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Varna, Oblast Varna, Bulgaria

How much does it cost to travel to Varna?

You should plan to spend around $67 (ư120) per day on your vacation in Varna. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $24 (ư43) on meals
  • $9.55 (ư17) on local transportation
  • $71 (ư128) on hotels

A one week trip to Varna for two people costs, on average, $933 (ư1,675). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Varna cost?

A one week trip to Varna usually costs around $467 (ư838) for one person and $933 (ư1,675) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Varna on average costs around $933 (ư1,675) for one person and $1,866 (ư3,350) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Varna will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Varna on average costs around $2,000 (ư3,589) for one person and $3,999 (ư7,179) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Varna has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Varna expensive to visit?

Varna is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Bulgaria, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Varna is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Varna Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Varna?

The average Varna trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Varna travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ư128 ($71)
Local Transportation 1 ư17 ($10)
Food 2 ư43 ($24)
Entertainment 1 ư16 ($9)
Alcohol 2 ư8 - 23 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Varna
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Varna is $36 (ư64). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Varna is $71 (ư128). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Varna

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Varna based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $46. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Varna
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Varna is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.55 (ư17) per person, per day, on local transportation in Varna.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Varna
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Food Budget in Varna
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Varna can vary, the average cost of food in Varna is $24 (ư43) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Varna should cost around $9.59 (ư17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Varna is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Varna
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Varna typically cost an average of $8.75 (ư16) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Varna
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.71 (ư16) on alcoholic beverages in Varna per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Varna On a Budget
Varna Varna, Bulgaria
Varna is a coastal city on the Black Sea. It's the third largest city in Bulgaria and many people consider it the summer capital of the country. It's a major tourist destination and it can make for a relaxing escape at the beach if you're in Bulgaria during the summer. It is the only city in Bulgaria that cruises visit, and as such, it's tourist infrastructure has grown. In addition to being a tourist destination, Varna is also a business and university center, seaport, and the headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine.

Varna's climate is humid subtropical and it has both maritime and continental influences. The summer lasts from early May until early October and the temperatures can reach anywhere from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. The seawater temperature during these months hovers around 23 to 27 degrees Celsius. During the winter months temperatures can drop to 0 degrees Celsius. It sometimes snows, but when it does it usually melts quite rapidly.
The largest museum in town is the Varna Archaeological Museum, which has an exhibit on gold in Varna. Other museums around town are the Naval Museum, the Museum of Ethnography, and the Battle of Varna Park Museum. You can also visit the Sea Garden which has an aquarium, zoo, and an observatory and planetarium among other things. The Varna Dolphinarium is the only dolphinarium on the Balkan Peninsula.

The beachfront promenade is lined with clubs, bars and restaurants and has an energetic feel with a lively nightlife. If you're looking for a more mellow experience check out some of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox churches around town. They are quite beautiful and impressive to see. Some of the most famous include the Assumption of Mary Cathedral, the St. Athanasius Cathedral, and the seamens' church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker.
Varna has both a lively coastal area as well as a pedestrian area that you can walk around on foot. Technically the city has been divided into five boroughs including Asparuhovo, Mladost, Odessos, Primorski and Vladislov Varchenchik. Odessos is the historic center of the city and Primorski is the largest borough with a population of over 100,000. Primorski is also where you'll find many of the seaside resorts.

There are many types of entertainment around Varna. The nightlife is concentrated around the beach area where you'll find a good number of bars and clubs. During the day, walking tours are a popular way to explore the city. The Varna Green Tour is a free bike tour of the city. It's a fun way to seen the green parts of the city and it passes by many different landmarks including the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, the Sea Garden, the Aquarium, the Dolphinarium, the Roman Baths and much more. Free Varna Tour is an English language walking tour that starts every day at 6 pm during the summer months. It starts at the corner of Hristo Botev Boulevard and Vladislav Varnenchik Boulevard. You can just show up to pick up the tour.
Food and Dining
There are a good number of affordable restaurants around town and many are cheap when compared to other European countries. You can choose between traditional Bulgarian cuisine and several international options such as Italian or British. It's possible to find decent seafood at a few restaurants as well. One restaurant chain is the Happy Bar and Grill. It is based in Varna and offers good, cheap kebabs. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating during the summer months, which is a great way to enjoy the warm, beach weather.

Varna has a pedestrian area and a coastal area where you can easily walk around. There are a good number of walking tours and it's fun to take in the atmosphere with a leisurely stroll. Although these areas are popular with tourists, many people choose to stay outside of town in the city's suburbs. If you happen to be staying outside of the city center in the suburbs, there are several ways to commute into town including buses, trolleybuses, and taxis. Do negotiate hard if you choose to take a taxi as they often try to over charge. Make sure you know in advance how much the trip should cost. Reputable taxi companies include OK Trans, Varna, Evro, Triumph, and Alpha Taxi. You can expect to pay about 0.79 leva per kilometer traveled.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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