Forgot details?

Travel Information



Greenwich Mean Time + 2 hours, Central European Time + 1 hour


220 V., 50 Hz.
The electricity plug is a European standard.


Bulgaria country code is (+359).
By using a phone card you can make an international call from a public telephone.


No visas are required for the citizens of the European Union and EFTA member countries to enter Bulgaria. European Identity Cards and passports are a valid identification document in Bulgaria.



Bulgarian lev: The lev is the currency of Bulgaria. It is divided in 100 stotinki. In archaic Bulgarian the word "lev" meant "lion". Bulgaria, as a part of European Union will adopt Euro in the years to come.
Money can be exchanged safely in the banks and also at reputable exchange bureaus (hotels and airports usually quote less favour­able rates). Exchange bureaus are required to display clearly the exchange rates and they are no longer allowed to charge commis­sions, so check this first. Exchange rates at the time of publishing: 1 EURO -- 1.95583 BGN. Banks are open from 09:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday. Exchange bureaus are usually open from 09:00 until 17:00 or 18:00 and stay open later in the summer. There are also non­stop exchange bureaus. In Sofia there are plenty of ATMs, with particular concentration in the city centre. All major European and North American debit cards are accepted in the country.




The main international credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shopping centres, car rental offices and some restaurants. The stickers on the shop-windows or at the hotel entrances will provide you with information as to which credit cards are accepted.




Usually open from 08:00 to 20:00. You will be provided with more detailed information at the reception desk in your hotel.


Tap water is safe to drink. However, we advise you to drink bottled mineral water.


The population of Bulgaria is about 7 000 000 people; 1.2 million live in the capital (Sofia).


Other spoken languages in the Varna are English, Russian and German.


The main religion in Bulgaria is Eastern Orthodox; other - Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, etc.



Varna is well connected to many of European capitals and large cities through a lot of direct regular flights, charter flights in the summer season, railways and bus services. In addition you can reach to Varna through the capital city Sofia by plane, buses and trains. Varna is situated 450 km from Sofia. Flight time from Central Europe to Sofia is less than three hours; from Sofia to Varna it is less than 40 minutes. Travelling by bus from Sofia to Varna is about 6-7 hours. Travelling by bus from Burgas to Varna is about 2h 30min.

[ Map: Sofia - Varna | Map: Burgas - Varna ]
[ Map: Varna Airport - Rest Home of the BAS ]
[ Map: Varna Airport - St. Constantin and Elena ]
[ Map: St. Constantin and Elena - Rest Home of the BAS ]


  Map Bulgaria



Prices of the transport documents:

  • Single-trip ticket - 1.00, 1.60, 2.10, 3.00 lv.




The Bulgarian Black Sea coast enjoys a mild and pleasant climate. Rainfall is low; heavy falls of snow and fogs extremely rare. The Black Sea beaches are covered with crystal clear sands. Because of its natural beauty, Bulgarian Black Sea coasts become famous international resort area.

» Forecast and current conditions for Varna