Varna Airport is an international airport serving the territory of the historic sea capital of Bulgaria. This is the country’s third largest airport, which is especially important in the summer during the leisure period. The airport is located 10 km from the center of Varna, near the town of Aksakovo. The airport offers both domestic and international flights to more than 70 destinations on more than 50 air carriers. In 2016, the airport served 1.7 million passengers.
When it comes to public transport, Varna Airport is only accessible by bus.
Bus: outside of Terminal 2, there is a bus line 409, which provides communication between the airport and the city center (and to the Golden Sands resort).
- The trip takes 20 minutes (to Golden Sands 50 minutes).
- The bus leaves every 15 minutes.
- See Schedule.
Since the beginning of 2017, taxi services at Varna Airport are assigned to Triumf Taxi, the largest and fastest growing company in Eastern Bulgaria. The price is around 20 euros per referral. You can find a taxi in the rank of a taxi in front of the terminal building.
If you do not like to use public transport or feel free to take a taxi, think about booking a private transfer that will be waiting for you at the airport and deliver to your destination. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child seat if you are traveling with a child.
Rent your car directly at the airport in one of the offices of rental companies such as Avis, Europcar, Sixt, etc. Car rental offices are located at the arrival level. However, the best way to rent a car is to do it online, so you can avoid a possible queue.
If you are traveling in a large group, you should consider renting a bus before you arrive, so that the rental agency can prepare all the details and advise you at the meeting and pick up at the airport.
- Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will I have problems getting to the city?
A: No, it should not be. Line 40 runs every day every 15 minutes. A one-way trip will not cost you more than 20 €.
- Question: I have an early morning flight from the airport, are there any hotels at the airport where I can stay?
A: Of course, there are several hotels to choose from, but they are all located about 6 km from the airport, so you need to take a taxi. Hotel Verna Palace, which offers 50 rooms, is a favorite among tourists, has good access to the beach. Hotel Mirage offers a buffet breakfast at a low price, so if you want to save money, this is the place for you. Bellevue is another option if you are looking for a quiet holiday away from this resort. The room (and the hotel as a whole) is beautiful, clean and spacious, the pool is nice and the dining room is delicious.
- Question: I would like to visit Varna between flights. Is it possible
A: Yes, the trip to the city center from the airport takes only 20 minutes, and the 409 bus leaves every 15 minutes in both directions, so you will not have problems finding the city and returning to the next flight.
- Q: Can I exchange money at the airport?
Answer: Yes, you can exchange your money, but there is also one bank office that provides financial services that can be found next to the registration area. Exchange offices are located in the public waiting area, in the arrival lounge and baggage area.
- Question: I continue my journey outside Varna. Are there any straight lines to other destinations?
A: Bus line 409 leads, besides the center of the city of Varna, to the Golden Sands resort. But if you want to visit some other place in the region, you need to go to the central station of Varna and check there.