There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Varna by 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

Bus Burgas Bus  •  8 h 54 min

$30 - $36

Cheapest option

Bus Avtoekspres  •  9 h 15 min

$21 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Nishikli  •  9 h 32 min

$37

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. 287.1 miles

$55 - $90

Fly  •  3 h 44 min

  1. IST - VAR

$83 - $265

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Varna, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Varna via Otogar, Istanbul, and Burgas South in around 8 h 54 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Varna once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Bus operators
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Varna is 259 km. The road distance is 459 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Varna is to bus which costs 140 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 8 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Varna is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs 380 ₺ - 1.300 ₺.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Istanbul and arriving at Varna. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Istanbul to Varna, including transfers.