Silistra Crossing ?

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Silistra Crossing ?

Postby MarkA » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:24 pm

Hi all,

We're planing our next overland trip to Dobrich,

We've done it once with a few stroies to tell, (a very nice bg border man trying to sell us vignette for the face value in € and a inqusitive policman in Dobrich) - but we're up for it again !

One question we can't seem to find out is what's the status of the crossing at Silistra ? We even drove up to silistra to be nosey last spring, There's a nice smart road, but just one guard at the gate who didn't know a lot.

is it Open/Closed/Open but don't bother ?

Otherwise it's a run down to Ruse and quick teeth shaker across the bridge...

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Postby demoboy » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:02 pm

Hi Mark, as far as i know it's open all year, a rare experience though, try it, after all it is an adventure!!!!

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Postby MarkA » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:37 am

Any ideas if there's a timetable , English or Bulgarian. ? and can you 'book' a flight on this "experiance" lol

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Postby Pelican » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:11 am

There are two ferry crossings at Silistra/Calarasi.

The new one that Bulgariabill has kindly posted the timetable for and the old one that runs from dawn until dusk everyday every 30 mins or so.

The new one is situated a few kilometres west of the city near to the town/village of Aydemir.

The older and more reliable one is to be found just across the land border point in Silistra.

If you want to catch the more regular one, which is free for foot passengers, drive into the city and follow signs to Romania/Bucharest.

If you'd rather wait for the more modern one, which seems to only run when it's full, stay on the bypass and follow the signs depicting a ferryboat transporting cars.

Both ferries arrive and depart from virtually the same place on the Romanian side. A few kilometres from Calarasi.

There is a third option for daytrippers of taking a water taxi from the Drustar hotel directly to the centre of Calarasi.

If anyone would like more precise directions please just send me a PM.


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