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Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport (IATA code: SOF) is the main international in Bulgaria and serving Sofia, the country's capital city.

Sofia Airport is a hub for Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, and Wizz Air. The airport is used for scheduled, charter and seasonal operations to many European destinations, as well as several destinations further afield.

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The airport is located 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the centre of the Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.


Facilities Include:

Free WiFi

ATMs and Cash Machines

Currency Exchange

Duty Free Shopping and Convenience Stores

Nursing Roomes - 2 in each terminal

Cafes, restraunts, and Vending Machines

Postal Dropbox

Prayer Room - Terminal 2

Pharmacy - Terminal 2

Lounges Include:

Pliska Lounge: Terminal 2, Airside. Services and facilities include beverages, conference facilities, flight monitors, WiFi, newspapers/magazines, telephone, TV

Preslav Lounge: Terminal 2, Airside. Services and facilities include beverages, flight monitors, WiFi, newspapers/magazines, telephone, TV, fax, seperate smoking area

Sofia Lounge: Terminal 1, International Departures, Airside.Services and facilities include beverages, flight monitors, WiFi, newspapers/magazines, telephone, TV

Vitosha Aspire Lounge: Terminal 2, Airside. Services and facilities include beverages, flight monitors, WiFi, newspapers/magazines, telephone, TV

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Sofia Airport has one runway, 09/27, which measure 3,600 meters long (11,811 feet) and is made from Asphalt.


The airport has two passenger terminal buildings, the older Terminal 1 and newer Terminal 2. There is also a Government terminal is located in the western side of Sofia Airport.

Travelling between terminals: Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by a free shuttle bus, running every 15 minutes.

Terminal 1: Terminal 1 opened in 1937 and has been expanded many times over the years. Today, Terminal 1 serves low-cost and charter carriers.

Terminal 2: Terminal 2 opened in December 2006. The terminal is located east of Terminal 1 and has seven air-bridges (gates A1, B5–9 and C1) and 38 check-in desks. Terminal 2 currently serves only one low-cost airline: Ryanair.

Airlines that fly to Sofia Airport

Airline Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Serbia Belgrade
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Austrian Airlines Vienna
British Airways London–Heathrow
Bulgaria Air/td> Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin–Tegel, Brussels, Frankfurt, Larnaca, London–Heathrow, Madrid, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Odessa, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Varna, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Barcelona, Beirut, Burgas, Lisbon, Málaga
Buta Airways Baku
easyJet London–Gatwick, Manchester
El Al Tel Aviv
easyJet London–Gatwick, Manchester
El Al Tel Aviv
Eurowings Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
flydubai Dubai–International
Lauda Vienna
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Qatar Airways Doha
Ryanair Athens, Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Birmingham, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Kiev–Boryspil, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Madrid, Memmingen, Rome–Ciampino, Tel Aviv, Treviso
Seasonal: Aqaba, Bristol, Chania, East Midlands, Kalamata, Marseille, Paphos, Stockholm–Skavsta
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia Amsterdam
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
Wizz Air Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Bratislava, Budapest, Charleroi, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Geneva, Larnaca, Lisbon, London–Luton, Madrid, Malta, Memmingen, Naples, Nice, Nuremberg, Tel Aviv, Valencia
Seasonal: Alicante, Basel/Mulhouse, Catania, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Eilat, Málaga

Top Destinations

Overall domestic and international busiest destinations by passenger departures (2018)

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 London, UK 443,198 British Airways, Bulgaria Air, easyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air
2 Varna, Bulgaria 146,638 Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air
3 Milan, Italy 132,977 Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air
4 Rome, Italy 128,645 Alitalia, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air
5 Tel Aviv, Israel 127,795 Arkia, Bulgaria Air, El Al, Israir Airlines, Wizz Air

How to get to Sofia Airport

By Metro

Next to Terminal 2 is the entrance to the Sofia Airport Metro Station. Line 1 connects the airport to the city centre, a journey which takes about 20 minutes.

A free shuttle bus connects Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and the Metro Station.

By Bus

There are a number of bus routes that connect the airport to the city, and is a good way to get to the Tsarigradsko shose Metro Station.

Car Hire

There are a number of agencies which offer onsite services - most have counters/offices in Terminal 1. Agencies include Avis, Avtojet, Budget, Choice Rent a Car, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Gates Car Hire, Hertz, Motopfohe, Sixt, Tany 97 and Thrifty