How to get there

Burgas is not the capital of Bulgaria, and is closer to Asia than to other European countries. Does it mean it's hard to get there?

Not at all!

By air

The easiest way to get to Burgas is by air, and Bulgaria's upcoming (partial) accession to Schengen zone in March 2024 makes it even easier.

Burgas international airport (BOJ) is recently renovated airport that has welcomed almost 1.5 million passengers in 2023.

Airport has direct regular connections to the following cities:

  • Austria - Vienna International Airport (VIE)
  • Bulgaria - Sofia
  • Czech Republic: 
    * Brno 
    * Ostrava 
    * Prague
  • Denmark - Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
  • Finland - Helsinki (HEL)
  • France: 
    * Lille 
    * Nantes
  • Germany: 
    * Berlin Brandenburg (BER) 
    * Cologne 
    * Dusseldorf 
    * Hamburg (HAM) 
    * Stutgart
  • Hungary - Budapest
  • Ireland - Dublin
  • Latvia - Riga
  • Lithuania - Kaunas
  • Luxembourgh
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)  
  • Norway:
    * Oslo
    * Trondheim
  • Poland: 
    * Gdansk
    * Katowice
    * Krakow 
    * Lublin
    * Warsaw
    * Wroclaw
  • Slovakia - Bratislava
  • Sweden - Stockholm Arlanda (ARN)
  • Turkey - Istanbul (IST)
  • UK - London Luton (LTN)

Airports marked in bold (Brussels Charleroi, Sofia, Amsterdam Schiphol and Istanbul) are popular hubs that may help if there are no direct flights from your city.

Airport is located approximately 10 km away from Bourgas City center. Bus number 15 departs from right in front of the terminal, passing every 15 minutes. The journey to the city center takes around 20 minutes. For more details, please refer to the Bus Line 15 Schedule.

Other airports nearby

Varna (VAR)

Varna airport (VAR) is located 135 km from Burgas and adds a few destinations that do not have direct flights from Burgas. There are shuttle taxis between the two cities, and we are in negotiations with the transportation companies that are ready to provide discounts for group travels. Trip from Varna to Burgas is about 2 hours.

Istanbul (IST)

Istanbul airport (IST) is one of the busiest hubs in the world. It is quite far from Burgas (~300km), and you need to pass a border. There are several night buses though connecting the biggest Turkish city with Burgas, so if you are up to a nighter, this option may be right for you.

By bus

Popular European bus carrier Flixbus lists Burgas as one of its destinations.

Or use one of aggregators like BusRadar

By train

Bulgarian railways connect the country with Romania and Türkiye, but this is not the preferred way to travel in Bulgaria due to outdated infrastructure.