Bulgaria Airports

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Sofia International Airport (SOF)

Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of Sofia.
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the end of March to the end of October).
Contacts: Tel: +359 (0)2 937 2211/2 (international flights departures and arrivals).
Transfer between terminals: A free shuttle operates between the terminals at 30-minute intervals from 7am to 7pm.
Getting to the city: Regular bus services 84 and 384 run on a frequent schedule day and night from the bus station close to Arrivals. Passengers will have to pay extra for large pieces of luggage. The journey takes around 40 minutes on weekdays, and is slightly faster on weekends and holidays. Most hotels and tourist resorts run their own airport shuttles.
Car rental: Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Sixt have desks located in the arrivals hall.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available, and passengers are advised to use OK Supertrans taxis from outside the arrivals hall. Their enquiries desk is located inside the arrivals hall of both terminals. If no taxis are available, passengers can request one at the taxi desks located within the arrivals halls.
Facilities: The airport is well equipped with banks, currency exchange, ATMs, restaurants, cafeterias and bars, duty-free shopping, a chemist, travel agency, tourist information desk and first aid facilities. There is also a business lounge with internet access, and a luggage-wrapping machine at departures.
Parking: Parking at Terminal 1 is in an open lot, and costs BGN 2 for 20 minutes, BGN 3 for an hour, BGN 6 for two hours, BGN 9 for three hours, escalating to BGN 30 for 24 hours; each additional day is BGN 10. Payment is made at the cash desk at the car park exit. Parking at Terminal 2 is in a parking garage, and charges similar rates; payment is made at the machine by the elevators, or the adjacent pay desk.
Website: www.sofia-airport.bg

Varna International Airport (VAR)

Location: The airport is situated on the western outskirts, about six miles (10km) from Varna.
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to September).
Contacts: Tel: +359 52 573 323.
Getting to the city: Public bus 409, which passes through central Varna and travels as far as Golden Sands resort, serves the airport; departures are from in front of the VIP hall. Taxis are available in front of International Arrivals, but the meters are often not working and it is advisable to agree on a fare with the driver before departure. Many resort hotels run their own shuttle services to and from the airport.
Car rental: Car rental agents are on site at the airport including Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Europcar.
Facilities: The airport has currency exchange facilities, a large restaurant and duty-free shops.
Parking: Parking is available just opposite the terminal and is open 24 hours a day. The first ten minutes are free and charges start at BGN 2 per hour thereafter. However, a flat rate of BGN 15 applies for between seven and 12 hours of parking, while charges increase slightly thereafter.
Departure Tax: US$20 (nationals of the USA only).
Website: www.varna-airport.bg

Bourgas International Airport (BOJ)

Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Bourgas.
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to September).
Contacts: Tel: +359 56 870 248 (Departures), +359 56 870 272 (Arrivals).
Getting to the city: Most passenger flights into Bourgas Airport are part of package holiday deals and visitors are conveyed by their host tour operators. Taxis are available, and local buses also serve the airport.
Car rental: Car rental is available.
Facilities: The airport has a bureau de change, bank, restaurant, duty free shop, post office and first aid facilities.
Website: www.burgas-airport.bg


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