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Sofia Airport (SOF)

Full Airport Name

Sofia Airport


1 Christopher Columbus boulevard, Sofia 1540, Bulgaria

Airport Code


Country Code



(02) 937 2211 (departures) or (02) 937 2212 (arrivals)





Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from aftermost Sunday in March to Saturday afore aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid 10km (6 miles) east of Sofia.

Airport News

Terminal 2, a fresh state-of-the art commuter terminal declared by the airport authorities as the 'new European face of the airport', opened in December 2006. The terminal activity had a account of €135 million.

Transfer Amid Terminals

A chargeless shuttle takes travellers amid the two commuter terminals.

Driving Directions

Starting from Orlov Most, the arch at the centre point of the city, drive appear the Tsarigradsko Shose artery and again chase signs aboriginal to Christopher Columbus artery and again to the airport.

Car Parking

A ample parking lot is amid in advanced of the old terminal building. A fresh multi-level parking barn accouterment 820 parking spaces is affiliated to the departures breadth of the fresh commuter terminal. The car parks are accessible non-stop.

Car Hire

Car appoint is offered by Avis, Budget, Hertz, Moto-Pfohe Rent-a-Car, SIXT and Tany Rent.

Public Transport

Road: Bus: Sofia Public Transport Aggregation (SKGT) (tel: (02) 831 9071/5; website: operates two buses confined the airport. Both run amid the airport and the university in the burghal centre, admitting afterward altered routes. Bus 84 goes to the airport's Terminal 1 while bus 284 serves Terminal 2. Casework are common during the day and accessible from 0500-2300. In addition, several of the bigger hotels accommodate shuttles bus to or from the airport.

Taxi: The best way to get a reliable auto account to the burghal centre is to book the alteration with auto aggregation OK Supertrans (tel: (02) 973 2121) in the arrivals hall.

Information and Help Desks

There are advice desks (tel: (02) 937 2211 or 2212) in both terminals.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There are banks and bureaux de change in both terminals. ATMs and a column appointment are accessible in the Departures. The airport additionally offers chargeless Wireless Internet access.

Eating and drinking: There is a restaurant, a pizzeria and a self-service breadth alms a array of all-embracing dishes, sandwiches, salads, bendable drinks, beer and wine. Hot and bendable drinks, beer, wine and candy are on action at assorted bars.

Shopping: There are several shops at the airport, including a duty-free boutique affairs alcohol, tobacco, toiletries, cosmetics, accessories and abundant more. There is a boutique affairs Bulgarian wines and alcoholic beverages. There are additionally allowance and allowance shops.

Luggage: There are absent and begin offices in both terminals (tel: (02) 937 2491). Luggage wrapping accessories are accessible in the Departures terminal.

Other facilities: There are babyish alteration apartment in the accepted admission breadth and in the alteration anteroom (both on the lower floor). Children's comedy areas are amid on the aboriginal attic in the self-service restaurant Panorama Market Place and in the alteration hall. The airport additionally has a Aboriginal Aid centre with a doctor consistently on call. The visitors' terraces at both terminals are accessible chargeless of allegation every day.

Conference and Business Facilities

The 'Sofia' Business Chic Lounge is amid on the additional attic of the commuter terminal, in the alteration breadth of the Departures hall. Copying and fax services, Internet admission and newspapers and magazines are accessible in the lounge. To get access, travellers charge a appropriate allurement agenda issued by their airline at the check-in desk.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Terminal 1 has slopes for wheelchairs arch to the car esplanade adjacent area there are parking spaces aloof for disabled people. There are additionally abstracted toilets for the disabled and an elevator to the business chic lounge in the terminal. Terminal 2 was advised with appropriate absorption to disabled passengers. There are toilets for wheelchair users, and admission to the altered terminal levels and the multistorey parking barn is facilitated via elevators and escalators. The airport additionally has accessories to aid boarding or accession of disabled travellers.


There are no hotels at the airport, but there are several hotels in axial Sofia.