Map and how to get there

Attractions Restaurants

Nearest travel links

Airport Sofia/ Plovdiv/Kavala/Thessaloniki/Skopje 160 km
Ferry Greece
Train station Bansko 300 m
Car Car not necessary

Activities near Bansko

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

How to get there

Direct flights from Luton to Sofia ( from approx £80 return)

Bulgaria air fly from London to Sofia ( from around £170 return)

Easyjet from London/Manchester to Sofia from approx £60 return * easyjet flights are currently available for winter 2012/13 until the end of Feb 2013; Book early for the cheapest deals

ryanair London Stansted to Plovdiv

British airways; flights can be reasonable booked in advance

Indirect regional flights from BA, Air France/KLM, Malev, Lufthansa,swissair, czech airlines

In summer it is worth considering flights to Kavala ( 2hrs from Bansko) or Thessaloniki ( 3.5 hrs) in Greece or to Skopje in Macedonia (3hrs), as transfers can also be arranged from here.

Transfers costs vary depending on the no. of passengers. Quotes are available from

www., where you can book and pay on line. (minibus providing great value for parties of 6 to 8 people)

Expect to pay around 140 Euros return for up to 4 people, around 200 euros return for up to 8 people. Transfers take around 2.5 hours from Sofia airport by car ( depending what time you are travelling through the city).

Other options include hiring a car, or using the bus service from the new bus terminal in Sofia. This is around 15 levs per person each way and takes around 3.5 hrs. timetables available on