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

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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Train, bus via Burgas South  •  13h 54m

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  4. Take the bus from Burgas South to Varna

$40 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus Kamil Koc  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  3. Take the bus from Burgas South to Varna

$35 - $51

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna

$47 - $52

Bus  •  17h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Samandira Tesis
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna

$43 - $74

Drive  •  10h 39m

  1. Drive from Ankara to Varna 568.9 miles

$110 - $170

Fly  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Varna (VAR) ESB - VAR

$125 - $631

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The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Varna is to bus which costs 200 ₺ - 300 ₺ and takes 15h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Varna is to fly which costs 700 ₺ - 3.600 ₺ and takes 6h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ankara to Varna. However, there are services departing from Ankara and arriving at Varna via Istanbul and Burgas South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 12m.

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The distance between Ankara and Varna is 550 km. The road distance is 910.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Varna without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 54m and costs 220 ₺ - 290 ₺.

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It takes approximately 13h 54m to get from Ankara to Varna, including transfers.

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Ankara to Varna bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, depart from Ankara station.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Varna is to bus which takes 15h 12m and costs 200 ₺ - 300 ₺. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 700 ₺ - 3.600 ₺ and takes 6h 49m.

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

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Ankara to Varna bus services, operated by Burgas Bus, arrive at Varna station.

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Map of how to get from Ankara to Varna.
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  • Distance: 344 miles
  • Duration: 13h 54m

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

You can take a bus from Ankara to Varna via Istanbul and Burgas South in around 15h 12m. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines and SunExpress Deutschland fly from Ankara to Varna every 4 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Ercan, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Sanliurfa, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Izmir, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Adana, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Antalya, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Varna
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Samandira Tesis
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Varna is 1h behind Ankara. It is currently 4:31 PM in Ankara and 3:31 PM in Varna.

Yes, the driving distance between Ankara to Varna is 910 km. It takes approximately 10h 39m to drive from Ankara to Varna.

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SunExpress Deutschland and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ankara 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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The best way to get from Ankara to Ankara Airport is to bus which takes 1h 14m and costs 11 ₺.

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