Page update: 01 January 2000

Transportation

There is an extensive network of air, road and train services in Bulgaria. Most tourist sites are accessible by public transport. Buses are common for urban transport. In addition to them trams and trolley buses are typical in the big cities. There are many taxis in all towns.

Airports
215 (2001)

    Airports - with paved runways
    total: 128
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 19
    914 to 1,523 m: 1
    under 914 m: 92 (2002)
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 15
    Airports - with unpaved runways
    total: 87
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
    914 to 1,523 m: 10
    under 914 m: 75 (2002)

    Most of world Airline companies offer direct or non-direct flights to Bulgaria

Heliports
1 (2002)

Railways
total: 4,294 km
standard gauge: 4,049 km 1.435-m gauge (2,710 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 245 km 0.760-m gauge (2002)

Highways
total: 37,288 km
paved: 33,786 km (including 324 km of expressways)
unpaved: 3,502 km (2001)

Waterways
470 km (1987)

Pipelines
petroleum products 525 km; natural gas 1,500 km (1999)

Ports and harbors
Burgas, Lom, Nesebur, Rousse, Silistra, Varna, Vidin

Merchant marine
total: 77 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 881,758 GRT/1,312,833 DWT
ships by type: bulk 43, cargo 15, chemical tanker 4, container 2, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 4, railcar carrier 2, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 3, short-sea passenger 1, specialized tanker 1 (2002 est.)