Flights to Sofia

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Last minute flights to Sofia

Departure Fri, 01 May Return Sat, 02 May
LTN London
SOF Sofia
return from £39
Departure Tue, 21 Apr Return Fri, 24 Apr
BHX Birmingham
SOF Sofia
return from £83
Departure Sat, 04 Apr Return Sat, 11 Apr
TLV Tel Aviv
SOF Sofia
return from £67
Departure Mon, 13 Apr Return Thu, 16 Apr
EDI Edinburgh
SOF Sofia
return from £128
Popular flight routes to Sofia
London - Sofia
return from £28
Manchester - Sofia
return from £63
Birmingham - Sofia
return from £54
Edinburgh - Sofia
return from £105
Bristol - Sofia
return from £104
Larnaca - Sofia
return from £178

Trips to Sofia

Sofia travel

Bulgaria's capital city, Sofia, is largely known for its mineral and thermal springs, rich culture and old history. The beginnings of the city date back 7,000 years with evidence of Thracian and Roman remains in the area. It went through several sieges and occupations by the Byzantine, Ottoman, Hungarian and Russian empires. Today, Sofia is a pleasant city that combines the elements of modern times and its historic heritage attracting visitors and investors from all over Europe and the world. It comes as no surprise that there are many flights to Sofia to cater to the needs of travellers visiting the capital for work or pleasure. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Sofia!

Things to do and places to see in Sofia

Sofia is a surprisingly modern, yet compact, city that boasts many attractions and amenities. In addition to its reputation as an education centre, it is also a great place to start up a business with its favourable investment environment. Visit numerous museums or admire Byzantine architecture and landmarks. Enjoy parks and gardens or indulge in wellness therapy. Many cheap flights to Sofia come as holiday packages that combine sightseeing, health therapy and outdoor activities.

When visiting Sofia, be sure to:

  • See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with its Byzantine Revival architecture
  • Trace Bulgaria's history at the National Historical Museum
  • Check out the Ivan Vazov National Theatre
  • Head out to the outskirts of Sofia to visit the Dragalevtsi Monastery of the Holy Mother of God of Vitosha.
  • Relax by the Lake Pancharevo and enjoy stunning views
  • Take a look at the Sofia Synagogue, the third largest in Europe
  • Catch sight of the Monument to the Tsar Liberator, a fabulous equestrian monument
  • Explore the interesting collections at the Earth and Man National Museum, one of the largest mineralogical museums in the world
  • Visit the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, a Bulgarian Orthodox church
  • View artefacts and exhibitions at the National Archaeological Museum
  • Escape to the green areas of the city for some quiet time
  • Stroll along the pedestrian zone of Vitosha Boulevard and explore shops, restaurants and luxury boutiques
  • Relax at the Sofia Mineral Baths
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Sofia airports

Sofia Airport is the primary international airport of Sofia city. It has two terminals to serve the needs of passengers on trips to Sofia. Shops, cafes, ATMs, a post office, lounges, car hire companies and parking facilities are some of the major amenities at the airport.

  • Sofia Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at Sofia Airport are, as follows: Wizz Air and Ryanair.


    Sofia Airport is located 10km east of the centre of Sofia city.

    Transport options

    Sofia Airport is well-linked to the public transportation system. Sofia Metro Line 1 connects the airport directly to the centre. The ride downtown from the airport takes approximately 18 minutes. By bus, take lines 84 and 384 to move between the airport and city. Other ways of reaching the centre include taxis and car rentals using the Brussels Boulevard, Tsarigradsko shose and the Trakia motorway.

FAQ's about Sofia

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Sofia at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £28 to Sofia. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Sofia.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Sofia?
The top month to book flights to Sofia is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Sofia flights is September. In third place: October. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Sofia, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Sofia?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Sofia is... July. The next best month to travel to Sofia is August. And let's not forget December, the third top choice for when to go to Sofia. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Sofia is January.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Sofia from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Sofia include:
- Wizz Air, which flies from London
- Ryanair, which has flights from London and Birmingham as well as Liverpool to Sofia
- Bulgaria Air, with flights from London to Sofia

Indirect flights from the UK to Sofia include:
- Lufthansa, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Birmingham
- Lot Polish Airlines, with flights from London
- Austrian Airlines, which has flights from London and Manchester
🕑 How long before a flight to Sofia should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Sofia, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Sofia departing from over 50 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Sofia at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Sofia’s airport?
Sofia is served by 1 airport[s]. Sofia International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 50 cities, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Sofia’s airport from the city centre?
Sofia’s airport Sofia International Airport is located 4 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Sofia’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.70 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Sofia International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Sofia centre is around 0.35 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Sofia. Pick your preferred car type and get from Sofia International Airport to Sofia city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Sofia city centre?
There are many ways to get from Sofia International Airport to central Sofia:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Sofia International Airport to Sofia city centre when driving is 23 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Sofia city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 1 hour 43 mins.
By Train:
Commuting from Sofia International Airport to central Sofia by Train takes around 1 hour 9 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Sofia?
If you are going to Sofia, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 5.23 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 21.81 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 3.93 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.28 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 1.53 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.04 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 0.69 GBP
  • - Water: 0.48 GBP

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