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Transport

Airway, railway, road and water transport is well developed in Bulgaria.

The country has 4 international airports – Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv and Burgas. The airports also serve charter flights, helicopters and gliders of amateur pilots, possessing special permissions, as air corridors are provided for them by the Bulgarian aviation dispatchers.

Sofia – www.sofia-airport.bg
Varna – www.varna-airport.bg
Burgas – www.bourgas-airport.com
Plovdiv - www.plovdivairport.com

Railway transport in Bulgaria is accessible and comfortable, and the railway network covers all larger populated places in Bulgaria. The railway lines cross all land borders of Bulgaria. The large European railway line Orient Express crosses the country.

Narrow-gauge lines are built in the harder to reach places in the country and in destinations with smaller number of passengers.

Tickets can be bought on the very railway stations, in the transport offices in the towns/cities, and in the tourist agencies. International tickets are issued in the offices, the agencies and on the international desks of the stations.

The Bulgarian State Railways - www.bdz.bg

The water border points are on river (along the Danube river) and on sea (along the Black Sea coast).

The primary sea ports, which perform marine transport in Bulgaria, are the Varna and Burgas ports. By sea you can enter Romania through the local ports near Durankulak, and Turkey through Rezovo. These points are used for small vessels, which do not come from territorial waters.

Along the Danube River there is a border checkpoint by the village of Vrav, as well as along the entire length of the river, at the towns of Vidin, Lom, Oryahovo, Ruse, Tutrakan and Silistra.

There is water transport – tourist and freight - all along the Danube and the Black Sea. Their prices, as well as the schedule, depend on the season, the type of vessel and its category.

There are many private carriers with boats, yachts and motor boats, which travel to the local landmarks and conduct river or sea tours on request of the customers.

Ports:
Varna - www.port-varna.bg
Burgas - www.port-burgas.com
Ruse: www.port-ruse-bg.com
Lom: www.portlom.bg
Vidin: www.cmamyc.com/port

The road network in the country consists of motor highways, first-class, second-class and third-class roads. The autobus transport is well organized. There are express autobuses between most of the large towns/cities in the country.

For further information – Central Bus Station: www.centralnaavtogara.bg

There are international bus lines to most of the European capitals and the larger European cities. Through Turkey there is a bus connection to the Middle East and Egypt.

Autobus tickets can be bought from the specialized offices, from the bus station, the carriers and the tourist agencies in the larger towns and cities. In the country there are also foreign carrier companies, which offer their services.

Autobus transport:
Sofia Central Bus Station: www.centralnaavtogara.bg
Varna Bus Station: www.autogaravn.com
Burgas Bus Station Бургас: www.burgasbus.info
Plovdiv Bus Station: www.avtogara-plovdiv.info
Ruse Bus Station: www.avtogararuse.org

For further information – the Ministry of Transport www.mtitc.government.bg and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works www.mrrb.government.bg

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