HOW TO GET TO BULGARIA: AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS TO BULGARIA
International Transport: Bulgarian international airports are those of Sofia, Varna, Burgas and Plovdiv. Sofia airport is the most important in the country, most international flights land here. Varna and Burgas airports serve the Bulgarian seaside resorts located along the Black Sea, and are mainly connected by charter flights. The plane is the most convenient way to get to Bulgaria.
The airport of the capital Sofia is the one best served by direct or stopover connections from European countries and Russia. To reach places on the Black Sea coast from European countries, a stopover in Sofia is generally necessary. Airports along the Black Sea coast have more frequent flights during the summer. During this period numerous charter flights landed at the airports of Varna and Burgas from the main European airports. But also scheduled flights intensify in the summer.
Flights within Bulgaria: Internal flights exist between the Bulgarian airports of Sofia, Varna and Burgas.
TRAINS TO BULGARIA
The Bulgarian railway network is spread over 6,000 km, but the Bulgarian railway system is not among the most efficient and modern. In the near future, however, the construction of some high-speed lines is planned.
International Transport: Visiting Bulgaria arriving by train requires a considerable amount of time. To reach Bulgaria from the countries of western Europe there are no direct train connections and it is therefore necessary to make numerous changes.
Internal Transport: Fast trains and express trains connect the capital with the main cities of the country.
BUSES TO BULGARIA
Bulgaria’s road network spans over 37,000 km of roads of all kinds. The motorways represent only slightly more than 700 km of the total Bulgarian road network.
International Transport: There are bus connections with Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Albania, from these countries it is possible to continue to other European countries.
Internal Transport: Bulgaria’s bus network is extensive and fairly inexpensive.