Pros: The car was excellent, very clean and comfortable.Cons: Driving in Bulgaria is a bit hectic and the roads are not very good. Watch out for how much gas there is in the tank and take a picture of the reading. Picked up the car with 3/4 of a tank of gas and I returned it with more than 3/4. Hertz Varna made me pay the difference to full.
Varna is a large city and popular resort destination along the eastern coast of the Black Sea. If you want to enjoy unlimited freedom and flexibility to plan your own travel schedule, bypassing the local transport network is a must. With car hire in Varna you can explore at your leisure and set off on roadtrips to Bulgaria’s other major cities such as Plovdiv (232 miles west via E87) and the capital Sofia (273 miles west via Rt. 4/E772).
A flight into Varna International Airport (VAR) leaves you 6 miles from the city centre and offers the perfect opportunity to pick up car hire in Varna after your flight arrives. Your options of car providers at the airport include Avis and Hertz, and you can find them at the car hire centre located just across from the exit of the baggage reclaim area.
With over half a million residents, you can expect very heavy vehicular traffic along secondary interior roads as well as the major highways inbound and outbound during morning and evening rush hours. In addition, the large number of educational institutions contributes high volumes of pedestrian and cycle traffic around the city during weekdays. As a major tourist destination, Varna experiences a huge influx of local and foreign visitors, which will significantly increase overall traffic congestion from June to September.
From 07:00 to 09:00 and from 18:00 to 20:30 you can expect the morning and evening rush to be hectic. Inbound and outbound traffic along major highways such as the A5 and A2, in addition to primary roads like Boulevard Vasil Levski (bul Vasil Levski) passing through the city centre, are magnets for high congestion. The A2 exchange near Varna Airport and the A5 exchange near Ostrova in the south are also key areas for possible congestion. You should also anticipate very busy traffic activity in the city centre from 13:00 to 15:00, especially near popular landmarks and shopping malls.
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Mini car hires in Varna are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about car rentals in Varna
Some car hire companies in Varna which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Thrifty and Budget
On average a hire car in Varna costs £19 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at AcaRent (£22/day), M Rent (£23/day) and Firefly (£23/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at M Rent Varna Airport null (5 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Varna is £3.44 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £41 and £55, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Varna.
A Economy car hire in Varna costs £18 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Varna costs £25 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car hire in Varna costs £20 per day, on average.
In Varna, cars are most frequently hired at Sixt Int. Airport, Arrivals Hall 1 (5 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Varna costs £132 per week (£19 per day).
On average a car hire in Varna costs £564 per month (£19 per day).
Varna is large city which boasts a modern road network, so the size of your vehicle should not be a problem. Small economy cars and compacts are affordable options for parties of four or less, whereas intermediate SUVs, estate cars and passenger vans can accommodate more people and offer more storage space.
Speed limits for cars in Varna depend on road type and location. You are allowed a maximum speed of about 30mph driving through towns and urban areas, and 56mph when travelling on roads in rural areas. Once you hit the motorway the limit increases to about 75mph, and when cruising along motorways do not exceed a speed of about 90mph. Anticipate traffic cameras and other monitoring devices in active use along major roads, at junctions, around populated districts and in the city centre.
Fuel prices within the city of Varna will cost about 1.94 BGN (0.87 GBP) on average per litre of petrol and about 1.93 BGN (0.87 GBP) on average per litre of diesel. With more than 50 petrol stations around the city, finding a place to fill up your Varna car hire will be a simple task. There are several clusters of refuelling stations: one is near the Northern Industrial Zone/G.K. Pobeda district and another lies along Boulevard Republika near the roundabout.
On-street parking within the Varna city limits is restricted to a number of designated blue zones spread throughout the city, which include short-stay as well as long-stay parking spaces. Short-stay spaces are governed by "virtual parking meters" with a maximum limit of 3h, at a rate of 1 BGN (0.45 GBP) per hour which can be paid via SMS or online. There are limited spaces for people with disabilities, who allowed to park in blue zones free of charge for up to 3h at a time. The hours of operation in blue zones are 07:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday.