Fly to Sofia from the UK and discover one of the least-known cities in Eastern Europe. Due to Covid-19, schedules and airports are subject to change. For the latest information, check our timetable.
Attractive, compact and largely undiscovered by tourism, Sofia is a great choice either for a short city break or as a starting point from which to explore the city’s mountainous hinterland, where affordable ski resorts are within easy reach of the city.
You can reach Sofia from London in three hours five minutes. British Airways’ excellent choice of flights makes travel to Bulgaria fast and easy, whether you’ve chosen a Sofia city break or a holiday in Bulgaria’s unspoilt countryside.
When you fly with British Airways, you can choose a departure date that suits you and you’ll enjoy a safe and comfortable journey. Our cabin crew will be happy to help you with anything you need, so you can simply relax. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 48 hours before you fly.
Sofia airport is just three miles (five km) from the city centre, connected by a bus service or by official taxi provider OK Supertrans. Buses run every 20 to 30 minutes and take half an hour to reach Sofia University in the city centre. Sofia is largely walkable and easy to get around, with an extensive network of trams and buses, as well as a single metro line.
Sofia’s weather varies a lot from season to season, with cold snowy winters and long, warm summers. July and August days can be very hot indeed, but the city’s high altitude means that nights stay pleasantly cool.