New Ryanair and Wizz Air flights from Bulgaria’s Plovdiv for the ski season

On a Ryanair flight there and back to Plovdiv, I realized how much more relaxing it is compared to Sofia Airport. With a very convenient drop-off, friendly check-in and security staff and a quick passage through the security check everything came together what I would describe as a “low stress” experience.

And now there are more options from Plovdiv Airport as Ryanair and Wizz Air operate between three countries.

While the transfer time from Plovdiv to Bansko is two and a half hours, during rush hour from Sofia it can be roughly the same travel time as from Sofia. Combining a ski trip with a visit to Plovdiv and its historic city center makes a lot of sense. Especially in March and April.

The Pamporovo ski area is less than two hours from Plovdiv Airport, making this by far the best option if you are looking to ski there. On a good snow day, Pamporovo is delightful in the middle of the Rhodope Mountains. It’s a more peaceful and easier option; without the night life and, it must be said, with fewer ski slopes that bring more visitors to Bansko.

Visiting Plovdiv is always a good idea, and now it’s easier than ever to give it a try with these new flights.

The winter schedule includes flights to Dublin (Ireland), Stansted and, for Wizz Air, to Luton Airport in the UK.

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