Destination VarnaDestination Varna

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Practical informationPractical information

Before you leave remember to check:

Border formalities

A valid passport or European identity card

The weather

The Bulgarian coast is a pleasant place to be; temperatures in summer don’t exceed 30°C. In winter there is considerably less sun and temperatures may drop to the freezing point, with an occasional heavy snowfall..

Time difference

1 hour behind the Netherlands.

Language

Bulgarian and in the south also Macedonian, with Cyrillic writing. You may occasionally also encounter an inscription, place or street name written in Latin. In most hotels English, French or German will get you by. Remember that when a Bulgarian nods his head he is actually saying ‘no’ and vice versa.

Money

The Bulgarian currency is the lev and there are plenty of cash machines. Other means of payment are credit cards and traveller’s cheques.

Electricity

220V

Vaccinaties

  • A DTP vaccination is recommended.
  • Protection against Hepatitis A is recommended.
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Transport:

  • Buses and trolley buses form the backbone of the public transport system. In Sofia there are also trams and an underground. There is a fixed fare within the city, irrespective of the distance travelled. Tickets are only available from kiosks at the main stops.
  • Taxi: affordable, although not all private taxis have a meter, in which case be sure to agree the fare in advance.
  • Train: there is a fairly good rail network; nearly all towns can be visited by train. Between Sofia and Varna there are even express trains. By Western standards the train tickets are extremely cheap.