Directions from Istanbul to Moldova

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  •  23 h 45 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 - $93

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 11 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

$91 - $113

Ferry, train  •  35 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

$127 - $138

Night train, train  •  34 h 27 min

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

$52 - $68

Drive  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Chișinău 649.1 miles

$130 - $200

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
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
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
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 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Istanbul to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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 - $11
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 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Ungheni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $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
$5 - $16
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
27 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $125
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$270
Suite
$195
Standard
$120
Economy
$125

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Moldova is 698 km. The road distance is 1039 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Moldova is to night train and train which costs 240 ₺ - 320 ₺ and takes 34 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Moldova is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs 310 ₺ - 480 ₺.

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.

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