Sofia Airport (SOF)
Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to
A shuttle operates between the terminals at 30-minute intervals
from 7am to 6pm. For passengers needing to transfer between
terminals after 6pm or before 7am, a shuttle can be requested at
the information desks within the terminals.
Regular bus service 84 runs on a frequent schedule day and night
from the bus station close to Arrivals. Bus tickets cost BGN 1, but
passengers will have to pay extra for large pieces of luggage.
Taxis are available, and passengers are advised to use O.K.
SUPERTRANS taxis from outside the arrivals hall; their enquiries
desk is located inside the arrivals hall. Fares into town cost BGN
8 to 10, but a 5 to 10% tip is customary.Most hotels and tourist
resorts run their own airport shuttles.
Avis, Hertz, Budget, Tani Rent and Sixt have desks located in
the arrivals hall.
The taxi stands are located just outside the western exit of the
arrivals halls in both terminal 1 and 2. Fares into central Sofia
cost between BGN 8 and BGN 10, but a 5 to 10% tip is expected. Taxi
drivers are happy to accept both US Dollars and Euros. If no taxis
are available, passengers can request one at the taxi desks located
within the arrivals halls.
The airport is well equipped with banks, bureau de change, ATMs,
restaurants, cafeterias and bars, duty-free shopping, a chemist,
travel agency, tourist information desk and first aid facilities.
There is also a business lounge with Internet access, and a
luggage-wrapping machine at departures.
Parking at Sofia Airport's Terminal 1 costs BGN 2 per hour for
up to seven hours, BGN 18 for the first day and BGN 25 for up to 48
hours. Terminal 2 parking costs BGN 3 for the first 60 minutes and
BGN 2 per hour thereafter. The daily rates are BGN 20 to BGN
Departure Tax: US$20 (nationals of the USA only).