Flights to Sofia: Flights from UK to Bulgaria
Flights to Sofia from which airports in the UK?
Bulgaria's bustling capital is easily reached from the UK, having benefitted significantly from the rise in low-cost flights across Europe.
Out of London, regular international flights depart daily from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton airports, with travellers heading out of the capital able to benefit from competitively-priced airline tickets, particularly if they are able to book online and some time in advance.
Flights to Sofia are also available from Manchester Airport, providing a link with Bulgaria's increasingly popular ski resorts and summer beaches for passengers living in the north of England.
Airlines flying from the UK to Sofia
Bulgaria's national carrier, Bulgaria Airlines, currently offers the greatest range of services between the UK and Sofia, flying between the city and Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester airports.
Also flying from Heathrow is British Airways, which offers daily flights between the two capitals.
Over recent years, these two national carriers have been joined by low-cost airlines easyJet and Wizz Air, thereby giving passengers plenty of cheap flight options all year round.
Where is Sofia in Bulgaria?
Bulgaria's capital is the true beating heart of one of Europe's most exciting countries right now.
Increasingly cosmopolitan, the city has slowly established itself as a tourism destination in its own right, rather than being simply used as a base from which to explore the rest of the country, including its natural highlights and charming small towns and villages.
Despite still being somewhat off the beaten tourism track, Sofia is within easy reach of the UK, with flights taking just over two hours.
As such, no stop-overs are required, though many holidaymakers like to use the Bulgarian capital's hotels as a stopping-off point to the beaches or mountains.
Things to see and do in and around Sofia
Effortlessly combining the old with the new, Sofia is the perfect short-break destination for those travellers looking for a buzzing, cosmopolitan capital without the tourist crowds.
Within the historic old-town, highlights include the stunning Saint Cyril and Methodius National Library, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the former royal palace at Battenberg Square, as well as the modern National Palace of Culture.
Just a short drive from the capital, the hotels and resorts of the Black Sea coast are a popular draw among locals and tourists alike, while the Rila and Pirin Mountains offer breathtaking hiking trails for walkers of all abilities looking to get back to nature.