There are 6 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 43 min

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

$48 - $73

5 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Burgas

$50 - $70

Bus Ilias Travel  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Aytos

$97 - $103

Drive  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Burgas 696.6 miles

$160 - $250

Fly to Burgas  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Burgas (BOJ) ATH - BOJ

$201 - $763

Fly to Varna, bus  •  9 h 9 min

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

$115 - $303

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Burgas is to fly which costs 170€ - 700€ and takes 8 h 53 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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It takes approximately 13 h 43 min to get from Athens to Burgas, including transfers.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Burgas.
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  • Distance: 372.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 43 min

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

EAAA operates a bus from Athens to Burgas twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 19 h 15 min. Alternatively, Ryanair, Norwegian Air Shuttle and 12 other airlines fly from Athens to Burgas every 4 hours.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Athens to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $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 - $70
Schedules at
rta.government.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 - $100
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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