Sofia (SOF) Airport
Sofia SOF Airport Overview
Sofia Airport is located 5km west of the city center of the capital city of Sofia, in western Bulgaria.
With a 3,600 meter runway and a yearly passenger count of about 3.8M, Sofia Airport is hub to BH Air, Bulgaria Air & Wizz Air, and is served by international regular and low-cost airlines as well as charters, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
- It is advisable that passengers arrive at the Airport 'no later than 2 hours' prior to scheduled flight. On arrival, check-in and head to the security checkpoint.
- When departing, check in, go through security passport check, arrive at lounges & shops, proceed to your gate area.
- When arriving, go through passport control, pick up your bags, (visit lounges & shops) and catch your taxi or bus outside.
Sofia Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 - served by a free shuttle bus which departs every 30 minutes 7am-7pm; thereafter, request transfers at the informaton desk:
Terminal 1 of Sofia Airport mainly serves domestic, low-cost and charter airlines. It has been thoroughly renovated and offers easy access and efficient services. Ticket desks for low-cost airlines (EasyJet, Sky Europe, GermanWings) are open 9am-7pm (tel. (02) 937-2399). Rental cars desks are located in the Arrivals Hall. A VIP lounge is in the western wing (Departures) with its own entrance (tel. +359(2)937 21 92 /fax 21 90).
Rental car counters for major agencies are located in the arrivals area of Terminal 1.
Terminal 2 of Sofia Airport, which serves international airlines, resembles a spaceship. It has four levels below and two levels above its ground level. The central area of T2 has a 200-meter pier and seven air bridges, 38 check-in desks, and 12 elevators and 7 escalators offer access all levels. WiFi free hot spot zone is available in the public lounges. It houses large commercial area with rental car desks, banking and foreign exchange services, restaurants, cafes & bars, as well as shops and duty-free shops (Bulgaria is an EU member). Terminal 2's Gallery was recently extended.
Level 0 (ground level of T2) is the Arrivals & check-in level, with passport control, baggage claim & carts, arrivals & wellcome hall, check-in Hall with ticket counters, restaurant, VIP corridor & entrance to VIP lounge Preslav (tel. +359 2 937 3553); and outside bus stops.
Level 1 is the Departures level and houses airline offices, duty-free shop, food & drink,customs & passport control, departures area & departures lounge and access to the gates. Lounge 'PLiska' is at post-security (tel. +359 2 937 3552.)
Level 2 houses a restaurant, kitchens, airport office and terrace.
Other services and amenities inside the terminals: Aside from food & drink, newsstands & souvenir shops, both terminals have tax-free stores, as well as SA Buy/Bye Shops. Parking options at Sofia Airport include the parking lot across from terminal 1 and the parking garage which connect to pre-security areas of T2. Both facilities can be used for short- or long-term parking.