Chişinău is the capital of Moldova, therefore it is also the most important transportation center: roads, railways, and aerial transport. If you are traveling in/through Moldova, don't miss it. You will pass through it traveling across Moldova in any direction, Romania to Ukraine and back.
The best way is to go to the "Gara Auto de Sud-Vest" (Southwest Bus Station), were from all the buses to the Southwest depart. The bus station is located not far from a television building and antenna (you can see the antenna from almost every point in the city). Currently you can reach bus station by taking:
- trolleybuses Nr.9 and 17, they have a stop directly in the front of the bus station.
- minibuses Nr. 180, 124, 117, 109, 192, they don't have a stop there, but you can ask the driver to stop at bus station (Romanian: opritzi va rog la Gara de SUD. "please stop at the bus station").
- Bus Nr.11 (but it does not go as often as trolleybuses and minibuses)
The hitchhiking place is right at the trolleybus station, in the front of bus station. There are usually people there trying to get a ride. Be patient; this road is the main road to the south, so many cars are going in that direction.