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Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport is Bulgaria’s main airport, just 6 Km from the city center. Today, it is the airport with the most passenger traffic in the entire country (up to 2,6 million per year). It has been profoundly renewed in the 2006, thanks to the funds of the European Community that allowed the opening of the 2 Terminal, giving it its current appearance. The airport has two Terminals. The first, mainly serves the Low Cost companies.

Inside, the airport has all the essential services, including counters and ATMs, a lounge area and wifi throughout the building. You will also find shopping areas, duty-free bars and numerous dining options.

Sofia Airport
Here is a list of the main direct connections* with Sofia Airport:


ALBANIA: Tirana.
AUSTRIA: Vienna.
BELGIUM: Brussels, Charleroi.
BULGARIA: Burgas, Varna.
CROATIA: Zagreb.
CYPRUS: Larnaca.
CZECH REP: Prague.
DENMARK: Billund, Copenhagen.
ENGLAND: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne.
FRANCE: Beauvais, Mulhouse/Basel, Nice, Paris–CDG.
GERMANY: Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hahn, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Memmingen, Munich, Stuttgart.
GREECE: Athens, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Mykonos, Paphos, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos.
HUNGARY: Budapest.
IRELAND: Belfast–International, Dublin.
ITALY: Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Milan–Linate, Naples, Rome–Fiumicino.
MALTA: Malta.
NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam, Eindhoven.
POLAND: Warsaw–Chopin.
ROMANIA: Bucharest.
RUSSIA: Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg.
SCOTLAND: Edinburgh.
SERBIA: Belgrade.
SLOVAKIA: Bratislava.
SPAIN: Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–North, Valencia.
SWITZERLAND: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Zürich.
UKRAINE: Kyiv–Boryspil.


EGYPT: Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh.
TURKEY: Antalya, Istanbul.
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv.
JORDAN: Aqaba.
KENYA: Mombasa.
QATAR: Doha.
TUNISIA: Enfidha.
UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai–International.



The Metro line 1 connects the airport with the center of Sofia in 18 minutes and residential areas like Druzhba, Mladost or those more distant like Zapaden Park e Lyulin. Serdika is the interchange station with the 2 Line. The Metro stop is located east of the 2 Terminal: just follow the blue signs inside the area. To move between the two terminals, a free shuttle works. The metro runs daily, from 05:00 in the morning, until midnight.

The ticket valid for a single journey costs 1.60 LEVS (about 0.80€). Tickets can be purchased at the vending machines inside the metro station. Not all accept credit cards.


There are two valid alternatives. First of all the bus 84, operating every day from 05:00 (first race) to 00:20 (last race) on weekdays, and from 05:00 to 23:20 on Sundays and holidays.
This is the path: Sofia Airport, 2 Terminal – 1 Terminal – Christopher Columbus blvd. – Tsarigradsko Shose blvd. – Gen. Gurko str and viceversa. The bus takes just over 30 minutes to make all the stops.

The bus 384 It is operational every day, including Sundays and holidays, from 05:50 (first race) to 22:50 by following the following path: Sofia Airport, 2 Terminal – Christopher Columbus blvd. – Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov str. – Druzhba Metro Station – Obikolna str. – Druzhba 2 and viceversa. It employs between the 20 and 25 minutes to make the whole trip.

Tickets can be purchased at resales inside the airport or at vending machines outside. It will be enough to buy the single-fare ticket, valid on all urban vehicles, at the cost of 1.60BGN (about 0.80 €). However, keep in mind that you have to pay a surcharge for each piece of baggage exceeding the 60cm. The ticket can be purchased at the automatic machines and in cash on the bus.

* The list is subject to change. All links, updated, are available on the official website. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please carefully read all the RULES and RESTRICTIONS for those traveling to Bulgaria before traveling.

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