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London to Sofia flights

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Departure Fri, 02 Oct Return Sat, 10 Oct
LON London
SOF Sofia
return from £29
Departure Thu, 15 Oct Return Thu, 22 Oct
LON London
SOF Sofia
return from £26
Flight route information
Sofia is a medieval city that amazes visitors with its beauty, elegance, charm and mystery.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 2.13 BGN
British Pound Sterling Bulgarian Lev
1 BGN = 0.48 GBP
Last checked on 20 September 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Sofia are 73% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Sofia is 62% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Sofia is 87% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Sofia is 61% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Sofia airports
  • ( Sofia Intl (SOF)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
K Distance: 1251 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

London is one of the most important cities in the world in terms of culture, history, finance, education and science. This city is served by Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southend, Luton and London City Airports. All these airports are located in different locations of the city, and are easily reached by trains.

Flights from London to Sofia may take off from any of the six airports mentioned above. Heathrow Airport is internationally known and most people associate London with this airport. However, Gatwick is the second most popular airport and serves the city of London alongside many other airports. Southend and Stansted airports are far away from the city.

Getting to London airport

London Sofia flights may take off from any of the six airports that serve the city of London. If your flight is departing from Heathrow, hop on the Heathrow Express that leaves from Paddington Station. To get to Gatwick, hop on a train at Victoria Station whether it is the direct route or the slow train. However, if your flight is taking off from London City Airport, you can relax. This airport is located within the city and can easily be reached by taxis and buses. Luton and Stansted are quote far out too, but can be reached easily by trains.

Arriving to Sofia

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is known for its medieval buildings and well-preserved buildings, which take you back to a different era. Begin your journey at the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which is one of the most beautiful churches in Europe. Head toward Vitosha Boulevard, where you can spend time shopping or exploring the various bars and restaurants. Do not forget to visit the National Archaeological Museum, which is a former mosque that now houses a large collection of artifacts. When in Sofia, do not forget to catch a local opera performance at the National Opera and Ballet of Bulgaria.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Sofia from London land at Sofia Airport, which is located just ten kilometres from the city centre. The easiest way to get to Sofia city centre is by metro. All you need to do is get to Sofia Airport Metro Station and hop onto Line 1 to reach the city centre. If you wish to take a bus, take number 84 to the city. If you are headed toward Tsarigradsko shose Metro Station, just take bus 384. If you plan to take a taxi, all you need to do is ask the driver to go via Brussels Boulevard, which connects the airport with the city centre.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Sofia

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from London to Sofia?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Bulgaria may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much, on average, are flights from London to Sofia?
The average price to go from London to Sofia is 85.87 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Sofia at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 26€ for the route London - Sofia. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Sofia expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Sofia costs an average of 0.37 GBP, 88% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 73% less in Sofia: 0.75 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 5.60 GBP in Sofia, 63% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 61% cheaper in Sofia, with an average of 1.17 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.98 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Sofia?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from London to Sofia are July, May and June.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Sofia?
The best time of the year to go to Sofia when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1 month to fly to  Sofia from London in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by December and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period November, January and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Sofia.
How long does the flight take to go from London to Sofia?
The total flight time between London and Sofia is of around 03:09 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,048 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).

Sofia Intl - Latest customer reviews

3.8 /5
Reviews: 4
4.0 /5
Date 2019-09-27 Age 51-70 City Gloucester

Good variety in duty free. Small kiosks for food, a bit inadequate. Huge waiting area. One of two screens showing flights was not working.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-05-20 Age 51-70 City Bulgaria. British citizen.

I am happy with this service. . Thank you!

5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-23 Age 51-70 City Bulgaria


1.0 /5
Date 2019-01-04 Age 31-50 City Bulgaria

Only one till for 3 flight !!!

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