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Flights to Sofia in 2024

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There is a Yellow Brick Road in Sofia. Really. The bricks were a wedding gift to a Bulgarian Tsar from an Austro-Hungarian Emperor and they line a road that runs through the administrative centre of the Bulgarian capital, near most of the tourist landmarks.

One of the most important landmarks is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This enormous neo-Byzantine church (it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world), all green and gold domes, was built in memory of the Russian soldiers who died wresting Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1878.

Between Turkish and Russian influences (Bulgaria was a contented Soviet state for 50 years) and a dash of European Union “connectedness” (since 2007), Sofia is a fascinating place to visit.

At about 7,000 years old, it is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Long before there werecheap flights to Sofia, the Thracians, Greeks, Romans, Macedonians and Turks all flocked there for its life-giving mineral springs – there are seven independent springs in the city. It’s no exaggeration to say that this stylish city is one of the jewels of Eastern Europe.

Sofia climate

Summers are balmy with temperatures usually in the low-20s (Celsius) and low humidity, although July and August can reach the high-20s. Winters are cold with below freezing temperatures December through February.Rain is typical any month of the year, especially in April and May. In winter, Sofia gets snow instead, most of it falling from December to February.

Getting around Sofia

Sofia’s public transport network of buses, trolleys and trams reaches all corners of the city from early morning to late evening. Buy tickets from street kiosks. Fares are cheap, but one-day and multiple-day tickets will save you even more money. The metro doesn’t hit tourist attractions or hotels. Be prepared and travel with a map, and don’t be afraid to ask locals for help. Despite public transit system’s extensive coverage, stops aren’t well-marked and contain little if any information. For a bit more money, you can travel in a private minibus, which is faster than a regular bus. Don’t worry about buying tickets ahead of time, just pay the driver when you board. Calling for a taxi can get lost in translation. Most dispatches don’t speak English, but the fares are reasonable as long as you’re not overcharged. Make sure the meter is running and know where you’re going. Drivers expect you to know where you’re going and often need you to give directions. 

Don’t drive in Sofia. With public transport and taxis available, battling the horrible traffic isn’t worth it.

What is good to know if travelling to Sofia?

  • The main sights of the city are concentrated around Aleksander Batenberg Square, Narodno Sabranie Square and Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard. The area is paved with yellow bricks, which were a wedding present from an Austro-Hungarian Emperor to a Bulgarian Tsar.
  • If you like places of worship, Sofia is the place for you. The city has several, with the best known the Alexander Nevski Memorial Church. It was built in the early 1900s to honour the Russian soldiers who died trying to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the War of Liberation in 1878. The interior is gorgeous with frescoes and woodcarvings by Bulgarian and Russian artists.
  • Next to it is the church of Saint Sofia. The Russian church, St. Nicholas, is beautiful with gilded domes. There are also the Orthodox Church of St. Nedelia, the Central Synagogue and Banya Bashi Mosque. Finally, St George Rotunda is said to be the oldest building in Sofia. It dates back to the 4th century. It’s a museum and is listed by Unesco as is medieval Boyana Church, whose interior is covered with scenes from the bible and paintings of saints.
  • Zhenski pazar or “women’s market” is to be found between Slivnitsa Boulevard and Ekzarh Yosif Street on Stefan Stambolov Boulevard. A daily market selling food, flowers, clothes and more. The Tsentralni Hali (Central Food Halls) is beautiful with impressive 20th-century ironwork. It underwent a three-year renovation fairly recently and offers a modern version of the bazaar-shopping experience. A nice place to shop for foodstuffs, have a coffee and soak up the atmosphere.
  • Borissovata Gradina is Sofia’s central park. The Ariana Lake, Vassil Levski National Stadium and Bulgarian Army Stadium is there. There are also open-air swimming pools. Yuzhen Park (the Southern Park) is Sofia’s second-largest park, and has several children’s playgrounds.

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  • When is the best time to fly to Sofia?

    Peak Season: Sofia is busy in summer and winter, mostly with visitors on their way to the Black Sea resorts or hiking trails in summer and the ski slopes in winter. In June the city hosts the popular Sofia Music Week and cheap flights to Sofia may be harder to come by. A party town, the nightlife is exuberant around the clock and year-round. The clubs also host varied and eclectic performances from traditional Bulgarian music to punk, reggae, and metal. Off Season: Winter is when you are less likely to find tourists lingering in the city, but if you do not mind the cold and snow, Sofia has a wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural entertainment.

  • What does SOF mean?

    Sofia Airport is SOF. This code is created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use IATA codes to identify the departing or arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Sofia?

    Booking a flight to Sofia (SOF) is your only option if you intend on flying to Sofia. It is only a 6.7 km journey from Sofia to Sofia’s city centre.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Sofia if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Sofia on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Sofia?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Emirates is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Sofia.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Sofia?

    Sofia Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Sofia. One-way flights to Sofia Airport typically cost HK$1,300, while return flights cost around HK$740.

  • How much is a return flight to Sofia?

    A return flight to Sofia will typically cost around HK$97, however they can be found for as little as HK$94.

  • Does Sofia Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Sofia Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Sofia Airport?

    Yes. Sofia Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Apartment Airport Sofia is the closest property to Sofia Airport (0.0 km away from Sofia Airport).

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