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.

When to visit Bansko

Bansko in May
Estimated hotel price
S$ 110
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bansko in May
Estimated hotel price
S$ 110
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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 18h 35m.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bansko, including FlixBus, Union Ivkoni and Busbud. From Thessaloniki, the bus ride to Bansko takes 459 km and will cost you around S$ 12. From Burgas, the ticket costs about S$ 26 for a journey of 483 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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 18h 35m.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bansko, including FlixBus, Union Ivkoni and Busbud. From Thessaloniki, the bus ride to Bansko takes 459 km and will cost you around S$ 12. From Burgas, the ticket costs about S$ 26 for a journey of 483 km.

Airports near Bansko

Airlines serving Bansko

Lufthansa
Good (4,687 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (941 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,728 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,194 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (972 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,194 reviews)
LOT
Good (673 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (782 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (438 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (770 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,553 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 S$ 69 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 288 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)
S$ 183+
Grand Royale Apartment Complex & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
S$ 85+
Saint George Palace
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
S$ 66+
Green Life Bansko
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 87+
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 122+
Regnum Bansko Ski Hotel & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 135+

Hiring a car in Bansko

Expect to pay S$ 1.93 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 S$ 23.09 and S$ 30.79.

Expect to pay S$ 1.93 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 S$ 23.09 and S$ 30.79.