There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Varna by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Budapest to Varna  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Varna (VAR) BUD - VAR

$113 - $445

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EuroNight, bus  •  24 h 26 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord Dacia
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Varna Kathedrale

$50 - $91

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Train to Vienna, fly to Varna  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Varna (VAR) VIE - VAR

$169 - $438

Fly Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna

$61 - $341

Bus  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Varna 595 / ...

$67

Train, bus  •  22 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
  3. Take the train from Ruse - Razpredelitelna to Varna

$74 - $106

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Varna 686 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Varna is to bus which costs 18 570 Ft and takes 21 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Varna is to fly which costs 31 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft and takes 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Varna. However, there are services departing from Kálvin tér M and arriving at Varna via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 49 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Varna is 840 km. The road distance is 1097.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 49 min and costs 18 570 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Budapest to Varna, including transfers.

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Budapest to Varna bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Budapest station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Varna is to fly which takes 6 h 38 min and costs 31 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18 570 Ft and takes 21 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Varna bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Varna station.

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  • Distance: 525.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Varna, Bulgaria?

Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Varna 4 times a day. Alternatively, Arda Tur operates a bus from Budapest to Varna once daily. Tickets cost $66 and the journey takes 20 h 40 min. Eurolines HU also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Istanbul, Constanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Vienna to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest to Varna
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Varna
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Nelmatour
Phone
+4-0743-337.546
Website
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Travel4Fun
Phone
0756 98 98 98
Email
office@travel4fun.ro
Website
travel4fun.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Varna Kathedrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
travel4fun.ro

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Varna is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 5:54 PM in Budapest and 6:54 PM in Varna.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Varna is 1098 km. It takes approximately 12 h 43 min to drive from Budapest to Varna.

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Alitalia, Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1481+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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