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Getting to Bulgaria

Getting to Bulgaria

By car

You cross a number of countries. Up to Vienna there are no customs and visa formalities. It is more different crossing the countries of former Yugoslavia; it is recommended to use the route

Vienna-Budapest-Belgrade-Sofia. The roads are first class, most of them highways. The distance from Vienna to Sofia is about 1,500km. National drivers' licenses are valid in Bulgaria. Insurance has to be made in advance or paid at the border. Cars (self-drive and chauffeur driven) may be rented at the border checkpoints and in all tourist offices throughout the country. Speed limit:

50 km/h in populated areas
90 km/h outside populated areas
120 km/h on highways.
See also European Long Distance Paths pass through Bulgaria:
E3 Black Sea - Iberia
E4 Mediterranean Arc
E8 Atlantic - Istanbul

Road distances to Sofia in km from Europe

Amsterdam - Sofia 2213
Athens - Sofia 872
Belgrade - Sofia 382
Berlin - Sofia 1699
Brussels - Sofia 2168
Budapest - Sofia 777
Istanbu -l Sofia 427
Kiev - Sofia 558
Copenhagen - Sofia 1529
London - Sofia 2160
Madrid - Sofia 2542
Moscow - Sofia 3172
Paris - Sofia 2345
Prague - Sofia 2201
Rome - Sofia 1351
Strassburg - Sofia 1746
Warsaw - Sofia 1451
Viena - Sofia 1042
Zurich - Sofia 1672

By plain

Both foreign, as well as several Bulgarian state-owned and private airline companies link the country with the five continents. Domestic services operate and charter flights are organized to resorts in summer and winter.
Most important world air distances from:

London: 3 hours
Moscow: 2 hours
New York: 14 hours
Paris: 3 hours
Rome: 2 hours
Tokyo: 23 hours
Zurich: 2 hours
The international airports are:
Sofia airport – tel.: +359 2/ 937 22 12
Plovdiv airport – tel.: +359 32/ 60 11 11
Varna airport – tel.: +359 52/ 50 08 34, 50 08 40
Bourgas airport – tel.: +359 56/ 87 02 48

By train

The main trans-European and trans-continental trains run through Bulgaria. Sofia is directly connected with Paris, Vienna, Munich, Berlin.

By water

There are sea and river connections via the Black sea and Danube. The majority are tourist cruises rather than regular boat links.
Black Sea ports Bourgas and Varna offer an extremely good access to Ukraine, Russia and the countries of the Mediterranean basin

Bulgaria, Sofia 1000
5B Triaditza Str
Mobile: 00359/889 13-74-78
Phone: 00359/2 980-10-68
Phone: 00359/2 986-79-03
Fax:00359/2 980-53-94
ICQ 295 120 078
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