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.
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. You can buy a ticket at the window in the bus station. For large baggage you must purchase an extra ticket.
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.
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.
You can find parking spaces close to the terminal, there are no separate places for short and long-term parking. There is also an underground parking garage with 4 levels below Terminal 2.
There are no hotels at the airport.
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.
The window for lost and found items is in Terminal 1
You can find general information counters in both terminals which are also accessible by the general telephone number.
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.
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.
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.
1 Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +359(0)2 937 2211/2
Fax: +359(0)2 937 2010
IATA airport code: SOF
ICAO airport code: LBSF