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Accomodation and transport

Book your accommodation during the Burgas Maritime Festival and the European Maritime Day (30 May-02 June 2018)

You can choose and book online among the many great hotels in Burgas. Accommodation is in great demand in the area at the end of May and beginning of June, so book your hotel or apartment as soon as possible. For your convenience Burgas team has pre-booked rooms in a selection of hotels. For these hotels please use the code 'EMD2018'.

By plane

Burgas has an international airport. Burgas airport has a direct 20-minute bus link to the city (main Burgas bus station).

Participants can also fly to Varna and Sofia. We will organise shuttles from and to Varna and Sofia airports. Varna-Burgas is a 2-hour drive and Sofia-Burgas a 4-hour drive.

Organisation of shuttle buses from Sofia and Varna airports

Free of charge shuttle buses will be available to take you from Sofia and Varna to Burgas and back.

Travel time Sofia-Burgas:  approximately 4 hours

Travel time Varna-Burgas:  approximately 2 hours.

Drop-off  Points: map

  • BURGAS at bus station “Democratsiya“ / bus station „Демокрация„.
    This is the most appropriate stop for guests staying in Hotel AQUA, Burgas
  • BURGAS at bus station „Opera / bus station „Опера“.
    This is the most appropriate stop for guests staying in Hotel “Bulgaria” and Hotel “Burgas”.
  • BURGAS at bus station „South” / bus station „Юг“.
    This is the most appropriate stop for guests staying in Hotel “Primoretz”, Hotel “Bulair” and hotel “Luxor”.

An info desk will be available at SOFIA, VARNA and BURGAS airports

Please note that seats on the bus are reserved for the persons who have updated their travel details and indicated that they need transport.

If you have not updated your travel details and indicated that you need a shuttle bus, we are assuming that you have made your own arrangements for getting to Burgas.

If you arrive at Burgas airport, you can use the public buses for your trip to the city centre

Organisation of shuttle buses back to the airport

Pick-up points: map

  • at bus station „Opera / bus station „Опера“.
    This is the most appropriate stop for guests staying in Hotel “Bulgaria” and Hotel “Burgas”.
  • at bus station „South” / bus station „Юг“.
    The bus stop will be outside the bus station, at the traffic light.
    This is the most appropriate stop for guests staying in Hotel “Primoretz”, Hotel “Bulair” and hotel “Luxor”.
  • at bus station “Democratsiya“ / bus station „Демокрация„.
    This is the most appropriate stop for guests staying in Hotel AQUA, Burgas.

From and to Sofia and Varna's airports there are also possibilities of private transfer operated by private companies, you may search on line.

We have prepared an indicative timetable of flights to Burgas, Varna and Sofia before and after the conference (updated 19/04/2018).

By train

The Burgas Train Station is located in the city centre, immediately next to the main Bus Station and the Maritime Station.

There are trains to Burgas from all large and most of the smaller cities in Bulgaria. There are trains from and to Sofia throughout the day and night.

BDZ Passenger Services

By bus

There are daily bus lines from and to Burgas, linking it with other large cities in the country – Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, etc

By car

There are good road connections between Burgas and all other Bulgarian coastal cities. European Route No. 8, which is the shortest land link between the Adriatic and Black Sea Coasts, passes through Burgas.

Whichever way you choose to travel to Burgas – by plane, train, bus, car or sea, you can’t go wrong. One thing is sure – Burgas is closer than you can imagine and the trip here is definitely worth it. Have a safe trip, we are looking forward to meeting you!