By air

Main international airports in Bulgaria are: Sofia (SOF), Bourgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR). The national carrier Bulgaria Air offers flights from many European countries to Bulgaria. Bulgaria Air destinations include: Albania (Tirana), Austria (Vienna), Belgium (Brussels), Cyprus (Larnaca, Pafos), France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt, Berlin), Greece (Athens), Italy (Rome), Macedonia (Skopje), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Romania (Bucharest), Russia (Moscow), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Alicante), Switzerland (Zurich) and United Kingdom (London, Manchaster).

Other airlines that offer flights to Bulgaria include: Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Aerosvit, Air France, Air Lingus, Air Malta, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, BH Air, British Airways, CSA, Cyprus Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Malev, Olympic Airlines, Sky Europe, Tarom, Turkish Airlines and Wizz Air.

Sofia Airport: www.sofia-airport.bg
Bourgas Airport: www.bourgas-airport.bg
Bulgaria Air schedules: www.air.bg

By sea

Main sea ports in Bulgaria are Bourgas and Varna. Many ferry carriers offer routes to Bulgaria from Romania, Ukraine (Navigation Maritime Bulgare, UKR Ferry) and Russia (Intershipping).

Port of Bourgas: www.port-burgas.com
Port Varna: www.port-varna.bg

Navigation Maritime Bulgare: www.navbul.com
UKR Ferry: www.ukrferry.com
Intershipping: www.intershipping.net

By bus

There are direct daily connections to Bulgaria from Turkey and Greece. However, companies such as Eurolines links Bulgaria with many other European countries.

Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.com

By train

It is possible to get directly to Bulgaria by train from Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

By car

Main border crossings are Koulata and Novo Selo (Greek border), Durankulak, Kardom, Ruse and Silistra (Romanian border), Kapitan Andrikeevo and Svilengrad (Turkish border), Kalotina, Vrashkachuka and Zlatarevo (Serbian border) and Guyeshevo (Macedonian border). Tourists entering Bulgaria by car have to pay the road tax at the border.


By bus/tram

In most cities it is possible to travel by bus. In major cities (such as Plovdiv and Varna) there are also trolleybuses. In Sofia the public transport system is the most developed and has bus, trams, trolleybus and underground services. Tickets can be bought from kiosks or on board.

By taxi

Taxis can be found at taxi stands or ordered by phone. Vehicles are painted yellow, except the ‘unofficial’ taxis. The extra fee is added for night rides and when the taxi is ordered by phone.

By car

Driving is on the right side of the road. International driving licenses are recommended. Driver must also have insurance documents and car registration documents. Driver must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.5 grams/litre. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Speed limits: built-up areas – 50 km/h, outside towns – 90 km/h, motorways – 120 km/h.