Travel Budget for Varna

Oblast Varna, Bulgaria

How much does it cost to travel to Varna?

How much money will you need in Varna? ư96 ($54) is the average daily price for traveling in Varna. The average price of meals in Varna for one day is ư34 ($20). The average price of a hotel in Varna for a couple is ư103 ($58). Additional pricing is in the table below. 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

How expensive is Varna?

How much does a trip to Varna cost? Is Varna expensive? The average Varna trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Varna prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
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Varna On a Budget
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.

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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.

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