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Major cities and airports in Moldova

  1. Chișinău – Chișinău International Airport (KIV)
  2. Tiraspol – No civil airport, but accessible from Chișinău
  3. Bălți – Bălți International Airport (BZY)

Time and Communication

Moldova is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET) with a time offset of UTC+2. Daylight saving time is observed, moving the time to UTC+3 during the summer months. The country has three major mobile operators: Orange, Moldcell, and Unite. Cell phone coverage is generally good, with high-quality calls in urban areas and reasonable coverage in rural areas.

Money and shopping

The local currency in Moldova is the Moldovan Leu (MDL). The exchange rate fluctuates, so it’s important to check the current rate before traveling. Payments in other currencies are not commonly accepted. Credit card usage is widespread in larger cities, but cash is preferred in smaller towns and rural areas. Some establishments may not accept certain international cards. Currency exchange offices are typically open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and can be found in airports, major cities, and banks.


Common transportation options in Moldova include buses, minibuses (rutierele), taxis, and trains. Buses and minibuses are the most popular options for both intercity and local travel. Taxis are available in cities and larger towns but can be expensive compared to other transportation options. Train services are available, but the network is limited and slower than buses or minibuses.

Touristic attractions

  • Orheiul Vechi: A historical and archaeological complex featuring a monastery carved into a limestone cliff and the remnants of ancient civilizations.
  • Cricova Winery: One of the world’s largest underground wine cellars, offering guided and tastings of Moldovan wines.
  • Chișinău: The capital city of Moldova, with attractions such as the Triumphal Arch, the Nativity Cathedral, and numerous parks and museums.
  • Transnistria: A self-proclaimed breakaway state with Soviet-style architecture and attractions like Tiraspol’s Suvorov Square and Bender Fortress.
  • Țipova Monastery: An ancient cave monastery located on the rocky banks of the Dniester River, offering stunning views and a fascinating history.
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