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There are 4 ways to get from Athens to Varna by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Varna (VAR) ATH - VAR

$107 - $294

Cheapest option

Bus Valeross  •  32 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sliven
  2. Take the bus from Sliven to Varna

$56 - $89

2 alternative options

Bus Arda Tur  •  22 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Varna

$65 - $90

Drive  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Varna 785.5 miles

$180 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Varna is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 32 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Varna is to fly which costs 90€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Varna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h 45 min.

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The distance between Athens and Varna is 682 km. The road distance is 1256.8 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 45 min and costs 55€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Athens to Varna, including transfers.

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Athens to Varna bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Varna is to fly which takes 6 h 17 min and costs 90€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 22 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Athens to Varna bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Varna station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Varna.
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  • Distance: 426 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Varna, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines fly from Athens to Varna 5 times a day. Alternatively, Arda Tur operates a bus from Athens to Varna once daily. Tickets cost $66 and the journey takes 22 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Athens to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Athens to Varna
Ave. Duration
22 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Varna
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$105 - $115
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Varna
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sliven
Ave. Duration
27 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
valeross.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Sliven to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sliven to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Sliven to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Varna is 1257 km. It takes approximately 13 h 14 min to drive from Athens to Varna.

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1236+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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