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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Moldova by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Chisinau  •  5 h

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

$67 - $102

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  35 h 6 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 Ungheni to Chisinau

$50 - $66

6 alternative options

Fly to Iasi  •  7 h 30 min

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

$105 - $328

Fly to Odesa, train  •  8 h 33 min

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

$81 - $140

Bus  •  20 h 30 min

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

$90 - $113

Ferry, car ferry, train  •  32 h 26 min

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

$92 - $98

Ferry, bus  •  37 h 56 min

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Chişinău

$90 - $162

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 280 ₺ - 380 ₺ and takes 35 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Moldova is to fly which costs 370 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 5 h.

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

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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 500 ₺ - 650 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Istanbul to Moldova, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Moldova bus services, operated by TransEvren, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Moldova is to fly which takes 5 h and costs 370 ₺ - 600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 20 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Chisinau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Istanbul to Moldova bus services, operated by S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L, arrive at Chisinau station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Moldova.
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  • Distance: 436.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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 Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Iasi via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Aircompany Atlasjet Ukraine
Website
atlasglb.com.ua
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 47 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Odessa Gl. to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
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 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Ungheni to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Odessa to Chişinău
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
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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Moldova is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:04 PM in Istanbul and 5:04 PM in Moldova.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Moldova is 1039 km. It takes approximately 14 h 42 min to drive from Istanbul to Moldova.

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

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There are three+ hotels available in Moldova. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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