There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Chișinău by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Chisinau  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Chisinau (KIV) SOF - KIV

$102 - $172

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Bus ALVERS TUR  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău

$33 - $51

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Fly to Iasi, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Iasi (IAS) SOF - IAS
  2. Take the bus from Iași to Chișinău

$131 - $245

Train, night train, bus, drive  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the bus from Bucureşti to Huşi
  4. Drive from Huşi to Chișinău

$40 - $47

Bus S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L  •  24 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Chisinau

$91 - $116

Drive  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Chișinău 519.5 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Chișinău is to train and night train and bus and drive which costs $40 - $50 and takes 17 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Chișinău is to fly which costs $100 - $180 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Chișinău. However, there are services departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Chișinău via Bucharest Filaret. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 10 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Chișinău is 648 km. The road distance is 831.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Chișinău without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 10 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Sofia to Chișinău, including transfers.

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Sofia to Chișinău bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Chișinău is to fly which takes 7 h 34 min and costs $100 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 16 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Chisinau Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Chișinău bus services, operated by ALVERS TUR, arrive at Chișinău station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Chișinău.
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  • Distance: 404.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 34 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Chișinău, Moldova?

Austrian Airlines, Tarom and nine other airlines fly from Sofia to Chișinău hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Chișinău via Bucharest - Gară Filaret and Bucharest Filaret in around 16 h 10 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Bucharest Otopeni, Timisoara
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Iasi via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Sofia to Chisinau via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Iași to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
alverstur.md
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Amic Transport
Phone
0734.334.315
Email
amic_transport@yahoo.com
Website
amictransport.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Huşi
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
amictransport.ro
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L
Phone
+40 743 420 420
Email
rezervari@mirtrans-express.com
Website
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Otopeni Airport to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Chișinău is 831 km. It takes approximately 11 h 30 min to drive from Sofia to Chișinău.

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Wind Rose, Turkish Airlines, Bulgaria Air and seven other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Chisinau Airport.

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There are 438+ hotels available in Chișinău. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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