What you should know before hiring a car in Bourgas
|Bourgas city centre|
|Burgas Airport (BOJ): 7 km from city centre|
Where to rent a car in Burgas?
The city of Burgas is located on the east coast of Bulgaria, overlooking the Black Sea. It is home to attractions such as the Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius; the Sea Garden; and the nearby St. Anastasia Island. Burgas Airport is the city's principle airport, operating both domestic and international flights. Located around six miles from the city center, travelers can opt to take a bus, taxi or rental car into Burgas itself. Burgas is also home to the Burgas Central railway station, which offers connections to the rest of Bulgaria. However, Renting a car to explore Burgas and the surrounding areas affords a level of freedom no other mode of transport can offer! Car rental companies such as Alamo Rent a Car, City Car, Hertz and Sixt are among the many which offer car rental services both from Burgas Airport and within the city itself.
Driving in Burgas: parking and other tips
When driving in Burgas, be sure to follow Bulgarian road rules. These include only using your cell phone while driving if it is in hands free mode; driving on the right; and paying attention to the speed limits. These are displayed on road signs throughout Burgas, however as a general rule are usually as follows: 50km/h in urban areas, 90km/h on open roads; and 120km/h on the motorway.
Looking for somewhere to park your rental car in Burgas? There are a number of options to choose from. One is to explore the city by foot, before renting a car to explore the rest of Bulgaria. Alternatively, park your rental car at your hotel (many offer secure parking); in a parking lot; or on te street, where allowed. Be sure to pay for parking using a ticket machine, which can be found on the street.
Road trips from Burgas
Discover Roman ruins, beautiful beaches and Bulgarian culture on a road trip around the country. Located on the east coast of Bulgaria, Burgas makes for a great place to begin exploring Bulgaria by rental car. These three destinations are easily accessible by car from the city.
Once you've explored the sights in Burgas, head north out of the city for a road trip up the coast of Bulgaria. The first stop on this coastal road trip is the city of Nesebar. Just over 21 miles from Burgas by road, the city is known for its Byzantine era ruins such as the Church of St. Sofia. Then, it's on to the city of Varna. A further 62 miles away, the city boasts beaches, culture and architectural landmarks. See the "Gold of Varna" in the Archaeological Museum; pay a visit to the nearby Aladzha Monastery; and relax on Varna's beaches.
Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria, and can be found in the west of the country. From Burgas, it's a drive of around 238 miles through the Bulgarian countryside, across much of the country – allowing the opportunity to see plenty of Bulgaria along the way. Once in Sofia, it's time to enjoy some of the city's many attractions. These include the Sofia Central Mineral Baths; the National Historical Museum; the Eagles' Bridge; and the Ivan Vazov National Theatre.
In a hilly location, the city of Plovdiv is the second largest in Bulgaria and is popular with visitors thanks to its history and culture. From Burgas, drive west through Bulgarian towns, villages and countryside, before reaching the city of Plovdiv after a 158 mile drive. Head for Plovdiv's Old Town and the Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum to learn more about the area's culture, before exploring attractions such as the Odeon of Philippopolis; the Roman Forum; and the Archaeological Museum.