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Sofia, Sofia Airport (SOF), Bulgaria

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    Terminal 1 has sloped entry to the car park for wheelchair users and there are designated parking spaces reserved for disabled people. There are separate toilets for the disabled and a lift to the business class lounge in the terminal.

    Terminal 2 was designed with special attention to disabled passengers. Access between the various levels of the multi-storey car park is facilitated by lifts and escalators and there are toilets for wheelchair users. Sofia Airport also has facilities to aid the boarding or disembarkation of disabled travellers: these should be requested in advance.

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    There are banks, ATMs and bureaux de change in both terminals.


    A post office is located in Departures. Sofia Airport also offers free wireless internet access.


    There are cafés serving a range of drinks, light meals and snacks both before and after the security area in Terminal 1. Terminal 2 has greater options, including a restaurant offering a variety of international dishes, sandwiches, salads, soft drinks, beer and wine in the departures area.


    There are several shops at Sofia Airport, including a duty-free shop (for travellers leaving the EU) in Terminal 2 selling alcohol, tobacco, toiletries, cosmetics, accessories and much more. Additionally, there is a shop selling Bulgarian wines and other alcoholic beverages, as well as a number of souvenir and gift shops.


    Lost and found offices are located in both terminals (tel: (02) 937 2491). Luggage wrapping facilities are available in the departures area.


    There are baby changing rooms in the public areas and in the transit halls. Children’s play areas are located on the first floor of Terminal 2 and in the transit hall. Sofia Airport also has a first aid centre with an on-call doctor. There are visitors’ terraces at both terminals.

    Conference & Business

    A VIP lounge (tel: (02) 937 2192) with a capacity of 120 seats is located in the transit area of the departures hall in Terminal 1 – reservations should be made in advance. Copying and fax services, internet access and newspapers and magazines are available in the lounge. To gain access, travellers require a special invitation card issued by their airline at the check-in desk. There are an additional two business lounges in Terminal 2, which house computer, fax and photocopying facilities.

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    Airport code: SOF

    Number of Terminals: 2


    There are information desks in both terminals. Call (02) 937 2211 for departures and (02) 937 2212 for arrivals.

    Transfer between Terminals

    A free shuttle service takes travellers between the two passenger terminals, which are about 3km apart, every 30 minutes from 0700-1900. Taxis are another option.

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    Hotels in Sofia


    There are hundreds of hotels in Sofia, covering every category and comfort level.

    With prices generally low in the city by European standards, even the more luxury choices shouldn’t break the bank.

    Arena di Serdica

    Budapeshta St. 2
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Tel: +359 2 810 7777
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    Category: Expensive

    Luxury hotel brimming with opulent elegance, with an original Roman amphitheatre in its grounds.

    Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia

    Narodno-Sabranie-Platz 4
    1000 Sofia
    Tel: +359 2 933 4334
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    Category: Expensive

    Large central luxury chain option, offering all modern conveniences.

    Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel

    ul. Shipka 14
    1504 Sofia
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    Category: Moderate

    Chic design hotel with an unbeatable central location.

    Berlin Park Vitosha SPA

    ul. Tsvetna 6
    1616 Sofia-Boyana
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    Category: Moderate

    Large semi-suburban spa and resort complex in a southern suburb on the slopes of Mount Vitosha.

    Scotty’s Boutique

    Ekzarh Yosif Str, 11
    1000 Sofia
    Tel: +359 2 983 6777
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    Category: Cheap

    Budget boutique hotel with individually furnished rooms named after world cities.