Most tourists go to Bulgaria to holiday resorts to enjoy the sea, sun, and beaches. But the capital Sofia is different. You can observe architecture, visit parks, just wander the streets, discover history, or visit the surrounding nature. The city is in a valley surrounded by beautiful hills. You can feel the spirit of the past here mainly in the old socialist buildings, and after an exhausting day, don't forget to try Bulgarian specialties in local bars and restaurants.

Flights from Bratislava

Ryanair operates flights from Bratislava to Sofia on Tuesdays and Sundays. You can reach the capital in about an hour and a half.

Transportation from the airport to the city centre

You can get to the city centre in two ways: by metro or by bus. The blue metro line M1 is located at the airport, and you must change at the Serdika station. The metro runs every three to eight minutes and the journey takes approximately 18 minutes. You can use this connection from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

If you choose a bus, use the only available line from the airport, number 84. The bus runs regularly every 7 to 20 minutes and the journey takes about 40 minutes. The line operates in the same time frame as the metro.

A more convenient connection is offered by available taxi services in front of the airport, or you can rent a car directly at the airport.

What not to miss in the city

The iconic building of the city is St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and its distinctive green roof is typical. It was built in the neo-Byzantine style and in honour of Alexander II. And while we are talking about religious buildings, be sure not to miss the temple of St. Petka of the Saddlers, which is part of the Roman ruins, or the church of St. Sofia from the 6th century.

If you get tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and walking in the streets, trips to the surrounding nature are offered. You can start in the parks in the city, and for the more daring, there is the Vitosha mountain range. Here you can go hiking in the mountains and enjoy great views of the surroundings.

After returning from nature, you can go to the wide boulevard full of shops, cafes, and restaurants and at night go to one of the many bars for entertainment.

Flight schedule

  destination IATA from to operation days departure arrival airline type    
  SOFIA SOF 31. 03. 2024 20. 10. 2024 Sun 11:30 14:00 FR 1208 73H Buy a ticket  
  SOFIA SOF 02. 04. 2024 30. 04. 2024 Tue 14:20 16:50 FR 1208 73H Buy a ticket  
  SOFIA SOF 07. 05. 2024 22. 10. 2024 Tue 15:15 17:45 FR 1208 73H Buy a ticket