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

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

Fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Athens (ATH) VAR - ATH

$108 - $293

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Varna to Stara Zagora 8632
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Athens

$48 - $78

3 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Athens

$55 - $90

Bus Valeross  •  33 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Yambol
  2. Take the bus from Yambol to Athens

$54 - $86

Drive  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Varna to Athens 763.3 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Varna to Athens is to train and bus which costs $45 - $80 and takes 15 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Athens is to fly which costs $100 - $300 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Varna and Athens is 682 km. The road distance is 1221.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Varna to Athens, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Athens. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

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The nearest airport to Athens is Athens (ATH) Airport which is 20.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Skiathos (JSI) (134.4 km), Mykonos (JMK) (155.6 km), Milos (MLO) (157.4 km) and Paros (PAS) (164.7 km).

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Map of how to get from Varna to Athens.
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  • Distance: 426 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Bulgaria Air and seven other airlines fly from Varna to Athens 5 times a day. Alternatively, EAAA operates a bus from Varna to Athens 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 24 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Varna to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $170
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Varna to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Varna to Athens
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Varna to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$105 - $115
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Varna to Athens
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Yambol
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Yambol to Athens
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
valeross.com

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