Destination guide Bulgaria

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ROAD
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DRIVE ON THE RIGHT. OVERTAKE ON THE LEFT. DRINKING
AND DRIVING STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. ROAD SIGNS ARE OF
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD. SPEED LIMIT IN BUILT UP AREAS
60KM/H. 50KM/H FOR CARAVANS. PETROL IS BOUGHT
WITH VOUCHERS AND THEREFORE YOU NEED TO BUY THESE PETROL
VOUCHERS AT THE SHIPKA TOURIST AGENCY ON THE BORDERS.
SPEED LIMITS ARE: 120KPH ON MOTORWAYS, 80KPH IN THE
COUNTRYSIDE. DRIVING LICENCE AND GREEN CARD COMPULSORY.

CAR RENTAL: CARS MAY BE RENTED AT THE SOFIA AIRPORT, OR AT
SOME HOTELS RECEPTION DESKS. PAYMENT IS USUALLY IN HARD
CURRENCY.

BUSES: BUSES AS WELL AS TROLLEY-BUSES ARE THE MAIN MEANS OF
TRANSPORT, SOFIA ALSO HAS TRAMWAYS. FARES WITHIN THE CITY
ZONE ARE APPROXIMATELY 0.25 LEVA, REGARDLESS OF THE
DISTANCE. THESE PRICES MAY HAVE INCREASED SO THEREFORE YOU
ARE ADVISED TO CHECK WITH THE TOURIST OFFICE IN THE CITY.
TICKETS MAY BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE FROM SPECIAL KIOSKS NEAR
BUS STOPS, OR FROM THE DRIVERS. SEASONS'S TICKETS FOR A
PARTICULAR ROUTE OR FOR THE ENTIRE CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
NETWORK ARE ALSO ON SALE. TRAMS AND TROLLEY-BUSES RUN DAILY
FROM 4AM TO 1PM AND BUSES FROM 4AM TO MIDNIGHT.

TAXIS: IT IS POSSIBLE TO RENT A TAXI FOR THE DAY.
AND THESE TAXIS ARE WIDELY AVAILABLE.
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RAIL
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BULGARIA HAS A WELL-RUNNING ELECTRIFIED RAILWAY NETWORK.
BESIDES FAST DAILY TRAINS WHICH LINK SOFIA WITH ALL PARTS
OF THE COUNTRY, THE FOLLOWING EXPRESS TRAINS ALSO
OPERATE:SOFIA - VARNA - SOFIA, SOFIA - BOURGAS - SOFIA,
SOFIA - ROUSSE - SOFIA, SOFIA - GORNA ORYAHOVITSA - SOFIA.
TICKETS ARE SOLD AT THE CITY RAILWAY OFFICES.
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AIR
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THERE ARE REGULAR FLIGHTS FROM SOFIA TO VARNA, BOURGAS,
GORNA ORYAHOVITSA, ROUSSE, SILISTRA, TURGOVISHTE AND VIDIN.
PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR CHILDREN AGED BELOW TWELVE. THE NUMBER
OF DAILY FLIGHTS TO VARNA AND BOURGAS IS INCREASED DURING
THE ACTIVE TOURIST SEASON.
BALKAN-BULGARIAN AIRLINES IS THE NATIONAL AIRLINES.
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RIVER
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REGULAR BOAT AND HYDROFOIL SERVICES ALONG THE BULGARIAN BANK
OF THE DANUBE LINK MANY CENTRES, INCLUDING VIDIN, LOM,
KOZLODUJ, ORJAHOVO, NIKOPOL, SVISHTOV, TUTRAKAN AND SILISTRA.
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