Travel / Getting to Bansko

By car

Bansko lies in the South-Eastern part of Bulgaria, at the tip of the Pirin National Park. Once you arrive at the airport in Sofia or Plovdiv, there are a number of ways to travel to Bansko. Bansko lies two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Sofia, although the journey time can lengthen to three or four hours on busier weekends.

Quickest route is to take the main E79 south to Simitli, from where a well-marked east-bound turn leads over the Predela Pass to Bansko.

By air

Closest airport: Sofia Airport.

By bus

There are regular bus lines to major cities in Bulgaria.

Distance

Approx. distance from Istanbul, Turkey – 600 km
Approx. distance from Thessaloniki, Greece – 220 km
Approx. distance from Belgrade, Serbia – 650 km
Approx. distance from Skopje, FYROM – 200 km
Approx. distance from Bucharest, Romania – 600 km

Sofia – Bansko 150 km
Thessaloniki – Bansko 220 km
Istanbul – Bansko 600 km

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