Truly one of Europe’s hidden gems, with car hire in Burgas, you can experience everything this Bulgarian city has to offer and discover why it is considered one of the best places to live in the country. While residents enjoy decent transport links, your own vehicle opens up the area for you to see sites including the Atanasovsko Lake (8 miles from the city centre), known for the health benefits of its rich mud, and the Sea Casino Cultural Center (less than 2 miles from the city centre).
To reach the city and your car hire in Burgas, you can fly into Burgas Airport BOJ. The airport is approximately 6 miles from the city centre and offers many flights to international destinations every day. Within the terminal itself, you will be able to find representatives from major car hire companies like Alamo, Europcar, Firefly and Sixt, which means you can shop around for the best deal for your trip.
Burgas is one of Bulgaria’s major cities and is therefore relatively easy to get around. One of the things to look out for is roadworks. These can often spring up overnight and cause important roads to be temporarily closed, either entirely or partially. Make sure you are using a navigation device that is regularly updated, allowing you to stay up-to-date with all things changing in the city.
Traffic on Burgas’ streets is generally worse during rush hours, which take place in the morning from 08:00 to 10:00 and in the evening from 17:00 to 19:00. Visitors should try and avoid driving in the city at these times where possible, and also be aware that roads can be slightly busier on weekends and during public holidays.
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Off-airport car hire locations in Burgas are around 44% cheaper than airport locations on average
Economy car hires in Burgas are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about car rentals in Burgas
Some car hire companies in Burgas which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Budget
On average a hire car in Burgas costs £19 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at CarRent Bulgaria (£12/day), Sixt (£17/day) and Low Cost Cars (£17/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at CarRent Bulgaria 68, Hristo Botev null (1 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Burgas is £3.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £42 and £56, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Burgas.
A Compact car hire in Burgas costs £21 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Burgas costs £20 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Burgas costs £16 per day, on average.
In Burgas, cars are most frequently hired at ADDCAR RENTAL Bourgas International Airport Arrivals Hall (5 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Burgas costs £134 per week (£19 per day).
On average a car hire in Burgas costs £572 per month (£19 per day).
While those who are staying strictly within the urban areas of the city may prefer to have a compact vehicle for their car hire in Burgas, a larger and more powerful car such as a premium or SUV is ideal for travelling in group along both city streets and local motorways to see many of the incredible sites to be found nearby.
While travelling around the city, be aware that the speed limit is generally 50km/h (around 31mph) and is even lower in some areas, such as near to schools. Outside the city, the speed limit is 90km/h (56mph), 120km/h (75mph) on major roads and 140km/h (87mph) on the motorway. However, speed limits can often be changed for certain circumstances or at short notice, so be attentive to road signs while driving at all times.
Visitors to Bulgaria for the first time are usually pleasantly surprised, and drivers even more so by the low cost of fuelling up. Fuel prices in Burgas are slightly below the national average, with a litre of petrol costing around Лв1.93 (£0.85) and a litre of diesel being slightly cheaper at Лв1.91 (£0.84). Petrol stations can be found around the city as well as on the motorways, however, prices are likely to be slightly more expensive at these locations.
The local authorities have been keen to make the centre of the city as pedestrian-friendly as possible, so while planning your car hire in Burgas through KAYAK may be easy, finding a parking space may not be. Nevertheless, paid parking can be found even in the central Blue zone with prices starting at less than Лв2.30 (£1) per hour. For getting into the city, it is often recommended to park outside of the Blue zone and make the remainder of your journey on foot. Either way, it’s not worth worrying about: detailed information about parking and payments are always available at the parking site, whether it’s on-street or in a dedicated car park.