Travel Information

Car hire in Bansko

 Hiring a car while you are staying in Bansko can give you more freedom and be a great way to see as much as possible from the country.

Based in Bansko our partner can offer a selection of vehicles from 25 euros per day. See price list here.

By Airline:

Bansko does not have its own airport, the main airport used for holidays in Bansko is Sofia Airport.  Sofia airport has two terminals connected by a free shuttle bus which can take 20 minutes to travel between the two. When hiring a car or using the airport for connecting flights, keep a check on which terminal the flight is using. There are currently flights from these four main operators however other routes are available and it may be a good idea to compare these with other companies at

Another alternative is check Thompson Holidays and Balkan Holidays for those last minute cheap seats.

Wizz Air

Luton – Sofia – Luton


Standstead - Sofia - Standstead

Manchester - Sofia - Manchester


Stanstead - Sofia - Standstead

Stanstead - Plovdiv - Stanstead

British Airways

Heathrow - Sofia - Heathrow

Airport codes:  London Luton ( LTN) : Sofia (SOF) : Manchester (MAN) : London Stanstead (STN) : London Heathrow (LHR)

There a various options of travelling from Sofia to Bansko, here are some suggestions.

By Transfer:

Airport transfers to and from Sofia airport to Bansko will cost from 65 Euros per trip.

By Bus:

There is a regular bus service operating from The Central Bus Station and Ovcha Kupel Bus Station in Sofia to Bansko, take the metro from terminal 2 to reach the bus station. It takes about 3 hours and the bus ticket costs around 15.00 lv.  

By Car:

The journey will take around two hours.

Driving tips in Bulgaria

Carry your driving licence and passport : Have a contact number to call in case of problem/accident : Keep windscreen washer fluid full : Do not drink and drive, the limit is virtually zero tolerance : Headlights must be switched on day and night : Snow chains must be carried : In an event of a breakdown, a triangle warning sign must be displayed behind the vehicle: Speed limits in built up areas 50km/hr, open roads 90km/hr and on highways 140km/hr.

By Train:

At the town of Septemvri the Rhodope narrow gauge meets the standard-gauge railway, Sofia–Plovdiv line.

The journey from Sofia to Septemvri will take two and half hours then connect at Septemvri and travel to Bansko or Razlog, this will take another four and half hours, the total journey time of around seven hours. 




2770 Bansko, Bulgaria.

GPS coordinates: 41.8404° N, 23.4857° E


Sofia 160 km : Plovdiv - 150 km : Burgas - 400 km. : Varna - 520 km