When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Bourgas?
Airlines increase the number of flights to Bourgas from the UK between June and September, which is peak season in Bulgaria. Of the peak season, September is the cheapest month to travel. It is cheaper to fly outside of these months, and the weather is often still warm and the city much less busy, but there are fewer flights to choose from.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Bourgas?
To secure the cheapest tickets to this city in the peak season, make sure to book in advance by at least four months and compare prices for different travel dates and routes. Last-minute flights may be available in the run-up to the peak summer season.
Flying to Bourgas Airport (BOJ)
Bourgas Airport is about six miles from the city centre and is the second-largest airport in Bulgaria, serving almost three million passengers a year. It provides access to the southern Bulgarian coast and its seaside resorts.
In the peak summer season, direct, return flights to BOJ, are available from a large number of UK airports, including Aberdeen Airport, Birmingham Airport, Bristol Airport, Cardiff Airport, Doncaster Airport, East Midlands Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, Liverpool Airport, Manchester Airport and Newcastle International Airport. Airlines offering flights include Thomas Cook Airlines and BH Air. Outside of June to September, direct routes are still available but only from London Luton Airport with Wizz Air. Indirect flights can also be found year-round on Netflights. Further routes with other airlines, such as TUI Airways, are expected to open up in 2018.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
The new terminal 2 now holds the main arrivals and departure halls after its completion in 2013 and replaces Terminal 1. All incoming and outbound flights depart from Terminal 2. There are 31 check-in desks and four baggage carousels. The airport has many amenities for passengers, including VIP lounges, currency exchange, free Wi-Fi, a bank office, information kiosks, public toilets, food and drink. There are also family-friendly facilities such as mother and baby areas, an outdoor courtyard and an open-air playground for children. In addition, there are a variety of duty-free shops for both regular shopping and Bulgarian souvenirs.
Getting to the City from Bourgas Airport (BOJ)
The city centre is just a short 15-minute journey from the airport. BOJ provides rental car services, taxis and public buses to transport visitors into the city. The public bus stop is located outside the departure hall and bus number 15 will take you to the city’s main bus station, where you can find small buses that will take you on to any resorts located on the outskirts of town. There are also a number of car rental options available, which can be found in the arrivals hall.
Why Visit Bourgas?
The fourth-largest city in Bulgaria is a gateway to the country’s largest group of lakes, protected for their important position on the migratory route for European birds, and the wetlands area provides many options for bird watching and ecotourism. If sun-drenched relaxation is more your travel mode, then the city has a whole host of options to keep you satisfied. Bourgas is quieter than many of the other resort towns on the Black Sea Coast and therefore offers peaceful, uncrowded beaches for you to enjoy at your leisure.
The city is lively and clean and has some of the best food in the region, alongside a much-celebrated seafront park and museums to entertain those wanting a touch more culture on their trip. Within just a short driving distance from the city you can explore Bulgaria’s largest seaside resort – Sunny Beach – or the ancient towns of Sozopol and Nessebar. The peak summer months are the best time to visit this city, not only for the weather, but also to experience the many annual summer events and festivals.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
The currency in Bulgaria is the leva. It is worth buying leva before leaving the UK but there are also many currency exchange bureaus that generally accept pounds sterling. You may not be able to exchange Northern Irish or Scottish notes. ATMs in Bulgaria accept all major international credit cards. British citizens do not need a visa and your passport only needs to be valid for your proposed length of stay. If you intend to stay longer than three months, you will need to apply for a residence permit and register with the police.