Passenger guide - Sofia airport (SOF) 

 

Sofia Airport, also known as Vrazhdebna Airport and opened on September 16, 1937, is the busiest in Bulgaria. Due to its growing traffic, it is under constant expansion. It operates with domestic and international flights inside Europe and the Middle East.

Official Website: sofia-airport.bg
Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 (low-cost flights) and Terminal 2 (international flights), open 24 hours a day and connected through courtesy shuttles that operate every 30 minutes from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Airlines: Terminal 1 (Azerbaijan Airlines, Bulgarian Air Charter, EasyJet, SmartWings, Windrose Airlines, Wizz Air); Terminal 2 (Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airlines, Bulgaria Air, El Al, Enter Air, Flydubai, Germania, Israir Airlines, Jet2.com, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Rossiya Airlines, Ryanair, TAROM, Thomson Airways, Transavia, Turkish Airlines).
Annual passenger traffic: More than 4.9 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +359 2937 2211 / 2212 / 2213. The information desks are found in the Departures and Arrivals area of Terminal 1 and in the atrium of Terminal 2.

 

The airport is situated 10 km (6 miles) to the east of the city.

 
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Bus - There are three services from SKGT (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 (from 4:50 am to 11:35 pm on weekends). Journey time is 35-45 min. Route 384 connects Terminal 2 from 5:50 am to 11:00 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 both terminals.

Metro - The airport station is located on the east side of Terminal 2. Line 1 from BDZ (Tel +359 2932 4190) travels to downtown Sofia (18-minute trip) and provides direct transportation to the residencial 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, that 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.

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.

Further information

 

Car rental companies are situated in the Arrivals Halls and operate from 6:00 am to 0:00 am.

Avis (Tel +359 2945 9224)
Avtojet (Tel +359 899 050 505)
Budget (Tel +359 2945 9454)
Choice Rent A Car (Tel +359 878 785 665 / 878 894 702)
Enterprise (Tel +359 2937 3594)
Europcar (Tel +359 2945 9266)
Firefly (Tel +359 2474 0171)
Gates Car Hire (Tel +359 878 235 661)
Hertz (Tel +359 2945 9960)
Moto Pfohe (Tel +359 2945 9399)
Sixt (Tel +359 2945 9276)
Tany 97 (Tel +359 889 998 998)
Thrifty (Tel +359 2474 0181)

 

The airport has banks, currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, post offices, VIP lounges and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- There are two coffee shops and a bar in the public area of Terminal 2.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in both terminals, in addition to stores selling cosmetics, accessories, spirits, tobacco, sweets, toys, fashion, jewellery, souvenirs, books, newspapers, magazines, flowers.
Baggage- Secure luggage wrapping in the Departures Hall of both terminals. Enquiries about lost property made online through the airport's official webpage.
Other Services- Prayer room, pharmacy, baby changing facilities.

 

Inside the grounds there are two parking lots for short and long stays, open 24 hours a day. Across from Terminal 1 there is an outdoor area, while Terminal 2 has a multi-storey car park, connected to the Arrivals and Departures levels through covered corridors. Rates

 

Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline about their needs in advance. Facilities are comprised by reserved parking spaces, adapted restrooms, lifts and escalators. More information by calling Tel +359 2937 2175 / 885 840 150. Children travelling alone should be at the enclosure at least 45 minutes before check-in time and will be escorted by the airport staff through all necessary formalities.

 

The nearest hotels are found in the city centre, among them: Ibis Sofia Airport (Tel +359 2944 4488), Novotel Sofia (Tel +359 2904 3000), Metropolitan Hotel Sofia (Tel +359 2424 7900), Best Western Premier Sofia Airport Hotel (Tel +359 2905 1313), Hotel Consul (Tel +359 2847 3955), Hotel Triada (Tel +359 2970 6777), Hotel Amsterdam (Tel +359 2400 3302), Dom na Ucheniya (Tel +359 2870 2140), Hotel Rotasar (Tel +359 2971 4571), Best Western Hotel Europe (Tel +359 2970 1500).

 
 
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Latest updates: December, 05, 2017