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How To Get From Chisinau Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways Moldova Airport To City

Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 09:07 pm

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We will write how to get from Chisinau airport to city center. The distance is only 14 kilometers from Chisinau airport to downtown. Click here to book online Chisinau activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Moldova airport to Chisinau city center is around 25 minutes. The taxi fare from Chisinau airport to city center is around $7-9 USD.

The cheapest way from Chisinau airport to city center is by bus only for 3 MDL which is less than half of dollar. The bus travel time from Chisinau airport to Chisinau city center is around 40 minutes.

You can rent a car at Chisinau airport and get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT CHISINAU AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Chisinau airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Chisinau.

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The cheapest eSim in Moldova with Airalo Moldova eSim prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $13 USD with 3 GB data and for $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

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Ubigi Moldova eSim for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. And MTX Connect eSim Moldova for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Holafly eSim Moldova for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER comes with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days.

WHERE TO STAY IN MOLDOVA

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Moldova. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from less than $15 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $60 USD.

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Chisinau Airport To Downtown

Bus From Chisinau Airport to City Center (Cheapest Way)

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The cheapest way from Moldova airport to city center is by bus. There are two buses going from Chisinau airport to city center.

The Express Bus 30 is starting from 6 am until 11 pm and runs every 40 minutes. It’s going from the North to city center. The total travel time by bus from Chisinau airport to city center will be around 40 minutes and maybe you have to pay extra 3 MDL if you are bringing so much luggage. Check the route below:

Chisinau International Airport – Blvd. Dacia – Viaduct – Av. Ciuflea – Boulevard. Ştefan Cel Mare şi Sfânt – Av. Mitropolit G. Bănulescu-Bodoni – Av. 31 August 1989.

The Minibus Number 165 is starting from 5 30 am until 10 pm and running every 10 minutes. The bus fare from Chisinau airport to city center is only 3 MDL which is only 30 cents of USD. It’s going from the South to city center. It will take 35 minutes from Moldova airport to city center and you will get charged 3 MDL if you have extra luggage.

Route Minibus Number 165

Minibus line 165 operates the following route: Chisinau International Airport – Dacia Av. – Trandafirilor Rd. – Decebal Av. – Iu. Gagarin Av. – C. Negruzzi Av. – Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfînt Av. – Ismail Road.

Taxi From Moldova Airport To City Center

If you want to go from Moldova airport to city center by taxi. It will take 25 minutes drive from Chisinau airport to city downtown.

The taxi fare from Chisinau airport to city center is around 120-150 MDL which is $7-9 USD. We recommend you to negotiate the price before leaving the airport to avoid scams.

Yandex App From Chisinau Airport To Chisinau City Center

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Yandex App is like Uber. You can download and ask for a car from Chisinau airport to Chisinau city center. The price can go from 80-120 MDL which is around $7 USD and the drive will take around 25 minutes depending on the traffic and your final destination. I prefer this option to avoid fighting and negotiating the prices with the taxi drivers.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CHISINAU AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Chisinau. Prices are around €20-30 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €7-8 per person.

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RENTING A CAR AT CHISINAU AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Chisinau airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Chisinau or planning to move around. It will take you 25 minutes to get to Chisinau city center from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30 per day.

BEST WAY FROM CHISINAU AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Chisinau airport to city center is by bus if you are on a budget for less than €1 and 40 minutes travel time.

If you want more comfort you can get a taxi or private transfer great idea if you are traveling with more people or with a lot of luggage.

WHERE TO STAY IN MOLDOVA

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Moldova. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from less than $15 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $60 USD.

If you are traveling in Moldova outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper. Places like Chisinau will be the most expensive and you will find great deals in not-so-touristic cities. There are AirBnB options in Moldova where you can have a budget accommodation and a local experience at the same time.

Book your accommodations in Moldova through Agoda or Booking.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL MOLDOVA

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For food budget travel in Moldova we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €1-2 per person trying different choices with bread mostly. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant.

BEST TIME TO VISIT MOLDOVA

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I would say summer is the best time to visit Moldova. The weather is warm and it’s perfect for outdoor activities. Summer lasts from the end of May until mid-September. If you want to experience the winter in Moldova, visit here in November until the end of April. But we are warning you of the strong cold air that can be up to -20 °C!

You can also visit during spring (from mid-April to end of May) and autumn which is also a short season in Moldova (from the end of September to the beginning of November).

Click here to get real-time weather updates in Moldova.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN MOLDOVA AND ATMS

The currency of Moldova is called Moldovan Leu and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is $1 USD= 17 MDL. Also if you are bringing a debit card you will find many ATMs all over Moldova, especially in the cities.

Click here to know the exact rate!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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