When you travel by rail in Bulgaria, you’ll likely find more than you ever expected. Bulgaria has an interesting historical and cultural heritage and attractive landscapes. Be sure to visit the capital Sofia, nestled in the foothills of two mountains, and filled with exciting sights and sounds. Your Eurail Bulgaria Pass is your ticket to a true rail adventure.
Trains in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a wide network of train routes, often with nice scenic views. Major train routes are Sofia – Varna and
Sofia – Bourgas.
Read more about trains in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria quick facts
- Capital: Sofia
- Population: 7.6 million
- Language: Bulgarian
- Currency: Lev (BGN)
- Rail company: BDZ
- Railway size: 2,670 mi (4,300 km)
Engineering works in Turkey
Due to the building of a new high-speed line there are engineering works on the train line between Istanbul and the Bulgarian border.
There is a replacement bus connecting Kapikule at the Bulgarian border with Istanbul, Turkey, operated by the Turkish railway TCDD. Eurail passes are valid for this journey. The bus makes no stops between Istanbul and Kapikule. This situation should last for at least 1 year.
Read more about the bus connection.