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Best Bulgaria Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Bulgaria (Updated 2022)

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In this guide you will learn how to buy a prepaid sim card in Bulgaria and the best Bulgaria sim card for tourist. Click here to book online Rila Monastery Tour

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Bulgaria with a Bulgarian sim card for 15 BGN=€7 with 15 GB data valid for 30 days but it will be only working in Bulgaria.

You can find the cheapest Bulgarian eSim with Airalo Bulgaria eSim prepaid for $6.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And Nomad Bulgaria eSim with similar data packages.

If you need more data you can go for $26 USD Nomad Bulgaria eSim with 10 GB data and unlimited data with Holafly for only $2 USD per day valid for 30 days.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Bulgaria just $2 USD per day. Read here best Bulgaria eSim

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WHERE TO STAY IN BULGARIA

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for €10-15, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €80. 

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You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

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BULGARIAN SIM CARD AND BEST PREPAID BULGARIA TOURIST SIM CARD

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First thing we have to say about Bulgaria prepaid sim card, internet and data connection in Bulgaria is great in big cities. There are a few places where connection will be hard to get in remote areas if you go for a road trip.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Bulgaria. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get your sim card in the phone shops in Bulgaria since it’s cheaper than buying in the airport. If you want to connect online in a hurry it will be useful to leave the airport with your Bulgarian sim card to order Uber or checking maps to your next destination.

There are 3 phone operators in Bulgaria: A1 Bulgaria, Vivacom Bulgaria and Yettel Telenor Bulgaria. The sim card packages for data in Bulgaria are cheap but not all of them you can use outside the country. You can get for 15 BGN with 15 GB data but it will be only working in Bulgaria.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Bulgaria just $2 USD per day.

GETTING BULGARIA PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD SOFIA AIRPORT)

You can buy your Bulgaria sim card in Sofia airport is easy and simple. Buying you sim card for tourist in Sofia airport will be an option to buy for tourists coming from Europe and other international flights.

Expect to pay more in the airport than buying in a phone shop in the city. Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying your sim card in Bulgaria.

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WHERE TO BUY BULGARIA TOURIST SIM CARD

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Apart from buying your sim card at Sofia airport you can buy your Bulgarian sim card in the official shops, kiosks and street vendors from the official shops.

Don’t forget your passport and if you buy in the phone shop they will activate for you avoiding the hassle!

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD IN BULGARIA

There are 3 phone operators in Bulgaria: A1 Bulgaria, Vivacom and Telenor. About coverage almost all of them will provide data connection and phone signal in the country.

A1 and Telenor have the best coverage but rates and packages are similar with all of them. Keep reading below:

A1 Bulgaria Sim Card

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A1 sim card Bulgaria is the largest phone operator with the best coverage in the country. You will have to show your passport in the phone store to get a A1 prepaid sim card. Check here prices and packages in A1 website!

You can get with A1 Bulgaria prepaid only data sim card for 15 BGN which is €7 with 15 GB data, for 25 BGN with 30 GB data and 40 BGN with 50 GB data all of them valid 30 days.

YETTEL TELENOR BULGARIA SIM CARD

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Yettel sim card Bulgaria is the second largest phone operator in the country before was called Telenor. You will have to show your passport in the phone store to get a Yettel prepaid sim card in Bulgaria. Check here prices and packages in their website!

For tourist sim prepaid in Bulgaria with Yettel for 15 BGN which is €7 with 7 GB data for Bulgaria and 5 GB data for Europe valid for 30 days. And for 20 BGN which is €10 with 20 GB data for Bulgaria and 7 GB data for Europe valid for 30 days.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN BULGARIA

Vivacom Bulgaria Sim Card

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Vivacom sim card Bulgaria is the smallest phone operator in the country with competitive prices. Check here prices and packages in Vivacom website!

You can get a data sim with Vivacom Bulgaria prepaid sim card for 10 BGN which is €5 with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. The roaming is blocked and it will be only working in Bulgaria.

BEST SIM CARD FOR TOURIST BULGARIA CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD BULGARIA)

If you ask me for the best Bulgarian Sim Card for tourist Conclusion. I would go for the cheapest sim card in Bulgaria with A1 prepaid sim card in Bulgaria since packages are similar but it has the best coverage.

You can get an A1 prepaid sim card in Bulgaria for 15 BGN with 15 GB data valid for 30 days but it will be only working in Bulgaria.

The packages are similar with Vivacom and Telenor but A1 Bulgaria has the best coverage than both of them.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Bulgaria just $2 USD per day.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BULGARIA

The weather in Bulgaria varies from time to time so better be prepared for the sudden change of weather during your stay.  The best time to visit Bulgaria are the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) where the weather isn’t so warm and so cold and prices are great since it’s not peak season.

Click here to know more about the weather in Bulgaria.

CASH AND ATMS IN BULGARIA

The currency used all throughout Bulgaria is Bulgarian Leva. The exact currency of Euro to Bulgarian Leva is A €1 = 2 BGN. You can use debit cards everywhere in Bulgaria in hotels and restaurants but you should use cash for local markets and street vendors. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN BULGARIA

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Food budget travel in Bulgaria can be €10-15 daily. You should probably try kebabs starting from €2. You can find street food in Bulgaria pastries and bread for €1-2. There are fine restaurants where you can a three course meal for €10 in Bulgaria.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BULGARIA

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Bulgaria. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €10-15, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €80. 

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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