Transfer to/from - Sofia airport (SOF)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Sofia airport (SOF)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
Metro - The airport station is located on the east side of Terminal 2. Line 1 from BDZ (Tel +359 2931 1111) travels to downtown Sofia (18-minute trip) and provides direct transportation to the residential complexes of Druzhba, Mladost, Zapaden Park and Lyulin. It operates from 5:30 am to 0:00 am. At Serdika Station, you can board line 2, which goes to the bus and train central terminals of the city in around 30 min. At Iskarsko Shosse, you can connect to the Sofia-Plovdiv and Sofia-Karlovo train lines.
 

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Bus - There are three services from Urban Mobility Center (Tel +359 7001 3233) that operate during the day. Lines 84 and 184 stop at both terminals and run to Christopher Columbus Blvd., Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. and Gen. Gurko Str., near the city centre. They depart from 4:45 am to 11:15 pm. Journey time is 35-45 min. Route 384 connects Terminal 2 from 5:50 am to 11:25 pm with Christopher Columbus Blvd. and Druzhba 1 and 2 metro stations, with a trip of 25-30 min. Tickets can be acquired at a vending machine situated in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 or at the Razprostranenie na Pechata kiosks, in the public area of Terminal 2.

Taxi - The official airport operator is OK Supertrans (Tel +359 2973 2121), with offices in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. The trip to the city centre takes around 15 minutes.

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Latest updates: January 25, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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