There are 5 ways to get from Varna to Istanbul by plane, bus or car

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What companies run services between Varna, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Varna to Istanbul 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varna to Istanbul via Burgas South and Otogar in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Bus operators
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul Bariam
Avg. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul Otogari
Avg. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Istanbul
Avg. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Varna to Istanbul
Avg. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Varna to Istanbul?

The distance between Varna and Istanbul is 259 km. The road distance is 459 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Varna to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to get from Varna to Istanbul is to bus which costs $35 and takes 9 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Varna to Istanbul?

The quickest way to get from Varna to Istanbul is to fly which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $140.

Is there a direct bus between Varna and Istanbul?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Istanbul. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Varna to Istanbul?

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Varna to Istanbul, including transfers.