Chisinau International Airport (KIV) serves Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova. The airport serves as a hub for AirMoldova, FlyOne and HiSky carriers. Each year, it handles nearly 3 million passengers. The airport is located about 13 km from the city centre providing several means of transport to and from.
How to get from Chisinau Airport to Chisinau
Getting to and from Chisinau Airport is possible via public transport. There are two options at your disposal:
Trolleybus line 30 operates the following route: Chisinau International Airport – Blvd. Dacia – viaduct – ave. Ciuflea – Blvd. Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt – ave. Mitropolit G. Bănulescu-Bodoni – ave. 31 August 1989.
- Buses operate from 06:00 am to 10:59 pm
- One-way ticket costs around 2 Moldovan lei (0.10 euro)
Minibus line 165 operates the following route: Chisinau International Airport – Dacia Ave. – Trandafirilor Rd. – Decebal Ave. → Iu. Gagarin Ave. – C. Negruzzi Ave. – Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfînt Ave. – Ismail Rd.
- Minibus departs every 10 minutes from 5:45 am to 10:00 pm
- One-way ticket costs around 3 Moldovan lei (0.15 euro)
If you prefer a more comfortable ride over public transport, consider taking a taxi. Taxi service is available 24/7 and the office can be found at the Arrival Hall of the airport. The usual price from the airport to Chisinau city centre is around 100 Moldovan lei (~ 5 euros) but we recommend you ask for the price before the ride.
Another way to travel from Chisinau Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Renting a car at Chisinau Airport
For those of you who would like to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. You will find several rental agencies at the airport including CityAutoRent, Goodrent, Sixt and Europcar. However, a simpler option would be to check the prices and book your rental car online.
Renting a bus at Chisinau Airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental company has enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Accommodation near Chisinau Airport
FAQ – Chisinau Airport
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
No, public transport operates until evening hours (11 pm) and if arriving later than that, taxis and private transfers are available.
- Can I exchange money at the airport?
Yes, you will find Moldova Agroindbank on the 1st floor of the terminal. They offer service of currency exchange. The bank is open 24/7.
- I am continuing my journey outside Chisinau. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
No, there are no direct lines to other destinations, but you can reach the main bus station in Chisinau and check your options. You can also search for the desired routes on GetByBus.
- Does Chisinau Airport have storage lockers?
Yes, there is a luggage storage service located on the 1st floor of the terminal. The service is available 24/7, and the cost for 24 hours is 20 Moldovan lei (1 euro).
- Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?
Yes, the airport provides free WiFi service for 5 hours, throughout the terminal.
- Does Chisinau Airport have long term parking?
Yes, there is a 24/7 parking lot which requires a parking card that can be received at the entrance. The parking is free up to 15 minutes, 1 hour costs 10 MDL and 24 hours cost 100 MDL.