Owing to long-lasting experience in the car rental industry, Auto Europe has developed a successful customer service record and is now providing car hire in over 20,000 locations in 180 countries worldwide. Thanks to our partnership with leading international and local suppliers, we are able to provide our customers with a large selection of cars at very competitive prices.
Bulgaria is a country shaped by various cultural influences and is rich in natural wonders and spectacular countryside. Located on the estern part of the Balkan peninsula, Bulgaria borders with Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Romania. Bulgaria spans over a diverse territory with the Black Sea to the east and the Balkan Mountains to the west. Thanks to its geographical and cultural diversity, Bulgaria is home to numerous outdoor activities and sightseeing attractions. A car hire in Bulgaria is the best way to see this intriguing country and to have all the freedom on your travels.
When travelling by car hire in Bulgaria, it is best to know the Cyrillic alphabet. Although most of the road signs are in the Latin alphabet, some of them have information in Cyrillic. Vehicles drive on the right hand-side of the road and the speed limits for cars are 50 kph (31 mph) in town, 90 kph (56 mph) outside of town, 120 kph (75 mph) on express ways, and 140 kph (87 mph) on motorways. It is advisable to use motorways when driving from Sofia to Burgas and Varna, otherwise, choose express ways where possible. Check our Bulgaria driving information page for more traffic rules.
Petrol stations are located along the main roads, and in cities and towns. The premises are either open 24/7 or from 6am to 10pm daily in smaller towns. It is best to pay in cash to avoid provision fees for debit cards and credit cards are not accepted country-wide.
Bulgaria is two hours ahead of the United Kingdom and observes daylight saving times as well.
Bulgarian electrical appliances run at the 220V/50 Hz. There are European plug sockets in use, so bring along an adapter.
British nationals do not require a visa to enter Bulgaria, however, you would need a valid passport. Should you need British consular help, please call this number: +359 2 933 9222. The British Embassy in Sofia is located at 9 Moskovska St, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.
Depending on the supplier, a driver must be at least 21 to hire a car in Bulgaria. Young driver fees apply for drivers under 25.
Although there are no toll roads, vignette stickers are mandatory when driving on the motorways and some 1st to 3rd class roads.