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About Chisinau International Airport (KIV)

Chişinău International Airport serves the Moldova capital, and is the country's principal international gateway for air transport. Our Chişinău International Airport guide includes airport contact details as well as information relating to terminal facilities, public transportation and accommodation options nearby.


An information desk and tourist information counter are located in the public area of the terminal building.


Driving directions:

From the centre of Chişinău, follow the R2 road south. This road leads directly to the airport. The journey time should be approximately 15 minutes.

Airport Info


Strada Aeroportului 80/3

The airport is located 11km (7 miles) southeast of central Chişinău.

No. of terminals:

+373 22 525 111

Time Zone:
Eastern European Time
GMT +0200

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: An Express Bus Service links the airport to the city centre (Dimitrie Cantemir Square) in about 15-20 minutes. Services operate every 40 minutes daily from 0700-1900, and the single fare is MDL3 (about €0.16). There is also a shared minibus shuttle which runs slightly longer hours, but costs the same.

Taxi: Cabs (tel: +373 78 200 333) are readily available outside the terminal. Journey time to the city centre is about 10 minutes, and fares start at around MDL80-100 (€5-6).

Terminal facilities


There are several banks on the first floor of the terminal, offering currency exchange, money transfer and other services. ATMs are also located in this area.


Cafés and a snack bar are situated on levels 1 and 2.


Duty-free shops selling a wide variety of goods are available to both departing and arriving passengers. There is also a range of other shops including a florist, gift-shop, luggage shop, jeweller and an electrical goods outlet.


Baggage trolleys are available, as is baggage wrapping.


Other facilities at Chişinău International Airport include a mother-and-child room, first-aid facility and an insurance sales office.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

A conference room, with capacity for up to 15 people, is available in the terminal (tel: +373 22 524 174) along with a VIP and business lounge. Passengers requiring more extensive business facilities will need to head to some of the larger hotels in the city centre.

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the terminal building at Chişinău International Airport. There is also a post office and access to public telephones.

Disabled facilities:

The airport is fully accessible, with lifts, disabled toilets, and designated parking close to the terminal. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

While the new multistorey car park is being built, a temporary car park, with enough space for 260 cars, will be used and is located close to the terminal.

Car rental:

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Europcar, Gotur and Prim-Auto. Offices are located in Arrivals.