Book your journey in Bulgaria

Overview

The Republic of Bulgaria is a country in South-eastern Europe.

The national railway company of Bulgaria is known as the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ). Bulgaria has over 4,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Bulgaria can be booked in advance. International trains connect Bulgaria with neighbouring countries such as Serbia and Turkey. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Bulgaria by train. Bulgarian cities including Sofia, Plovdiv and Svilengrad are all served by trains.

Cityscape

Varna is the ultimate Bulgarian destination for culture vultures. Featuring a history of magnificent architecture, combined with trendy international arts festivals and authentic street side café’s, you’re spoilt for choice.

Landscape

Plovdiv, the second city is a joy for the eyes. Crammed with bright 18th-19th century houses, the landscape is a vibrant one with fantastic old buildings lining the streets. Take the train through Bulgaria to visit the churches of Sofia and the nine World Heritage Sites, featuring must-see Thracian tombs and isolated monasteries.

Take Home

Savour a glass of local fine wine from Melnik, and buy the bottle for the folk at home, or why not just get the whole case? Along the Black Sea Coast designer labels are everywhere, and at a fraction of the price they’d be in the UK.

Eat & Drink

Bulgaria’s vibrant capital Sofia provides many opportunities to sample the traditional meaty Balkan cuisine. The homemade sausages are a must, especially with a meat Bulgarian soup for starters. If you prefer to keep things cheap and simple take a train ride to the beach resorts, they cater for all tastes.

New Perspective

A first-class sleeper train with BDZ across Bulgaria is a wonderful way to travel long distances, you’ll arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to explore.


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    Travel, Time  |
    "We used the 3 country travel pass. When planning your trip, be sure to lay out all the days you will travel so that you can use the pass for the long journeys. Sometimes its easier and cheaper to get a day pass at the station when doing day trips and conserve on the number of days of your Rail Pass. It was convenient, good value for the money and nice to sit back and enjoy the scenery. "

  • Great train trip from Paris |
    "I purchased a first class ticket to travel from Paris to Stuttgart and was very pleased with the coach and seating. It was quite comfortable and included a service to purchase food items and have them delivered to my seat. This was especially nice since I was traveling alone and didn't have to leave my seat. "

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    Enjoy the landscape |
    "I recently travelled from Bruxelles Midi to CDG Paris. It was a freezing day, but the train was a speeding cocoon with refreshments and a wonderful view of the snowy landscape flashing by. The arrival at the airport went smoothly - it really is a hassle-less way to travel, and depending on when one buys the ticket, surprisingly cheap, even in first class. "

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    Swiss Railway is the best |
    "An application is very useful and easy to use.. "

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    Memorable high speed journey |
    "The journey from Sevilla to Granada was amazing to say the least. Travelling at high speed through the Spanish countryside was worth every minute that we were on the train, though there is a longer segment that one needs to travel by bus for a substantial portion as the train track is being upgraded. The unavailability of wifi was a disappointment though.The trains are clean and very comfortable with a lot of legroom and nice seats. "

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    Paris Est - Chaumont  |
    "Excellent service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Catherine Benedetti-Smith "

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    More to see |
    "I enjoy the journey by train rather than Air as for a similar price and length of total journey you get to see alot more. I found the staff very pleasant and friendly "

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    Great Value for money |
    "Clean comfortable train with lots of leg room in 2nd class. Few too many stops, and arrived a bit late. "

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    Can be improved |
    "Less leg room than expected a bit tight for first classfor a couple would be good to book window seats across from each other. No security checks!!! "

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    Excellent  |
    "Everything excellent. .....exept one thing , when the train stop in station airport cdg, its only stop two or three minutes only , this minutes not enough to drop all bags with my family, airport means many bags. Thank's "

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