Chisinau travel guide

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You're Going to Love Chisinau

With 635,994 inhabitants, Chisinau is the most populous city in Moldova.

When to visit Chisinau

Chisinau in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Chisinau in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Chisinau in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 25 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -5 °C, with an average temperature of -2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Chisinau, with an average rainfall of 20 mm.

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How to Get to Chisinau


When flying to Chisinau, you’ll arrive at Chisinau (KIV), which is located 11 km from the city centre.


Located 0.8 km from the city centre, Chisinau Chisinau central station is the busiest station in Chisinau. Another popular train station is Chisinau Chisinau central bus station, located 2.9 km from the centre.


You can travel by bus to Chisinau using FlixBus or Bus. From Budapest, the bus ride to Chisinau takes 1593 km and will cost you around $287. From Istanbul, the ticket costs about $250 for a journey of 2173 km. The most popular bus station is Chisinau Mitropolit Varlaam, located 1.4 km from the city centre of Chisinau. Chisinau Chisinau, Autogara Chișinău Centru is also a commonly used station, and is 1.0 km from the city centre.

Airports near Chisinau

Airlines serving Chisinau

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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,060 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (406 reviews)
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ITA Airways
Good (610 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (356 reviews)
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Aegean Airlines
Excellent (398 reviews)
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Azerbaijan Airlines
Excellent (3 reviews)
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FLYONE Romania
Excellent (1 reviews)
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Where to stay in Chisinau

From 5-star hotels such as the Radisson Blu Leogrand Chisinau to great affordable options like the Vila Iris, Chisinau offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $88 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $182 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Chisinau

Most booked hotels in Chisinau

City Park Hotel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Bed & Breakfast Olsi
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Aria Hotel Chisinau
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Radisson Blu Leogrand Chisinau
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Bella Donna Hotel
Okay (5.3, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Chisinau

Expect to pay $2.48 per litre in Chisinau (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $29.75 and $39.67. Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Chisinau, while also 64% cheaper than other types, on average.