There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora by plane, train, bus 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 53 min

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

$137 - $501

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora

$40 - $60

6 alternative options

Fly Budapest to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$43 - $289

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

$75 - $289

Train to Bratislava, fly to Burgas, train  •  10 h 24 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

$149 - $706

Bus Eurolines HU  •  17 h 53 min

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

$66 - $101

Train  •  26 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  3. Take the train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa 461
  4. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora 465

$96 - $137

Drive  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Stara Zagora 630.1 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora is to bus which costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 16 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora is to fly and train which costs 37 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft and takes 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Stara Zagora is 766 km. The road distance is 1008.2 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Budapest to Stara Zagora, including transfers.

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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.

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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 Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Ruse and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 29 min.

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

EAAA operates a bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 16 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Stara Zagora via Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Ruse(BG), Ruse, and Gorna Oryahovitsa in around 26 h 29 min.

Airlines
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
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
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
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Burgas to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
$10 - $15
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
$8 - $17
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
16 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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