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Travel to Bulgaria

Flying to Bulgaria

The national airline is Bulgaria Air (www.air.bg). British Airways (www.ba.com), easyJet (www.easyjet.com) and Wizz Air (www.wizzair.com) also operate direct flights from the UK. There are no direct flights from the USA.

Flight times

From London - 3 hours; New York - 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).

Rail passes

InterRail: offers unlimited first- or second-class travel in up to 29 European countries for European residents of over six months with two pass options. The Global Pass allows travel for 15 days, 22 days, one month, five days in 10 days or 10 days in 22 days across all countries. The One-Country Pass offers travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. Travel is not allowed in the passenger's country of residence. Reductions are available for travellers under 26. Children under 12 are free when travelling with an adult using an Adult Pass. Supplements are required for some high-speed services, seat reservations and couchettes. Discounts are offered on Eurostar and some ferry routes. Available from Voyages-sncf.com (tel: +44 844 848 5848, in the UK; www.voyages-sncf.com).

Driving to Bulgaria

Getting to Bulgaria by boat

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

Ferry operators

The official ferry crossing point from Romania is from Calafat to Vidin.

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