Bansko travel guide

Bansko Tourism | Bansko Guide

You're Going to Love Bansko

With a population of 9 232, Bansko is a must-see destination in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Bansko to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Bansko

Bansko in July
Estimated hotel price
$156
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bansko in July
Estimated hotel price
$156
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Bansko in July, when the average temperature is 22 °C, and the highest can go up to 27 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -5 °C, with an average temperature of -1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 42 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Bansko, with an average rainfall of 19 mm.

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How to Get to Bansko

Plane

Although Bansko doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Sofia Airport (SOF), which is located 95 km from Bansko. The shortest flight to Bansko from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 41h 35m.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bansko, including FlixBus, Union Ivkoni and Karat-S. From Varna, the bus ride to Bansko takes 604 km and will cost you around $32. From Burgas, the ticket costs about $32 for a journey of 628 km.

Plane

Although Bansko doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Sofia Airport (SOF), which is located 95 km from Bansko. The shortest flight to Bansko from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 41h 35m.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bansko, including FlixBus, Union Ivkoni and Karat-S. From Varna, the bus ride to Bansko takes 604 km and will cost you around $32. From Burgas, the ticket costs about $32 for a journey of 628 km.

Airports near Bansko

Airlines serving Bansko

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,648 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,414 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,024 reviews)
LOT
Good (678 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (801 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (740 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (192 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bansko

From 5-star hotels such as the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort to great affordable options like the Rahoff hotel, Bansko offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $86 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $356 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bansko

Most booked hotels in Bansko

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
$217+
Grand Royale Apartment Complex & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$99+
Saint George Palace
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$79+
Green Life Bansko
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$99+
Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$159+

Hiring a car in Bansko

Expect to pay $2.37 per litre in Bansko (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $28.39 and $37.86.

Expect to pay $2.37 per litre in Bansko (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $28.39 and $37.86.