There are 6 ways to get from Plovdiv to Varna by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  6 h 39 min

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

$19 - $26

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Train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Zavet 8631
  2. Take the train from Zavet Spirka to Varna 30155 / ...

$12 - $13

4 alternative options

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Varna

$13 - $35

Bus Avtogari  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sunny Beach
  2. Take the bus from Sunny Beach to Varna

$18 - $26

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Varna 245.9 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR

$27 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Varna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Plovdiv to Varna. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Varna via Zavet Spirka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Varna is 285 km. The road distance is 393.5 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Plovdiv to Varna, including transfers.

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Plovdiv to Varna bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv to Varna train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Varna is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Plovdiv to Varna bus services, operated by Burgas Bus, arrive at Varna station.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Varna.
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  • Distance: 177.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Varna, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Varna via Burgas and Burgas South in around 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Varna via Zavet and Zavet Spirka in around 7 h 27 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Zavet
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Zavet Spirka to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Burgas
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.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
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $33
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Sunny Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
TRAVEL EKSPRES OOD
Phone
052/733162
Email
travelexpres@mail.bg
Website
travelexpresbg.com
Bus from Sunny Beach to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
travelexpresbg.com

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Plovdiv to Varna train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Varna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Varna is 393 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Plovdiv to Varna.

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Wizz Air and Bulgaria Air offer flights from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1300+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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