Uncover ancient history and a thriving art scene when you book flights to Sofia. We have flights to the Bulgarian capital departing from cities all across the world. Browse our flight options and find the right fare for you – we have both Business and Economy Class available.
On the ground, we’ve rolled out online check-in and mobile boarding pass to help improve your experience. And in the air, we’ve equipped our planes with all the mod cons you could want for an entertaining trip to Bulgaria.
In our Economy Class cabin, you can sit back in an ergonomically-designed seat and watch a movie or TV show on your personal HD touchscreen. If you’d prefer to keep up with social media or check your emails, you can also connect to our award-winning WiFi. Pre-order a delicious internationally-inspired meal to tuck into as you cruise through the skies.
Enjoy all of this and more when you book into our Business Class cabin. Before you embark, you’ll fast-track security and relax in a premier lounge. And in up in the air, you can recline in an Italian leather seat and enjoy delicious complimentary food and beverages.
Sample a slice of Bulgarian comfort food in one of the many restaurants across the capital serving traditional Bulgarian dishes passed down through generations of cooks. Tuck into tomato salad, cheesy pastries, and perfectly cooked kebabs.
Take a relaxing stroll in the park. Sofia City Garden has shady trees, outdoor cafés and al fresco chess tables where locals meet and while away the hours. Listen to the trickle of the ornate fountain on a hot day as you indulge in a picnic.
Embark on a ski trip to Mount Vitosha, its snowy peak is visible from every angle in Sofia. Outside of ski season there are peaceful walking trails taking you past rushing waterfalls and meadows speckled with wildflowers.
Flanked by forested mountains, the Bulgarian capital Sofia is the perfect place to mix outdoor pursuits with a cultural city break. Discover a city with ancient foundations and mountains made for leisurely walks when you book flights to Sofia.
Begin your visit at one of Bulgaria’s oldest churches, Sveta Sofia Church, which was built in the Byzantine era by Emperor Justinian. Wander through the cavernous main hall where candle chandeliers cast shadows on the ancient arches. Nearby you’ll also find Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia’s most prominent landmark and symbol of the city. Admire the dramatic architecture of this multi-domed monument that was built in the early 20th century. Step inside to find Byzantine-style mosaics glistening in the candle light or attend one of the daily services and hear the atmospheric orthodox chants through a haze of incense. Uncover the Roman history of the city with a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology. Housed in a 15th century former mosque, this vast museum is the oldest in Bulgaria. The collection displays artefacts and ancient treasures spanning a millennia of history, including the Roman tombstones and the mosaic floor from the Church of Sveta Sofia.
Sofia may be deep rooted in history, but there’s a thriving contemporary cultural scene here, too. Sofia Opera and Ballet offers a taste of it – head to the venue to watch a world-class performance. Make your way to National Gallery Quadrant 500 to see thousands of paintings from both the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the works you can spot sketches from the likes of Renoir and Matisse. The City Art Gallery is also worth a stop to see some of the country’s best contemporary art hung upon the walls.
Make sure you’ve got plenty of space in your baggage, as there are plenty of boutiques and markets in Sofia for you to pick up souvenirs. The country is famed for its rose oil production and at Rose of Bulgaria, you can buy everything from soaps to perfumes. If you’re after locally-made meats and cheeses for a picnic, head to the Ladies’ Market, where you’ll find stalls piled high with produce.
Whether or not you’ll need a visa to enter Bulgaria will depend on your home country. Please check with your embassy before your flight to Sofia.
While in Sofia you’ll use the Bulgarian Lev (BGN). Frequently used banknotes include: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100.
Bulgarian is the official language used in Bulgaria, though you may also find that Turkish, Romani, and English are also spoken.
Sofia enjoys a seasonal climate, with average lows of -5°C in winter, rising to average highs of 28°C in summer.
A network of trams, buses, and a metro can help you easily navigate around Sofia. Taxis are also found in the city if you’d prefer to travel from door to door.