The average price of fuel in Bansko is R108,88 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 307 and R1 742, depending on the car size.
The only car hire company onsite at Sofia airport is Lion Rent A Car.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
This part of Bulgaria deals not just with hills, valleys and winding roads, but also with an immense amount of snowfall. Look at hiring an SUV to get the best performance from your Bansko car hire. If you are on a tight budget, consider snow chains on your tyres, which can be hired from your car hire company.
Bulgarian speed limits are observed in kilometres. It is best to drive as slowly as possible during the winter due to the weather, but in summer the roads will be easier to manage. In urban areas, the limit is 50 km (31 mph). In rural, outlying areas it is 90 km (56 mph) and on the motorways the limits are quite high, at about 130 km (80 mph) to 140 km (86 mph).
In Bansko, there will be zones that are marked by blue or green paint on the street. Locals get parking permission by using a text number, but if you don’t have a Bulgarian phone you will struggle to get codes. The best way to park on-street is to buy a conventional ticket. On-street parking is hard to come by, as it gets filled up very fast by tourists. There are many free car parks, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis, plenty of hotel parking and two main paid car parks, namely ParkPoint Bansko 3 and Pirin Street 176 Parking. The average price for an hour's parking is 15 BGN (6.60 GBP).