Getting to Bulgaria
Bulgaria has four commercial airports – Sofia, Varna, Burgas and Plovdiv.
This is the busiest Bulgarian airport with an average traffic of 3 million passengers a year. Depending on whether you choose the services of a low-cost or a full-service airline you will arrive at either the old or the new terminal of the capital’s airport. Terminal 1 (the old terminal) has been around since the 1930s while Terminal 2 (the new terminal).
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Alternatively, you can take a cab. It is a quicker way to get to your final destination and also a much more comfortable one. The only downside is that cabs are a bit more expensive than public transport. A trip to the city centre should cost somewhere around BGN 15-20. BEWARE of the fake taxis, though! They look just like the real yellow cabs but the prices printed on their price stickers are at least ten times higher than the normal ones. Leaving whichever terminal, you will be asked many times if you need a taxi. Do not accept these offers, go outside to the taxi station, and look for the proper taxi services with tags or sticker, which indicate their prices.
|Flight Information:||+359 2 937 22 11|
|V.I.P. lounge:||+359 2 937 21 91|
|Lost & Found:||+359 2 937 35 55|
Varna Airport is at the northern Black Sea Coast about 7 km out of Varna. It has one main terminal that serves both domestic and international flights and another terminal, which is seasonal and operates only in the summer when the number of people flying to Varna rapidly increases due to the city’s location and its proximity to some of Bulgaria’s most popular seaside resorts.
Getting to the airport shouldn’t be too difficult: Bus Service No 409 calls at Terminal 1 –Varna Mall – Varna Coach Station – Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral (in the city centre) – Golden Sands Resort.
|Flight Information:||+359 52 573 323|
|V.I.P. lounge:||+359 52 573 460||[email protected]|
|Lost & Found:||+359 52 573 423||[email protected]|
Burgas Airport is at the southern Black Sea Coast and is only 5 km from the Burgas. It has only one terminal that serves both domestic and international flights.
|Flight Information:||+359 56 870 272/248|
|V.I.P. lounge:||+359 56 870 266||[email protected]|
|Lost & Found:||+359 56 870 273||[email protected]|
Plovdiv Airport is 10 km from Plovdiv. It is specialized in serving charter passenger flights. It has one terminal. The journey to the airport usually takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on the weather and traffic conditions. There are four bus lines covering the Plovdiv City - Plovdiv Airport route. They operate every Thursday and Sunday. In addition to that the airport can also be reached by car or taxi. The price for a normal cab ride to/ from the city centre should not exceed BGN 15 – 20.
|Information:||+359 32 601 127||[email protected]|
Bulgaria is sitting on several major European routes:
|Spain - France - Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia - Romania - Bulgaria - Black Sea by ferry - Turkey - Georgia|
|Point of entries: from Romania - Ruse, Black Sea - Varna|
|Romania - Bulgaria - Greece|
|Point of entries: from Romania - Vidin, from Greece - Kulata|
|Portugal - Spain - France - Monaco - Italy - Croatia - Montenegro - Serbia - Bulgaria - Turkey|
|Point of entries: from Serbia - Dragoman, from Turkey: Svilengrad|
|Lithuania - Belarus - Ukraine - Romania - Bulgaria - Greece|
|Point of entries: from Romania - Ruse, from Greece - Svilengrad|
Danube River flows along Bulgaria and Romania is the natural border of both countries.
As Corridor VII of EU the river is a very important transportation route. The river connects Black Sea with important industrial centers and with the port of Rotterdam (via Rhine-Main-Danube Canal).
Major cities on Danube River – Ulm, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Beograd, Calafat, Giurgiu, Vidin, Ruse.
Bulgaria has two major ports on Black Sea: Port of Varna and Port of Burgas. Both operate passenger and cargo terminals. For more information please click on the links above.