You can expect a flight to Moldova from the UK to take at least 3h. However, there are other factors that will impact your time in the air. This is particularly true for stopovers, as they can add several hours to the flight, although they may also reduce the cost of your ticket. Travelers will find flights to Moldova from the UK available from most airports in the UK, although London-area airports offer the most variety. London Heathrow is the largest, but smaller, less busy airports are also available, including London Luton and London Stanstead. There is only a single international airport in Moldova, which is Chisinau Airport.
London is the only city to offer direct flights to Moldova. London Luton is the only airport to offer direct flights in the area, as well. However, there are plenty of other choices for those who are willing to be a bit more flexible with a stopover or two added to their itinerary. A single stopover will increase your flight time to an estimated 5h 50m, and two stopovers will increase it to 6h or 7h. the most common stopover points on this route are Istanbul, Kiev, and Ankara depending on the airline that you choose. Airlines serving this route include Turkish Airlines, UIA, Air France, Wizz Air UK, and Belavia.
The best way to get around during a stay in Moldova is probably by bus. There are well-developed public bus lines that connect urban areas with outlying towns and villages. There are also privately owned minibuses that follow the same routes but offer faster transport. There are few train services offered, although you can go from Tiraspol to Chisinau a few times per week. For those who wish to drive themselves, the roadways are well maintained and there are ample car hire opportunities available. Motorcycles can also be rented.
While Moldova might be relatively small in size, there are ample attractions to enjoy. The Cricova Winery is a popular stop, as is Old Orhei. Dendrarium Park is stunning, and you can also visit the Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame. Milestii Mici is a good stop for wine lovers, and Stefan cel Mare Park is good for relaxation. Other choices include Bender Fortress, St. Theodor Tiron Convent, and the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History.
A passport valid for at least six months and with at least one unused page is required to visit Moldova. However, it is no longer necessary to purchase a visa if your stay will be less than 90 days. Note that visitors are only allowed to stay 90 days within any six month period and that overstaying can lead to deportation, fines, and other issues.