Sofia airport: Sofia Airport (SOF)

Sofia Airport

The international airport in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia was completely renovated in 2006. The new Terminal 2 was built next to the old Terminal 1. It is a now a modern airport with good facilities. Terminal 1 is exclusively for budget companies and charter flights.

Prices are given in the Bulgarian lev (BGN), BGN 1.00 = €0.51 (December 2006).

Address

Sofia Airport
1 Christopher Columbus Boulevard
1540 Sofia
Bulgaria

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SOF
ICAO airport code: LBSF

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection with the Sofia airport.

Car and bus

The airport is ten kilometers east of the center of Sofia. Not all destinations on the road signs are given in English, but the route from the airport to the center is given in English.

Terminal 2 is directly connected with the bus station. Line 84 leaves every 15 minutes to Orlov Most which is close to the city center, the route goes via the bus station by the Pliska Hotel, travel time is approximately 20 minutes and the ticket costs BGN 0.70. You can buy a ticket at the window in the bus station. For large baggage you must purchase an extra ticket.

Car rental - Sofia Airport

In the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 2 there are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Moto-Pfohe Rent-a-car and Tany Rent. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several car rental providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. The airport has done many things to keep away fraudulent taxi drivers. It is recommended, using OK Supertrans (tel: + 359(0)2 973 2121), this company has a window in the Arrivals Hall. A ride to the center of Sofia costs BGN 10.00.

Airport Parking

You can find parking spaces close to the terminal, there are no separate places for short and long-term parking. The rates are BGN 2.00 for up to seven hours, BGN 18.00 for a full day, and BGN 40.00 for five days. There is also an underground parking garage with 4 levelse below Terminal 2.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at the airport. Hotel Intercontinental (tel: +359(0)2 807 0707) is six kilometers south of the airport and the Sheraton Hotel (tel: + 359(0)2 981 6541) is in the heart of Sofia, both hotels have a free shuttle service from the airport. The Pliska Hotel, 2 stars (tel: +359(0)2 971 1077) is close to the airport along the most important road to the city center. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The airport has a reasonable range of rather simply arranged snack bars and cafés. There is a large Duty Free shop in Terminal 2, there is also a full service restaurant called Da Vinci restaurant.

Baggage

The window for lost and found items is in Terminal 1 (tel: (+3592) 937-2491).

Information

You can find general information counters in both terminals which are also accessible by the general telephone number.

Business

On the second level of Terminal 2 there is a Business Class Lounge, here you can use the fax machine, copy machine and read international magazines and newspapers. There are also computers with internet connection.

Disabled facilities

The new terminal has outstanding accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted restrooms, elevators and telephones. For assistance you can contact the general information counter.

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices and an ATM, next to the United Bulgarian Bank, there is also a post office. The First Aid station is on the ground floor of Terminal 2. On the second level of Terminal 2 there are look-out terraces.

Contact

Contact

Address

Sofia Airport
1 Christopher Columbus Boulevard
1540 Sofia
Bulgaria

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +359(0)2 937 2211/2
Fax: +359(0)2 937 2010
Email: public@sofia-airport.bg

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SOF
ICAO airport code: LBSF

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