Stara Zagora is a friendly place and we hope that you will be able to enjoy it fully. Here are some tips that should make your stay even more pleasant, fun and hassle-free.
For all emergencies (police, ambulance, fire brigade) call 112(See a list of hospitals below)
Tap water is safe to drink.
220 volts, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs and schuko plugs are in use.
Bulgaria’s currency is lev and, apart from hotels, it is the only currency accepted as payment in restaurants, bars and other venues. ATMs are widely available. If you want to money, it is better to do that in a bank. There are also exchange offices, but you need to make sure their rates are correct and there are no hidden fees.
If you are happy with the service provided, don’t hesitate to add an extra lev. It is common to leave a tip in the 10%-15% range.
"Green Zone" – temporary parking spaces
The Green Zone is enforced between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm during the week and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday. Parking on Sunday is free of charge.
You can pay for on-street parking using parking meters or by sending a SMS (text message) to tel.: 1342 indicating the registration plate of the vehicle written in Cyrillic (for ex. СТ 1234 СА). One text massage equals one hour parking and costs 1 BGN. Before the time is up, you will receive a reminder notification on your cell phone.
The duration of the parking can be between 30 minutes (with a parking coupon)/1 hour via SMS, and a maximum of three hours.
The Green Zone regulations are enforced strictly and violations of these regulations attract penalties, which means that any vehicle parked illegally may be towed or its wheels may be blocked. The towing fee is 30 BGN and the blocking fee is 20 BGN. You may call 0800 157 37 in such cases.
+359 42 6123
EH FEES 6106 Taxi Service
+359 887 666 106
+359 888 666 106
+359 898 666 106
+359 886 666 106
The price of a ticket for the city buses and trolleybuses is 1 BGN per ride. You can buy a ticket on board the bus.
Stara Zagora Bus Station
Information line: +359 42 605 349; +359 42 604 734
18, Slavyanski Blvd.
3:30h - 22:00h
20, Gerassim Papzchev Str.
- Local travel: 00:00h - 22:00h
- International travel: Mon-Fri: 08:30h -13:00h and 14:30h - 20:00h
Train schedules: http://razpisanie.bdz.bg/site/search.jsp
24/7 emergency line: +359 42 987 779
Further information: http://trakiahospital.com/en/we_can_help/
Emergency line: +359 42 622 231
Tel.: +359 42 611 611
UMBAL Stara Zagora
Tel.: +359 42 664 338
Private hospital Ritam
Tel.: +359 615 000 and +359 878 576 048
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