Ever thought of a holiday in Bulgaria. It is fast becoming the top choice for most Brits due to its fantastic beach resort holidays in summer and ski slopes perfect for a winter holiday. A car hire in Bulgaria is a great way to journey through this interesting country. You can stick to the main tourist resorts or travel off the beaten track exploring hidden treasures. We have put together some tips on driving in Bulgaria to help you with your trip.
In Bulgaria you will be driving on the right hand side of the road. Be sure not to go above the speed limits as the police are very strict on this. Within the city the limit is 31mph/50kph, on the open roads it's 50mph/80kph and on the highways do not go above 75mph/120kph. From the 1st November to the 1st March it is compulsory to use dipped headlights during daylight hours, and also recommended throughout the rest of the year. When parking check if you are in a Blue Zone as a ticket must be delayed . If you are in a more rural area you can park off the road. If you are illegally parked you will be clamped. Children under 12 can not sit in the front of the vehicle and must be in a suitable restraint for their size. At all times belts must be worn by all passengers. Petrol stations can be found along the main roads in Bulgaria every 10-15 miles. Most are open from 6am until 10pm. In Sofia some service stations are open 24 hours.
Before you depart for your holidays purchase a International Driving Permit, you can obtain these from your main post offices or by post from the AA. We hope that these tips with be helpful for your holiday and that you enjoy a safe trip!Have you been to Bulgaria, what are your road tips?