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There are 6 ways to get from Bratislava to Varna by bus, plane, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, fly  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Varna (VAR) VIE - VAR

$115 - $360

Cheapest option

EuroNight, train  •  30 h 1 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Hegyeshalom to Gara de Nord Dacia / ...
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Varna Ir

$48 - $78

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Bus Omega Group  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Varna

$110 - $160

Train  •  26 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the train from Videle to Ruse(BG) Ir
  6. Take the train from Ruse to Varna Ir

$72 - $106

Bus Karat-S  •  28 h

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 901 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Varna Central Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...

$90 - $127

Drive  •  14 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Varna 807 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Varna is to EuroNight and train which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 30 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Varna is to bus and fly which costs 95€ - 320€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Varna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Varna. However, there are services departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Varna via Budapest-Nyugati, Szolnok, Arad, Videle and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 49 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Varna is 1002 km. The road distance is 1291.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 15 min and costs 95€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Bratislava to Varna, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Varna bus services, operated by Omega Group, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Varna train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Varna is to bus which takes 20 h 15 min and costs 95€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 26 h 49 min.

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  • Distance: 625.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Varna, Bulgaria?

Omega Group operates a bus from Bratislava to Varna once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 20 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Varna via Budapest-Nyugati, Szolnok, Arad, Videle, and Ruse in around 26 h 49 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Arad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Arad to Videle
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Ruse(BG)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Varna
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Hegyeshalom to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
18 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Night train from Hegyeshalom to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
18 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bratislava to Varna
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
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Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Varna Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Bratislava to Varna bus services, operated by Omega Group, arrive at Varna station.

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Varna is 1 h ahead of Bratislava. It is currently 2:06 PM in Bratislava and 3:06 PM in Varna.

Bratislava to Varna train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Varna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Varna is 1291 km. It takes approximately 14 h 29 min to drive from Bratislava to Varna.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Bulgaria Air offer flights from Vienna Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1257+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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