There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Varna by plane, bus, train, 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 Varna  •  6 h 28 min

  1. BUD - VAR

$113 - $445

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  21 h 39 min

$41 - $58

7 alternative options

Bus to Vienna, fly to Varna  •  7 h 13 min

  1. VIE - VAR

$122 - $390

Fly Budapest to Burgas, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. BUD - BOJ

$138 - $501

Train, bus  •  20 h 24 min

  1. D

$69 - $104

Bus EAAA  •  22 h 16 min

$58 - $79

Bus Eurolines HU  •  23 h 23 min

  1. 595

$71 - $131

EuroNight, bus  •  22 h 48 min

  1. Dacia

$43 - $65

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. 686 miles

$120 - $180

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

Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Budapest to Varna 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Varna via Burgas and Burgas South in around 22 h 16 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
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
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Burgas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Small Planet Airline
Website
smallplanet.aero
Flights from Budapest to Varna via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
13 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
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 Varna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
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
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 - $22
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
$34
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Varna
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
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
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
19 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Varna is 840 km. The road distance is 1098 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Varna is to train and night train which costs 11 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 21 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Varna is to fly which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 30 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft.

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Varna. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Varna via Videle and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 39 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Varna. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Varna via Burgas South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Budapest to Varna, including transfers.