Bulgaria’s maritime capital, Varna is located 445 km northeast of Sofia, 430 km northeast of Plovdiv, 200 km southeast of Rousse, 140 km north of Bourgas and 290 km from the Romanian capital Bucharest. As one of the country’s most cosmopolitan cities, Varna is served by the second largest international airport in Bulgaria which is 10 km west of the city center. The transfer time from Varna airport to the city center is only a 15-minutes ride. Bulgaria’s sea capital is not far from Bourgas international airport as well, which is about one hour and a half taxi drive away. In recent years due to the increased flow of travelers from Romania and the town’s proximity to the border with Bulgaria's north neighbour, the transfers from Bucharest and Constanta airports to Varna have become the convenient choice of transportation with transfer duration of six hours and two hours and a half, respectively. And indeed, Varna deserves a visit as it is the definite highlight of the region – an interesting combination of port city, yet a seaside resort, packed with history and a wide range of sights and museums, yet thoroughly modern and featuring world-class cultural attractions, the most notable of which is a summer-long festival of classical music, folklore and jazz. Varna offers an easy access to the tourist beach complexes of St Konstantin, Sunny Day, Golden Sands, and Albena, as well as to the quieter seaside towns as Kranevo, Balchik, and Kavarna with transfer time by taxi ranging from 10 minutes to one hour via E87 northbound. The transfer time to Obzor and Sunny Beach southbound via E85/A5 is about one hour and an hour and a half, respectively. The transfer from Sofia to Varna will take you along highway E79/A2 towards Pleven and near Yablanitsa continuing along E772 to Varna. After Veliko Tarnovo, near Shumen the road becomes A2 highway and will take you straight to Varna.