There are four major airports in Bulgaria and they all have great connections from all over Europe with low cost airlines. The most popular low cost airlines flying to Bulgaria are Wizz Air and Easy Jet. The national airline is Bulgaria Air.
Sofia Airport -SOF
Sofia airport is the main airport in Bulgaria and is conveniently located 5kms from the centre of Sofia.
The airport has two terminals which are about 3 km from each other. You will find many taxis outside the airport but keep in mind the airport has a contract with one taxi company (OK SUPERTRANS). This company provides good rates and service: you can also call them in advance (if you know your destination) and ask them how much will your trip cost. This way, you can make sure the driver won’t cheat taking you through a longer route. If you do that we suggest you inform the driver in advance – as in every country airport taxi drivers are kind of tricky! Also, you can check the taxi rates on stickers that you’ll find on the car windows, if there are no published rates then we suggest you take another taxi. Getting downtown by taxi will generally cost you something between €5 and €10. Keep in mind that you should pay in cash in leva. If needed, change a very small amount in the airport and then go to one of the change bureaus in the centre to get a much better exhange rate.
If you don’t have a lot of luggage you can also use public transport – there are two buses, numbers 84 and 384 which pass by the airport every 10 minutes and go straight downtown. The ticket for the bus costs €0.50, but be aware that if you have anything more than a backpack you should also buy a ticket for your luggage.
Plovdiv Airport – PDV
Plovidiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and Plovdiv airport is located in a small town 12kms from the city. It’s the closest airport for ski resorts Bansko and Pamporovo.
Burgas Airport – BOJ
Burgas airport is close to the popular beach resorts Sunny Beach and Nessebar and is 10kms from the centre of Burgas.
Varna Airport – VAR
Varna airport is just 8kms from Varna, the largest seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea.