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Car Hire from Varna Airport

Car Hire at Varna Airport

This information is correct as of September 2015

Book car hire at Varna Airport and discover Bulgaria's beautiful Black Sea coast. Explore resort towns and fishing villages or head inland to see some truly breathtaking monasteries. When you rent a car, the choice is yours.

Where to hire a car at Varna Airport

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Choice Rent a Car and Top Rent-a-Car all operate from Varna Airport. You'll find their desks inside the arrivals area.

Petrol stations near Varna Airport

If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There's a Lukoil petrol station just off the A2 about five minutes away from the airport. This is the last place to fuel up before returning your car. As the airport isn't too far from the city, you can top up your tank in Varna if you want to be prepared.

Driving around Varna Airport

The A2 motorway passes close by the airport. This is a fast moving and busy road so make sure you're comfortable with your car and that you know where you're going. The road signs in Bulgaria are in Cyrillic script, so we recommend choosing a rental package that includes a sat-nav system if possible. This will keep you on the right track, and keep your holiday running smoothly. Traffic in Bulgaria drives on the right-hand-side of the road. This can take a bit of getting used to, so stay alert: especially at T-junctions and roundabouts.

Getting to your destination


Bulgaria's summer capital, Varna is a buzzing city on the Black Sea Coast. Head down to the beach for the best nightlife: during the summer nightclubs like Extravaganza and Copa Cabana keep the party going all night long.

It takes about 15 minutes to drive into Varna from the airport. Car parks can be found dotted throughout the city, so you'll have no trouble finding somewhere to leave your rental vehicle while you enjoy the attractions. Many of the large hotels in Varna also have private car parks for guests. When you search for hotels with Skyscanner you can choose which amenities you need, including parking.

Golden Sands

Sun, sea, and the eponymous golden sand make this resort one of the best loved tourist destinations on the Bulgarian coast.

It takes about half an hour to drive to Golden Sands from Varna Airport. The resort can be very busy from June to September, so finding a parking space can be tricky. We recommend searching for accommodation with parking included, as this will save you plenty of time and energy.


With its attractive beach, shallow waters, and low key atmosphere, Albena is a fantastic choice if you're looking for a peaceful beach holiday in one of Bulgaria's most exclusive seaside towns.

Albena is about 40 minutes away from Varna Airport by car. If you're visiting during July or August you will need to pay a small fee. Parking is free for the first half hour, but you need to pay BGN 6 (about £2.25) per day thereafter. If your hotel has a car park, you only need to pay the fee once. Afterwards there's an additional charge of BGN 2 (about 75p) every time you leave and return to the resort.

Prices subject to change

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