What you should know before hiring a car in Bourgas
|Bourgas city centre|
|Burgas Airport (BOJ): 5 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Bourgas: practical information
Where to rent a car in Bourgas
Bourgas is a busy city right on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, a popular place to enjoy the summer holiday months. Planning to head that way? Start your trip by searching for cheap flights to Bourgas Airport. That’s the best place to pick up a Bourgas car hire too, if you hope to explore more of the coast while you’re there.
As the airport, choose from any of the following companies in the arrival’s lounge: National, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar and Top Rent-A-Car.
Driving in Bourgas: parking and other tips
As a coastal city that’s popular in the summer, traffic gets worse from June to August. A rental car is a good way to get from the airport to your coastal resort and then elsewhere if you’re exploring Bulgaria by car. Parking around the beaches can be scarce, particularly on the weekends so arrive early!
As for parking in the city or along the coast, most resorts, hotels and villas have parking available to guests but it’s a good idea to ask in advance, when you book your hotel in Bourgas.
Road trips from Bourgas: what to do, what to see
This large holiday complex is only a stone’s throw from Bourgas and in summer, the local popular expands quite drastically, practically combining with nearby Nesebar. It’s often called Bulgaria’s summer party capital! With 200+ hotels and thousands of clubs and bars, you won’t be short of choice when it comes to choosing evening entertainment.
Nesebar is a small UNESCO town that is very pretty and historic, practically the entire town is a World Heritage site! Start off at the Old Metropolitan Church that dates back to 4 A.D. and is an amazing example of Byzantine architecture.
Istanbul is only a 4-5 hour drive from Bourgas and makes a great side trip form your holiday in Bulgaria. Some do make the trip to Istanbul and back again in a day but to really experience this amazing Turkish city, it’s best to stay overnight. Don’t forget about visa and customs formalities when travelling to Turkey!