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

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Fly  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VAR - IST

$84 - $264

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Bus Metro Plus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Istanbul

$29 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus Burgas Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$31 - $35

Bus Nishikli  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Istanbul Bariam

$36

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Varna to Istanbul 286.8 miles

$55 - $90

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Istanbul. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Varna and Istanbul is 259 km. The road distance is 458.9 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Varna to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Varna to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Varna station.

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The best way to get from Varna to Istanbul is to fly which takes 1 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 14 min.

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

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Varna to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Varna. It is currently 6:33 PM in Varna and 6:33 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Istanbul is 459 km. It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to drive from Varna to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 162.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

What companies run services between Varna, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Varna to Istanbul once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varna to Istanbul via Burgas South, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Bus operators
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Varna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 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 .

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