Guide to Driving In Moldova - Drive Safe in Moldova

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Moldova and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 30mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Moldova on the Right side  
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The currency in Moldova is MDL
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To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Moldova 0.95 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Moldova

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Moldova?

Driving in Moldova
Pocket guide to driving in Moldova
Profile:
Moldova
Chisinau
MDL
Driving in Moldova
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
110
Speed limit in Moldova
Holiday:
Rush hour in Moldova
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Moldova
FUEL:
0.93
0.85
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Moldova
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Moldova
MIN AGE:
18
23
Min driving age in Moldova
DRINK:
30mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Moldova
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Moldova
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Moldova
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Moldova
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Moldova
Moldova is a beautiful Eastern European country that is still trying to shake off the deprivations and corruption of Soviet times. There are few cars there and with a low population, the roads are quiet and pleasant to drive despite needing a lot of repairs!

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 902

Police Fire: 903

Police Ambulance: 901

Notes: You may have difficulty finding an English-speaking operator

Fuel Prices in Moldova by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
In many parts of Moldova, parking is easy to find and is unregulated. Just make sure you are not causing an obstruction. In the cities, especially the capital Chisinau, you’ll find it difficult to park near the centre and it’s best to park outside the centre and use public transport. 
 
Paid parking
 
Paid parking is found in the centres of the main towns and cities and can be operated by the municipality or simply an enterprising local. There are few parking meters and on street ticket machines as most parking is in organised lots or garages.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police and if you park inconsiderately, you can be towed away. Reclaiming your vehicle will incur a fine, the towing charges and the fees from the car pound.
 
Disabled parking
 
The EU disability badge is not recognised in Moldova but if you present it at a parking place and ask for assistance, you are likely to get some help finding a more convenient space.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 902

Police Fire: 903

Police Ambulance: 901

The emergency number in Moldova is 902 for the police and 903 for Ambulance or 901 Fire department.
Since 2018 Moldova now also uses 112 to connect you to all emergency services.

What to do in an emergency

If you encounter problems with your hire car, use the telephone number given to you by the local agent. If you are driving your own car, contact the local partner of your home emergency organisation, remembering to take the details with you before you leave home.
 
If you are involved in an accident you must call the police and await their arrival. Whilst waiting, take photographs of the scene and, if possible, don’t move the vehicles until the police have arrived. Take details of any witnesses and ask the police for a copy of their report for your insurers.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

I have broken down - Mi-am rupt în jos 
Where is the police station? - Unde este secția de poliție? 
I have a flat tyre - Am o pană de cauciuc 
I have been in an accident - Am fost într-un accident 
Where is? - Unde este? 
Where can I buy petrol? - Unde pot cumpăra benzină?

Moldova Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Moldova by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.84 0.95
May, 2019 0.85 0.94
Apr, 2019 0.85 0.94
Mar, 2019 0.86 0.96
Feb, 2019 0.85 0.94
Jan, 2019 0.85 0.93

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Moldova and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

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