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

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Train  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Varna 8637 / ...

$10 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus Avtogari  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna

$8 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  6h 41m

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

$17 - $25

Bus Burgas Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Varna

$12 - $30

Drive  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Varna 245.9 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  5h

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

$48 - $145

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Varna is to bus which costs $8 - $12 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Varna is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Varna. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Varna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 36m.

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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 train which takes 5h 36m and costs $10 - $11.

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The train from Plovdiv to Varna takes 5h 36m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 train which takes 5h 36m and costs $10 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $25 and takes 6h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Varna.
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  • Distance: 177.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

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

Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Plovdiv to Varna twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $11 and the journey takes 5h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plovdiv to Varna via Pomorie in around 6h 41m.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Varna
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Pomorie
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
M-Bus
Phone
056 844 966
Website
mbus-bg.com
Bus from Pomorie to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Varna
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Varna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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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 4h 3m to drive from Plovdiv to Varna.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1257+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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