There are 5 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Varna by bus, car or plane

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Bus Sliven Municipality Bus  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sliven Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sliven to Varna

$10 - $19

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Bus Crazy Holidays  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Varna

$55 - $80

Drive  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Varna 473.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly from Thessaloniki  •  7 h 2 min

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

$94 - $336

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR

$35 - $133

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Varna is to bus which costs 9€ - 16€ and takes 13 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Varna is to fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 2 min.

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

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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 13 h 16 min and costs 9€ - 16€.

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It takes approximately 13 h 16 min to get from Thessaloniki to Varna, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Varna bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Varna is to bus which takes 13 h 16 min and costs 9€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 2 min.

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There is no direct flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Thessaloniki to Varna bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, 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: 13 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Varna via Sliven Central Bus Station and Sliven in around 13 h 16 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines, Condor Flugdienst and five other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Varna 3 times a day.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Istanbul, Constanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Bus operators
Sliven Municipality Bus
Website
sliven.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sliven Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sliven.bg
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Sliven to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sliven to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Sliven to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Varna
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
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
14 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $75
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Varna
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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