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 27 min

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

$107 - $294

Cheapest option

Bus Valeross  •  32 h 46 min

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

$57 - $91

4 alternative options

Fly to Burgas, bus  •  11 h 28 min

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

$92 - $480

Bus EAAA  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Varna

$55 - $90

Train  •  25 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki 600
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
  3. Take the train from Svilengrad to Dimitrovgrad 492
  4. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Karnobat
  5. Take the train from Karnobat to Varna

$68 - $98

Drive  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Varna 785.5 miles

$180 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Varna is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 32 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Varna is to fly which takes 6 h 27 min and costs 90€ - 260€.

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The distance between Athens and Varna is 682 km. The road distance is 1257 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 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?

Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Athens to Varna 5 times a day. 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
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
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
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
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
Primera Air
Website
primeraair.com
Flights from Athens to Varna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Brussels
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Athens to Burgas via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $60
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Svilengrad to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Karnobat
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Karnobat to Varna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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 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 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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