Port and harbour details
Latitude: 43°12’N
Longitude: 27°55’E
Port type: multipurpose
Port size: 224 ha
Harbour type:  
Harbour size:  
Harbour opening: all-year-round
Restrictions on arrival/departure time: none
Entrance channel: none
Tidal movement/range: irrelevant
Maximum ship dimension per berth
Length:  300mtr
Width:  no limit
Draught:  8.2mtr
Air Draught: n.a. in Varna East
Quays & Berthing
Ship stay minimum: n.a. 
Ship stay maximum: n.a. 
Number of quays: 2
Total length of quays: 460mtr
Quay depth: 
Number of passenger terminals: 2
Combined passenger terminals with Ro-Ro or others: Yes
Available: Yes
Anchorage distance from the pier/terminal or tender moored: approximately 2-3 nm 
Compulsory: n.a
Port in Schengen area: n.a.
Clearance time: 24 h before arrival
Procedure: Yes
Pilotage: Available: Yes
Compulsory: Yes
Advisable: Yes
Tugs: Available: Yes
Compulsory: No
Number of tugs available: 13
Notice required: Yes
Ship repair: n.a.
Banking at pier: n.a.
Car valet parking: Yes
Water: Yes
Provisions: Yes
Fuel oil: Yes
Diesel oil: Yes
Natural gas/LNG: n.a.
Waste disposal
Garbage: Yes
Toxic/special waste: n.a.
Bilge/sludge waters: Yes
Grey/black waters: Yes
Restrictions on washing the ship’s hull: Yes
Restrictions on painting the ship’s hull: Yes
Restrictions on the use of incinerators: Yes
Restrictions on the use of the whistle n.a.
Recycling facilities: n.a.
Construction projects underway: n.a.
Construction projects financed: n.a.
Construction projects planned: n.a.
ISPS certificate, part A present: Yes
ISPS certificate, part B present: Yes
Port facility security office contact info: Phone number: +359 52 692515 
Email: dpetrov@port-varna.bg
Number of Luggage Scanners: n.a.
Number of Hand Luggage Scanners: n.a.
Number of Metal Detectors: n.a.
Fences: Yes
Shore Guards upon request: Yes


Port Terminal
Services at terminal building  
Tourist information desk (for passengers) : n.a.
Information desk (for crew): n.a.
Lounge room: Yes
Crew room: n.a.
Toilets: Yes
Telephone, internet and other communication services: Yes
Bank/Foreign exchange: n.a.
Post: n.a.
Pharmacy: n.a.
Shops - souvenirs: Yes
Bar/Restaurant: Yes
Security X-ray, metal detectors: Yes, if required
Baggage handling: n.a.
Baggage storage: n.a.
Visible signage: Yes
Wheelchair access: Yes
Pedestrian paths: Yes
Lifts: n.a.
Escalators: n.a.
Assistance upon request: Yes
Port Quays/Piers
Shuttle services: available if organized by request through a tourist agent
Taxis: Yes
Public transport: Yes
Parking for cruise passengers: Yes
Number of long-stay parking places (within 2 km from nearest berth): 2
Number of short-stay parking places near berths: 1
Shorex buses parking: Yes
Number of spaces: 15 buses
Distance from ship: 50 m
Private cars until pier for persons with reduced mobility: Yes
City centre: 1.2 km
A pedestrian path to the city is available: Yes
Shuttle bus available: available if organized by request through a tourist agent
Railway station: 0.8 km
Airport: 12 km
Top 3 tourist destinations  
City centre Varna Central Cathedral 
Museum Varna Archaeological Museum
Beaches Seaside Garden with South, Central and North City Beaches
Port Berths
Location (pier or quay name) 43°19’N   27°92’E
Berth length: 1-st passenger pier 330 m, 2-nd passenger pier 130 m, total 460 m
Berth draught: 1-st p. pier 200m-8.20m, 60m-7.90m, 70m-7.40m; 2-nd p. pier 130m-6,70 m
Cruise-dedicated: Yes
Ferry-dedicated: Yes
Passenger ships: Yes
Commercial/Cargo: Yes, on cargo berths only
Berth reservations process: by order from the ship agent
Shore gangway: n.a.
Throughput rate (pax/time):  
Approximate distance from ship at berth to the excursion busses: 50 m
Number of check-in desks: 3
Number of cabin luggage scanners: n.a.
Number of hand luggage scanners: n.a.
Number of metal detectors: n.a.
Fenders: Yes
Average distance between fenders: 10 m
Types: Cylindrical rubber
Dimensions: 2 m
Bollards: Yes
Average distance between bollards: 20 m
Storm bollard available: n.a.
Passenger terminal building: 1968
Type: steel - concrete construction
Name of terminal building: PORT OF VARNA PASSENGER TERMINAL 
Port Anchorages
Name of pier or landing stage: N & S anchorage stations
Average depth: 18-20 m
Kind of sea bottom: sand, clay
Frequent currents: N
Frequent ship or ferry traffic: Yes
Anchorage distance from the
pier/terminal or tender moored:
2 nm
Ship tenders allowed: Yes
Compulsory port tenders: n.a.
Passenger terminal: Yes
Year Total Pax Total Calls
2017 791 1
2016 1.109 4
2015 3.159 10
2014 20.939 35
2013 2.997 12
2012 10.695 25
2011 11.975 21
2010 7.039 18
Emergency Information  
International Code: +
Country Code: +359
City Code: 52
Fire Brigade: 112 (Single Emergency Phone)
Ambulance: 112 (Single Emergency Phone)
Police: 112 (Single Emergency Phone)
Harbour Master and/or Coast Guard: +359 52 684 922 harbour master

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