There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora by plane, train, bus, night 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 Budapest to Burgas, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Burgas (BOJ) BUD - BOJ
  2. Take the train from Burgas to Stara Zagora

$138 - $501

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  23 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
  2. Take the night train from Videle to Ruse
  3. Take the train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa 463
  4. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora 465

$42 - $62

7 alternative options

Fly Budapest to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora

$44 - $290

Fly Budapest to Istanbul, bus  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Istanbul (IST) BUD - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Stara Zagora

$77 - $292

Train to Bratislava, fly to Burgas, train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Burgas (BOJ) BTS - BOJ
  3. Take the train from Burgas to Stara Zagora

$151 - $709

Bus to Vienna, fly to Sofia, bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna Airport
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora

$83 - $270

Bus EAAA  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora

$45 - $65

Bus Eurolines HU  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Stara Zagora 595

$71 - $101

Drive  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Stara Zagora 630.1 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Stara Zagora, Bulgaria?

EAAA operates a bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 16 h 13 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Burgas to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget aut.áll. to Wien Flughafen Schwechat
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$9 - $12
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
16 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Budapest to Stara Zagora?

The distance between Budapest and Stara Zagora is 766 km. The road distance is 1008 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora is to train and night train which costs 10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 23 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora?

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora is to fly and train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs 35 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft.

Is there a direct train between Budapest and Stara Zagora?

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Stara Zagora. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Stara Zagora via Videle, Ruse and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 33 min.

Is there a direct bus between Budapest and Stara Zagora?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Stara Zagora. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora?

It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora, including transfers.