Transportation

Blagoevgrad can be reached through various means of transportation- by car, by bus, or by train. Whereas travelling by car would prove fastest, the train option would be the cheapest. Once you arrive in town, the easiest way for you to reach your hotel would be by taxi, and the normal price for your ride would be 2-3 leva (€1.00-1.50). Since Blagoevgrad is a small town, once you have checked in at the hotel and made yourself comfortable, going around by foot is also an option. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at meublagoevgrad@gmail.com.

 

  • Transportation from the airport to the Central Bus and Railway Stations

If you are arriving in Sofia, Bulgaria by plane, it would be easiest for you to use the metro line to reach the Central Bus and Railway Stations. Sofia Airport metro station is located next to the building of terminal 2 of the airport.

If you have arrived at Terminal 1, Sofia Airport provides free-of-charge transportation services between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at every 30 minutes between 07:00 hrs. and 19:00 hrs. The stop locations of the shuttle bus in front of both terminals are designated by signage and pavement markings. Between 19:00h and 07:00h, free-of-charge transportation between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 can be requested at the Information Desk.

The metro station at Sofia Airport is located in the eastern part of Terminal 2. The metro trains operate from 5 a.m. to midnight. You can reach it by following the floor markings in blue at the public area of Terminal 2. Ticket machines for metro tickets are located at Sofia Airport Metro Station. The ticket machines accept Bulgarian banknotes and coins, and one of them accepts credit cards, as well. Single ride ticket price is 1 lev (€0.50). Be advised that any piece of baggage exceeding 60х40х40 cm requires a separate ticket.

Once you get on the metro line, you have to change trains from Line 1 to Line 2 at Serdika Metro Station. You do not need another ticket for switching the lines. Your final stop would be Central Railway Station, where both the Central Bus and Railway Stations are located.

 

  • Transportation to Blagoevgrad by bus

If you have decided to travel to Blagoevgrad by bus, your ride will last around 2 hours and the ticket price would normally be 10 leva (€5). You can find out when the next bus will leave at the information desks, located on the ground floor of the building. The following timetable lists all buses, which travel from Sofia to Blagoevgrad*:

6:40h 6.57h 7.10h 7.30h 8.10h 8.30h 9.10h 9.20h 9.45h 10.00h 11.00h 11.25h 11.40h 12.00h 12.30h 13.15h 13.20h 13.55h 14.00h 14.10h 14.30h 14.40h 15.00h 15.10h 15.28h 15.30h 15.31h 15.49h 16.15h 16.20h 16.35h 16.45h 17.00h 18.00h 19.00h   

The following timetable lists all buses from Blagoevgrad to Sofia*:

6.14h 6.20h 6.30h 6.53h 6.58h 7.10h 7.37h 7.39h 7.54h 8.00h 8.03h 8.10h 8.13h 8.15h 8.30h 9.07h 9.10h 9.11h 10.10h 10.21h 11.10h 11.37h 11.54h 12.10h 12.21h 12.33h 13.00h 13.40h 14.08h 14.18h 14.20h 14.40h 15.00h 15.08h 15.20h 16.08h 16.30h 16.43h 17.06h 17.48h 17.49h 18.13h 18.21h 18.44h 19.20h

Note: The buses in red do not arrive at the Central Bus Station in Sofia.

*Be advised that some of the buses might not be operating during weekends, and others might not be operational anymore. Furthermore, Blagoevgrad or Sofia would not be the last stop of all of the buses, so make sure to let the driver know and alert you when you have arrived at your location.

 

  • Transportation to Blagoevgrad by train

Transportation by train is the cheapest way for you to get to Blagoevgrad. The ticket price varies depending on the type of train that you are travelling with, and it is normally around 6.50-7.50 leva (€3.25-3.75). You can buy a ticket from the floor below the ground level of the building. The following timetable lists all trains, which departure from Sofia Central Railway Station to Blagoevgrad:

5.30h 7.05h 10.20h 11.45h 14.15h 15.20h 17.00h 20.08h

The following timetable lists all trains, which departure from Blagoevgrad to Sofia Central Railway Station:

6.00h 7.00h 9.40h 11.41h 14.05h 15.58h 19.05h