Sofia Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Bulgaria, it is mainly used by Bulgaria’s flag carrier Bulgaria Air and low-cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair.
Where is Sofia Airport situated?
The airport is located east of the capital. Via the ‘Tsarigradsko shose Blvd’ and ‘Bruksel Blvd’ you can get from the city to Sofia Airport by car.
How many terminals does Sofia Airport have?
Sofia Airport has two terminals, the old and small Terminal 1 and the new and larger Terminal 2. Most flights depart from T2, including flights of national airline Bulgaria Air. Terminal 1 is only used by low cost airlines Wizz Air and Ryanair. Sofia Airport metro station is next to Terminal 2. A free shuttle bus runs between terminals T1 and T2 every 15 minutes (Inter-Terminal Transfer)
On the ground floor of Terminal 2 you will find the check-in desks and the public area of the Departures hall and Arrivals hall. Check-in desks 1 to 24 and gates A, B, C are used for international flights. After security, you can reach the international Departures hall on the upper floor via escalators. Check-in desks 25 to 34 and gate D1 are reserved for domestic air traffic. The Arrivals hall is divided into International Arrivals and Domestic Arrivals, close to the airport’s taxi stand and and bus stops.
The Departures hall and Arrivals hall of Terminal 1 are not interconnected for passengers. The Departures hall of Terminal 1 at Sofia Airport is small with 17 check-in desks and 7 gates, there is little waiting room, but there is a nice café-restaurant on the first floor.
A good alternative for flying to or from Sofia Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Bulgaria.
|Niš Airport (Serbia)||144km|
|Skopje Airport (North Macedonia)||167km|
|Pristina Airport (Kosovo)||195km|
The distance from Sofia Airport to the centre of Sofia is 11 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Sofia.
From SOF Airport to Sofia City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Sofia Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Sofia Airport you can travel by bus and metro. Visit the Sofia Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Sofia Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Sofia is about BGN 20.-. Book your taxi at Sofia Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From SOF Airport to Sofia City centre by Taxi
At Sofia Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Sixt, Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Sofia Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Sofia Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Bulgaria Air
- Wizz Air
Hotels near the airport
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Best Western Premier Sofia Airport Hotel, Sofia
The newly opened modern 4-star Best Western Premier Sofia Airport Hotel is located in a new business district, only 750 metres away by car from Sofia International Airport Terminal 1, 1 km away by car from Sofia International Airport Terminal 2, 900...
Hotels in Sofia
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Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Enjoying a privileged location in the heart of Sofia, next to Serdika Underground Station, the exclusive Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel offers free access to the on-site casino. It includes the Pliska Bar and the Stardust Restaurant.
Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Sofia Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
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