Varna Airport is the third largest airport in Bulgaria. It was built in 1946 and is located 10 kilometers from the center of Varna near the town of Aksakovo. The airport serves Varna and northeastern Bulgaria.
Varna became a key economic, cultural and administrative center of the new independent Bulgarian state, in the late 19th century. The government made a decision in 1888 to build new seaports in both Varna and Burgas. The port facility was designed in accordance with the modern European standards at the time.
Italian architects participated in the design of the interior and the exterior ornaments. Central Railway Station in Burgas used virtually the same architectural design.
Bus lines are operating to Plovdiv, Burgas, Dobrich, Shumen, Sofia and Veliko Turnovo. Buses traveling to Sofia pass through Shumen and Veliko Turnovo, and buses to Plovdiv – go through Stara Zagora. Buses traveling to and from Burgas are passing through the main seaside resorts Nessebar and Sunny Beach.