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Hire a car and explore Bulgaria

Bulgaria lies in the eastern part of the Balkan peninsula and is divided into four landscape zones. Bulgaria borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south. In the east, the Black Sea forms the natural border. The capital and seat of government of the Republic of Bulgaria is Sofia.

All of Bulgaria is filled with a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Impressions from the original Bulgaria can be found in the Central Balkans area, which is home to the former capital of Bulgarias' Veliko Tarnovo. Around the new capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, life is pulsating. Sofia is located in eastern Bulgaria, just a few kilometres from the Yugoslav border.

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Panoramic view of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

If you want to hire a car, there are several car hire companies at Sofia Airport (SOF). Varna Airport also has a good offer of car hire companies. You can also hire a car on the spot, e.g. if you spend your holiday in Burgas or Gold Beach in Bulgaria.

Welche Flughäfen gibt es in Bulgarien?

Airport IATA Code City
Bourgas Airport BOJ Bourgas
Gorna Orjachowiza Airport GOZ Gorna Orjachowiza
Plovdiv Airport PDV Plovdiv
Sofia Airport SOF Sofia
Varna Airport VAR Varna

What traffic rules apply in Bulgaria?

  • The green insurance card: compulsory
  • Right-hand traffic: yes
  • Alcohol level of alcohol per mille Bulgaria: 0.5 per mille
  • Right of way: Trams always have right of way.
  • Parking: parking at blue marked roadside is subject to a fee
  • Lighting obligation: no
  • Seat belt compulsory: yes
  • Duty to carry: warning triangle, first-aid kit, warning vest, fire extinguisher
  • Child seat: compulsory up to 12 or 150 cm child seat
  • Making a phone call: only with hands-free system

What speed limits apply in Bulgaria?

  • Inner cities: 50 km/h
  • Out of town: 90 km/h
  • Motorway: 130 km/h
  • Tractor with caravan on motorway: 120 km/h
  • Motorbike on motorway: 100 km/hInnerorts: 50 km/h

Hire a car and explore Sofia

Sofia has been continuously populated since the New Stone Age, making it one of the oldest settlements and cities in Europe. After regaining Bulgarian independence, Sofia became the capital city of Bulgaria in 1878 and subsequently the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. For this reason, the country's most important theatres, museums and other cultural institutions are located here today. The capital Sofia is a city with many sights. You should therefore use a hireal car in Bulgaria for your sightseeing tours.

What attractions are there in Sofia?

There is the National Academic Theatre "Ivan Vasov", the National Academic Theatre for Opera and Ballet, the Theatre "Salsa i Smjach" (Tears and Laughter), the Theatre Sofia, the Studio Theatre of the Academy of Theatre, the State Operetta Theatre, the Satirical Theatre, the Central Puppet Theatre and the Philharmonic Orchestra.

Visitors also have the opportunity to visit numerous museums in Sofia. For example, there is the National Archaeological Museum, the National Art Gallery, the Ethnographic Museum and the Natural Science Museum. There are also many interesting buildings, parks and sporting attractions to admire in Sofia.

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Impressive architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria

Burgas Hire A Car: By Car to the Black Sea

View of the Sea Bridge in Burgas, Bulgaria

View of the Sea Bridge in Burgas, Bulgaria

Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria. Due to the temperate continental climate the summers in Burgas are hot, but with a constant breeze thanks to the proximity of the sea which is quite pleasant. The winter is mild and mostly without snowfall.

If you are travelling with your hireal car in Bulgaria, you should not miss the beaches on the Black Sea and the holiday paradise of Burgas on the southern Black Sea coast. On the beach, you should definitely visit the sea bridge with a viewing platform and in the city the Archaeological Museum, the Art Gallery and Kiril i Metodij Church with its typical Bulgarian Orthodox interior. Burgas is the ideal holiday paradise for nature lovers. Burgas is also an ideal starting point for excursions to the Poda Nature Reserve, which can be reached by hireal car via the E87 boot road to Sozopol. Especially in spring and autumn, during bird migration, a trip to Poda is recommended.

Car hire Varna: Centre of the North Black Sea Coast

Cathedral in Varna, Bulgaria

Cathedral in Varna, Bulgaria

Varna is a seaport on the Black Sea in Bulgaria and is the third largest city of the country after Sofia and Plovdiv. Varna's international airport is the third most important airport in the country after Sofia and Burgas. Varna has the second largest port in Bulgaria after the port of Burgas and is well connected to the Bulgarian road network.

In the summer months Varna is a lively tourist centre. The port city is the cultural centre of northeastern Bulgaria and is also internationally renowned for its festivals. The city's archaeological museum also houses the oldest gold treasure in the world. Varna also has a lot to offer bathing enthusiasts. For example, the golden beaches are particularly noteworthy on this part of the coast.

Fantastic Nature: The Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria

The Seven Rila Lakes are located in the northwestern part of the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria. They are the most visited lakes in Bulgaria. The lakes are situated at an altitude of 2100 to 2500 meters. Each lake has a name that is identified by certain characteristics.

Name Translation Height
Salzata the tear 2535 m
Okoto the eye 2440 m
Barbreka the kidney 2282 m
Bliznaka the twin 2243 m
Trilistnika the tripartite leaf 2216 m
Ribnoto ezero the fishing lake 2184 m
Dolnoto ezero the lower lake 2095 m
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The Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria

Bulgaria - a mixture of tradition and modernity

It is definitely worth exploring this varied country with a hireal car. Due to the very well developed infrastructure and a total length of the roads and motorways of more than 37,000 kilometres, Bulgaria's most beautiful corners can be reached very flexibly with the hireal car. Drive a hireal car through the unbelievably varied natural landscapes of Bulgaria. You can hire a car in Bulgarias' mountains or you can drive a hireal car to one of Bulgaria? s numerous beaches.

Bulgaria's Black Sea coast is also easy to reach by car on the motorway. Bulgaria has a lot to offer its visitors. Discover Bulgaria by hiring a car.