By Car : Visitors to Bulgaria may drive using their national licence, as long as it complies with international standards. It is advisable, however, to carry an international licence.
Road signs follow international standards. According to Bulgarian law seat belts must be worn by all passengers, mobile phones can only be used with `hands-free` sets. The limit of the admissible quantity of alcohol in blood for drivers 0.05%. Road assistance - 24 hour service tel. (02) 980 3308.
With regard to speed, motor vehicle drivers should not exceed the following limitations in km/per hour: Speed limits for cars are 50 km/h (30 mph) inside the city limits, 90 km/h (55mph) outside cities and 120 km/h (75mph) on motorways.
By Bus: There are good bus connections between Bulgarian and European cities and towns. The buses are comfortable and the prices are fairly low.
By Air: Most tourists arrive in Bulgaria by plane. Flights from Central Europe last between 2 and 2.5 hours, from England about 3 hours.
The international airports are:
Sofia airport – tel.: +359 2/ 937 22 12
Plovdiv airport – tel.: +359 32/ 60 11 11
Varna airport – tel.: +359 52/ 50 08 34, 50 08 40
Bourgas airport – tel.: +359 56/ 87 02 48
After you arrive
Valid card types in bank machines: Eurocard, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, JCB, VISA, VISA Election
Useful Telephone Numbers
Police - 166
Fire Brigade - 160
Traffic Police - 165; 982 72 823
Immergency - 150
Road Help – 02/91 146