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There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Burgas by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Vladimir Pavlov 8627

$81 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus Arda Tur  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Burgas

$60

5 alternative options

Bus Ilias Travel  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Aytos

$99 - $105

Drive  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Burgas 696.6 miles

$160 - $250

Fly to Varna, bus  •  8 h 59 min

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

$115 - $304

Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ATH - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$72 - $215

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Xanthi to Svilengrad
  3. Take the bus from Svilengrad to Burgas

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Burgas is to bus which costs 53€ and takes 20 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Burgas is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 270€ and takes 8 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Burgas. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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The distance between Athens and Burgas is 595 km. The road distance is 1114.6 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Burgas without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 3 min and costs 70€ - 72€.

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It takes approximately 18 h 3 min to get from Athens to Burgas, including transfers.

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

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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 Burgas bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Burgas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Burgas is 1115 km. It takes approximately 11 h 20 min to drive from Athens to Burgas.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Burgas.
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  • Distance: 372.2 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 3 min

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

Arda Tur operates a bus from Athens to Burgas once daily. Tickets cost $60 and the journey takes 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
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
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Thursday, 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
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Athens to Burgas
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Aytos
Ave. Duration
20 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Schedules at
iliastravel.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 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.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
Svilengrad24
Website
svilengrad24.info
Bus from Svilengrad to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
svilengrad24.info

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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 1576+ hotels available in Burgas. 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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