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Budgeting for Bulgaria? We'll make your travel money easy.
Snow sports lovers and beach bunnies alike flock to Bulgaria for its unique mix of long, sandy shores, seven mountain ranges and unique culture – not to mention its favourable price point. Any time of year, Bulgaria has plenty to offer tourists, with its leading watersports options along the Black Sea coast, excellent-value ski resorts and vibrant capital city of Sofia.
You’ll want to take some holiday money with you to make the most of the numerous offerings of Bulgaria, so why not get it from us? Order online and pick up the next working day in selected participating branches. Find your nearest branch by using our branch finder tool. Or order between £500 and £2,500 and we’ll deliver it to you for free.
Get our best Bulgarian lev rates online. The more you buy, the better the rate.
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Order travel money online or in selected participating branches up to five days in advance
Get our best rates online (min order £400, max £2,500) and a better rate the more you buy
We’ll deliver to your home for free if you order more than £500
Or you can usually collect in branch the next working day
If your holiday to Bulgaria is cancelled, we’ll refund your holiday money
Or if you bring back unused BGN banknotes, we’ll buy them back commission-free
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Get hold of your holiday money quickly. Pick up your order from your nearest Post Office.
Sunny Beach in Bulgaria has been the best value tourist destination for years running and, with flights taking around three hours, the country is an increasingly popular destination. You can nip over for a weekend break or spend your whole summer break seeing the sights.
Prices for holiday staples in Sunny Beach are almost £20 cheaper than its nearest price competitor and there are also plenty of free options while you’re there. All beaches are obliged by law to have free areas where you can bring your own towels and chairs, and free English-speaking tours of Sofia are available from the Palace of Justice. Find out more about Bulgaria’s great value.
Some hotels and car rental firms will accept euros, but it is unwise to count on this
In Sunny Beach, a three-course meal for two with wine will cost around £22 on average
Average prices for drinks are just 37p for bottled water, 69p for a coffee, 92p for a beer and £1.15 for a glass of wine
The Bulgarian lev (BGN) is the official currency of Bulgaria. While Bulgaria is an EU member state, it has not adopted the euro as its currency.
Each lev (meaning ‘lion’) can be divided into 100 stotinki. The plural of lev is leva. Leva banknotes come in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. There’s also a 1 lev and 2 leva coin.
Stotinki coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.
Which countries and territories use the Bulgarian lev currency?
The Bulgarian lev is only used in Bulgaria. Bulgaria has also mooted various dates to join the euro, however this is yet to happen.
Where can you buy Bulgarian lev?
You can order Bulgarian lev online quickly and easily, online or in thousands of participating branches.
Choose Click & Collect online to pick up your currency in selected participating branches UK wide. Order it by 3pm and you can usually pick your holiday money up the next working day.
Or you can choose home delivery. We use Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, so if you order by 3pm we can have your currency delivered to your home the next working day.
Orders of £500 - £2,500 come with free delivery, or it’s just £4.99 for deliveries of £400 - £499. We’ll also deliver on a Saturday for a small £1.50 charge.
You can also get yourself a Travel Money Card. This is a prepaid Mastercard® that can be used for transactions anywhere you see the Mastercard® Acceptance Mark, including contactless payment and to withdraw cash. Use it with our free Travel app available on Android and iOS to keep track of your holiday spending, top up and switch currencies,and much more.