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
To 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.
Where to Sleep
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 some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
If sleeping in Varna Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Gran Ivan – (11 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request ($). » Check Rates
- Hotel Mirage – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Golden Tulip Varna – (12 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request ($). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Varna Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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 to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes 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.
Free WiFi is available at Varna Airport in Terminal 2.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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 the washrooms of Terminal 2.
Banking Services – A local bank provides full-service banking inside the airport. Hours: 9:00AM – 2:00PM and 3:00PM – 6:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Sat) • 10:00AM – 5:00PM (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.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available and is open 24 hours during the summer season, otherwise it opens 2 hours prior to 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 both Landside and Airside a few of which offer 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 your bags 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 did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking Area – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport terminal, there is, however, an open-air smoking terrace located in the Departure Hall, right after security.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Varna and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a designated area with counters providing travel agency services that can probably be of assistance.
The airport operates 24 hours a day for the summer season. As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation outside this season. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.
Varna airport is served by the following airlines: Austrian Airlines • Bulgaria Air • S7 Airlines • 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.
The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis • Budget • Choice Rent-a-Car • Europcar • Hertz • Motor-Pfohe Rent a Car • Sixt • Top Rent-a-Car. Location: Terminal 1, Arrivals Hall.
Triumph Taxi is the airport’s official taxi service provider. You can pre-book online or simply speak to someone at the taxi rank to arrange pick-up.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.