There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Burgas by bus, train, 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

Bus, train  •  13 h 53 min

  1. 8627

$49 - $76

7 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  19 h 15 min

$50 - $75

Bus Tourist Service Holding AD  •  19 h 20 min

$83 - $86

Drive  •  11 h 20 min

  1. 696.6 miles

$160 - $250

Fly to Varna, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. ATH - VAR

$115 - $304

Fly to Istanbul, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. ATH - IST

$72 - $216

Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. ATH - AXD

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. ATH - KVA

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

EAAA operates a bus from Athens to Burgas twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 19 h 15 min. Ilias Travel also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Primera Air
Website
primeraair.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Athens to Burgas
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Burgas
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $105
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 Yambol
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
M-Bus
Phone
056 844 966
Website
mbus-bg.com
Bus from Yambol to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Yambol to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Svilengrad24
Website
svilengrad24.info
Bus from Svilengrad to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
svilengrad24.info
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Xanthi to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Burgas is 595 km. The road distance is 1115 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Burgas is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 19 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Burgas is to fly and bus which takes 9 h 9 min and costs 95€ - 260€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Burgas. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 13 h 53 min to get from Athens to Burgas, including transfers.