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There are 5 ways to get from Riga to Chișinău by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Chisinau (KIV) RIX - KIV

$103 - $307

Cheapest option

Train  •  39 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Novosokolniki
  2. Take the train from Novosokolniki to Chisinau D

$20 - $35

3 alternative options

Bus via Minsk Vostochny  •  36 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Minsk Vostochny
  2. Take the bus from Minsk Vostochny to Kyiv
  3. Take the bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Chişinău

$42 - $73

Bus Ecolines  •  38 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Odessa
  2. Take the bus from Odessa to Chişinău

$76 - $121

Drive  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Chișinău 954.9 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Chișinău is to train which costs $20 - $35 and takes 39 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Chișinău is to fly which costs $100 - $310 and takes 8 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Chişinău via Minsk Vostochny and Kiev Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Chisinau via Novosokolniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 19 min.

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The distance between Riga and Chișinău is 1152 km. The road distance is 1527.9 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Chișinău without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 37 min and costs $40 - $75.

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It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to get from Riga to Chișinău, including transfers.

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Riga to Chișinău bus services, operated by Minsktrans, depart from Riga station.

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Riga to Chișinău train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Chișinău is to fly which takes 8 h 34 min and costs $100 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $75 and takes 36 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs $20 - $35 and takes 39 h 19 min.

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  • Distance: 719.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 34 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Chișinău, Moldova?

Lufthansa, LOT and 11 other airlines fly from Riga to Chișinău hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Chișinău via Minsk Vostochny, Kyiv, and Kiev Central Bus Station in around 36 h 37 min.

Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Riga to Chisinau via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Chisinau via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Chisinau via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Chisinau via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Chisinau via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Chisinau via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Chisinau via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Riga to Minsk Vostochny
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
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Bus from Minsk Vostochny to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
11 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Chişinău
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
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

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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Chisinau Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Riga to Chișinău bus services, operated by Ukraine buses, arrive at Chişinău station.

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Riga to Chișinău train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Chisinau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Chișinău is 1528 km. It takes approximately 18 h 52 min to drive from Riga to Chișinău.

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Air Moldova, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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There are 447+ hotels available in Chișinău. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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