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Nearest travel links

Airport Sofia airport and Plovdiv airport 160 km
Ferry Greece, Igoumenitsa 539 km
Train station bansko 200 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, Cycling holidays, Winter sun

How to get there

Flight into Sofia airport (via easyjet, Wizzair, Britsh airways or Bulgarian air) and pre book a lift on a shuttle bus, easiest option is search on the internet. Should be around 20 euros per person. Alternative get the rough guide and take its advice on the shuttle bus to the city where you can catch a train to Simitli and then a bus to Bansko or the easier option of a coach to Bansko generally about 13-16 levs single.

Or fly to Plovdiv airport (from Stansted via Ryanair), set outside Plovdiv city, you can pre book a shuttle bus to Bansko at around 26 euros then catch a taxi at 50 levs to the city and then get a coach to bansko again for around 13-16 levs.

Driving from the UK, we do this in 5 relatively relaxing days (sleeping each night) or 2 days of constant driving .....tough drive.

Alternatively you can take a train from the UK and its on average 3-4 days and a rather wonderful journey. I've taken an inter-rail ticket and a train timetable book :-)