Getting To Bansko: A Quick Guide To Directions

Jun 28, 2008 No Comments by

Thinking of travelling to Bansko? Scheduled direct flights available to Sofia from:

Gatwick (Easy Jet, Bulgaria Air)
Heathrow (BA and Bulgaria Air)
Luton (Wizz Air)
Manchester (Easy Jet, Bulgaria Air)
Dublin (Bulgaria Air / Air Lingus)
Alicante (Bulgaria Air)
Barcelona (Bulgaria Air)
Madrid (Bulgaria Air)
Malaga (Bulgaria Air)

plus winter charter flights to Sofia and Plovdiv (check Thomsonfly and Balkan Holidays ) from Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Manchester & Newcastle and from many other cities in France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Austria, Greece, see links to check flights and prices. Also you can fly to Thessoloniki (2.5hrs transfer) but be aware higher transfer costs. Many other indirect flight options available.


For up to date audio review on Sofia Bansko transfers please click here:

taxi transfer from 19 euros per person each way
car hire from 28 euros per day
private transfers can be arranged on your behalf
Bus service from Sofia (Ovcha Kupal bus station) to Bansko
recommended car hire companies operating from Sofia:

tel +44(0)113 3131000 for more details on transfers, car hire and traveling in Bulgaria.

Directions to Bansko from Sofia Airport (click on map to enlarge):
Leave airport and head straight towards “Centrum”, road bends round to join main dual carriageway , continue for approx 2-3 miles (past McDonalds signs etc) until a large building looms to the right with ‘Mtel’ sign on the top , turn off right before this building which takes you under the main road and join road with large antennae tower on left hand side. Keep going straight over traffic lights until you come to traffic lights where main part of roads bears around to the left in 2 lanes. Keep going until the end of that road and take a right towards signposted to ‘Kulata’. Go to for directions and maps

Keep going until you get to traffic lights just past large garage EKO’ on the left . Go left at traffic lights onto bumpy cobbled road which drifts in and out of dual carriageway up a hill . You come to a right turning for ‘E79 Kulata’ which takes you under a bridge and onto main nicely tarmaced dual carriageway. Continue on E79 about 15 km past Blagoevgrad, and past Simitli, turn right (signposted) to Razlog/Bansko etc, keep going on the mountain road and onto Razlog straight and into Bansko. For Mountain Residence 3 follow signs to lift and turn right about 100metres past ice rink (onto Bansko ring road) at the only traffic lights just before gondola . Take first right and you will see Mountain Residence 3 on left. Contact us for directions to other apartments.

Please note in can be quicker going via Samakov and then Dupnitsa to avoid Sofia at peak traffic times.

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