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odessa-chisinau bus

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odessa-chisinau bus

there was an old forum about odessa-chisinau bus schedule and trip experience. tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g295368-i5302-k471… is the link for that forum topic. we did not use the booking website to buy the ticket. But we got up early to get to the bus station (privoz next to the market) to catch the bus leaving at 8:00 am. We took a taxi from debriskaya st to the bus station for 30 hrn. We did this trip on 22 th of October 2012. At the bus station ask for the bus counter for Chisinau or Kishinev (it is better for russian speakers). The counter is facing to the main entrance of the bus terminal. It costs 100 Hrn per person, bus is small and some people are standing so get on the bus before it fills up. We took our suitcase with us on the board. It was not quite comfortable to be in the bus. Take some food and drink with you since it does not stop at all except the border controls. If you dont want to go through Transistria check with the ticket seller the bus is going through palanca (first Moldovan town after the border crossing. we did it like "Palanca Da" and the ticket seller "Da" since we cant speak russian at all. Bus leaves from the 2th platfrom in the station. When crossing the border, we were the only tourists and we (me and my wife) did not encounter any problem, we did not pay any bribe... when we reached to the north station in Chisinau, we took taxi to the hotel for 70 Lei. There were public buses going to the city center. Dont forget to haggle with the taxi drivers. They asked for 120 lei at first...

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1. Re: odessa-chisinau bus

Hi giritline :)

Thank you so much for sharing your experience in such details!

We do get the question on Odessa - Chisinau bus fairly often; so your information is really going to be useful to other travellers considering the same rout. Many thanks.

P.S. Was it, by any chance Deribasovskaya Street that you took a taxi from?

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Cora_v,

Thank you for correcting the street name. We cant pronounce even you write it in latin transcription. Yet, we I will take russian courses to visit ukraine and russia again. it was a short trip to odessa and chisinau.

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Sounds lovely :) Hope you have a chance to enjoy more of Ukraine on your return trip. Knowing some Russian certainly brings you a longer way here.

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no ukrainian courses here in turkey.

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sorry but i did mean to be rude or offensive. i thought russian is a kind of lingua franca of the region and it would be better to learn russian to travel both ukraine and russia (i wrote so - i would visit both ukraine and russia). I attended a meeting where azerbajcani, kazakh and turkmen delegates communicated in russian.. I prefer russian to travel around the eurasian region. this does not mean that I disrespect ukrainian language or ukrainians or i am racist. what kind of agression you have, thanks to god, i have ukrainian friends and so I know how tolerant they are to foreigners. I am sorry if i am misunderstood by ukrainians once again except you, since you are behaving like an old chauvinist. we have same chauvinist people here in turkey. but this did not help turkey become a better place. most europeans dont know turks speak turkish, they think we speak arabic or we are like arabs (bedeuvis in fact.). even some arabs think that we still use arabic alphabet. so they are racist right...pls get a life

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There are also big buses travelling from Odessa to Chisinau. Yuy have to buy ticket at the cahs desk inside the terminal (not outside). It takes ap. 5 hours by bus to reach Chisinau, so the trip should be comfortable. The buses go nearly every hour the last one I think is ap. at 7 pm local time.

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