Varna Airport is located about 7 km west of the town. As of 2017 WizzAir offer direct flight from Sofia to Varna.
You can easily catch bus number 409. The bus station is located in front of the VIP exit. The working time table over the weekdays is between 5:45 and 20:00 and over the weekend between 5:45 – 23:00. The arrival time is between 15 – 20 minutes. Prices are 1 BGN to the city and 3 BGN to Golden Sands and you pay to the person assigned for this in the bus. For further reference, click here. For a map of the buses, click here.
All rent-a-car offices are located in Terminal 1 (Arrivals). There you can find several well known rent-a-car companies like AVIS, SIXT, Budget and Dollar Thrifty.
If there is no bus, and you don’t need a rent-a-car, you can take a taxi. The rate should be written on the door windows and should not be more than 1 BGN per km. You should always make sure that the taxi driver switches on the meter in his car. Otherwise, he might ask for any higher price and you won’t have any argument to refuse.
From Sofia, Varna can be reached by Haemus Motorway E83 – A2. The road is around 470 km long and it should take you around 5 hours. You will have to buy a vignette, the price of it for a week is 10 BGN. From Burgas, take the motorway A-5, the way is around 120 km. If you are coming from Bucarest, take the European road E70, you will need to drive for about 300 km. From Istanbul and Costanca, use the coast road E87.
Usually all of the buses make a first stop at the Assumption Cathedral in Varna, which you cannot miss when entering Varna. However, if you’re sleeping and miss that stop or just have to wait for someone at the bus station just follow these navigations:If you want to reach the city center, you can walk – just walk along the large boulevard called Vladislav Varnenchick towards East, and in about 20 minutes you will see the Cathedral on you right site.
If you have a lot of luggage and prefer to take a bus – take number 18, 18A, 118, 121, 148 or 409 from Vladislav Varnenchik Blvd. or 118, 121 from Slivnica Blvd. Prices are 1 BGN and you will be in the city center in less than 10 minutes.
Varna train station is within walking distance from the city center. Once you exit the train station pass, the underpass and walk up the street “Tzar Simeon” for about 10 min and you will be at one of the main squares with fountains in the middle. Walk left around the fountains and in about 100 m you will see the Cathedral.
If you prefer to take a bus, you can catch several buses – 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 29, 31, 31а, 32, 39. There are 2 bus stations in front of the train station, so don’t be surprised, if one of those numbers pass by you. Either one of them will work fine. Travel time is not more than 10 min. Price is again 1 BGN.
As well you can use a taxi which wouldn’t take more than 5 min to lift you up the city. Normal prices again should be written on the door windows and should not be more than 1 leva per km. However, that depends on the taxi you choose.
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Really a nice post. Travel by bus or train are like a time bound services.
In my opinion, travel by Car is good option as compare to others.Its little bit expensive but you dont need to wait for scheduled timings for public transport.It would be at your door steps just before leaving to your destination.
The rest options are also good but when I was there I preffered car hire option always ( from varnaairportcarrentals.com- cheap and reliable)).Seriously it’s time saving and you reach within your comfort. There are no. of car hire companies which offer car rental services in Bulgaria.You can choose anyone which is reliable and trusted.