Moldova Transportation

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Moldova Transportation

  • Through Moldova by car

    We crossed Moldova by Moskvich-408 in 1969 on our way from Chernivtsi to Odessa.The distance is 380 km. We drove along M14 (E583) to Chisinau 275 km. Then we continued along M14 to Tiraspol and till the border with Odesskaya oblast’ 105km.

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  • Wondering how fast you can travel...

    To find out the distance between cities in Moldova, and how fast you can get to your destination go to:http://www.iatp.md/distanta/Although it's in romanian I guess you'll get your answers!Just choose from where are you coming from 'Punctul de plecare' to where do you intend to go 'Punctul de sosire' and click on 'afla' buton.To see a map of...

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  • Taxis in Chisinau

    If you need a taxi in Chisinau, take one of those which have a taxi-sign on the roof AND also a number on the sign, four-digit, starting with 14 (as 1412, 1416). They are reliable.Beware of taking a taxi with a taxi-sign but without this number on the sign. Very likely they will cheat you.

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  • the imaginary country of Predniestr

    3 weeks ago I was in Transdniestr and no problems (been there several times before several years ago); Tiraspol is incredibly clean and relatively nice, just make sure you get your travel document at the artificial border post on your way in, they will request it on your way out.Almost everyone speaks Russian in Moldova, many do not speak...

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  • Crossing Transnistria Border

    Technically, it may be true that you don't need a letter of invitation by LAW to pass thru or enter Transnistria, but the customs officers on the Transnistria border are so corrupted, they'll give problems most of the time, they'll just start coming up with different stories (ranging from "you DO need an invitation letter" to we can't let you pass...

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  • Chisinau - Bucuresti

    From Chisinau, there is an overnight train for Bucharest departing around 5 p.m. and arriving in Bucharest the next morning. Bring water and food with you, as the only alternative is to ask fellow travellers.Smoking allowed at the side ends of each cartriage.Rather than stay in the cabin, get and see the views.

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  • Around Chisinau & other cities

    As if walking would be shameful, people in Chisinau (and in other cities around Moldova) usually prefer to wait 10 minutes to jump in a crowded minibus (aka rutiera) just to get off at the second stop one km far. This being said, distances in Chisinau are not that long, and a walk from the railway station to the bus station or downtown should take...

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  • Orhei - Chisinau

    Provided you arrive at the complex early enough and you do not want to spend the night in the noisy hotel outside the archaeological complex, you can catch the last bus from Trebujeni to Orheiul Nou ( 4,30 p.m., 9 lei). From there, reaching Chisinau should not take more than 30 minutes

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  • Soroca – Orhei

    A little less than 2 hours. There are several buses a day leaving for Chisinau, and in the morning they leave from Soroca almost every hour starting 8 a.m. you can buy tickets until Orheiul Nou, where you should get off. As our destination was the archaeological complex of Orheiul Vechi (aka between the village of Trebujeni and Butuceni) which is...

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  • Around Moldova – rent a car / public...

    Before leaving, we considered to rent a car, as there was little information we could gather on public transport around the Republic of Moldova, and there a number of options for rent-a-car. With Europcar and Hertz quite expensive, one might be tempted to choose other smaller local companies. We did the same, but next day after agreeing on a Dacia...

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  • Chisinau – Soroca

    Buses to north of Chisinau, Soroca included, do not leave from the Central Bus Station any longer. They leave from another bus station outside the city centre (10 minutes walk from downtown) called “Gara de Nord” (locals will be able to show you the way, just after crossing a bridge).There are several small buses to Soroca every day, staring from...

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  • Any information 1 leu

    An inquiry at the information desk in bus stations (or at least in the one in Chisinau) pays 1 leu. 2 inquiries, 2 lei an so on…...However, there’re plenty of timetables clearly indicating arrivals, departures and destinations all around.Moreover, buses no longer depart “when full”, but as per a pre-established timetable.

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  • Bucuresti – Chisinau

    Night train “Prietenia” leaves Bucharest every evening a few minutes before 20 p.m. and arrives in Chisinau the next morning around 9.00 a.m. Return fare with sleeper 2nd class ( 4 comfortable beds) costs 170 Romanian lei, i.e. 50 EURO.Bring water and food with you, as the only alternative is to ask fellow travellers.

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  • Moldova by train

    There is one daily overnight train to Bucharest in Romania.Odessa and Kiew in Ukraine are also connected but not so frequent.The trains have only one class.The russian second class.At the counter the prices are flexible so check before you buy.

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  • Getting to/from Moldova

    There are direct connections to/from the main cities of the Russia (Moscow, St.-Peterburg, Saratov), Ukraine (Kiev, Odessa, Lviv,), Byelorussia (Minsk), Romania (Bucharest), Bulgaria (Sofia) and Poland (Przemysl). Connections from Chisinau with such cities as Moscow, Bucharest, Odessa and Lviv is provided daily. Tickets are very cheap! I payed for...

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  • Private Taxi

    Since local trains are almost nonexistent in Moldova if you have the money a private taxi might be worth it. Most of the hotels can arrange them but will also include their own commision in the price. You should be able to get a modern car for $50-60 USD per day. I paid a bit more but you live and you learn. You will need to negotiate the price...

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  • A clean well lit place

    The train station here in Chisinau is very modern and clean. Compared to Gara de Nord this place is paradise. Services are limited to 1 trip a day to Bucharest and several to Russia and other points East. Connections are not quite the same and local service is limited if not non exisitent

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  • Buses back to Bucharest

    So - whatever they tell you - buses DO NOT leave at night. They leave in the morning and early afternoon to any destination in Romania. Even though you buy tickets in advance at the central (domestic) bus station, you'll most likely leave from the north bus station which is about 25 min in a taxi from the center of the city. It is advisable to buy...

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  • FLY IN! The trains are...

    FLY IN! The trains are alright, but they are ex-soviet so... It will be an experience if you take train. Note I didn't say a good experience NOR a bad one... simply an experience.The Trolley buses are ,75 lei.The Avtobuses are 1,25 lei.The Marshrutka (Mini vans) are 2 lei.Taxis are expensive if they know you are a westerner. If you speak any...

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  • When come to Moldova you must...

    When come to Moldova you must know that foreign citizens can cross the border of the Republic of Moldova only on the basis of passports and visas. Citizens from CIS countries and Romania can cross the border of Moldova on the basis of the ID of their country. Citizens of countries, where Consulates of the Republic of Moldova exist, should receive...

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  • You can get to Moldova by air,...

    You can get to Moldova by air, by rail or by road, it depends on your preference and the distance you have to pass. I recommend You to travel by air. You can travel to and from Moldova trough Budapest, Frankfurt, Prague, Warsaw and Moscow connection.Chishinau International Airport is only 12 km from the city center. Transfer can be made by...

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  • For the travelers who prefer...

    For the travelers who prefer to travel by rail, a large number of international express trains connect the main European capitals with Chishinau. Good rail ilnks exist from Chishinau to Moscow, Kiev, Bucharest, Sofia, but on longer distance service there is usually only one train per day. All international trains have dining and sleeping cars.

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  • If you don't like to travel by...

    If you don't like to travel by air or by rail and live not far from Moldova, you can get to it by car. The distances between the capital of Moldova and main European cities are: Athens - 1563 km, Berlin - 1566 km, Budapest - 948 km, Bucharest - 441 km, Frankfurt - 1904 km, Istambul - 1061 km, Kiev - 499 km, London - 2640 km, Madrid - 3588 km, Minsk...

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  • I flew to Chishinau from...

    I flew to Chishinau from Vienna (regular or even daily flights), return trip was to Budapest. Air Moldova made a quite good impression on me - it is definitely much better than most of these other small Eastern European airlinesdifficult to say - I had a driver and interpreter put at my disposal

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