Fly To Sofia, Bulgaria
Now you can book cheap flights to Sofia from South Africa with Travelstart – SA’s leading online travel agency. Popularly known as the city that grows but never ages, Sofia is the capital and the largest city in Bulgaria. Located centrally on the Balkan Peninsula at the base of Mount Vitosha, the city offers mesmerizing scenic beauty enhanced by the ski slopes of the huge mountain. While the region is great for outdoor activities such as alpine skiing, hiking and trail running, Sofia also offers sprawling green parklands, cobblestone boulevards, art galleries, orthodox churches, old mosques, boutiques, museums, electrifying nightclubs and fine restaurants offering mouth-watering delicacies of Bulgaria.
Sofia’s continental climate means visitors can look forward to snowy winters and sunny summers. The temperature drops below -10°C on an average day in January, while the mercury soars to temperatures of 35°C during July and August. Being located at higher altitudes, the city is comparatively cooler than other parts of Bulgaria. The city’s vibrant shopping malls, luxury hotels, busy casinos, and trendy clubs & bars, qualify modern Sofia as a grand metropolis. Feel the nature, observe the architecture, and plunge into Sofia’s contemporary city life with Sofia flights from Travelstart.co.za.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do require a Travel Visa for Sofia and Bulgaria.
- The South African Embassy to Bulgaria is situated in Sofia. 26 Bacho Kiro Street, 2nd Floor, Sofia, 1000. Phone: + 359 2 939 5015, Fax: + 359 2 939 5017.
See and do
When it comes to sightseeing make sure you prioritize Mount Vitosha, the most prominent natural Bulgarian landmark offering first-class panoramas. Enjoy the skiing, hiking, and walking through the hills. Visit the National Library, Sofia Zoo, the National Archaeological Museum, National Art Gallery, National Palace of Culture, and National Museum of Military History. The Church of St. George, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Hagia Sophia Church, the Boyana Church and the world famous Banja Basi Mosque are also worth a visit. Hit the Slaveikov Square and the National Opera & Ballet before leaving Sofia.
Rose oil, hand painted icons, or even the local Bulgarian pottery are popular souvenirs of Sofia to take home.
A network of buses, trams and trolleybuses systematically cover Sofia. They are available from 05:00 AM to 11:30 PM every day. A single metro line runs from Lyulin to the Serdika station at the centre of the city.
Letishte Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport – SOF
Food and beverage: Sofia Airport houses several coffee shops.
Currency Exchange: Currency Exchange counters are present at Sofia Airport.
Lost Baggage Help: For lost property, contact the lost & found section of Terminal 1. Phone: (+3592) 937-2491.
Airport Hotels: There are no hotels at the airport, but you can find plenty of them nearby.
Car Hire: OK Supertrans is the official cab company for the Sofia Airport service.
Airport Hub: Sofia Airport – SOF is a hub for Bulgaria Air.