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Moldova.
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  • Distance: 436.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Moldova?

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

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Istanbul to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Istanbul to Odesa via Kiev
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Iasi via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Odessa Gl. to Tiraspol
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Odessa Gl. to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Bereshti to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L
Phone
+40 743 420 420
Email
rezervari@mirtrans-express.com
Website
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Constanta to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ecolines
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Giurgiulești to Hînceşti
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Schedules at
autogara.md
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
Ave. Duration
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85

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