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

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Fly  •  1h 45m

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

738 ₺ - 1.535 ₺

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Bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Otogar

82 ₺ - 115 ₺

3 alternative options

Bus via Burgas  •  8h 14m

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

202 ₺ - 229 ₺

Bus via Burgas #2  •  9h 24m

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

278 ₺ - 293 ₺

Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Varna to Istanbul 460.4 km

400 ₺ - 600 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varna to Istanbul is to bus which costs $12 - $17 and takes 7h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Istanbul is to fly which costs $100 - $230 and takes 1h 45m.

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The distance between Varna and Istanbul is 259 km. The road distance is 460.4 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 7h 59m and costs $12 - $17.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Varna to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Varna to Istanbul is to fly which takes 1h 45m and costs $100 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $17 and takes 7h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Istanbul is 460 km. It takes approximately 6h 6m to drive from Varna to Istanbul.

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

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There are 2812+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 259.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 45m

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Varna to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Varna to Otogar once daily. Tickets cost 75 ₺ - 120 ₺ and the journey takes 7h 45m. Nishikli also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Otogar
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
236 ₺
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
224 ₺
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 160 ₺
Schedules at
burgasbus.info

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The best way to get from Varna to Varna Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $5 - $7.

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