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

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Varna via Istanbul and Burgas South in around 8 h 54 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Varna 5 times a week.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Bus operators
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Avg. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Avg. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
Avg. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Varna
Avg. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Varna?

The distance between Istanbul and Varna is 259 km. The road distance is 459 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Varna is to bus which costs 130 ₺ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Varna is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 500 ₺.

Is there a direct bus between Istanbul and Varna?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Istanbul and arriving at Varna. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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

It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Istanbul to Varna, including transfers.