During the main holiday period (May to September) it’s very easy to get to Bulgaria from nearly all UK airports. The main airlines are Thomsons, BH Air (Balkan Holidays) and wizzair. Bourgas airport is the closest one to Vlas and Sunny Beach (about 30 to 40 minutes drive) but there’s also Varna airport – further away but still accessible. You can either book a package holiday or just a flight. Do your homework – as with any destination prices can vary for all sorts of reasons and naturally it depends on when you want to go. We all know school holiday periods put the prices up!
Even though we don’t need to book a package holiday (as we already have our accommodation side sorted), we still check out the prices just in case they work out a bit cheaper – and occasionally they actually do work out cheaper. The transfer from the airport is included in the flight price but it’s likely to only take you to Sunny Beach (that’s where most of the hotels are likely to be). If you’re staying at, say, Vlas or Elenite and have gone on a package deal you’ll still need to get a taxi or bus to where you’re staying. Add it all up and see if it’s a good alternative.
I love the blog! I’ve been going to my apartment in Vlas for 5 years now! Royal Bay. Still strange that no other budget airlines have picked up Bourgas (BOJ) as a flight route! Much money to be made from that one! Wizz Air is an awful airline but the only direct flight with decent flying hours! Still never been in the winter but after seeing your blog I am considering it! Flights at £122 return at the moment!
Thank you for your kind comments – I’m glad you enjoyed reading my blog. It is a shame that more airlines don’t go out to Bourgas in the winter. It would help if the holiday season could be extended and more people would realise the weather can still be good well after September. Please visit my blog again. I do try to add things from time to time. Kind regards. Ann