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

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Varna

$30 - $36

Cheapest option

Bus Avtoekspres  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna

$21 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Nishikli  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna

$37

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Varna 287.1 miles

$55 - $90

Fly  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR

$83 - $265

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Varna is to bus which costs 100 ₺ - 250 ₺ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Varna is to fly which costs 400 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Varna is 259 km. The road distance is 459.4 km.

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

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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.

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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
$29 - $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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