Interrail Bulgaria Pass, Eurail Bulgaria

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The diverse geography will make your Interrail or Eurail Bulgaria journey full of adventures and also moments of relaxation. You can go from the high peaks of Musala Mt, which is actually the highest peak in the entire Balkan Peninsula, to the salty Black Sea and golden beaches. They are all a train or bus ride away.

While you are there, make sure to visit the famous spas and gorgeous public parks. If you’re in for the big fun, then the Sunny Beach is calling you, with the multitude of clubs and restaurants on the promenade.

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3 Days Pass

Travel on 3 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

51

Adult (28-59)

59

Senior (60+)

53

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

118

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4 Days Pass

Travel on 4 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

64

Adult (28-59)

74

Senior (60+)

67

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

148

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6 Days Pass

Travel on 6 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

90

Adult (28-59)

104

Senior (60+)

94

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

208

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8 Days Pass

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

114

Adult (28-59)

132

Senior (60+)

119

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

264

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Interrail Bulgaria Pass – Get Yours

When starting the discussion about Interrail and Eurail journeys, what you need to have in mind are the following types of passes:

  • Interrail Bulgaria Pass
  • Interrail Global Pass – the most popular Interrail pass. It offers train access to 30 different countries in Europe. Price starts at €206.
  • Eurail Bulgaria Pass
  • Eurail Select Pass
  • Eurail Global Pass

For those of you born and living in a non-European country, then the Eurail Bulgaria Pass is the one you need in order to start your journey. Since Bulgaria has many bordering countries, it is a good idea to explore Europe beyond Bulgaria’s borders.

You can do that with just one ticket, as the Eurail Select Pass enables you to visit 2, 3 or 4 bordering countries with only one ticket. This means that you can visit Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Macedonia at a good value, as you will only be using one pass. If you just can’t get enough, then you can purchase the Eurail Global Pass and visit all 30 participating countries!

Choose your Eurail Bulgaria Pass

3 Days Pass

Travel on 3 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

53

Adult (28+)

64

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

110

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4 Days Pass

Travel on 4 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

67

Adult (28+)

81

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

140

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5 Days Pass

Travel on 5 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

80

Adult (28+)

96

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

166

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8 Days Pass

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

116

Adult (28+)

142

Family (2 Adults)

Children 4-11 travel free

244

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Interrail Or Eurail Bulgaria Pass Reservations

Holding the Interrail Bulgaria Pass means that you may travel within the country by any type of public transportation partnered with Interrail, within a certain timeframe. Should you wish to explore Europe beyond Bulgaria’s borders, then you need to purchase the Interrail Global Pass. This will offer you the opportunity to travel to all participating countries within a period of time.

The Eurail Pass is only available to those of you who were born and living anywhere outside Europe.

Once you have made up your mind on the type of pass you wish depending on your birthplace, location and travel preferences, just hit the Book Now button above. This way you will be transferred to the official vendor’s website, where you can start your purchase at the best possible prices.

Price Reduction: Interrail Bulgaria Pass

Good news travel fast and we love spreading them to those of you interested. As we have partnered with the official vendors of the passes, we are always amongst the first ones to know when Interrail and Eurail have special offers.

In case you are still waiting for the perfect excuse to start your journey, we can keep you updated on exciting and good value opportunities. All you need to do is fill in your name and email below and you are all set!

5 Great Reasons to Interrail in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is known for the mix of its natural and cosmopolitan beauty. Rail travel is one of the best ways to enjoy this country’s sceneries to the fullest. Explore the country’s full magnificence with ease by becoming an Interrail Bulgaria Pass holder.

Beaches

The Bulgarian coastline is well known for its golden beaches. The sunny and warm summers make for the perfect getaway in the company of a fresh juice or cocktail while sunbathing. The Black Sea is quite salty and very hospitable, so it will be easy to swim in. Plus, there are no dangerous animals in the Black Sea so just bathe away as much as you like! Some of the most famous beaches are Sozopol, Lozenets and Nessebar, of course. The latter is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Food & Drink

Given the country’s rich history and varied influences, Bulgaria is a great place to extend your food experiences. The Bulgarian cuisine is a mix of slavic, greek and oriental influences so be prepared to stare into the menu for some long moments before deciding what to order. The drinks will be there to assist in getting the full experience as the Bulgarians have a long history of grape growing. In fact, they have been producing wine since the times of the Thracians.

History

The Bulgarian vast history can be dated back to the 7th century BC and many of the ancient civilizations have left their mark in stone and culture. Thracians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and Russians have all influences the architecture, culture, cuisine and many more. In fact, Bulgaria has one of the richest folk heritages in the world. The theater build in the 2nd century A.D. at Plovdiv is still in use and you can even visit the UNESCO protected Thracian burial tomb, built around the year 300 B.C.

Wellness

When in need of a treat and of a way to relax and charge your batteries, the Bulgarian spas sure are a great option. The Roman influence can still be felt in the many resorts that offer spa, jacuzzi and relaxation massages. There’s even a traditional way of enjoying the massages at the spa. The Bulgarians are known for their honey massages that will melt you in pleasure and relaxation.

Affordable

Bulgaria is still terribly underrated and overlooked by many tourists which only means that it will not get very crowded. You will find that delicious food, tasty drinks and great places to stay are quite cheap compared to the other European countries. Bulgaria still uses its currency – leva – and you will see that the prices are very low, while the quality of services and products is really high. This means that your Interrail or Eurail Bulgaria journey will not leave you penniless and you will sure get back home with a full pack of memorable moments.

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Access Europe With Interrail Bulgaria!

Bulgaria’s location, with several bordering countries, makes it is an easy place to begin or end your Interrail Journey.

If that is what you’d like to do, you can find the best flights via Skyscanner, using the free tool below.

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Interrail / Eurail Bulgaria – what to do, where to go?

Here are some of our favourite ‘must-go’ places that you can plan into your Interrail Bulgaria trip. Everyone has different tastes, so pick and choose the ones that sound cool to you!

Sofia

The capital city of Bulgaria is scattered with really well-preserved Roman structures. The oldest monument in the city is St. George Church Rotunda, which dates back to the beginning of the 4th century A.D. There is also St Sofia Church, dating back to the 6th century A.D. You will find there an almost intact Roman necropolis and the remains of over 50 tombs and artefacts, built on different underground levels. This is a history lover’s paradise, as the byzantine and roman structures are in really great condition and you can visit most of them.

Varna

Although mostly overlooked by tourists, Varna is a wonderful destination not just for its golden beach, but also for the Sea Garden. The public park will amaze with the diversity of flowers, street art, sculptures and beautiful landscape. Once you’re done walking around, every restaurant is ready to serve you with fresh seafood at really affordable prices. Another fun thing to do in Varna while you’re on your Eurail or Interrail Bulgaria journey is to go dolphin spotting while sailing in a regatta. Nature lovers can also go and check out the Stone Forest, where you will find 13 square kilometres of stone columns carved by tiny organisms. It sure is a memorable sight.

Balchik

This is not your usual lively city. But it sure is a haven and a breath of fresh air. Located by the Black Sea, Balchik’s main attraction is the palace, close to the seafront promenade. The palace was built by and for King Ferdinand’s wife, Queen Mary between 1925 and 1929. The place is also known as ‘The Queen’s Nest’ and it is easy to see why. While the palace itself is quite small, the gardens surrounding it and the small houses for the guests and the workers will make you feel like you are walking in a small medieval village, where you know everyone. The famous garden was tended by the Queen herself and it still wears the perfume of those quiet times.

Plovdiv

Plovidiv has been designated as the European Capital of Culture for 2019 so it sure should be in your itinerary. The mixture of cultures that have lived in the area have left their mark so you will see Thracian, Roman and Ottoman structures still in great condition. As it has always been known as the rich people’s city, there is plenty of classic architecture and well known restaurants and bars all around. There are plenty of artistic cafés as well. You can very well say it feels like a western city, but with a more laidback attitude.

Nessebar

Yet another Black Sea coast city, Nessebar brings the ancient Roman fragrance closer with standing fortress walls and towers. Walk along the cobbled streets and admire the old houses which lead you to the UNESCO protected Old Town. The beaches are all you have been waiting for from your trip to Bulgaria. The Black Sea is a great environment to test your swimming skills, as its salt will help you stay afloat. There are many water activities as well, such as kitesurfing, scuba diving or surfing. If you just cannot get enough of water, then you can hit the adventurous slides of Aquapark Nessebar.

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Interrail and Eurail Bulgaria Map and Planner

Planning a trip is never easy, unless you like to hop from one city to another and just improvise along the way. Even so, it’s always a good idea to have a map at hand. Sure, you will receive one along with your pack, but you can have a look at the map below before it gets in your mail.

In case just looking at a map does not necessarily satisfy your planning needs, there is another tool you can use: InterrailPlanner.com. This is a very easy to use online tool which generates itineraries based on your preferences and destination.

Interrail Romania – Bulgaria

Should you be a European citizen or resident, purchasing an Interrail Global Pass allows you to travel well beyond Bulgaria’s borders. For example, you can see for yourself how the Black Sea looks and feels like from the Romanian coastline. All you need to do is get on a train from Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria and get off in Bucharest, Romania’s capital city. There is a direct train connecting the two capitals. From there, you can go straight to the seaside in Constanta or to the mountainside, there is a lot you can choose from.

H3: Eurail Greece to Bulgaria
Non-European citizen and residents are eligible for the Eurail Select Pass and for the Eurail Global Pass. This means that you can either choose to visit only 4 bordering countries within the same trip, or visit as much as you can of the 30 participating countries. Both passes allow you to give your journey a boost by getting from the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea in Greece. Thessaloniki is just a train ride away. You can travel from Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria directly to the Greek city of Thessaloniki. The Eurail Greece to Bulgaria trip takes about 7 hours by train so set yourself in the mood for a spectacular view, for that’s what you are in for.

Interrail Bulgaria – best places to stay

You’ll need to have somewhere to stay when you’re on your Interrail or Eurail Bulgaria trip. Here’s some places where you can do just that, brought to you by our readers, as well as our partners at Booking.com.

Reader Recommendations

We want to hear about the best places you stayed while you were on your Interrail Bulgaria trip – bonus points if they’re a little off the beaten track! Share the love and give us a recommendation – get in touch or add yours in the comments section (coming soon)!

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Hotels are ideal for those who need a bit more personal space, such as couples or friends travelling together.

After a day of exploring in a foreign country, there’s nothing quite like a freshly made hotel bed.

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Hostels are great because:

a) they are incredibly cheap, and

b) they are normally full of other people who are also travelling that you can share experiences with.

Check out some hostels and their reviews here, thanks to our partners at Hostelworld.

Visit Hostelworld to find your accommodation.

Recommended Interrail Bulgaria Route

We know it might seem hard to choose an itinerary, so we cooked one for you. Feel free to follow it as it is or spice it up as you wish.

Route: Sofia > Plovdiv > Burgas > Varna

  • Sofia: Visit the capital city and taste the local Rakia drink. Beware, it is pretty strong! Book your hotel or hostel.
  • Plovdiv: See for yourself why Plovdiv has been voted as a European Capital of Culture. Book your hotel or hostel.
  • Burgas: Enjoy the sun while resting on the beach or take a day trip to the nearby lakes, which are famous for the huge diversity of birds. Book your hotel or hostel.
  • Varna: Visit one of the largest landscaped parks in the Balkans and taste the delicious local food. Book your hotel or hostel.

Which Interrail Bulgaria Pass Will I Need?

Keep in mind that the Interrail passes are only for European residents and citizens.

  • Recommended: Interrail Bulgaria Pass
  • Travel days needed: 3 days within 1 month
  • Prices: from €51.

Which Eurail Bulgaria Pass Will I Need?

The Eurail Passes are only available to you if you were born and living outside Europe.

  • Recommended: Eurail Bulgaria Pass
  • Travel days needed: 3 days within 1 month
  • Prices: from €53.

Sofia

Plovdiv

Burgas

Varna

Interrail Bulgaria, Eurail Bulgaria Photo Gallery

Here are some of the best photographs people have been kind enough to share from their previous Interrail Bulgaria trips.

If you have photos to share, we’re open to considering them for display on this page – just email us to start a conversation!

Conversely, if you see your photo here and want it taken down, just let us know.

Interrail Bulgaria FAQ

Whichever Interrail or Eurail Bulgaria guide you read, there will always be unanswered questions. If you feel that there is anything missing from this guide or the FAQ below, let us know in the comments or send an email!

What to bring on my Interrail Bulgaria trip?

The official Interrail website lists the following as necessary items to bring with you on your trip:

  • First Aid kit
  • Photocopies of important documents
  • Spare credit card
  • Padlock
  • Torch
  • Driving licence
  • Money belt
  • Universal adaptor
  • Alarm clock
  • Phrase book
  • Small speakers
  • Waterproof jacket / poncho
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Plasters
  • Playing cards
  • Bottle opener
  • Hiking boots
  • Swimming goggles
  • Wet wipes
  • Resealable bags

And of course, you will need a backpack to carry everything – lucky for you, we’ve taken the time to review the best Interrail backpack options out there.

Is it safe?

As a traveler in Bulgaria, your biggest safety issue is likely going to be pickpockets. This is incredibly common, especially in large cities like Sofia.

Aside from that, it is always important to take care – try to avoid walking streets alone at night, and keep your valuables somewhere safe. If there’s no safe place at your hotel or hostel, keep them with you!

If you are concerned about something that could go wrong on your trip, we recommend taking a look at World Nomads Travel Insurance – it’s designed especially for travellers rather than typical holidaymakers.

Interrail and Eurail Bulgaria get your Pass today!

Starting your Interrail Bulgaria journey means getting ready for some beautifully depicted history lessons and tasting heavenly seafood.

Your Eurail journey will take you to some of Europe’s greatest landscape gardens. Don’t forget to taste the local drink – Rakia.

Nazdrave!

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We’ve got you covered! Check out some of Europe’s top places to visit and explore in our guides below.

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