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

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Train, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Varna to Plovdiv 8632 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Bansko

$16 - $21

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Bus ETAP Group  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad

$24 - $35

Train  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Varna to Sofia 2602 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad 5621 / ...

$18 - $23

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  12 h 55 min

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

$29 - $33

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Varna to Bansko 338.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  7 h 27 min

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

$28 - $124

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The cheapest way to get from Varna to Bansko is to train and bus which costs $16 - $21 and takes 9 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Bansko is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varna to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Varna and arriving at Bansko via Sofia and Blagoevgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 16 min.

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The distance between Varna and Bansko is 394 km. The road distance is 542.1 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Bansko without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 49 min and costs $16 - $21.

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It takes approximately 9 h 49 min to get from Varna to Bansko, including transfers.

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Varna to Bansko bus services, operated by ETAP Group, depart from Varna station.

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The best way to get from Varna to Bansko is to bus which takes 10 h 16 min and costs $23 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $18 - $24 and takes 12 h 1 min.

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

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Varna to Bansko bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Blagoevgrad station.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Bansko.
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  • Distance: 246.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Varna to Bansko via Sofia and Blagoevgrad in around 10 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Varna to Bansko via Sofia, Blagoevgrad, and Blagoevgrad in around 12 h 1 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Varna to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Municipality of Bansko
Website
bansko.net
Bus from Plovdiv to Bansko
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
bansko.net
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trans5.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Varna to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad
Phone
073/88 40 09
Email
p.prevozi.blg@abv.bg
Website
pprevoziblg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Razlog
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
pprevoziblg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Bansko is 542 km. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Varna to Bansko.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 647+ hotels available in Bansko. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varna to Varna Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $2 - $4.

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