Car hire at Bourgas Airport (BOJ) - also spelt Burgas - is a popular option among tourists to the Black Sea resort. Many people enjoy touring the region inland as well as the coastline and there’s a lot of hidden Bulgaria that would be difficult to reach by public transport, particularly off the beaten track. There are many historical, archaeological and agri-tourism sites within driving distance of Bourgas, and visitors enjoy exploring the villages, towns and national parks of the region.
There are plenty of petrol stations in the town of Bourgas itself and one on each of the approach roads to the airport coming from the east along the E87 or the north-east along the minor 906 route. Use these to refuel before you return your car.
Returning your car at Bourgas is straightforward. You simply follow the signs for the car hire parking, which you’ll start to see as you approach the airport entrance. Park your car here and after removing your personal belongings, return to the car hire desk to return your keys and exchange paperwork. If you arrive out of hours there will be a drop-box to leave your keys.
The car hire desks at Bourgas Airport generally operate from 08:30 to 18:00 or 21:00 depending on the company. It’s a busy international airport and if you prefer to deal with staff face-to-face then arrange to collect and return your car during these hours.
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FAQs about renting a car at Bourgas Airport
Car hire at Bourgas Airport is located in Terminal 2. You’ll find the desks when you exit through Baggage Reclaim and into the main public Arrivals area. Staff there will be able to help you with your vehicle choice and any questions you might have about driving in Bulgaria or onward destinations. The collection point for vehicles is also very easy to find, being adjacent to the terminal building and a short walk from the desks. Each of the car hire companies have a designated car parking area in the same location.
The major roads around towns and cities are in good driving condition but more rural destinations could be challenging for visitors. It may be beneficial to consider a larger style of hire car than the standard city vehicle if you plan to get out in the countryside or the mountains. There are no toll roads. People drive on the right in Bulgaria and overtake on the left. Seat belts are compulsory and children under 12 years cannot travel in the front passenger seat. Motorway speed limits are 130 km/h (80 mph).
As Bourgas Airport car hire desks are located in the main Arrivals area of Terminal 2, you can avail of all the amenities at the airport. These include staff assistance, tourist information, restaurants and retail, toilets and waiting areas.
Car hire at Bourgas Airport will require a valid driving licence for your country. Card-style UK and EU driving licences are accepted for car hire but it is useful to have an international driving permit if you have an older-style paper driving licence. You’ll need a credit or debit card and you will likely be asked for your passport and flight details as secondary identification. The minimum age to hire a car in Bulgaria is 21 and you need to have held your licence for at least one year. Drivers under 25 will have to pay a daily surcharge. Older drivers, aged 70 years or more, may also have to pay a surcharge and provide documentation such as a letter from their GP that they are competent to drive.
On average a rental car at Bourgas Airport costs ₪113 per day.