Sleeping in Airports

Varna Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Varna Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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VAR Airport Overview

varna airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Varna Airport.

What to Expect

Varna Airport (code: VAR) has one main terminal, Terminal 2, which opened in 2013. You’ll find a few shops, including duty-free, and eateries, both landside and airside. Some shops are open 24 hours during the summer season. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Varna Airport

Travellers have spent the night here, but reviews are mixed. Look around for long, armrest-free benches. Other seating is hard and uncomfortable, so consider a sleeping bag or travel mat for the floor. Air conditioning can be downright frigid. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service upon request. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Varna Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport operates 24 hours a day during the summer season. As of this update, we could not confirm airport hours of operation outside this season.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Varna Airport, but the drive to the city is less than 20 minutes.  Visit Tripadvisor for a list of hotels in Varna, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • VIP/Business Lounge – Location: Business Hall, Terminal 2, Airside, Ground Floor, in front of Gate 1. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Varna Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Terminal 2, Departures Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper changing. Location: Airside. Additionally, there are diaper-changing tables in Terminal 2’s washrooms.

Banking Services – A local bank provides full-service banking inside the airport. Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Mon – Fri) • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Sat) • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Sun). Location: Terminal 2, Landside, Departure Hall, near Check-In.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside.

Currency Exchange – 4X Change provides foreign currency exchange services. Locations: in the public area of the departure lounge, arrivals lounge and the baggage claim area. Hours: unknown.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available and is open 24 hours during the summer season. Otherwise, it opens two hours before departing flights and is open for all arriving flights. A small selection of shops (Puma, Relay, Bulgarian Bazaar, etc.) are available and operate on the same schedule as the Duty-Free shop.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no known food concessions that are open 24 hours. However, you will find food options on both Landside and Airside, a few offering an outdoor terrace with views of the runway.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Terminal 2.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them wrapped in plastic. Location: Check-in hall. Rate: BGN 15 / bag.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found in Terminal 2, next to the information desk. Hours: 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport terminal. However, there is an open-air smoking terrace in the Departure Hall right after security.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Varna and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there is a designated area with counters providing travel agency services that can probably be of assistance.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Varna Airport in Terminal 2.

Varna Airport is served by the following airlines: Austrian Airlines • BH Air • Bulgaria Air • EasyJet• S7 Airlines • European Air Charter • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air. Note: the airport is served by additional airlines on a seasonal-only basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus 409 offers service to/from Varna Cathedral in the city center and the Golden Sands Resort, with stops in between. Buses depart every 15 minutes outside of Terminal 2, and tickets can be purchased on the bus.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available on-site: Avis • Budget • Choice Rent-a-Car • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt • Top Rent-a-Car. Location: Terminal 1, Arrivals Hall.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Triumph Taxi is the airport’s official taxi service provider and operates 24 hours daily. You can pre-book online or speak to someone at the taxi rank to arrange pick-up.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.