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Varna International Airport

Varna International Airport (VAR)


Varna International Airport started out in 1916 as two sheds set up for mail flights. Today, the facility handles just over a million passengers per year and has a number of cafes and snack bars, as well as great view points for passengers with a few hours to spare while waiting for their flights.

Passengers tend to use the airport as an access point for many of Bulgaria's Black Sea resorts, including the popular Sunny Beach and Golden Sands resorts. The staff is friendly and efficient, ensuring a smooth start and end to visitors' Bulgarian holidays.


The airport is situated on the western outskirts, about six miles (10km) from Varna.

Getting to the city

Public bus 409, which passes through central Varna and travels as far as Golden Sands resort, serves the airport; departures are from in front of the VIP hall. Taxis are available in front of International Arrivals, but the meters are often not working and it is advisable to agree on a fare with the driver before departure. Many resort hotels run their own shuttle services to and from the airport.


Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the end of March to the end of October).


Tel: +359 52 573 323.

Car rental

Car rental agents at the airport include Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Europcar.


The airport has currency exchange facilities, a large restaurant and duty-free shops.


Parking is available just opposite the terminal and is open 24 hours a day. The first ten minutes are free and charges start at BGN 3 for the first hour. A full day's parking will cost BGN 24.



Bulgaria Air, Luxair, Wizz Air, and Austrian Airlines are among the airlines that offer flights to Varna International Airport.


Free WiFi is available in Terminal 2.

Business Lounges

The lounge is in Terminal 2 and offers internet access, computer terminals and fax services, as well as snacks, drinks and daily newspapers.

Varna International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.