Flights to Bulgaria

Prepare for an unforgettable trip when you visit Bulgaria. Discover long sandy beaches along the country’s Black Sea’s coast, gold-domed churches and paintings of religious icons in the cities, plus untamed mountains and forests. From historic sites to beautiful views, there's so much to uncover in this Balkan country.

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Our cheapest flights and holidays to Bulgaria


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Explore Bulgaria’s diverse landscape

Fly to Bulgaria with British Airways and explore the capital, Sofia in all its cultural glory. 

Steeped in Roman, Ottoman and Soviet history, this compact city is a great choice for a short city break, or as the starting point to explore further afield. Keep busy learning about the country’s fascinating past with every step as you explore the capital’s ruins and Byzantine churches. Once you’ve explored Sofia, head to the Black Sea and relax on one of its white-sand beaches or venture up into the mountains for hikes in the warmer months or skiing in the winter. Book your Bulgaria holiday today.

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Flight time

3 hours

Time Zone

GMT +2


Bulgarian Lev

Bulgaria flight FAQs

A flight from London to Sofia takes just over three hours.

We fly to Bulgaria from London Heathrow.

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Bulgaria. Summer is the most popular season of the year to visit Bulgaria, so book your flights in spring and autumn if you want to pay less for your flights, but still enjoy the country’s temperate climate.

The best time to visit Bulgaria depends on the reason for your trip. If you’re looking to enjoy a beach holiday by the Black Sea, summers are hot with up to 10 hours of sunshine a day. Spring and autumn still offer plenty of warm weather for exploring, while winter is cold and snowy and perfect for taking to the slopes in the mountains.

A trip to Bulgaria can be thoroughly enjoyed whatever your budget. In Sofia’s traditional taverns you can enjoy authentic Bulgarian cuisine at very affordable prices. For tipples, visit trendy bars mixing wallet-friendly drinks. Admission fees to Bulgaria’s attractions are also relatively cheap compared to most of Europe, and its public transport network makes getting around on a budget an easy feat.

Travelling by bus is usually the quickest way of ticking off different locations in Bulgaria. You can also rent a car and drive between destinations and see some sights along the way.

You can also hire a car with British Airways from Sofia airport if you want to get out of the city and see more of what Bulgaria has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

From towering mountains to white-sand beaches and cities that pulse with electric nightlife, Bulgaria has something for every traveller. Blending nature, history and adventure, this Balkan country offers an unforgettable experience.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

With outstanding service starting the minute you book, you can choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price including a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Onboard you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Sit back, relax and let us take care of you every step of the way.

Bulgarian highlights


  • Take a tour of the impressive Aleksander Nevski Cathedral and marvel at its mosaics and gold-laden roof.
  • Wander the city and take in Sofia’s history with its onion-domed Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques and Soviet monuments.
  • Embark on a short bus trip to Vitosha Mountain and enjoy the hiking trails or ski slopes.
Flights to Sofia

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.


Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

Euro traveller


Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

Club Europe

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  • Flight only prices are updated every 24 hours and are accurate when published. Flights at these prices are limited and may sell out quickly.
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