Car Rental in Burgas

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Burgas Airport
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Auto.
BOJONE
$10.20 / per day
Burgas Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$12.16 / per day
Burgas Airport
Compact
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Speed Rent A Car
$14.15 / per day
Burgas Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$26.68 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Burgas Airport
Compact Elite
Opel Mokka or similar
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Top Rent A Car
$36.39 / per day
Burgas Airport
Oversized Van
Toyota Proace City or similar
Toyota Proace City
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Green Rent A Car
$37.21 / per day
Downtown
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dives Rent a car
$59.47 / per day
Burgas Airport
Full-size Van
Renault Trafic or similar
Renault Trafic
  • 9
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
EasyRentBulgaria
$65.11 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:37 on 2024-04-12. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Albanian
Currency
BGN
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+359
Average car rental price
$33 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
20 - 50 km/h or 12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5 / 10

Why rent a car in Burgas?

Burgas is a great place to explore. With a rental car, you’ll be able to see most of its historic landmarks, explore its long and beautiful beaches, as well as to travel to nearby impressive national parks. From Burgas, you can also explore the rest of the Bulgarian coast, travel inland to the mountains and the capital Sofia, or even visit a neighboring country.

Burgas

One-Way Car Rentals in Burgas

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Burgas and drop off in another city include:

  • From Burgas to Varna - 121 offers from $15.03 per day

Top ways to enter Burgas

Burgas Airport: Also known as Bourgas Airport (and as Letishte Burgas in Bulgarian), it is the second-busiest airport in Bulgaria. Especially active during the summer months, it is served by more than 40 different airlines that offer flights to countless destinations in Europe and even some in the Middle East and East Asia. The airport is located 10km (6.2 miles) northeast of Burgas’ city center.

Varna Airport: Serving another prominent holiday destination on the Black Sea Coast, Varna Airport is the third-busiest airport in Bulgaria. In 2018, it served around 2.2 million travelers, and is one of the fastest-growing airports in Southeast Europe. Located about 135km (84 miles) north of Burgas, the distance between the two can be driven in two hours with large portions of the road going right along the coast.

Sofia Airport: The busiest in Bulgaria, Sofia Airport sees around 7 million travelers every year. Served by around 20 different airlines, the airport is a large hub for Bulgaria Air as well as low-cost airlines WizzAir and Ryanair. Sofia Airport is located about 380km (236 miles) west of Burgas.

Plovdiv Airport: A small and cozy airport that’s mainly active during the summer months, it is served by five different airlines and has flights to and from Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. Serving Bulgaria’s second-largest city, Plovdiv Airport is located about 260km (160 miles) southwest of Burgas.

City facts

  • Enjoying a humid subtropical climate, Burgas has long, warm summers and cool winters. The average temperature is 22°C  (72°F) in August, the warmest month, and 2°C  (36°F) in January, the coldest month. April is the rainiest month and December the driest. Although Burgas is one of the warmest cities in Bulgaria, it still experiences at least a few snowy days every winter.
  • Burgas is surrounded by many beautiful and protected areas, such as the Unsungeren Protected Area, the Mandra Lake Protected Area, and the Chengene Skele Protected Area. The large wetlands attract many migratory birds and Burgas has been recording record numbers of migrating Dalmatian Pelicans, Marsh Harriers, and Red-footed Falcons. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Archaeological Museum. Although nowadays Burgas is part of Bulgaria, its strategic location on the Black Sea has attracted many empires. Throughout centuries, the city was ruled by Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and others. The Archaeological Museum of Burgas honors this heritage with displays of many interesting artifacts and exhibitions. 
  • Burgas Beach. Let’s face it, Burgas is first and foremost a beach destination. And with a long, golden Black Sea shoreline in the center of the city, why wouldn’t it be? One of the nicest beach destinations in Eastern Europe, Burgas offers not only sunbathing and swimming, but also opportunities for doing water sports like surfing and kite-surfing. Another interesting beach destination to explore is the nearby St. Anastasia Island which is easily reached from Burgas by boat.
  • Sea garden. Known as Morska gradina in Bulgaria, the Sea garden is a large and beautiful public park overlooking Burgas Bay. Lined with wide alleys and full of charming little cafeterias, this monument of landscape architecture is the perfect place for a day outdoors.
  • The Ethnographic Museum. In addition to a glorious imperial history, the Burgas area has many unique local traditions that can be just as interesting to explore. The best place to learn about it is the Ethnographic Museum which features a number of exhibits on topics such as Eastern Bulgarian crafts, folk costumes, and the historical way of life.

Traffic and parking

  • Cars in Bulgaria drive on the right hand side of the road
  • Outside the main population areas and areas of national importance, the road signs are often only written in Cyrillic. If you cannot read this alphabet, it’s a good idea to get a dictionary, perhaps in mobile format, to be able to read them.
  • Speed cameras are in use.
  • Drivers are only allowed to use mobile phones with hands-free systems.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for both experienced and novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines. Driving with a blood alcohol content of over 1.2% will lead to imprisonment.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

For many motorways in Bulgaria you need to obtain a highway vignette. The price of the vignette depends on the term (1 day, weekend, weekly, monthly, etc.) and on the type of car. You can purchase vignettes online as well as at locations such as gas stations. Find out more on the official Bulgarian toll road website.

You also have to pay a fee for crossing certain bridges and for taking your car on a ferry to cross certain bodies of water. Find out more about the crossing points and the fees on the official European toll road website

Ideas for day trips

  • Poda. One of the large wetlands surrounding Burgas, Poda is a protected area and a conservation center. With some hiking trails, it is a great spot for birdwatching with rare species like pygmy cormorants and red-breasted geese migrating through the area every year. Just 12km (7 miles) south of Burgas, the nature preserve can be reached in about 15 minutes. 
  • Nesebar. One of the oldest cities in the region, Nesebar has been home to different civilizations and is the most famous for the remnants of Byzantine architecture, the standout being the Old Metropolitan Church that’s more than 1,500 years old. Its narrow streets and ancient buildings create a unique atmosphere and, with a permanent population of just 11,000, it’s one of the most relaxing destinations in Bulgaria. Just 36km (23 miles) south of Burgas, Nesebar can be reached by car in 35 minutes.
  • Strandzha Mountains. A unique place that feels like traveling back in time, the villages of the Strandzha Mountains are famous for wooden buildings and the unique traditions of fire dancing and celebrating ancient pagan rituals. Away from human settlements, the mountains have many scenic hiking trails and plenty of wildlife. Located about 80km (49.7 miles) south of Burgas, the Strandzha Mountains can be reached in just over one hour.
  • Varna. The largest Bulgarian city on the Black Sea coast, Varna is not just a famous beach resort, but also a historical and culturally rich destination known for its quality museums, distinct architecture, and ancient sites. The drive from Burgas takes about two hours, so Varna can technically be visited on a day trip, but leaving two or three days aside if you have the time might make your time here even more rewarding.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Burgas is the Renault Clio. A lot of drivers also choose the Chevrolet Kalos and the Peugeot 301. The most popular rental car types in Burgas are economy, compact, and standard.

Further destinations

  • Sofia. The capital of Bulgaria is the country’s most upbeat, dynamic place and an upcoming hub of innovation in the arts, culture, and technology. It also houses some of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in the world and is near the mountain of Vitosha, a winter sports paradise. From Burgas, Sofia can be reached by car in about three and a half hours.
  • Plovdiv. Bulgaria’s second city is the best place to experience Bulgaria’s Hellenistic and  Roman roots with a nearly intact Greek amphitheater and a Roman stadium. Other landmarks not to be missed include the Bachkovo Monastery and Asenovgrad Fortress, the St. Marina Church with its wooden tower, and the old Ottoman mosque. From Burgas, Plovdiv can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Istanbul. The meeting place of two continents, Istanbul is one of the mightiest cities in both Europe and Asia.Its  landmarks include the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace, but the city’s narrow paths with street vendors, nargile (or shisha) bars, and hamams (or Turkish baths) are just as fascinating. Istanbul is just 335km (208 miles) southeast of Burgas and can be reached by car in four hours. You’ll have to cross the international border between Bulgaria and Turkey, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. Another option is to drop one car off in Burgas and later pick up another one in Istanbul. Also, check to see if you require a visa as the entry requirements for Turkey are quite different from those for Bulgaria.

Car Rental Prices in Burgas

  • Station wagons - from $12 per day
  • Large cars - from $26 per day
  • Medium cars - from $10 per day
  • Vans - from $18 per day
  • Premium cars - from $44 per day
  • Small cars - from $10 per day
  • SUVs - from $14 per day

Money-saving tips

Try these tips to get a good car rental deal in Burgas:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Burgas is the cheapest in March when renting a car is a whole 70% cheaper than the yearly average. Come visit the Black Sea coast in early spring!
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Burgas?

Car rental prices in Burgas vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Burgas
$10.66
January
$12.89
February
$13.93
March
$15.67
April
$17.05
May
$28.38
June
$41.02
July
$37.96
August
$21.95
September
$12.73
October
$10.69
November
$13.21
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Burgas is January (when prices average $10.66 per day). This is 46% cheaper than the yearly average and 74% cheaper than renting in July (when prices average $41.02).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Burgas?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in March, the average renter keeps their car for 21 days, and in November, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average number of rental days in Burgas
7
January
13
February
21
March
6
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
4
November
11
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Burgas?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Burgas is July, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Burgas by pick-up date relative to the average
2%
January
10%
February
8%
March
90%
April
128%
May
197%
June
231%
July
215%
August
198%
September
105%
October
9%
November
7%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 5
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Speed Rent A Car, BOJONE, GreenMotion, Top Rent A Car, Green Rent A Car
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Station wagons, SUVs
Lowest price $10 per day
Cheapest supplier BOJONE

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Speed Rent A Car Renault Megane 5 2 Medium cars
BOJONE Hyundai i20 5 2 Medium cars
Speed Rent A Car Mitsubishi Lancer 4 2 Medium cars
BOJONE Hyundai i30 STW 4 3 Station wagons
Green Rent A Car Toyota Aygo X 5 2 SUVs
BOJONE Nissan Note 4 2 Medium cars
Speed Rent A Car Chevrolet Aveo 5 2 Small cars
Speed Rent A Car Suzuki Splash 5 1 Small cars
BOJONE Opel Zafira 5+2 4 5 Large cars
Speed Rent A Car Nissan Note 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Lithuania
Suzuki Alto
August 24, 2023
Traveling was perfect, a little bit was hard to finde parkings lots, bus others things is perfect, nature city's.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Alto
July 23, 2023
We did an excursion so sozopol and went to the castle, which was really good. Had a massage and Spa at Erma Spa on Flower Street in Sunny Beach, which was very good. Had lovely meals at Flora, Djanny's, Mexicano, all in Sunny beach. The White Rose is very good value and lovely meals in the New Nessebar and Hemingways restaurant in the Old Nessebar
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
June 12, 2023
The rental company helped me to pay a parking fine with no extra charges excellent service
Israel
Renault Clio
August 15, 2022
Aqua park , sunny beach , old town nessebar, varna Golden sands , varna malls grand mall,
Netherlands
Chevrolet Aveo
August 6, 2022
Burgas seapark Emona Old Nesebar Aquapark Sunny beach
Poland
Honda Civic
July 26, 2020
Renting Car give a lot of more places to see that without a car
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
August 22, 2019
Spot on services. Good communication.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
August 15, 2019
Bulgaria and its people are lovely, but when they get behind a car, they drive like loons.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 15, 2019
Good experience overall
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
July 3, 2019
Loads of out of the way places to visit if you feel like it. The castle of Ravadinovo near Sozopol is a particular favourite, Nessebar,Obzor, the market at Kableshkovo, the winery at Medovo. The only limit is the limit of your adventurous side.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208 2014
June 14, 2019
Drive down the coast line,it’s so beautiful
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208 2015
May 24, 2019
Use Prestige Rent A Car. Dont use the add car or another companies.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 18, 2018
Lovely Sea Gardens
Lithuania
VW Polo 3d 2001
August 11, 2018
There are a bunch of beautiful cities in Bulgaria, including around Burgas (e.g. Nessebar, Sozopol). We didn't plan to lay in the beach all the time, so we rented a car and visited Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia, Plovdiv as well as a bunch of cities and towns on the coast of Black Sea. What I didn't expect was that so many restaurants (and potentially other tourist attractions too) in Bulgaria would not let you to pay with a card, so I suggest to always have cash on you. A decent dinner for two may cost around 50BGN (~25€) or so.
Poland
VW Polo
August 5, 2018
Sozopol is a beautiful place. Best beach is in Sveti Vlas.
Ireland
Kia Rio 2011
August 2, 2018
We love Bulgaria and burgas
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
July 24, 2018
Burgas was a lovely vibrant busy small city. Lovely restaurants which many you can eat outside. Most surprising is the vast park which runs parallel to the town and beach. Lots to do and a lovely evening walk. Very nice

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
BOJONE
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
EasyRentBulgaria
6.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
39
Total rental companies
23
Average daily price
$32.67
Lowest daily price
$10.20
Total cars available
346

Top 23 Suppliers in Burgas in 2024

BOJONE
BOJONE
Exceptional 9.3 / 372 reviews
2 locations
$10 - $34
Speed Rent A Car
Speed Rent A Car
Exceptional 9.2 / 277 reviews
1 location
$13 - $50
Top Rent A Car
Top Rent A Car
Exceptional 9 / 75 reviews
4 locations
$36 - $122
Green Rent A Car
Green Rent A Car
Exceptional 9 / 43 reviews
3 locations
$14 - $49
Lion Rent A Car
Lion Rent A Car
Exceptional 9 / 11 reviews
1 location
$27 - $79
Sky Rent A Car
Sky Rent A Car
Very good 8.6 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$34 - $46
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.5 / 12 reviews
1 location
$14 - $20
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.3 / 23 reviews
2 locations
$14 - $205
Low Cost Cars
Low Cost Cars
Very good 8.1 / 11 reviews
3 locations
$12 - $19
CarRent
CarRent
Good 7.9 / 53 reviews
1 location
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
1 location
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
1 location
$18 - $23
Budget
Budget
Good 7.9 / 1 review
1 location
$30
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$22 - $28
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
1 location
$30 - $73
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.7
1 location
Dives Rent a car
Dives Rent a car
Good 7.6 / 42 reviews
2 locations
$31 - $115
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
1 location
$31 - $38
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.4
1 location
$14 - $37
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.1 / 4 reviews
1 location
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Satisfactory 6.7
1 location
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.5 / 38 reviews
1 location
$12 - $226
EasyRentBulgaria
EasyRentBulgaria
Satisfactory 6.3 / 33 reviews
1 location
$20 - $556
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