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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Burgas Bus  •  8 h 54 min

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

$32 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus Avtoekspres  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna

$22 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Nishikli  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna

$39

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Varna 287.1 miles

$55 - $90

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take a taxi from Varna to Varna

$83 - $265

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Varna via Otogar, Istanbul, and Burgas South in around 8 h 54 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Bus operators
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
[email protected]
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
[email protected]
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. 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
Ave. 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
[email protected]
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
Ave. 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
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Varna to Varna
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Varna Taxi
Phone
+359 88 466 6660

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Heading to Europe? Read this before you buy a Eurail Pass, How do I buy a London Underground ticket? and Need to know: Eurostar - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

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 90 ₺ - 230 ₺ 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 and taxi which takes 3 h 44 min and costs 330 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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.