Historical Park in Neofit Rilski village and how to get there?
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Bulgaria has a rich history, beautiful scenery and can offer many different adventures. Historical Park in the Neofit Rilski village near Varna offers you an adventure in time where the history comes alive… For all Sofia’s guests will be sharing the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get there!
Historical Park is located in Neofit Rilski village near Varna which is being referred to as the sea capital of Bulgaria. The distance between Neofit Rilski village and Sofia is 410 km and around 5 hours driving time. The village is located only 40 km west of Varna. To get to Historical Park and Neofit Rilski village in most cases you will have to go through Varna. You can easily get there by choosing from the options listed below.
Visit Historical Park by Airplane
Sofia – Varna Airport – Neofit Rilski village
As already mentioned, Varna is very close to Historical Park. This gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the most popular and used domestic flight in Bulgaria: Sofia – Varna. Bulgaria Air operates daily flights between Sofia and Varna three or four times a day. Return flight rates vary between 120 and 250 leva depending on the date, class and flight time. Usually the first flight of the day from Sofia to Varna is early in the morning – around 7 am and the last about 8 pm. The airplane between Sofia and Varna takes 50 minutes in one way. From Varna Airport to Historic Park you can get there by booking a private transfer in advance. In less than 20 minutes you will find yourself in front of the high walls of the Historic Park. The price for one-way transfer by car (1-3 pax) from Varna airport to Historical Park varies between 40 and 60 leva. If you make a reservation, you can spend some nights in one of the unique and authentic houses in the village of Neofit Rilski.
It’s possible to choose to stay in Varna – Bulgaria’s sea capital.
Total flight duration + transfer in one direction: around 1.5 hours
Average price: around 135 leva per person. This amount may vary depending on the price of the flights. Sometimes there are promotions and you can find a ticket for as cheap as 60 – 70 leva.
Visit Historical Park by car or private transfer
Sofia – Neofit Rilski village
As mentioned, Historical Park and the Neofit Rilski village are 410 km from Sofia. Car journeys take between 4.5 and 5 hours. This route is one of the most classical in Bulgaria. Passing on it you will have the opportunity to see many villages and towns from all over North Bulgaria. More than 190 km of the journey is taking place on the Hemus motorway. Traffic along the entire route is relatively even and has plenty of places to relax and rest during the trip.
If you rent a car, drive on the Hemus Motorway. If you have more time you can relax in Veliko Tarnovo. Rental rates vary between 40 and 150 leva per day, depending on the model and class of the car. The fuel consumption for the trip is also between 60 and 100 leva depending on the car. This option is suitable for people who like to drive.
If you are not one of them and want to relax and enjoy the views while riding, then private transfer option is for you. The one-way transfer rate (1-4 pax) is about 380 leva.
Total journey time in one direction: around 5 hours.
Average car rental price for 1 day: around 130 leva per person. If you are more people you can divide the amount between each one of you.
Average cost for one-way private transfer: 380 leva for car (1-4 pax)
If you are more people you can divide the amount between each of you.
Visit Historical Park by Bus
Sofia – Varna – Neofit Rilski village
If you like bus tripс then you can take the bus from Sofia to Varna and the use a private transfer from Varna to the Historical Park.
There are regular bus lines running between local cities (Biomet and Yunion Ivkoni are two of the companies). From Sofia you have to go to the Central Bus Station. The bus journey takes between 6.5 and 8 hours depending on the bus company. You can check the schedule or book online on the website, the prices are 32 leva (one way) or 55 leva (return ticket). The bus will drop you off at one of the central bus stations in Varna. From there you can also take a bus to Neofit Rilski village which travels 4 times a day – 7:05 am / 8 am / 12:30 am and 2:30 pm. The price is 4 leva and you can check the actual schedule here.
Total journey time in one direction: around 9 hours.
Average cost of one-way bus transfer + private transfer: around 70 leva per person
Average cost of one-way bus & coach: 37 leva per person
* If you choose this option, you should carefully check the schedules to make sure you won’t miss your connection to Neofit Rilski!
Visit Historical Park by train
Sofia – Varna – Neofit Rilski village
Train travel to Varna can be an alternative to a bus. From Sofia you have to go to the Central Railway Station. There are regular trains 8 times a day. You can check the schedule or book online on the website, price for first class are 30 leva (one way) or 53 leva (return ticket). The price for second class is 24 leva one way and 43 leva two way. There is 50% discount for children and 15% for traveling in small groups between 3 and 6 people. More about discounts here. The train journey from Sofia to Varna lasts between 7.5 and 8.5 hours depending on which train you choose. Trains are direct. In the summer, the night train from Sofia to Varna is very popular, and at 10:45 pm departs from Sofia and arrives in Varna at 7:15 am the following morning.
To get to Historic Park you have to choose between a private shuttle and a bus. From the central railway station in Varna you can catch buses number 22 or 41, which will take you to the bus station in Varna for 8 minutes.
Due to emergency constructions and repair works on some sections of the railway infrastructure in different regions of the country, adjustments may be made to the schedules and / or routes of certain trains. We recommend that you inform yourself in advance about the current timetable of the day before your trip!
Total journey time in one direction: around 10 hours.
Average price of one-way train + private transfer: around 65 leva per person
Average price of one-way train + bus: about 33 leva per person
* If you choose this option, you should carefully check and comply with the timetables to make sure you won’t miss your connection to Neofit Rilski village!
In the end, we can summarize everything by saying:
The fastest and most convenient way to reach Historical Park is by plane. By choosing this option you will get between 3 and 5 times faster than any other alternative and you will have much more time for fun. Contact us if you need help with buying an airplane ticket or a transfer.
The cheapest way to get to Historical Park in Neofit Rilski village is by train.
Whatever you choose, get ready for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime!
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