Flights to Chisinau International Airport leave from Heathrow daily, with the airport being serviced by several different airlines. These include Aeroflot, Air Moldova and Lufthansa, among others. Flights can take anywhere from six to twenty hours depending on the route, and most go via other European cities such as Vienna, Bucharest or Berlin.
There are two options to get into the centre of the city from Chisinau International Airport. Look for the white minibuses parked outside the main terminal - these will be marked with the number 165 to indicate their route. Or you can take a taxi - they are plentiful around the airport. Note that taxi drivers do not accept credit cards. The airport is not serviced by trains.
Chisinau is a city of just over 600,000 people. It is emerging as a colourful destination for culture and sightseeing. Beautiful Cathedral Park, Rose Valley and Botanica Park are worth a leisurely walk if the weather is good, or soak up some culture at the Opera and Ballet theatre or the Mihai Eminescu theatre. Don't forget to sample some good Moldovan food and wine at one of the many excellent restaurants Chisinau can offer you.