Travel to Bulgaria

Flying to Bulgaria

The national airline is Bulgaria Air ( 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.

Flight times:

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

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: SOF. Location: Sofia Airport is located 10km (6 miles) east of Sofia. Money: There are banks, ATMs and bureaux de change in both terminals. Read more

Airport Code: VAR. Location: Varna Airport is located 8km (5 miles) to the west of Varna, a Black Sea resort in eastern Bulgaria. Money: An ATM is available before Security Control in Terminal 2 Departures and foreign exchange services... Read more

Airport Code: BOJ. Location: Burgas Airport is located 10km (6.2 miles) northeast of central Burgas. Money: ATMs and bureaux de change are located within the terminal complex. A bank can be found in the... Read more

Other airports in Bulgaria

Bourgas Airport

Airport Code: BOJ. Location: The airport is 13km (8 miles) from the city. Website: Public transport description: A bus service departs every 20 minutes to the city centre. Taxis are also available.

Travel by rail

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

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 ( on the Black Sea.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.