Map and how to get there

Attractions Restaurants

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Airport Sofia 160 km
Car Car not necessary

Activities near Bansko

Sports Tennis in town, Water sports, Horse riding, Skiing – property near ski resort, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Nightlife, Cycling holidays, Winter sun

How to get there

Getting to Bansko is really quite straight forward. Don't be put off by the older style Airport [rather basic but improving quickly!] or by the roads etc. to Bansko out of Sofia - it gets much better!

There are numerous flights to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to get Bansko.

The main airlines from the UK are:

• London Heathrow - British Airways, Bulgaria Air

• London Gatwick - Easyjet, Bulgaria Air, flythomascook.com

• Luton - Wizzair

• Manchester - Wizzair, Easyjet, flythomascook.com

Bansko can then be reached from Sofia by bus, train, car hire or private transfer. Private transfers can be organised on request - from Sofia to Bansko takes approx 2.5 hours by car and can cost up to 170 euros return but check out the following options:-

1. Bansko Express

www.banskoexpress.com This will be a new service costing from £12 per person.

2. www.bulgariatransport.com/transfers.html

3. www.banskoservices.moonfruit.com

4. www.autorentbg.com

5. www.motoroads.com

Taxi's - www.oktaxi.net or, www.sofiaairporttaxis.com

Hire Cars - www.autorentbg.com or, www.BulgariaTransport.com or, www.atlaschoice.com

TOP TIP: Be sure you have a ticket attached to screen for the motorways outside Sofia. Do check you have winter tyres attached and that the windscreen fluid is full.

Carry your driving licence. Be very careful to obey speed limits. They change often and police are there to catch you.

Bus - Best to use Ovcha Kupel bus station, right side of town but check timetable online.