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Getting Around

Airport to Train Station; Burgas: Bus leave from central railway station every 20 minutes to the Airport, Sofia: Sofia train stations run direct buses (no. 84, 284) to the airport


Tickets & Discounts

Buy a return ticket and get 10% off. Kids between 7-10 yrs of age get 50% off regular prices. Kids must have a railway card. Small group’s 3-6 people are given 15% off on one-way fare tickets.20% reduction for certain routes on fast and express trains from June -September. Travel up to 50km in suburban zones at weeks or on official holidays and 20% off return tickets. Groups of 10+ people get 20% discount off return ticket.All Youth, Classic and Railcard ‘O’ holders can purchase passes with 25% off and train tickets for 50% off. Railcard 26M and Railcard S card hold receive 25% off on the prices of international tickets. Students get 30% off rail travel. ISIC and DSK ISIC cardholders get 50% off regular prices and passes.

Seniors citizens receive 50% off with railway cards. Students can get 75% off standard fares if ten or more are travelling as a group. Free rail travel for children under 7, disabled people, war veterans and mothers with many kids



Strongly recommend buying the Bulgaria Pass. As without rail passes, travellers may wait in long queues at the station for local tickets.

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The Small Print

Passengers must reserve seat on the Express trains. Low cost and can be paid locally. You may also have to pay commission. Reservations can be made at the station or at Rila travel agencies


Seats and Beds

Choice of 1st and 2nd class. Recommend to use 1st class seating. Beds, Couchettes and Sleeper cabins.

Baggage: Costs a couple of cents for each piece of luggage stored.

Onboard Service: Buffet Cars on intercity and international trains

Station stuff : Left luggage office, cafe and cheap local shopping stalls