Getting there & away
From Tiraspol five daily buses go to Bălţi, 13 to Odesa and one to Kyiv. One bus a week goes to Berlin. Buses leave for Chişinău nearly every half-hour from 5.50am to 8.50pm, and maxitaxis run regularly from 6.30am to 6.10pm.
Tickets for same-day departures are sold in the main train station ticket hall. There is also an information booth – a question about national train services costs $0.05 and a question about services to CIS countries costs $0.10, though most tellers don’t bother charging it. Buy advance tickets (24 hours or more before departure) in the ticket office on the 2nd floor.
Most eastbound trains from Chişinău to Ukraine and Russia stop in Tiraspol. There are seven daily trains to Chişinău ($0.90, 2½ hours), three to Odesa ($2, 2½ hours), two to Moscow ($31, 25 to 31 hours) and Minsk ($23, 23 hours) and one to St Petersburg ($28, 35 hours).