Balchik is a town in the northeastern part of Bulgaria, in the Dobrich Region. It is located on the Black Sea coast, 43 km north from Varna and 40 km south from the border with Romania. Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is 530 km away. The population of Balchik is about 23,000 people and during the summer season the 'White Town' is visited by thousands of tourists.
Festival Info Point is located in the Old Cinema Hall (September 21st Square, in front of the City-Hall)
The easiest way to get to Balchik is from Varna.
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Travel to Varna
By plane (directly)
Varna Airport is a flight destination for a lot of regular, charter and low-cost airlines. Here are some of them: Austrian Airlines, British Airways, CSA Czech Airlines, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TUIfly Nordic, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Air Berlin, Germanwings, SkyEurope Airlines, etc. There are available destinations in Great Britain, Austria, France, Germany, Russia, Poland, Sweden, etc. For more information, please visit www.varna-airport.bg.
By plane via Sofia
The airline company Bulgaria Air operate flights from Sofia to Varna. (You can purchase tickets online on Bulgaria Air's website www.air.bg or by travel agencies).
By bus via Sofia
You can travel from Sofia to Varna by bus. Buses depart from Sofia Central Bus Station at almost every 60/30 minutes. One-way tickets costs about 37 (19 euro), and round trip costs about 68 (35 euro). For more information, visit the webpage of Sofia Central Bus Station – www.centralnaavtogara.bg
By train via Sofia
Rail transport is also available on that route. Trains depart from Sofia to Varna every day at 06:05, 10:05, 10:45, 13:15, 15:45, 21:10, 22:25 and 23:30. First class tickets cost 32leva (17 euro) (one way) and 53 leva (27 euro) (round trip) and the price of second class ticket is 26 leva (14 euro) for a one-way ticket and 43 leva (22 euro) for a round trip. Students and youths under 26 years (holders of valid international cards) have 50% reduction of the price. More information is available at the Bulgarian State Railways website: http://bdz.bg/
Travel to Balchik
By bus via Varna
Busses from Varna to Balchik depart from Varna South Bus Station every 30 minutes from 06:30 till 19:30. You can get also a shuttle from Mladost Bus Station (near Varna South Bus Station) at 06:30, 06:50, 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 16:30. Returns from Balchik to Sofia are available every 30 minutes from 06:30 till 19:30 pm (arriving at Varna South Bus Station) and at 07:45, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30 and 18:00 (arriving at Mladost Bus Station).
By bus via Sofia
There are direct bus lines from Sofia Central Bus Station to Balchik. Prices are similar to the ones to Varna. For more information, visit the webpage of Sofia Central Bus Station – www.centralnaavtogara.bg