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There are 9 ways to get from Varna to Thessaloniki by bus, train, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Varna to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 313.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Varna to Thessaloniki via Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 11 hours 9 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Varna to Thessaloniki via Sofija in around 15 hours 52 minutes.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Istanbul, Athens
Avg. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki via Athens
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Avg. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Istanbul, Athens
Avg. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Prague
Avg. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Milan Bergamo
Avg. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Larnaca
Avg. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Istanbul, Athens
Avg. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Sofia, Vienna
Avg. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Avg. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Varna to Plovdiv
Avg. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Varna to Sofia
Avg. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
bdz.bg
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Sofija to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Second Class
$25 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Avg. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Varna to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
13 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Varna to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36 - $39
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Varna to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
14 h 43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$74 - $78
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Varna to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Avg. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
burgasbus.info

How far is it from Varna to Thessaloniki?

The distance between Varna and Thessaloniki is 502 km. The road distance is 722 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki?

The cheapest way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $35 and takes 11 hours 9 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki?

The quickest way to get from Varna to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 6 hours 17 minutes and costs $220.

Is there a direct train between Varna and Thessaloniki?

No, there is no direct train from Varna to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Varna and arriving at Thessaloniki via Sofija. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 hours 52 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Varna and Thessaloniki?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Thessaloniki. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 hours 45 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Varna to Thessaloniki?

It takes approximately 11 hours 9 minutes to get from Varna to Thessaloniki, including transfers.