Sofia airport (SOF)

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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 15 minutes from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Annual passenger traffic: 7 million passengers went through it in 2018.
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.

Location

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

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Car rental companies are situated in the Arrivals Halls.

Avis (Tel +359 2945 9224 / 7009 1150 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Autojet (Tel +359 899 050 505 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +359 899 700 001 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Choice Rent A Car (Tel +359 878 785 665 / 2945 9152 / 2945 9219 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Easy Rent (Tel +359 899 999 179 / 893 359 183 - 24 hours a day)
Emerald (Tel +359 884 801 190 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +359 2937 3594 - 24 hours a day)
Europcar (Tel +359 2945 9266 / 9283 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Firefly (Tel +359 2474 0171 / 882 905 813 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz/Thrifty (Tel +359 2945 9217 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Moto Pfohe (Tel +359 2945 9399 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +359 2945 9276 / 2816 9575 - 8:00 am to 2:00 am)
Surprice (Tel +359 883 966 366 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Top Rent-A-Car (Tel +359 7008 9050 / 890 170 170 - 24 hours a day)

 

Car rental search

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 (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 the public area of Terminal 2.

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

 

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.