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There are 8 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 33 min

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

$113 - $445

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Train  •  23 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  2. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  3. Take the train from Videle to Ruse(BG) Ir
  4. Take the train from Ruse to Varna Ir

$40 - $59

6 alternative options

Train to Vienna, fly to Varna  •  6 h 55 min

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

$168 - $436

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

$60 - $340

Bus Arda Tur  •  21 h 49 min

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

$65

Bus Orlan  •  33 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Arad
  2. Take the bus from Arad to Varna

$110 - $159

Night train, train  •  25 h 45 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D / ...
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Varna Ir

$73 - $104

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Varna 686 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Varna is to train which costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 23 h 24 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 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Varna. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Varna via Arad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Varna. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Varna via Arad, Videle and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 24 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 18 210 Ft - 18 240 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Budapest to Varna, including transfers.

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Budapest to Varna bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Budapest station.

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Budapest to Varna train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Varna is to fly which takes 6 h 33 min and costs 31 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18 210 Ft - 18 240 Ft and takes 21 h 49 min, you could also train, which costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 23 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Varna.
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  • Distance: 525.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and six 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 $64 and the journey takes 20 h 40 min. Eurolines HU also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
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
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Oslo
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Arad to Videle
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Ruse(BG)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Varna
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 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
$29
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
$64
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 - $120
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Orlan
Phone
+420-774.074.706
Website
orlan.autogari.ro
Bus from Arad to Varna
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
orlan.autogari.ro

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Varna is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 4:56 AM in Budapest and 5:56 AM in Varna.

Budapest to Varna train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Varna station.

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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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Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa, SunExpress Deutschland and five other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1245+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $28 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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