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.

Recommended option

Train, bus via Burgas South  •  13 h 49 min

  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

$39 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus Metro Plus  •  17 h 6 min

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

$38 - $64

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14 h 27 min

  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

$46 - $51

Bus Kamil Koc  •  15 h 12 min

  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

$38 - $48

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Ankara to Varna 568.9 miles

$110 - $170

Fly  •  7 h 14 min

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

$104 - $606

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Varna is to bus which costs 230 ₺ - 310 ₺ and takes 15 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Varna is to fly which costs 650 ₺ - 3.900 ₺ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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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 15 h 12 min.

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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 13 h 49 min and costs 240 ₺ - 310 ₺.

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It takes approximately 13 h 49 min 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 15 h 12 min and costs 230 ₺ - 310 ₺. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 650 ₺ - 3.900 ₺ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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  • Distance: 344 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 49 min

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 15 h 12 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines flies from Ankara to Varna hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Istanbul, Constanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Izmir, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Trabzon, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Diyarbakir, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Sanliurfa, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ankara to Varna via Antalya, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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