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Have you decided to spend your holiday in Moldova? Or probably you plan your business trip to Chisinau? Then the first thing you should do is finding out if you need a visa to Moldova. Since 1st January 2007 citizens of European Union, United States, Canada, Switzerland and Japan do not need entry visas to Moldova. They may stay at the territory of the country up to 90 days. Others may read about how to obtain visa to Moldova. Well, after that you should choose the way to come to the country. There are few ways to do that: by plane, by train, by bus and by car.

By plane

This way is the quickest one to come to Moldova. However at the same time it's the most expensive way.

There is the only airport in Moldova which is located in Chisinau, the capital of the country. There are direct flights to Chisinau from Moscow, Bucharest, Kiev, Budapest, Istanbul, Timisoara, Vienna, Sofia, Rome, Prague and other cities. There major air companies in Moldova are Air Moldova and Moldavian Airlines.

If you need the fastest way to come to the country this variant is the best for you. However if you want to save money it's better for you to choose another way as flights to Moldova are really expensive.

If you want to see how looks International Airport Chisinau please go to our airport photo gallery.

By train

The train is the cheapest way to come to Moldova. Unlike by plane you may come not just to the capital of Moldova but also to other cities of the country. The problem is that trains are usually very slow. So, if you want to save money and you have enough time you may go to Bucharest by plane and then take the overnight train to Moldova. Train ticket costs about $28. At the border you will stay a bit until the gague wheels are lifted to fit Moldavian tracks.

If you want to come to Moldova by train you may find train schedule if you click here.

By bus

Buses are widely used for going to Moldova or from Moldova to another countries as they are much cheaper than flights by plane and at the same time they are quicker than trains. Moldavian bus companies offer trips to most European cities. There's regular bus connection with Bucharest. There are about five buses every day. So, it could be a variant instead of train to reach Moldova from Bucharest. However, a big disadvantage is that you should stay longer at the border. So, a trip by bus from Bucharest usually takes about 10 hours.

By car

If you prefer to travel by car you are welcome too! If you chose this variant you'd better buy country map before your visit. The problem is that often people in villages speak just Russian and Romanian. So, you will not get a reply to the question in English. However, who knows, probably you are lucky and you will meet a person who speaks English too. If you travel on night you will hardly meet anybody outside, so you will even have no possibility to ask how to drive somewhere.

Well, we hope we've helped you to choose the best variant to come to Moldova. If you need more details we will be happy to help you. Just contact us with your question using the form below. And, never forget, that you are always welcome here!

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Many people in the world have never heard about Moldova. They even wonder that such country exists. Then follow timid wild guesses of its location: Africa! Asia! No? Where it may be? However that happens through no fault of those people. There’s too few information about Moldova in the Internet. So, the time to tell the world about Moldova came!
Moldova is a small country which is situated in the Eastern Europe on 47 N, 29 E.