There are four car rental Sofia Airport desks in terminal one and nine desks in Terminal two. Compare prices here today and save money and time. Simply fill in your travel dates and start searching. Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital city. It is located close to the Vitosha Mountain which provide spectacular scenery for visitors to Sofia as well as excellent skiing opportunities. There is much evidence of Sofia’s communist history in the architectural style of the city as well as traditional European designs.
Sofia Airport is also known as Vrazhdebna. It is located five kilometres to the east of Sofia. Passenger numbers have continued to rise year on year with over 3.2 million people using the airport in 2008. A new terminal was opened at Sofia airport in December 2006.
Bulgaria Air runs several routes from the airport including London Heathrow and Athens. Aer Lingus offer seasonal flights from Dublin Airport while Easyjet fly from Gatwick, Malpensa, Madrid and Manchester.
British Airways offer a Heathrow route while there are several companies running charter flights such as Monarch, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
If you area traveling on Bulgarian highways then you must purchase a vignette. These cost just five euro per week and can be purchased at petrol stations. There may be a costly fine if you fail to buy a vignette. Place it in the bottom right of your front window.
Bulgaria has become hugely popular for ski break holidays over the years. Some of the most popular ski resorts within reasonable distance of Sofia include Vitosha which is ten kilometres away, Borvettes which is seventy kilometres away, Pamporovo which is eighty five kilometres away and Bansko which is a bit of a drive at one hundred and sixty kilometres.
Buses are available from the airport into Sofia. Travel time is around fifteen minutes and costs less than one euro. There are also plenty of taxis available.