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Bulgaria is located in Southeast Europe, and it’s official name is the Republic of Bulgaria. The country has a total area of 110,994 km 2 and the Bulgarian road network has a total length of 40,231 km, of which 39,587 km are surfaced.
Driving licence requirements in Bulgaria
To be able to drive in Bulgaria you need to be at least 21 years old and in possession of a full valid driving licence in your country of residence. If the driving licence is not written in the Roman alphabet, please present an international driving licence, together with your domestic driving licence. A driving licence with a photo is mandatory, otherwise you will need to present an international driving licence.
An international driving licence, together with your domestic licence, may be mandatory for some suppliers and offers.
Tolls in Bulgaria
Toll stickers or vignettes are required on all vehicles on Bulgaria’s motorways. Usually rented cars are already equipped with the sticker, please check on arrival.
Driving in Bulgaria
In Bulgaria you drive on the right hand side of the road. There is a law that requires the use of lights 24 hours a day. Drivers and all passengers must wear seat belts in the front seats. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to travel in the front seat.
Alcohol limit requirements in Bulgaria
Driving a rental car under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. In the event of insurance claims you will be fully responsible for any damage to the rental car if driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Winter equipment in Bulgaria
There is no legal requirement for the use of winter tyres in Bulgaria. Between 1 November and 31 March road signs across Bulgaria indicate where the use of snow chains is mandatory in winter conditions.
Speed limits in Bulgaria
Speed limits in Bulgaria vary across the country. Please check the speed signs.