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There are 7 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Varna by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Crazy Holidays  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Varna

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Arda Tur  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Haskovo Central Bus Station Thessaloniki - Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Varna Kardzali - Varna

$40 - $52

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
  2. Take the train from Plovdiv to Varna 8637 / ...

$46 - $88

Drive  •  8h 20m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Varna 473.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Thessaloniki to Varna  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Varna (VAR) SKG - VAR

$155 - $521

Bus to Sofia, fly to Varna  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR

$56 - $158

Fly Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9h 47m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKG - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna

$81 - $171

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Varna is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 15h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Varna is to fly which costs 130€ - 460€ and takes 7h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Varna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Varna is 502 km. The road distance is 757.5 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 13h 30m and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The bus from Thessaloniki to Varna takes 13h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Thessaloniki to Varna bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Varna is to bus which takes 13h 30m and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 130€ - 460€ and takes 7h 27m.

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There is no direct flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Varna.
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  • Distance: 313.6 miles
  • Duration: 13h 30m

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Varna, Bulgaria?

Crazy Holidays operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Varna once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 13h 30m. Ilias Travel also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair and Germania fly from Thessaloniki to Varna once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Bremen
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Train operators
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Varna
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Varna
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$69 - $73
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $38
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Haskovo Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Haskovo Central Bus Station to Varna Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Website
Arda Tur
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Haskovo to Varna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Varna is 758 km. It takes approximately 8h 20m to drive from Thessaloniki to Varna.

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Ryanair, Germania and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Varna Airport.

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Book your Thessaloniki to Varna bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 1276+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42m and costs 2€.

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