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Sofia Travel Guide

Sofia Airports

Sofia Airport (SOF)


The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of Sofia.


Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to September).


Transfer Terminals: 

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.

Transfer City: 

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.

Car Rental: 

Avis, Hertz, Budget, Tani Rent and Sixt have desks located in the arrivals hall.

Airport Taxis: 

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.

Airport Facilities: 

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.

Car Parking: 

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 27.

Departure Tax: 

US$20 (nationals of the USA only).
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