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

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Bus Sliven Municipality Bus  •  13 h 15 min

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

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Train, bus  •  14 h 18 min

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

$45 - $91

3 alternative options

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Thessaloniki

$55 - $80

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Varna to Thessaloniki 451.4 miles

$100 - $160

Fly  •  6 h 13 min

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

$126 - $476

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The cheapest way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $55 - $80 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs $120 - $480 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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

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The distance between Varna and Thessaloniki is 502 km. The road distance is 722.3 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 15 min to get from Varna to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki is to bus which takes 13 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $120 - $480 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Varna Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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Varna to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 313.6 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Varna to Thessaloniki via Sliven and Sliven Central Bus Station in around 13 h 15 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines flies from Varna to Thessaloniki 4 times a week.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Constanta, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Sliven
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Varna to Sliven
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 Varna to Sliven
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Sliven Municipality Bus
Website
sliven.bg
Bus from Sliven Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sliven.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Varna to Thessaloniki
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 Varna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$68 - $72
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $38
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Varna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Thessaloniki is 722 km. It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to drive from Varna to Thessaloniki.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Varna Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 926+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $46 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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