Burgas travel guide

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You're Going to Love Burgas

Underrated, modest, but hard to resist, the Black Sea city of Burgas is one of Bulgaria's most intriguing destinations. With natural attractions, museums, and fine food, it has more than enough to keep vacationers interested during their stays.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Burgas

1. Natural Beauty within the City Limits

The Burgas Lakes are just outside the city center, and offer some stunning vistas, Roman ruins, and bathing opportunities in the saline waters.

2. Excellent Museums

Learn about the ancient history of Burgas at the Archaeological Museum, or head to other museums featuring Bulgarian costumes, local wildlife, and handcrafted jewelry.

3. Beautiful Religious Architecture

Burgas has some spellbinding churches to visit, including the Surp Hach Armenian Church and the Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, with its stunning interior murals.

4. Black Sea Beaches

Burgas is also the kind of city where you can transition seamlessly from museums to beach resorts like Sunny Beach, just 20 miles to the north.

5. The Spirit of Burgas Festival

Every August, Spirit of Burgas takes place on the city beach and attracts world-famous pop and electronic dance acts (along with 50,000 revelers).

Where to Eat in Burgas

Seafood is Burgas' specialty, with high-class eateries like Neptun and Ethno standing out. Rose is also a great place for grilled meats. Expect to spend around лв20-30 on a meal.

When to visit Burgas

Burgas in November
Estimated hotel price
$24
1 night at 3-star hotel
Burgas in November
Estimated hotel price
$24
1 night at 3-star hotel

Summer is definitely Burgas' best season. You can head there during festival season, or visit in July, when the lakes will be at their most inviting and the temperatures will hardly dip below 80 degrees.

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How to Get to Burgas

Plane

Burgas Airport (BOJ) has connections to hubs like London and Moscow. From there, take the 15 bus, which costs лв1 and takes half an hour.

Train

Burgas has excellent rail connections to Sofia, as well as Romanian and Russian destinations (and resorts along the Black Sea coast).

Car

The A1 runs from Sofia to Burgas, while the E87 follows the coast from Varna to the north.

Bus

Eurolines runs international buses into Burgas city center. Buses terminate at the Central Bus Station (South), a short walk from the main hotels and attractions.

Airports near Burgas

Airlines serving Burgas

Lufthansa
Good (953 reviews)
Air France
Good (257 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (269 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (827 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (904 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (136 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (974 reviews)
LOT
Good (206 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (22 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (80 reviews)
easyJet
Good (247 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (177 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (49 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (39 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (203 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (28 reviews)
Luxair
Good (7 reviews)
Volotea
Good (78 reviews)
Blue Air
Good (22 reviews)
Smartwings
Good (7 reviews)
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Where to stay in Burgas

Some of the best hotels in town include the seafront Grand Hotel and Spa Primoretz, Gran Vía Hotel (which is also on the coast), and Hotel Burgas, which is handy for the center of town.

Popular neighborhoods in Burgas

City Center - the heart of the city, the center is home to all three of the major museums and most of the city's shopping areas.

The Sea Garden - running for miles along the Black Sea coast, the Sea Garden is a concert venue, park, and a wonderful place to relax.

Meden Rudnik - a relatively new neighborhood, Meden Rudnik is right next to Burgas Lakes, and is a handy base if you want to explore that beautiful region.

Where to stay in popular areas of Burgas

Most booked hotels in Burgas

Penelope Palace
Excellent (9.2, 337 reviews)
$85+
Primoretz Grand Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.9, 743 reviews)
$102+
Family Hotel Adena
Excellent (9, 110 reviews)
$62+
Grand Hotel Pomorie
Excellent (8.7, 1694 reviews)
$86+
Hotel Milano
Excellent (8.6, 592 reviews)
$41+
Hotel Luxor
Excellent (8.3, 403 reviews)
$38+
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How to Get Around Burgas

Public Transportation

Trolleys and buses run all over Burgas and charge лв1 per journey.

Taxi

Taxis are a very cheap way to get around Burgas (compared to other cities), charging around лв1.50 per mile.

Car

Car rental companies in town include Hertz, Bravo, and Burgas Car Rental, and rates start at about лв13 per day.

The Cost of Living in Burgas

Shopping Streets

The pedestrianized zone in the center is full of stores, but Burgas Plaza in the northern part of town has the biggest concentration of international brands.

Groceries and Other

Local grocery stores include Bolero, Lidl, and Billa, where you can expect to pay approximately лв7 for a gallon of milk.

Cheap meal
$5.52
A pair of jeans
$51.91
Single public transport ticket
$0.55
Cappuccino
$1.19
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