Moldova by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Moldova.

Here you will find information for Moldova about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.


Useful Information

Population: 3,55 million

Currency: Moldovan Leu

Language: Romanian

Capital: Chisinau

Country Code: +373

Time Zone: Eastern European Standard Time

Train Companies

The regional trains are operated by Calea Ferată din Moldova (CFM); however, the international connections are often operated by other countries like Ukraine, Romania, etc.

Moldova Rail Map


Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Moldova online on the CFM official homepage.


Buy your train tickets online at OMIO and compare trains, buses & flights.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Moldova.


Suburbane commuter trains travel short distances around Chisinau.

  • No reservations required

Regional Locale trains offer routes throughout the whole country as well as to neighboring countries to destinations such as Odesa, Ukraine; and Socola, Romania.

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Classes offered
  • Reservations required

There are several trains connecting Moldova with Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Belarus.

International Night Trains:


  • Routes: Chisinau – Bucharest, Romania
  • Sleeping Carriages:
    • 1st class (spalny vagon), 2 berth
    • 2nd class (kupé), 4 berth
    • Bed reservation required.
  • Bistro carriage available selling snacks and drinks, but no restaurant.

Moldavian Railways

  • Routes: Chisinau – Kiev, Ukraine
  • Operates only some days of the week
  • Tickets are not able to be bought online, buy tickets, and check up to date information at the train station.


Frequently Travelled Routes In Moldova


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Chisinau to Ungheni 2:06 Direct Train
Chisinau to Bender 1:25 Direct Bus
Chisinau to Balti 4:00 Direct Train


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Chisinau to Odesa, Ukraine 5:00 Direct Bus
Chisinau to Kiev, Ukraine 15:08 Direct Train (IR)
Chisinau to Călărași, Romania 16:41 2 Train
Chisinau to Bucharest, Romania 13:06 Direct Train
Chisinau to Moscow, Russia 28:53 Direct Train

Moldova travel routes

Moldova: Delicious Wine Tours And A Spectacular Countryside

Moldova: Delicious Wine Tours And A Spectacular Countryside

Main Train Stations

  • Chișinău
  • Tiraspol

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Moldova

We recommend traveling anytime between May and September, you will have limited rainfall and warmer temperatures than in the winter months. July and August are popular months for hiking and camping and wine enthusiasts often visit the capital city in October for the Chinisau Wine Festival.


  • High Season: June – August
  • Low Season: September – May

Accommodation In Moldova


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