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. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country.

When to visit Chisinau

Chisinau in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
1 night at 3-star hotel
Chisinau in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
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 The shortest flight to Chisinau from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 11h 05m.


AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Chisinau. Located 2.9 km from the city centre, Chisinau Chisinau central bus station is the busiest station in Chisinau. Another popular train station is Chisinau Chisinau central station, located 0.8 km from the centre.


Bus operates bus routes to Chisinau. From Iaşi, the bus ride to Chisinau takes 322 km and will cost you around C$ 23. From Bucharest, the ticket costs about C$ 87 for a journey of 869 km. The most popular bus station is Chisinau Mitropolit Varlaam, located 1.4 km from downtown 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

Turkish Airlines
Good (1,737 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (322 reviews)
Good (484 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (323 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (307 reviews)
Good (78 reviews)
Good (23 reviews)
Mediocre (1 reviews)
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 C$ 66 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 137 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Chisinau

Most booked hotels in Chisinau

Radisson Blu Leogrand Chisinau
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 273+
City Park Hotel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 110+
Bed & Breakfast Olsi
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 60+
Aria Hotel Chisinau
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 46+
Bella Donna Hotel
Okay (5.3, Okay reviews)
C$ 40+

Renting a car in Chisinau

Expect to pay C$ 1.75 per litre in Chisinau (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.89 and C$ 27.85. Compact (Dacia Logan or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Chisinau, while also 43% cheaper than other types, on average.