> USE THE BOOKING ENGINE ABOVE TO FIND AND EASILY RESERVE YOUR STRESS-FREE TRANSFER. /Often, there are discounted transfers/
> BOOKING SKI PACKAGES WITH US ENTITLES YOU FURTHER DISCOUNT ON OUR PER GROUP TRANSFER RATES! /the discount can be claimed only during the ski packages reservation process and is valid for some transfer types only/
> ONE FREE SKI/SNOWBOARD BAG PER PERSON /in addition to your main luggage/
> ALL TRANSFERS ARE DOOR-TO-DOOR (*exceptions may apply for shuttle transfers)
Traventuria Ltd. provides cost-effective transfers by various vehicles (cars, vans, buses) to/from the airports of Sofia and Plovdiv to the ski resort of Bansko and the neighbouring settlements (Dobrinishte, Razlog, Banya etc.).
TYPES OF TRANSFERS
> FIXED SHUTTLE TRANSFERS (BEST-SELLER) – this is the most affordable and budget-friendly way to travel from Sofia Airport to Bansko.
For the new 2023/2024 winter season, Traventuria will operate regular Everyday Shuttles (Shuttle transfers) between Sofia Airport and Bansko Area on a fixed departure schedule.
Drop-off location for the regular everyday shuttle transfers are either our Ski & Board Shop in Bansko by the Gondola lift station (Traventuria Office) or your accommodation in the resort (additional charges for a hotel drop-off may apply).
The everyday Shuttles are with fixed departure times and will not wait for any late passengers, delayed luggage or similar.
Everyday Shuttles are very similar to regular bus lines, but unlike them, with Traventuria’s everyday Shuttle Transfers, customers may add drop-off at hotels, may add child seats, may have bus tracking and many additional benefits of a smaller vehicle travelling.
Find below the timetables for the Fixed Everyday Shuttle Transfers from/to Bansko Area:
> FIXED SHUTTLE DEPARTURE TRANSFERS from Sofia Airport to Bansko area:
|Period||Departure Sofia Terminal 1||Departure Sofia Terminal 2||Arrival Bansko|
|13.01.24-26.03.24||12:00||12:15||~ 16:00 (Via Borovets)|
|13.01.24-26.03.24||22:30||22:45||~ 02:10 (Via Borovets)|
> FIXED SHUTTLE DEPARTURE TRANSFERS from Bansko to Sofia airport:
|Period||Departure Bansko Hotel||Departure Bansko Traventuria Office (by the Gondola)||Arrival Sofia Airport|
|13.01.24-26.03.24||~ 01:00||01:15||~ 04:00|
|28.12.23-16.04.24||05:45||06:00||~ 10:00 (Via Borovets)|
> SEMI-PRIVATE TRANSFERS – you will share the vehicle with other passengers from the same (or earlier) flight and as soon as the last one from the group is collected you will start the journey to Bansko (or Sofia airport);
Semi-Private transfer services (like the Shuttles services) have fixed departure times and (like a private transfer service) are a private taxi for your group.
People that have chosen the Semi-Private transfer services benefit from flight monitoring. They will be waited at airport for at least 1h and 30 min of flight delay, as well a their luggage. Thus, with Traventuria’s Semi-Private transfer service, you will not have to worry about not being picked-up at the airport, even if your flight is delayed.
If, however, your flight is delayed by more than аn hour and a half, we will put you on to the next available transfer. This may mean a longer wait than normal, a downgrade in transfer type, or in some cases a charge for waiting time.
In order to keep their travel costs down, people that have chosen the Semi-Private transfer services, have agreed that other passengers from earlier flights may join with their transfer, thus this type of transfer is called – Semi-Private.
All other departure times you see on our website (Different from 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:45 and 22:30) are for the Semi-Private transfers. These times are the earliest departure times possible. Keep in mind that these times may be delayed (usually no more than an hour and a half/1h30min) due to the other passengers from the Semi-Private service being late (as a result of their flight or luggage delays).
Since we are somewhat limited by the capabilities of our booking system to show this information during the booking process, in case those conditions are not OK with you, you can cancel your reservation free of charge (if during your reservation process) or board another shuttle service that departs in a more suitable time for you (*subject to availability).
> PRIVATE TRANSFERS – you will travel alone; as soon as you are collected you will start the journey to Bansko (or Sofia airport).
As with the Semi-Private service, clients with Private transfer services are welcomed at the airport Arrivals hall, by our driver with a sign (may just be your name on a phone as well).
Private transfer service departs right after the last person (with his/her luggage) from your reservation is present and does not wait for other transfers or passengers.
If your flight is late, we will wait for you for an hour and a half after your flight arrival scheduled time. If your flight/train is delayed for more than one and half hour, we will put you on to the next available transfer. This may mean a longer wait than normal, a downgrade in transfer type, or in some cases a charge for waiting time.
> Important notes about Private and Semi-Private Transfer Services
Private and Semi-Private services are welcomed at the Airport by our driver with a sign (may be just your name on a phone) .
Our drivers are experts at handling airport transfers; they keep track of planes and are there to pick you up as soon as you pass through passport check and luggage retrieval. However, if there are any sudden problems with your passport or bags, please contact us right away.
Any alternative travel arrangements you may make that are not authorized by our Customer Service team will be non-refundable.
For transfers back to the airport, the driver will wait up to 10 minutes after the selected pick up time.
> What happens if my flight is delayed (valid for Private and Semi-Private services only)?
We will make an effort to keep track of any airline delays that might affect arrival transfers, but it is ultimately your obligation to verify that the flight information you provided to us at the time of booking is accurate. While every attempt is made to keep an eye on these circumstances, we do ask that you let us know as soon as a new projected arrival time becomes available.
If your flight/train for your Private or Semi-Private service is delayed by less than one hour then your normal transfer terms for waiting times will apply.
If your flight/train is delayed by more than one hour we will put you on to the next available transfer. This may mean a longer wait than normal, a downgrade in transfer type, or in some cases a charge for waiting time.
We will not give you a refund for the money you paid for your original transfer or contribute to any additional travel expenses you incur if you decide you do not want to wait for a vehicle to become available for you and want to make your own alternative travel arrangements. On request, we will send you a written explanation of any additional charges that were incurred, which you could use to submit a claim to your travel insurance.
Flight delays are beyond our control and we appreciate your understanding should this affect your transfer. We will always do our best to minimize delays and reschedule transfers.
Transportation services by Traventuria Ltd.
Traventuria Ltd. has a new and well maintained fleet. Depending on the number of passengers, their luggage and destination, we execute the transfers with cars, 4WD and SUVs, MPV-s, minivans and minibuses. All vehicles are designed for reliable driving, ensuring high level of safety and comfort. 24/7 flexible transportation services are our specialty. Most of our drivers are English-speaking, friendly, punctual and experienced. With partners in all major towns along the way, we are able to react swiftly and adequately at all force majeure situations. We offer space for skis and snowboards free of charge and baby/child seats for 5 Euro/seat. For groups of above 16 pax or transfers to other destinations please contact us.