Emergency Numbers in Bulgaria

Find out the phone numbers to call for the ambulance, police, fire and rescue services in an emergency…

National Emergency Numbers

Ambulance Tel: 150
Fire/Rescue Tel: 160
Police Tel: 166
BULSAR (Bulgarian Black Sea Search & Rescue) Tel: 088 161
Car Breakdown Service - Sofia Tel: 1286
Car Breakdown Service - outside Sofia Tel: 146
Pharmacy On-Duty Tel: 178

European SOS 112

The number 112 can be dialled to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

  • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)
  • Any type of fire (house, car)
  • Life-threatening situations (crimes)
  • Information on the 112 number from the European Commission website

Crisis and Helplines

Children's Helpline Tel: 0800 19 100
Stop Crimes & Corruption Tel: 02 980 0262
Drugsinfo Helpline Tel: 088 899 1866  
Aids Helpline Tel: 088 643 9410
Cancer Support Tel: 052 616 937
Women's Support (Animus Rehabilitation) Tel: 02 981 7686


Pharmacies are generally open from Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 20:00.

At least one local pharmacy will be open at any time of the day. A schedule for this "duty pharmacy" can be found in every pharmacy window.