Balchik is a town in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. The population of Balchik is about 23,000 people and during the summer season the 'White Town' is visited by thousands of tourists.
It is located on the Black Sea coast, 43 km north from Varna - the second largest city in Bulgaria known as Bulgaria's Black Sea capital.
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is 530 km away, Burgas - 117 km and Istanbul - 217 km.
The easiest way to get to Balchik is from Varna, Burgas, Sofia or Istanbul.
Travel to Varna
By plane (directly)
Varna Airport is a flight destination for a lot of regular, charter and low-cost airlines. 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. 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. More information is available at the Bulgarian State Railways website: http://bdz.bg/
By bus via Burgas
You can travel from Burgas to Varna by bus. Buses depart from Burgas Central Bus Station at almost every 60/30 minutes.
By bus via Istanbul
The Buyuk Otogar (Grand Bus Station), also known as Esenler Otogar, is the main bus terminal of Istanbul and it is located in the Bayrampasa district. Bus companies traveling to Varna are Nishikli Travel (http://www.nisikli.com.tr/lang-en/) and Metro Plus (http://metrotransport.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. Returns from Balchik to Sofia are available every 30 minutes from 06:30 till 19:30 pm (arriving at Varna South 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