There are 9 ways to get from Burgas to Athens by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Vladimir Pavlov to Stara Zagora 8626
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Athens

$51 - $82

8 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas to Athens

$55 - $75

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  19 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Vladimir Pavlov to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad 361
  3. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$52 - $70

Bus Tourist Service Holding AD  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas to Yambol
  2. Take the bus from Yambol to Athens

$89 - $91

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Burgas to Athens 674.1 miles

$160 - $240

Bus to Varna, fly  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas South to Varna
  2. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Athens (ATH) VAR - ATH

$118 - $305

Bus to Istanbul, fly  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
  2. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Athens (ATH) IST - ATH

$75 - $218

Bus, bus to Alexandroupolis, fly  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas to Svilengrad
  2. Take the bus from Svilengrad to Alexandroupoli
  3. Fly from Alexandroupolis (AXD) to Athens (ATH) AXD - ATH

$80 - $181

Bus, bus to Kavala, fly  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas to Svilengrad
  2. Take the bus from Svilengrad to Xanthi
  3. Fly from Kavala (KVA) to Athens (ATH) KVA - ATH

$129 - $332

What companies run services between Burgas, Bulgaria and Athens, Greece?

EAAA operates a bus from Burgas to Athens twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 19 h 15 min. Ilias Travel also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $170
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Vladimir Pavlov to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Vladimir Pavlov to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$29 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Burgas to Athens
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Svilengrad to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Burgas to Athens
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
M-Bus
Phone
056 844 966
Website
mbus-bg.com
Bus from Burgas to Yambol
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Burgas to Yambol
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Yambol to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Svilengrad24
Website
svilengrad24.info
Bus from Burgas to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
svilengrad24.info
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Svilengrad to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Burgas to Athens?

The distance between Burgas and Athens is 595 km. The road distance is 1079 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Burgas to Athens?

The cheapest way to get from Burgas to Athens is to bus which costs $55 - $75 and takes 19 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Burgas to Athens?

The quickest way to get from Burgas to Athens is to bus and fly which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $110 - $310.

Is there a direct bus between Burgas and Athens?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Burgas and arriving at Athens. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Burgas to Athens?

It takes approximately 13 h 56 min to get from Burgas to Athens, including transfers.