Need to send your hiking booths back home before heading to the beach? Just bought a bulky local craft item and don't feel like dragging through the country with you?
Here is some information on how to send letters and parcels from Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian state-owned postal company operates an office in all Bulgarian towns and in most villages.
Post offices are open Monday – Friday; the offices in bigger towns and cities are also open on Saturday morning.
Services offered include mailing of packages and parcels, phone calls, and domestic and international money wires via MoneyGram.
POST OFFICES IN SOFIA
- Central Post Office
6 (General) Gurko St
Mon-Sat: 7 am -7 pm
Sun: 8 am -13 pm
- 25 Lyuben Karavelov St
(Graf Ignatiev St entrance)
Mon-Fri: 7 am -7 pm
Sat: 7 am- 1 pm
HOW TO SEND A PARCEL FROM BULGARIA
Bulgarian Post offers the cheapest, though not the fastest, way to mail a parcel domestically. The packages are mailed and received at the post office only. The size of the parcel must not exceed 60 cm in length, width, or depth.
Prices: 5 lv for up to 10 kg.
Various courier companies offer domestic door-to-door services. Call or visit the nearest office for more info.
Tel +359 700 18877
In Time is the authorized subcontractor of United Parcel Services (UPS) for Bulgaria. Go to their webpage or call them to order a courier pick-up.
Tel +359 700 17 300; +359 885 65 43 21
Door-to-door pick up and delivery services.
Tel +359 700 19 666
The courier service division of the state-operated Bulgarian Post. Next-day delivery for parcels up to 20 kg.
Price: 10-25 lv.
- Bulgarian Post offers the cheapest, though not the fastest, way to mail a parcel internationally. The packages are mailed and received at post offices only.
Parcels must not exceed 31.5 kg and 1.5 m in length, width, or depth.
Delivery can take up to several weeks.
- InTime ( tel. +359 700 18877) ships internationally via the UPS international network. Affordable ground services.
- DHL (tel. +359 700 17 700) is a great option for express and overseas shipments, but their services come at a premium. English speaking operators.
PARCELS TO AND FROM NON EU COUNTRIES
Parcels sent to or received from outside the EU zone are subject to customs inspection.
When mailing a parcel outside the EU, you will be asked to fill out a customs form and the contents of the package will be inspected.
Receiving a parcel from outside the EU is a cumbersome procedure and requires a visit to the customs office and at least an hour, plus paying hefty customs duties.