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Getting Theere

Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Phone: +359 2 937 22 11; +359 2 937 22 12
Location: 10 km (6 miles) East of the City Centre

Major airlines

In addition to Bulgaria's national airline, Bulgaria Air, all major European airlines have scheduled flights to Sofia Airport including: Aeroflot, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, CSA, Hemus Air, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Malev, Olympic Airways, TAROM, Turkish Airlines.

Approximate flight times to Sofia

  • from London - 3 h 20 min
  • from New York - 10 h 10 min
  • from Los Angeles - 14 h 20 min
  • from Toronto - 11 h 35 min

Transport to the city

The public transport bus № 84 runs a regular service – every ten or 15 minutes, 05:00-23:00 – from the Airport to Orlov Most (Eagle's Bridge), close to the city centre (journey time takes about 20 minutes). Tickets cost 0.50 BGN and can be bought from the kiosk near the bus stop or directly from the driver.

Taxis are also readily available. Foreign visitors are sometimes overcharged, so have in mind that a charge of approximately 0.49 - 0.56 BGN per km is standard.

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