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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Varna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Yes Rent A Car
$27.63 per day
Saints Constantine and Helena Hotel Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
$27.84 per day
Varna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Top Rent A Car
$32.64 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Top Rent A Car
$34.55 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Varna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
EasyRentBulgaria
$34.86 / per day
Varna Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Top Rent A Car
$36.45 / per day
Varna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$37.20 / per day
Varna Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Yes Rent A Car
$37.64 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:39 on 2022-10-02. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Bulgarian,
Turkish
Currency
BGN
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
359
Economy car rental price
$53.90 / per day
Average car rental length
2 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3
Average gasoline price
$1.44 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.65 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.15 / 1 liter

Why rent a car in Varna?

Located on the Black Sea coast, most people visit Varna for its long and beautiful beaches. But the city has plenty more to offer, from Orthodox Christian architecture and interesting museums to historic sites that date back more than 5,000 years. Varna’s convenient location means that much of the rest of Bulgaria, from other resort towns and impressive mountains to cities like Sofia and Plovdiv, can be easily reached from here. 

Varna Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Varna

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

  • From Varna to Sofia - 117 offers from $17.32 per day
  • From Varna to Dubrovnik - 35 offers from $104.55 per day

Top ways to enter Varna

  • Varna Airport: Known as Letishte Varna in Bulgarian, it served 2.2 million travelers in 2018. The airport is especially active during the summer months when more than 30 airlines fly to and from Varna. Located just 9km (5.6 miles) northwest of Varna city center, the airport can be reached in about 15 minutes.
  • Burgas Airport: Also located on the Black Sea coast, Burgas Airport is the second-busiest in Bulgaria. The airport is served by around 40 different airlines and hosts flights to and from destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and East Asia. Burgas Airport is 120km (75 miles) south of Varna and can be reached in about two hours, most of the road going right along the Black Sea coast.
  • Sofia Airport: By far the largest international airport in Bulgaria, and one of the busiest in all of Southeast Europe, it served nearly 7 million travelers in 2018. Sofia Airport is a large hub for low-cost companies like Ryanair and Wizz Air and is served by around 30 other airlines. Located 500km (310 miles) west of Varna, the airport can be reached in about five hours.
  • Plovdiv Airport: Located in Bulgaria’s second-most populous city, Plovdiv Airport is served by five different airlines. It offers flights to and from Moscow, London, Antalya, Tel Aviv, and Belfast. Located 380km (236 miles) southwest of Varna, Plovdiv can be reached in about four hours.

City facts

  • Varna enjoys an oceanic climate with Mediterranean influences. The average high temperature is 27°C  (80 °F) in July and August, the warmest months, and 6°C  (43°F) in January, the coldest month. Precipitation is quite low from June to September, although it is higher than in many coastal cities in neighboring Turkey and Greece. The city has the highest number of days with precipitation from December to March, when not only rain, but also snowfall occurs.
  • With a population of around 335,000, Varna is the third-most populous city in Bulgaria and the largest Bulgarian city on the Black Sea coast. Another 80,000 live in the city’s larger metropolitan area. Although most of Varna’s inhabitants are Bulgarians, there are also small native Turkish and Romani communities. A person from Varna is called a Varnean.

Top destinations and activities

  • Varna Archaeological Museum. One of the largest museums of its type not only in Bulgaria, but in all of Europe, Varna Archaeological Museum has more than 100,000 objects, relics, and artefacts on display. The museum focuses on the different cultures that have inhabited the Varna region since antiquity. After visiting the museum, make sure to also visit Varna’s Roman baths which are located in another part of the city, but are technically a part of the museum.
  • Varna Aquarium. The Black Sea is rightly famous as a beach tourism destination, but it is also an important habitat for countless fish, aquatic mammals, and plant species. Many of these can be observed at Varna Aquarium In addition, its World Ocean section also has fish and molluscs from exotic locations around the world. 
  • Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral. Bulgaria is an overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian country, and the Mother of God Cathedral is the most important place of worship in Varna. Open for 130 years, it is the second-largest church in the country and one of the most impressive buildings in the city.
  • Naval Museum. Another emblematic cultural institution, this is arguably one of the most modern museums in all of Bulgaria. Having both indoor and outdoor exhibitions, the museum has a collection of fascinating naval weaponry, remains of historically important ships, and other artifacts. Visit the Naval Museum’s website to learn more about admission and exhibitions.

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 need 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 the type of car. You can purchase vignettes online as well as at locations such as gas stations. Some rental cars will come pre-equipped with a highway vignette, and some rental car providers will ask an extra fee for this service. Ask your rental car provider in advance about the highway vignette for your rental car. Find out more toll roads in Bulgaria on the country’s official 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 a day-trip

  • Aladzha Monastery. Located right outside Varna, Aladzha is a medieval monastery complex. A unique place to visit, it is made up of a number of caves carved into karst cliffs. As impressive from inside as it is from outside, visitors can explore its frescoes, mosaics, and catacombs. The whole place has a slightly claustrophobic, but very beautiful feel about it. Located just 15km (9 miles) north of Varna city center, the monastery can be reached in about 20 minutes by car.
  • Varna Necropolis. Only discovered in 1972, Varna Necropolis is a historical site of the ancient Varna Culture. Dating back to at least 4,200 BC, it is primarily a burial site. artifacts such as sculptures, vases, and the oldest gold jewelry in the world have been found here and put on display. A timeless place to visit, the Necropolis is just 6km (3.7 miles) west of the city center and can be reached in about ten minutes.
  • Beaches. Above all else, Varna is a beach destination. Many of the city’s most popular and busy coastal spots can be found around the Sea Garden, a large waterfront park made up public swimming areas, beach bars, and clubs. But with a rental car, you can also escape the hustle and bustle of the city by heading to Sunny Beach (Slanchev Bryag in Bulgarian) to the south or Albena to the north.
  • Kamen Bryag. A beach village with a permanent population of 76, the ‘Stone Coast’ packs in surprisingly diverse attractions. In addition to wonderfully rugged beaches, the area is also home to the Yailata Nature and Archaeological Reserve which is as known for its cliffs and caves as it is for millennia-old fortifications and a Scythian necropolis. The drive from Varna takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Shumen Plateau Nature Park. Located about an 80-minute drive west of Varna, this is one of the most distinctive nature areas of Bulgaria. Characterized by old beech woodlands, long valleys, and karst formations, the area is home to diverse wildlife. You will also find historical attractions such as the remains of the Shumen Fortress which are about 2,500 years old and unique underground monasteries.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Varna is the Opel Corsa, closely followed by the VW Polo and the Hyundai i20. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and standard.

Further destinations

  • Burgas. Like Varna, Burgas is primarily a resort town. Over the last decade it’s gotten so popular that some think it has overshadowed its larger northern neighbor. But there’s plenty more about Burgas than just its coastline - landmarks include the Nature Museum, the Armenian Church, and the Poda Protected Area, a large wetland reserve that is home to many species of waterbird. Located 130km (80 miles) south of Varna, Burgas can be reached in about two hours.
  • Sofia. The nation’s capital, and by far its largest city, is a place of culture. There’s plenty to enjoy here, from the Earth and Man Museum and the National History Museum to St. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral and Sofia Public Mineral Baths. Should you ever get overwhelmed by the big city, you can drive to the nearby Vitosha Mountains, a regional hub for winter sports. Sofia is 440km (273 miles) west of Varna and can be reached in about five hours by car.
  • Central Balkan National Park. Made up of deep canyons, waterfalls, ancient beech forests, and dramatic mountain peaks, Central Balkan National Park is one of the most impressive areas of the country. The perfect place for hiking and wildlife watching, the national park is 300km (186 miles) from Varna and takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach.

Car Rental Prices in Varna

  • Station wagons - from $73 per day
  • Large cars - from $105 per day
  • Medium cars - from $75 per day
  • Vans - from $120 per day
  • Premium cars - from $170 per day
  • Small cars - from $51 per day
  • SUVs - from $129 per day

Money-saving tips

There are a number of things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Varna. Start with these:

  • 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 Varna is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 62% cheaper than the yearly average and a barely believable 80% cheaper than renting a vehicle in June. Come visit the Black Sea in early spring!

Top 14 Cities near Varna

  1. Sofia Car Rentals from $36.19 per day
    371.1 km / 230.6 miles away
  2. Burgas Car Rentals from $33.06 per day
    79.7 km / 49.5 miles away
  3. Plovdiv Car Rentals from $26.49 per day
    280.9 km / 174.5 miles away
  4. Bansko Car Rentals from $71.14 per day
    393.6 km / 244.6 miles away
  5. Stara Zagora Car Rentals from $79.38 per day
    205.7 km / 127.8 miles away
  6. Shumen Car Rentals from $17.24 per day
    80.1 km / 49.7 miles away
  7. Nessebar Car Rentals from $44.34 per day
    63.2 km / 39.3 miles away
  8. 67.3 km / 41.8 miles away
  9. 7.9 km / 4.9 miles away
  10. Pleven Car Rentals from $21.53 per day
    267.7 km / 166.3 miles away
  11. Obzor Car Rentals from $37.03 per day
    43.9 km / 27.3 miles away
  12. Turgovishte Car Rentals from $20.25 per day
    108.6 km / 67.5 miles away
  13. Kazanluk Car Rentals from $20.14 per day
    215.7 km / 134.0 miles away
  14. Razgrad Car Rentals from $21.00 per day
    117.1 km / 72.8 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Varna

  1. 0.8 km / 0.5 miles away
  2. Varna Airport Car Rentals from $27.63 per day
    7.4 km / 4.6 miles away
  3. 7.9 km / 4.9 miles away
  4. 7.9 km / 4.9 miles away
  5. 8.4 km / 5.2 miles away
  6. 13.2 km / 8.2 miles away
  7. 13.3 km / 8.3 miles away
  8. 18.7 km / 11.6 miles away
  9. 21.8 km / 13.6 miles away
  10. 26.6 km / 16.5 miles away
  11. 27.9 km / 17.3 miles away
  12. 29.9 km / 18.6 miles away
  13. 37.8 km / 23.5 miles away
  14. 40.0 km / 24.9 miles away
  15. 43.9 km / 27.3 miles away
  16. 53.3 km / 33.1 miles away
  17. 57.2 km / 35.5 miles away
  18. 57.3 km / 35.6 miles away
  19. 60.6 km / 37.7 miles away
  20. 62.0 km / 38.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Varna?

Car rental prices in Varna vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Varna
$19.59
January
$69.06
February
$14.20
March
$58.87
April
$53.56
May
$94.67
June
$23.39
July
$29.58
August
$44.24
September
$44.18
October
$40.23
November
$52.03
December
The best month to rent a car in Varna is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $14.20). This is 69% cheaper than the yearly average and 85% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $94.67 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Varna?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in March, travelers rent a car for an average of 13 days in August, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Varna
8
January
6
February
13
March
5
April
6
May
8
June
8
July
4
August
8
September
5
October
4
November
4
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Varna is September, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Varna by Monthly Searches
121%
January
132%
February
158%
March
75%
April
45%
May
9%
June
12%
July
46%
August
251%
September
203%
October
85%
November
63%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Yes Rent A Car Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
BOJONE Nissan Note 4 2 Medium cars
Top Rent A Car Hyundai i20 5 1 Small cars
Yes Rent A Car Chevrolet Spark 5 1 Small cars
BOJONE Opel Zafira 5+2 4 5 Large cars
Top Rent A Car Volkswagen T-Roc 5 2 SUVs
Top Rent A Car Ford Custom Tourneo 5 2 Vans
EasyRentBulgaria Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
BOJONE Nissan Tiida 2009 4 3 Medium cars
BOJONE Chevrolet Cruze 4 4 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Kuwait
VW Golf STW
November 16, 2020
Varna neighboring areas are far apart, having a car would give the opportunity to explore and make most of your visit!
Germany
Toyota Yaris
July 8, 2020
I recommend to rent cheap cars in Bulgaria (Varna). The roads and traffic are messy and you have lot of risk of accident.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308 STW
July 23, 2018
Varna is large and fairly industrial/commercial so likely that tourists are staying elsewhere so would definitely recommend hiring a car

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Lion Rent A Car
9.55 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.91 / 10
Total number of reviews
9
Total rental companies
21
Average daily price
$53.90
Lowest daily price
$6.90
Total cars available
267

Top 21 Suppliers in Varna in 2022

Lion Rent A Car
Lion Rent A Car
Exceptional 9.6 / 16 reviews
+35928922222 / +359876408049
Varna Airport, 9000 Varna
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
BOJONE
BOJONE
Exceptional 9.4 / 51 reviews
+359877355613
Varna Airport, 9154, Varna
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Top Rent A Car
Top Rent A Car
Excellent 8.9 / 11 reviews
+359887205813 / +35970089050
Varna Airport, Terminal 2
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Dives Rent a car
Dives Rent a car
Excellent 8.8 / 24 reviews
+359898446083
Aksakovo, 9154, Letishe, Varna
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.8 / 5 reviews
+359899700005
International Arrivals Hall
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Yes Rent A Car
Yes Rent A Car
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
+3590889907070
Delivery And Collection Services
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:59
Tue:07:30-20:59
Wed:07:30-20:59
Thu:07:30-20:59
Fri:07:30-20:59
Sat:07:30-20:59
Sun:07:30-20:59
Green Rent A Car
Green Rent A Car
Excellent 8.7 / 1 reviews
+35970070022
Hotel/Address In Downtown
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7 / 6 reviews
+359888050511
Int. Airport, Arrivals Hall 1
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.6 / 3 reviews
+359877799483
Varna International Airport, Arrivals Hall
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+359877799483
Varna International Airport, Arrivals Hall
National
National
Excellent 8.5
+359877799483
Varna International Airport, Arrivals Hall
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+359884666680
VARNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:59
Tue:09:00-20:59
Wed:09:00-20:59
Fri:09:00-20:59
Sat:09:00-20:59
Sun:09:00-20:59
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.4
+359899855034
Varna Airport (VAR), Varna, Bulgaria
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4
+35924740185 / +359899855034
Varna Airport (VAR), Varna, Bulgaria
AUTOJET
AUTOJET
Excellent 8.4
+359899050505
Varna Letiche, 9154 Varna
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3 / 1 reviews
+35952500832
Varna International Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
ACARENT
ACARENT
Excellent 8.3 / 3 reviews
+359899021517
Varna Airport, 9154 Varna
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.3
+359876717717
Airport Varna, 9154 Varna
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8
+35970020225
Varna Airport, 9154 Varna
EasyRentBulgaria
EasyRentBulgaria
Very good 7.9 / 14 reviews
+359893359183
9154, Airport, Varna
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.9
+359884666680
VARNA AIRPORT - ARRIVALS
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
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