Sofia Airport

Last updated Nov 2014

Sofia Airport (code SOF) is the biggest Bulgarian Airport. Still, it is small and manageable. On a normal day there no more than 50 flights land in Sofia. 

The airport is just 10 km from the city center. 


Sofia Airport Terminal 1 (also known as the the old terminal) services domestic flights and low cost airlines.
Terminal 2 (or the new terminal) welcomes passengers of most international flights.


A free shuttle runs between the two terminals of Sofia Airport every 30 min from 7 am to 6:45 pm, and upon request after 6.45 pm. To request a shuttle after 6.45 pm go to the information desk.
The shuttle is clearly marked and stops in front of both terminals.
Find out how to get to the city center from the airport.
A taxi-booking booth is available in the arrivals area of both terminals. Look for the “OK Supertrans” sign. "OK Supertrans" is the taxi company authorised to pick up passengers at Sofia AIrport. Order a taxi from the taxi booth.
There are cases of "fake" taxis that look a lot like the real ones charging double for a ride to the city center. Such taxis were banned from Sofia airport a few years back, but just in case, always order your taxi from the taxi booth and always check the tariff sticker at the back window before entering.
The distance from Sofia Airport to the city center is 10 km and a taxi ride should cost around 14-20 lv /7 to 10 euro/.


The 84 and 384 public bus lines connect Sofia Airport to the city.
The 84 bus line from Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 will take you to Orlov Most (Eagle's Bridge) and the Sofia University Metro station. Journey takes approx 30-40 mins.
The 384 bus connects Sofia Airport with the nearest Metro station. Plan for approx 20 minutes travel time. 

Bus Tickets

Bus tickets are on sale in the newspaper kiosk in the arrival area of both terminals.
The bus driver also sells tickets if you have small change of 1 lv. Tickets are also required for large suitcases over 40x60 cm.
In order for the ticket to be valid, it should be perforated in the ticket puncher inside the bus.
The fine for a passanger or a piece of luggage riding without a ticket is 20 lv /10 euro/.


Car hire services are available in the arrivals area of both terminals at Sofia Airport. It is a good idea to reserve you vehicle in advance.
See a list of rental companies at Sofia Airport

Read about parking in Sofia


The airport offers short-term parking at 3 lv per hour. Long-term airport parking is also available at 30 lv per day and 10 lv for each additional day after that. 
See the detailed Sofia Airport parking pricelist
Last updated Nov 2014
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