Burgas Airport is situated in the bay on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, 10 km north-east of the city of Burgas.
Burgas Airport has been built on an area of 2 532 000 sq m, including a cargo centre as well. It has a 3 200 m runway capable of receiving the heaviest types of aircraft such as Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet and An 124 Rouslan.
One of the greatest strengths of Bourgas Airport is the excellent opportunity it provides for intermodal transportation by air, sea and land – Bulgaria’s busiest Port of Bourgas, an important railway junction, the E 87 international motorway and Trans European Corridor № 8 are all located just 10 to 15 km away from the airport.
The mild climate and the meteorological conditions in the region ensure excellent visibility throughout all seasons and 24-hour operation of Bourgas Airport all the year round.
Within a 30 km radius of the airport are situated the attractive seaside resorts of Slunchev Bryag, Nessebur, Elenite and Dyuni, providing accommodation for more than 1 000 000 tourists annually. The tourist season lasts from May to October, thus ensuring steady leisure traffic during this time of the year.
Burgas Airport is a regular member of Airports Council International – European Region.
At the end of 2004 Burgas Airport was rated “Bulgaria’s Best Airport” and received the award of the Ministry of Transport for the most dynamically developing airport in Bulgaria.
In 2007 Burgas Airport will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the airport, when in the distant 1927 aviation experts from the Air CIDNA French airline /later renamed to Air France/ chose the site for an airport to be built there.
"On 01.10.2007 Burgas Airport met 1 900 000-million passenger, who landed at 01:20 pm with flight № 127 of My Travel Airlines from Manchester"
Travel dates: 12, 19, 26 Jun & 3, 10 & 17 Jul
a week in Bulgaria's Sunny Beach resort, for an amazing £149 per person.
Departing London Gatwick on 12, 19 and 26 June, the offer includes return flights, seven nights at the 3-diamond Aurelia Hotel including breakfast, in-flight meals, ticket on departure fees and all taxes!
An absolute rip off for a single person .
See tip above on what you pay for bus Tickets to same destination
For example : considering that a bus ticket Sunny Beach-Bourgas one way is 4lv , both ways 8 lv - the price of 100lv is 10 times more ( Sunny Beach - Nessebar - 70stotinki ) .
I can not be sure if this means the taxi will stay with you during your shopping and sighseeing trip (and for this will waste the whole day) or whatever you decide to do or just drop you and leave ,but well - it's up to you to decide after all how to spend your money...Maybe it pays off when the taxi is full so you can split the costs with the others.
Try to bargain the price down - it works for me...
No matter what the Excursions bureaux charge you for a trip , the truth is that the price for transportation is extremely cheap . I mean busses , regular lines etc. Judge for yourself. Of course if you are not adventurous and like having everything taken care of , than be ready to pay at least 4 times the price.
Sunny Beach - Varna - 7lv/ 3,5 euro one way
Sunny Beach - Sofia - between 21 and a4lv / 12 euros one way
Sunny Beach to The Ancient town of Nessebar, some 5 km away , shuttle busses – price for the ticket 60 stotinki ;
Airport – Burgas ; Distance to the airport – about 30 km ;
Price for a taxi to the airport – around 15,50 euro
Burgas – 37 km away – 1,50 euro one way ticket
Sunny Beach - Istanbul - still to be investigated
If you want to go to Nessebar you can take the boat (beside Victoria Palace Hotel) or bus (at corner of the market) both are really cheap although i prefer the boat as the bus can be extremely hot and is usually full of people. If you go by boat you not only get a bit of a breeze but a beautiful view of Nessebar also.
I can't really comment on the taxis but have been told that you should always negotiate the price of your journey with the driver before you set off. There is a taxi rank across from Bistro Billys and they were always kept really busy.
The tourist train comes every 10-15 minutes and goes to and from Sunny Beach and Nessebar. If you see one coming your way, you can pretty much hail it down like a dolmus in Turkey!
It costs 2 Lev per person (1 Lev for kids) and takes you into the very centre of either destination.
We never got the bus once as this is clearly the most fun form of transportation (and the busses get realy packed!)
Also, they run until 12:30am!
I've been asked on several occasions about transport info to/from Istanbul , and even tho I haven't done that trip , Here's the info I've gathered for your convenience : the fastest transfer to/from Istanbul takes about 4 hrs and is by ship . See www.marineprincess.eu for schedule, prices and any further questions.The trips are daily - leaving at 6 in the morning and being back around 23h in the evening the same day - which means you can hop in any time. All you need is your international pass ,as Turkey is not part of EU.I've just called the head office to ask if it is possible to buy a one way ticket from Istanbul to Nessebar / or the other way around / and the answer was :"yes" but the ticket has to be purchased here. which could be done by sending the personal info by fax and transferring the money by bank.
Bus is another option - it just takes double the time as there are no highways in the area , only secondary roads , plus border control - length of the trip - about 6 hrs.
Of course it cost as well twice cheaper to hop on the bus , but i can't help you here with info etc.
All I know is you either book a two day Istanbul trip through your Rep , or you have to get to Bourgas and from there try to figure out a bus that will take you to Istanbul.This option is much more complicated.
"I've seen more expensive cars here for a week ,than for a year in Denmark" said a friend. "And you have to keep in mind that Denmark is one of the richest countries in the world".
So if you want to see a viper , a Porsche , Lamborghini , mazerati , Hummer or other cars that cost a fortune - Sunny Beach is the place to be. Plus , you'll have enough time to look at it ,as they can circulate only at very low speed ( but that is on purpose of course) amid the crowds of tourists. Don't miss aswell the model sitting next to the driver , she's probably one of bulgaria's top .
Sunny Beach to Nessebar by boat - 10 lv - 5 euros but the trip is really worth it beacuse of the great panorama over the whole bay. The Boat station is at the beach , when you follow the Kuban alley .
When you're in Sunny Beach, you could try horse and carriage instead of a taxi. Much more fun that way!! I didn't do it myself but from my view from the balcony I saw plenty of people who did, and they all looked happy. (Wonder if the horse was happy as well...)
If you like to go to the old ancient town of Nesebar from Sunny Beach you can choose from; boat, bus and taxi. The cheapest way is to take the bus, but the taxi boat might be the most exciting alternative.
Small boats connect Nessebar with the neighbouring resort of Sunny Beach (or Slanchev Briag, as it is known in Bulgarian).
The journey is a little over half an hour and costs 6 Leva each way (about £2.40/3.40Euros at time of writing).
The boats make this journey continuously throughout the day during the summer months.
Probably to make brits feeling at home ( like they don't already!! ) they've imported those typical London buses and use them for organized trips.
Horse pulled Carriages are a romantic way to stroll around Sunny Beach . There is no fixed price - you are charged depending on the distance.
There were a lot of horses and carriages which would take you around if you wanted to save your feet. We didn't try them but I think it would have been nice.