Varna Airport: Location, Destinations and Services

Varna Airport (VAR) is located 8 kilometres from the city of Varna and serves northeastern Bulgaria and the northern Black Sea coast, including popular tourist destinations like the Golden Sands resort.

Facts and figures


The airport was opened near Varna in 1947 and has 5 taxiways and a parking apron for 24 aircraft.

Varna Airport operates around the clock and serves mainly international charter flights to over 100 destinations in more than 35 countries. The traffic at the airport is mainly seasonal - from mid-March to late October. The peak of the tourist season is in July and August.

In 2018, the airport served over 2 million passengers.

Varna Airport is managed by Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD, under a 35-year concession.



The newly built Terminal 2 serves all passengers and covers a total area of 20,000 square meters, which makes it three times larger than the already closed Terminal 1.

There are 25 check-in counters at Terminal 2, equipped with modern passenger and luggage service systems. The terminal also boasts a modern shopping area.

Terminal 1 was built in 1972, expanded on several occasions, and finally closed in 2013. 



Varna Airport is just a 10-minute drive west from the city of Varna. Terminal 2 has a car park, which allows hourly and longer-term use.

Bus №409 connects the airport with the city of Varna. The bus stop is next to "Arrivals" at Terminal 2 (buses run every 15 minutes). Tickets can be purchased on the bus.

The journey from Varna Airport to the city center is about 20 minutes. The bus also travels to the popular resorts of Golden Sands and St.St. Constantine and Helena.

Taxi services are available around the clock at Terminal 2 and offered by Triumph Taxi. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Varna Airport also offers rent-a-car services. Passengers can rent a vehicle at the desks of Avis, Choice, Sixt, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, etc. at Arrivals at Terminal 2. You can also book a car in advance either using the Varna Airport website or directly with the corresponding rent-a-car company.

Airlines and destinations


Varna Airport operates flights of Bulgaria Air, Wizz air, Turkish Airlines all year round.

Seasonal flights are operated by Aeroflot, EasyJet, Germania, Luxair and others.

You can also get a charter flight by Air VIA, Bulgaria Air Charter, NordStar, SAS and others.

In case your flight has been delayed or canceled at Varna Airport in the last 3 years, under EC 261/04 you may be entitled to compensation of up to €600.


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The duty-free shop at Varna Airport works around the clock and offers Bulgarian souvenirs, perfumes, alcohol, cigarettes and more.

Food and drinks

There are several fast food restaurants and cafes at the airport, offering soft drinks, sandwiches and desserts, as well as a great view of the runways.


Terminal 2 has a parking lot charged hourly, daily and even long-term.

Contact details

Information desk at the airport - tel: +359 52 573 323

Extra information in English - Varna Airport Travel and Information.

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