Bulgaria Transportation

  • Bus standby at the Fortress Entrance
    Bus standby at the Fortress Entrance
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  • Bus #20 passing thru Stefan Stambolov St.
    Bus #20 passing thru Stefan Stambolov...
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Bulgaria Transportation

  • busses

    Sofia Transportation

    Sightseeing bus leaving daily at 10 am, 12 am just behind Alexander Nevski main Cathedral The price was around 25 Euro and includes a 2 hours tour guide who presents the information about the different sights in an accessible and attractive way but just in English.

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  • trains

    Sofia Transportation

    We bought the ticket to Nis at the Rila office in the railway station. When you enter the main hall there is a passage to your left and at the end of the passage you will find the Rila office. Even though the ticket was cheap there was still something fishy about it. The lady asked us the departure time and then kept saying some number which we...

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  • air transport

    Sofia Transportation

    Sofia's airport is located about 12km from the city centre and has recently opened a new terminal (2), mainly for international flights. A lot of European commercial aswell as some budget airlines connect Sofia with major cities on the continent. The airport can be reached by bus 84 which starts at the Sofia University/Eagle Brigde. The price of...

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  • trams

    Sofia Transportation

    Sofia has an extensive network of bus, trolleybus and tram lines, which belong to the public transport system. Operation times are from 05:00 h until around 23:30 h. At most major stops you can buy tickets from special kiosks. In September 2009 a single ticket cost 1 BGN and a day card (karta za edin den) cost 4 BGN. Single tickets have to be...

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  • taxis

    Sofia Transportation

    Sofia is a relatively small city so far as European capitals go and all the main sights, hotels and attractions are clustered around the central area. This makes the city easily walkable and so about the only time you'll need to use the public transport system is on arrival or departure. The main bus and rail stations are about a kilometre out of...

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  • rent a car

    Sofia Transportation

    Autorental Bulgaria is a small rent a car company with very friendly stuff, very good cars, affordable prices. I rented a car and went to Greece - no problems and the car was very economical! If you need to hire a car in Bulgaria contact with Autorental Bulgaria rent a car! Free delivery in working time in Sofia, if you need navigation, chaild...

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  • subway

    Sofia Transportation

    The metro is new, fast and convenient. The stations are large and the trains regular. There are two lines at present (June 2013). Generally trains are every 8 minutes, but every 4 minutes on line 1 during rush hours. Some the trains seem to be an old model similar to the older models in Budapest, and some seem to be newer. Sometimes, the entrance...

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  • streets and roads

    Sofia Transportation

    1 thing Sofiya has gotten right, that so many other cities, especially in my country, have gotten so wrong, is centralising it's public transportation. Long-distance coach, local bus, train, & tube stations are all located in the same general area, within walking distance of 1 another, interspersed with a couple of taxi ranks. The main bus station...

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  • Traffic

    Sofia Transportation

    The means of travelling around the city really depends on what you came for. If you've come to see the monuments, I suggest you simply walk around the downtown area. Distances are not that big. When you're using a taxi, I suggest you open your eyes. Pick the 'OK Supertrans' company, any person living in Sofia will tell you that they're one of the...

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  • Choice Rent A Car

    Renting a smallest, cheapest car from this company is a great budget way to see the sights of Bulgaria - when their cheapest cars had been taken I had to make do with a larger car at a slightly larger price but it was still pretty good - I paid 80 euro for a one way fee for pickup from Sofia and drop off in Varna - sounds expensive but compared to...

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  • Bus Travel Practicalities

    Bus is the main form of public transport for getting around Bulgaria and the network comprehensively covers the whole country. However it is quite a difficult network to get online information for travel to smaller towns and villages as there seems to be no definitive site (as yet) where you can easily access routes and timetables. The problem is...

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  • Bulgaria by bus

    Travelling by bus is usually a faster way to get around Bulgaria. There are hundreds of different companies which serve even the smallest village.Buses travelling between the larger town and the Black Sea resorts are mostly new and modern, but prices are still quite low. Buses serving the rural areas certainly have seen better days..Some prices:...

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  • Bulgaria by bus

    In Sofia there is a big bus station.There are connections to most countries in Europe.Several busses a day connect the neighbouring countries.But there are also plenty of connections inside the country

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  • Bourgas International Airport (BOJ)

    The second big charter flight Airport is Bourgas (BOJ) Airport at the black sea cost. It's arround 10km north of Bourgas City Center (Connected with Bus Line 15) and you can also go from here to Nessebar and Pomorie and Sunny Beach Resorts. In Summer times the airport is very crowded, because so much charter flights are comming and arriving here -...

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  • train

    trains are still the cheapest way to travel around Bulgaria and from Bulgaria to neughbouring countries...but some of them are really not comfortable at all..even i find them dirty. The Bulgarian State Railways are called BDZ.For some long distances it's better to hop ina overnight rail sleeper (aka sleeping car), as it is safer and comfy. I always...

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  • buses

    buses are the better and faster option most of the times. here's the website for the central bus station in sofia (it's a new one); most of the info unfortunately is in bulgarian, but the timetables for international and domestic destinations in english. It's @ Boulevard "Maria Louisa" #100phone numbers:(02) 8133 202(02) 8133 203(02) 8133 232and...

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  • air

    i'm reffering you to the Sofia Airport and Varna Airport websites for links to the Air Companies that fly to/from Sofia / Varna The ticket Sofia  - Varna - Sofia is 105 & u can purchase it online, but u need to pick it up from the office of Hemus air at the airportinteresting but fact, sometimes it's cheaper to fly to Varna than to Sofia....

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  • Ride the mountain railway to Bansko

    A narrow gauge railway links the mountain resort of Bansko to the main Sofia-Plovdiv line at Septemvri. It may be one of the slowest train trips you will ever make, but it will also be one of the most scenic. The train passes through a wonderfully varied landscape of valleys, gorges, mountain ranges, farms, forests, isolated villages, and the...

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  • Bulgarian State Railway

    On all my trips Bulgaria, I take the Bulgarian State Railway trains (BDZ). It's a good way to travel & to see the many beautiful views of Bulgaria. You can catch the train in many cities across the country. There is a cental station in Sofia about a 15 min drive from the airport.

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  • Train tips in and out of Bulgaria

    For those of you who might want to travel directly from Sofia to Budapest, it is possible to buy a through ticket in Sofia, even for the train that is not direct, the night train from Sofia that changes in Belgrade in the morning, a safer and more sure train for the connection it seems - This avoids the need to buy a a second one in Belgrade - My...

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  • Buses from Sofia to Chisinau

    This very rarely advertised international connection leaves Sofia twice a week at Tuesday and Thursday at 10am from the domestic Central Bus Station. It takes a very roundabout way to Chisinau, passing through Varna on the way and not passing through Bucharest but using some minor roads. The one-way price is a bit steep at 92 Bulgarian Leva and the...

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  • Most Extensive International Bus Search...

    Unfortunately only in Bulgarian and impossible to operate under Google-translate, this website lists up-to-date information on all international bus connections from Sofia (international connections from other cities are surprisingly not listed). Prices in Bulgarian Leva are seen when pressing the links to the right of each search result. The name...

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  • Taking The Scenic Routes

    For a country with a population of only 7.7 million, sporadically spread over an area of just under 43,000 square miles, Bulgaria has a very extensive rail network connecting all the main towns, as well as most minor ones, with some tremendously scenic routes.Each journey provides a different insight to Bulgaria as the views from the train windows...

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  • Bulgarian Taxis

    Whatever horror stories you've read or heard about Bulgarian taxis are probably true. There are quite a few unscrupulous drivers around who'll milk you for whatever they think they can get away with and to a certain extent I can sympathathise with them. Taxi driving in Bulgaria is not a well-paid job as fares are (generally) low, costs are rapidly...

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  • Bulgarian Airports

    Bulgaria presently has four international airports receiving scheduled passengers flights. These are at Sofia, Varna, Burgas and Plovdiv.As would be expected Sofia, the capital, is the largest with its two terminals handling mostly European and domestic services. These are modern terminals and whilst quite small by most European capital city...

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  • Rail Travel Practicalities

    Travelling by train is usually the cheapest method of getting around the Country and most cities and towns have their railway stations close to their centres. Usually you can buy your tickets at the ticket office just before travelling and the ticket you will be issued will be for the next train. For busy services it's best to buy a reservation...

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  • Private Transportation

    You shouldn't have any problems driving here. None of that crazy traffic that you'll choke on as in Asia. But, I preferred having private drivers. Make certain that you connect with someone with personality. Tough because finding a good person has much to do with Chance as much as Choice.Check with your concierge. If you connect with them then...

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  • Transportation in Bulgaria

    Here are there sites with transportation timetables:www.http://www.bdz.bg/ -> trains timetableshttp://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/ -> buses FROM/TO Sofiahttp://avtogari.info -> I didn't find it confortable as BG cities tend to have more than one bus station and they don't note which station bus is leaving....www.bgrazpisanie.com -> both...

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  • train and buses timetable

    I just found out about this great site that has timetables of buses and trains from all over bulgaria. If you want to know what trains are there from varna to sofia for example this is the place to go. The website also gives directions how to get from the train station to the bus station within the same city if you need to transfer. Your search...

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  • Sofia to Burgas by Train (forum reply)

    Hi! Bourgas is a pretty major city and so the trains run year round. The Bulgarian railways site is www.bdz.bg and there is an english button a the top. The site is really easy to use and has all the info you'll need. BTW on the site it is Burgas (without the o).Timings vary according to the particaular train as do fares. There are 2 express trains...

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  • Rail travel problems

    If you use couchette in the train be very carefull you are in the right train. I had a ticket Sofia to Varna, went to the conductor of the train/car witch i thought was the correct one, who said somthing i didn´t understand, gave me a bed, and next day i was in Burgas!

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  • Finding the aquapark in Sunny Beach

    Hello there!First - there is only one real aquapark in sunny beach and everybody knows it, it's situated in the end of the resort. The bus that you'll take from Obzor to Sunny Beach will stop in the center of the resort - at the bus station, unless you kindly :) ask the drver to stop at the aquapark which you'll drive by when you enter Sunny Beach....

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  • arriving in Sofia

    Arriving at the airpot and taking a cab into town. There is a counter in the airport where you can make a reservation for a taxi of a reliable company. This is only necessary is you mistrust taxi's that are already waiting for you in front of the entrance of the airport. Normally people get a taxi over there into town. Ask in advance what it is...

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  • Travelling on our coastline

    The best way to travel from Rezovo, which is bordering Turkey to the Romanian border, best way is to get a car. Maybe you could do it by a boat in the sea but most preferably is a car because we have harbours only in main villages. That's why better travel by car and you can experience much more! ;-)Here I'll add pics from our coastline but in a...

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  • bus not taxi

    The bus service around sunny beach is very cheap. from one end of the beach to the other or even in to nesseburr is about 1leve. where a taxi could possible cost about 20leve. there is a little train that goes around as well and think this is about 2-3 leve. but you'll have to get 2 trains to take you all the way round.you can hire a scooter for...

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  • Local transfers in Bulgaria.

    Just one very simple tip. If you are supposed to get a car or transfer in Bulgaria be sure you request a modern car by known brand.There're still hundreds of thousands very old Russian-made cars in Bulgaria.Those are being repaired and restored many times and generally not safe.As well, this spends your time because of those are barely moving on a...

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  • Travel between Makedonia and Bulgaria by...

    Greetings all,If you are travelling by road on the main route between Skopje and Sofia at the border crossing there are toilets on both sides of the frontier. Of course it is completely up to you. However I give you my strongest encouragement based on March '07 not to use the toilets on the Bulgaria side. I am sure I do not need to tell you...

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  • Bulgaria by train

    Train travel in Bulgaria is still quite inexpensive by Westeuropean standards. But in most cases train are also quite old and quite slow. Still it's a great way to travel if you want to meet locals.Some prices:Sofia-Plovdiv: 6,70 BGN (2nd class)Sofia-Varna: 22,70 BGN (2nd class)Sofia-V. Turnovo: 16.60 BGN (2nd class)Of course these prices vary...

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  • Bulgarian State Railways

    Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) is the national railway company in Bulgaria. Its website has an online timetable, in English and Bulgarian with drop down menus for the stations, to help you plan your route.

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  • Transportation in our sea resorts

    In golden sands resort and other sea resorts you can travel by car, motorbike, and touristic busses. You can also see horses like on the first pic

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  • Transportation in Rhodopes mountain

    Best way to travel is by car because some places are not reachable by bus. You can also cycling but it is dangerous and I do not recommend it. Instead if you like adventure, you can go around by a motorbike. ;-)I'll add more pics which were taken by flooding perid in 2002.On some pics you can see how firemen and other workers are trying to repair...

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  • Train around the park

    This is a great way to see the city park especially if it is a hot day it lets you sit down and enjoy the park whilst resting your legs!! Lovely flowers and shrubs. with running streams, what more could you ask for?

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  • Bulgaria by train

    There is one daily overnight train to Thessalonik in Greece.There is one daily overnight train to Istanbul in TurkeyThere is one daily overnight train to Bucarest in RomaniaThere is one daily overnight train to BelgradeInside the country there are several trains.There are good connections between the major citiesSee the the hompage of the railway...

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  • Driving routes - Sofia to Sunny Beach

    Bulgarian autoroutes are few and far between. 'A' roads are busy and pothole ridden with some holes as deep as 10cm this makes for lots of last minute swerving as holes appear in the road surface beneath the vehicle 3 metres in front of you, leave any more room than this and the vehicle behind you will overtake you and fill the space. Driving was...

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  • Night train - Varna to and from Sofia

    I took the night train from Varna to Sofia. I got a sleeper. There are 3 bunks per room. It left about 10:30pm and arrived at Sofia about 6am Not a bad way to get there, and you'd save spending money on a hotel. The bus is cheaper and faster though, about 6 hours, but I don't think they do an overnight like this.

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