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Septemvri - Dobrinishte narrow gauge railway

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Septemvri, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The train rumbles along through the countryside, it's on a route that many of the villagers use to get to the nearby towns. There's no refreshment facilities (take your own) and no a/c in summer or heating in the winter. One great thing is the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Fee2travel
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Although cheap the journey was a bit disappointing. It takes approximately five hours to do the complete route. Most of the stops are at run down places with few amenities. Although the scenery is nice in places for most of the journey you travel through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was such an awesome experience. When we boarded in Septemvri I was bit disappointed cause I was wishing to see some local people, instead there was a full train of people going to SPA in Velingrad. Thankfully they all left in their destination and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank elzowczyna
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I'm certainly not a railway fanatic but this train trip was a real highlight of my brief visit to Bulgaria. It has great history (masses of information on-line, including videos and timetables) and serves the local community as opposed to being 'tourist attraction'. I took...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank ActMan
Reviewed 3 August 2017

With tickets cheap as chips, take the narrow gauge railway from Septembre to Velingrad. Stay the night in this weird mountain Spa Town. lots of nice hotels. Either return back on the same train, or carry on as we did to Razlog. the ski resort...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank WelshTrekker
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A trip from Razlog to Velingrad on a slow narrow gauge railway whiled away a lovely day. The journey out was just short of 3 hours with a stop in Yakoruda to allow another train to head south.The railway is single track and winds it's...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Having completed our stay in Bansko, and as part of our journey to Starosel, we spent 3 hours to cover 44km as the crow flies. The train line wends its way up mountains and through tunnels, at a snails pace. Comfortable and cheap with great...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank johnwQ1928NJ
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The trip is a breathtaking dip into the mountains, taking you away from everyday life and bringing you back in history with the charming old little trains and the simple and pure lifestyle of the locals. You can meet interesting people, hear their stories, even...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank IvayloM37
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Good break from skiing. We took our lunch and travelled from Bansko to septemvri and back. It was very quaint. A good way to see the Bulgarian landscape, with picturesque forest last and frozen waterfalls. Not luxury but good for people watching and comfortable We...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank Georgiegirl27
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Train enthusiasts - this one's for you. Narrow gauge railway between Septemvri and Dobrinishte. Takes a long time with stops in two stations where you wait to pass the trains coming the other way. Quaint old fashioned carriages. Whole journey takes about 5 hours but...More

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank Susies1403
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29 July 2018|
Response from Roy T | Reviewed this property |
I've only travelled from Bansko to Velingrad so can't comment on the journey to Septemvri. The journey to and from Bansko was okay but don't expect Welsh or Yorkshire scenery. Bansko is a pleasant town to visit if you have... More
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Response from johnwQ1928NJ | Reviewed this property |
That's cheeky. Why not look up yourself. bdz.bg/en/ Trains with connections leave Plovdiv at 07.00 11.50 and 15.00 and take about 6 to 6.30 hours. You have to change at Septemvri as the full gauge trains cannot travel on... More