Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 09:11 pm
We will write how to get from Chisinau to Transnistria. The distance from Chisinau to Tiraspol in Transnistria is 70 kilometers and it will take 1 hour and 20 minutes by taxi.
The cheapest way from Chisinau to Transnistria is by mini bus for 50 MDL which is $4 USD. If you prefer more comfort a taxi from Chisinau to Tiraspol in Transnistria is around $20-25 USD one way.
You can go for a day trip from Chisinau to Tiraspol and Bender in Transnistria. If you prefer you can also stay in Transnistria but you will have to register next day in the Tourism when staying overnight just a few minutes communicating accommodation and how many days you will spend in Transnistria.
Read how to get from Chisinau airport to city center
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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WHERE TO STAY IN MOLDOVA
You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for 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 TO TIRASPOL
MINI BUS FROM CHISINAU TO TRANSNISTRIA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Moldova to Transnistria is by mini bus. There are mini buses from Chisinau to Transnistria running every 20-30 minutes starting from 7 am until 6 pm. The buses are leaving from Gara Centrala (Chisinau Bus Terminal) just behind the Central Market in Chisinau.
The total travel time by mini bus from Chisinau to Tiraspol in Transnistria is around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The mini bus fare is 50 MDL which is $4 USD and you can buy the tickets in Chisinau Bus Terminal.
The mini bus will do a quick stop at the border and you will get your Migration Card (free of charge). Even Transnistria isn’t officially recognized as a country just make sure you are bringing your passport.
TAXI FROM MOLDOVA TO TRANSNISTRIA
If you want to go from Moldova to Tiraspol in Transnistria will take a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive. The taxi fare from Chisinau to Tiraspol is around 400-500 MDL which is around $25 USD. We recommend you to negotiate the price before leaving the airport to avoid scams.
YANDEX APP FROM CHISINAU TO TRANSNISTRIA (CHISINAU T)
Yandex App is like Uber. You can download and ask for a car from Chisinau to Transnistria. The price can go around 400 MDL which is around $22 USD and the drive will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on the traffic and your final destination. I prefer this option to avoid fighting and negotiating the prices with the taxi drivers.
WHERE TO STAY IN MOLDOVA
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Moldova in Transnistria. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room for 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 budget accommodation and a local experience at the same time.
Book your accommodations in Moldova through Agoda or Booking.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL MOLDOVA
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
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 end of September to beginning of November).
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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 debit cards you will find many ATMs all over Moldova especially in the cities.
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