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

Cheapest option

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 BG Razpisanie #2  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Obzor
  2. Take the bus from Obzor to Varna

$17 - $28

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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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Varna is to train which costs $11 - $14 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Varna is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 4 h 3 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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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Plovdiv to Varna, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Varna. Services depart every four hours, 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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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
Every day
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
Bus from Plovdiv to Obzor
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Obzor to Varna
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 - $34
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
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Bus from Obzor to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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