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Chisinau Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Chisinau Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport has been refurbished extensively, but they forgot to refurbish the staff.  -.SCOTT

From the Chisinau Airport Web Site:
“Messages concerning the potential abuse of official capacity, corruption acts and other offences witnessed by you while passing through customs or border control can be left on the HOTLINE NUMBER: (+373-22 ) 525-939, after the beep and by e-mail: [email protected]

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Chisinau Airport.

What to Expect

Chisinau Airport has a small, renovated terminal that primarily serves European destinations. Older traveller reviews describe significant language barrier with airport staff and shakedowns for bribes from security staff.

Facilities include a few shops and eateries, which are open 24 hours. WiFi is free for five hours across a 3-day span. For added comfort while you wait. economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport. If you’ve visited recently, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Business Lounge – Currently closed for renovations – Location: Airside. Hours: open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]
  • VIP Lounge – Location: VIP Terminal, Landside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Chisinau Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Prezident Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request. The rate is approx. 10,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • Vila Iris – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle, hotel suggests a taxi for approximately 5,00€. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Chisinau Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Chisinau Airport for up to 5 hours within a 3 day span.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: on the first floor.

Baby Care Facilities – A Mother and Child Room is available free of charge. Location: 2 available, landside and airside.

Banking Services – Moldova Agroindbank provides full-service banking and currency exchange services. Locations: 1st Floor. Hours: 24 hours.

Children’s Play Area – The play area is a great place for children ages 3 – 10 to have some fun before their flight. Two assistants provide supervision and organize interactive activities while parents shop at Duty Free stores or relax in quiet places. Location: International Departures. 2nd Floor, Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Hours: open 24 hours.

Electronic Library – By downloading the Bookmate app on your mobile device, you can gain access to an e-library consisting of over 800 thousand books in over 10 languages!

Food – There are 24 hour food concessions available on the 1st and 2nd floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Bags can be stored for 20 MDL / day. Hours: 24 hours. Location: Landside, 1st Floor,S7 Airlines Counter.

Luggage Wrapping – Available on the 1st Floor of the Terminal. Hours: According to flight schedules. Rates: unknown.

Medical Care – A medical aid unit is located on the first floor in the right wing of the terminal. Hours: 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Farmacia Familie can be found on the 1st Floor. Hours: 24 hours.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not Available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2019, Chisinau airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Moldova • Atlasjet • Austrian Airlines • Fly One • Globus • LOT • Lufthansa • Meridiana • S7 Airlines • Tandem Aero • Tarom • Turkish Airlines • Ural Airlines • Ukrainian Airlines • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus and Minibus

The 30 Express Bus Service and the Minibus No 165 provide connections between the airport and the city centre (with a few stops along the way). At the time of this December 2017 update, the 30 Express Bus costs 2 MDL and the Minibus is 3 MDL. For route, fare and schedule information, visit the Chisinau Airport website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Prim-auto • Sixt.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the airport on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Aeroport Taxi company has an office in the Arrivals Hall of the airport, open 24 hours a day. The following estimated one-way fares were current at the time of this December 2017 update: to/from Botanica 80 MDL; Centru 100 MDL; Ciocana 110 MDL; Riscani 110 MDL; Buiucani 120 MDL and Durlesti 120.

Last updated: 2019-02-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.