There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Varna by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Varna  •  6 h 12 min

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

$107 - $294

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Varna

$55 - $70

4 alternative options

Fly to Burgas, bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Burgas (BOJ) ATH - BOJ
  2. Take the bus from Sarafovo to Varna

$92 - $460

Bus EAAA  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Varna

$55 - $90

Bus Valeross  •  32 h 46 min

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

$57 - $90

Drive  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Varna 785.5 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Varna is to train and bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 21 h 43 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 12 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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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Athens to Varna, including transfers.

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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 24 h.

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

Bulgaria Air, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Athens to Varna every 4 hours. Alternatively, EAAA operates a bus from Athens to Varna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 24 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $14
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
M-Bus
Phone
056 844 966
Website
mbus-bg.com
Bus from Sarafovo to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Athens to Varna
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
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
$88
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
3 times a day
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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