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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.

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Train, bus  •  18 h 17 min

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

$82

Cheapest option

Bus Arda Tur  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas to Athens

$60

7 alternative options

Bus KTEL Rodopis  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Burgas South to Komotini
  2. Take the bus from Komotini to Athens

$137 - $142

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Burgas to Athens 674.1 miles

$160 - $240

Bus to Varna, fly  •  8 h 33 min

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

$116 - $304

Bus to Istanbul Ataturk, fly  •  9 h 57 min

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

$73 - $215

Bus, bus to Alexandroupolis, fly  •  10 h 24 min

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

$73 - $174

Bus, bus to Kavala, fly  •  10 h 11 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

$124 - $326

Bus, bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Burgas West to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  3. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Athens (ATH) OTP - ATH

$75 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Burgas to Athens is to bus which costs $60 and takes 20 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Burgas to Athens is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $310 and takes 8 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Burgas and arriving at Athens. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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The distance between Burgas and Athens is 595 km. The road distance is 1078.6 km.

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The best way to get from Burgas to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 18 h 17 min and costs $81 - $83.

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It takes approximately 18 h 17 min to get from Burgas to Athens, including transfers.

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Burgas to Athens bus services, operated by Burgas Bus, depart from Burgas South station.

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There is no direct flight from Varna Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Burgas to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Rodopis, arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Burgas to Athens is 1079 km. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from Burgas to Athens.

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Map of how to get from Burgas to Athens.
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  • Distance: 372.2 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from Burgas to Athens via Komotini in around 20 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Varna to Athens via Constanta, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
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
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from Varna to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Komotini
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas West to Shumen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Svilengrad to Komotini
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Burgas to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
ardatur.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 daily
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Svilengrad24
Website
svilengrad24.info
Bus from Burgas to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
svilengrad24.info
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Komotini to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
KTEL
Website
ktelbus.com
Bus from Komotini to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
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
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Shumen to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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