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Travel to Bulgaria

Flying to Bulgaria

The national airline is Bulgaria Air (www.air.bg). Other airlines that fly to Sofia include Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, EL AL, easyJet, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and Wizz Air.

Major airports are: Sofia Airport, Burgas Airport and Varna International Airport.

Airport Guides

Sofia Airport

Code

SOF

Location

Sofia Airport is located 10km (6 miles) east of Sofia.

Telephone

+359 2 937 2211

Address
Sofia Airport, 1 Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Sofia 1540

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Varna International Airport

Code

VAR

Location

Varna Airport is located 8km (5 miles) to the west of Varna, a Black Sea resort in eastern Bulgaria.

Telephone

+359 52 573 323.

AddressBulgaria
Varna
Varna

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Bourgas Airport

Code

BOJ

Location

The airport is 13km (8 miles) from the city.

TelephoneAddress

Burgas Airport

Code

BOJ

Location

Burgas Airport is located 10km (6.2 miles) northeast of central Burgas.

Telephone

+359 56 870 248

Address
Burgas Airport
Burgas

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Flight times

From London to Sofia - 3 hours; New York to Sofia - 11 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Bulgaria by Rail

There are frequent services between Sofia and Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest. For details contact the Bulgarian State Railway, Balgarski Darzhavni Zheleznitsi (www.bdz.bg).

Driving to Bulgaria

You can enter Bulgaria from Romania in the north, Serbia and North Macedonia in the west, as well as Greece and Turkey in the south.

From Romania to Bulgaria: most people use the New Europe Bridge from Calafat to Vidin, and other crossings include Giurgiu to Ruse, Negru Vodă to Kardam and Vama Veche to Durankulak.

From Serbia to Bulgaria: the Dimitrovgrad to Kalotina crossing is heavily used. Other crossing points are Zaječar and Strezimirovci.

Getting to Bulgaria by boat

Main ports: Bourgas (www.port-burgas) and Varna (www.port-varna.bg) on the Black Sea.

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