London to Sofia Flights
Flights from London
There are several good options when booking flights from London. With a number of large international airports, London is a major hub for air transport, and is therefore a good starting point for travel to many destinations around the world. London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and London Stansted are all busy departure points, and can all be reached by road or public transport from the city centre. London City and London Luton airports are also departure points for flights from London.
Getting to the airport
When travelling by car, each of the major airports offers extensive parking facilities, often with dedicated bus transfer from the car park to the air terminals. Meanwhile, there are also a number of ways to get to the airports by public transport. London Heathrow, for example, is 15 miles from central London and can be reached in about an hour on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, or in 15 to 30 minutes by express train from Paddington station. London Gatwick, 28 miles outside central London, can be reached by express train from Victoria station in about half an hour. London Stansted is further away, at 40 miles from central London, and is 45 minutes away by train from Liverpool Street station.
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Arriving at Sofia Airport
Sofia Airport is the busiest airport in Bulgaria, so expect a lot of hustle and bustle when you arrive. The airport, known locally as Letishte Sofia-Vrazhdebna, is located on Christopher Columbus Boulevard, about three miles east of the centre of the city. It serves as a hub for Air Via, BH Air, Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, and Wizz Air, so many flights arrive daily at Sofia Airport. Other major airlines that service this airport include British Airways, Air France, Air Berlin, and the discount airline easyJet. Search ebookers to find the cheapest flights to Sofia.
Ground Transportation Options at the Airport
You have a number of options to get from the airport to your final destination. If you have many pieces of luggage and want to take a taxi, the trip to the city centre is an affordable ten to twelve leva; however, you should only take a cab operated by one of the two airport-approved taxi companies. Both OK Taxi and the 91280 taxi company have counters at the airport where you can make arrangements for a cab with one of the English-speaking representatives. Avoid any unregulated or unauthorized taxis, as they may charge you much more than you expect to pay. A shuttle bus runs between Terminal 1 and the city centre, and public bus service on Lines 84 and 384 provides transportation to Sofia University, Mladost 1 Metro Station, and the city centre. Most major hotels also offer free shuttle service from the airport with advance notice.
Weather Conditions in Sofia
Sofia is often humid and has an average daily temperature of 10°C. The weather transitions quickly from summer to winter, with very little time that can be truly classified as spring or fall. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures dropping as low as -15°C. During the summer, the city experiences frequent heat waves, with temperatures exceeding 30°C. You should pack lightweight clothing if you plan to visit Sofia in the summer and cold-weather gear if you will be in the region during winter.
Things to Do in Sofia
Sofia is Bulgaria's most-popular tourist destination, so there are many things to do and see. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which is one of the country's national symbols, is a must-see attraction. The Boyana Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site and should be included in your itinerary. Using ebookers' online tools, you can find affordable accommodation in Sofia and purchase discount tickets to local attractions.
Cheap flights from London to Sofia
Highlighted price = Cheapest round-trip flights
Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)
Lowest round trip fares by airline from London and Sofia
|Airline||Departure||Arrival||Travel dates||Round-trip fares|
|EasyJet||LON||SOF||Mon 13 Jan - Thu 16 Jan||€159|
|Bulgaria Air||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Fri 17 Jan||€208|
|Austrian Airlines||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Fri 17 Jan||€214|
|Lufthansa||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Fri 17 Jan||€220|
|LOT Polish Airlines||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Thu 16 Jan||€295|
|Turkish Airlines||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Thu 16 Jan||€300|
|British Airways||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Thu 16 Jan||€310|
|Air Malta||LON||SOF||Mon 13 Jan - Fri 17 Jan||€315|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Thu 16 Jan||€330|
|Aegean||LON||SOF||Mon 13 Jan - Fri 17 Jan||€462|
|Olympic Air||LON||SOF||Mon 13 Jan - Fri 17 Jan||€468|
|Air France||LON||SOF||Sun 12 Jan - Thu 16 Jan||€553|
London and Sofia airports and terminals
Airports in London, GB
Heathrow airport (LHR)
Distance from City Center: 22.5 kilometers
Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to SOF
Terminal Carriers Terminal 5 British Airways
Gatwick airport (LGW)
Distance from City Center: 39.2 kilometers
Stansted airport (STN)
Distance from City Center: 48.6 kilometers
Luton Airport (LTN)
Distance from City Center: 44.2 kilometers
London City Airport (LCY)
Distance from City Center: 11.9 kilometers
Southend airport (SEN)
Distance from City Center: 57.7 kilometers
Interesting facts about flights from London to Sofia
- 1 direct flights are operating from London to Sofia today.
- Today’s average time for a direct flight is 3h 5m.
- British Airways flight 890 (02:25 GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today’s earliest available flight from London to Sofia.
- British Airways flight 890 (02:25 GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today’s latest available flight from London to Sofia.
- Today’s shortest direct flight from London to Sofia (British Airways flight 890, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 3h 5m.
- Today’s longest direct flight from London to Sofia (British Airways flight 890, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 3h 5m.
Aircraft options between London and Sofia
|Airbus Industrie A320||British Airways|
|Airbus Industrie A321||British Airways|
Flight schedule for flights from London to Sofia on Mon, Dec 9, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|Turkish Airlines/Turkish Airlines||TK1984/TK1027||LHR||22:30||SOF||09:05||321/319||8hr 35min|
|Aegean/Olympic Air||A3609/OA307||LHR||22:15||SOF||09:50||321/320||9hr 35min|
|Olympic Air/Aegean||OA6609/A37307||LHR||22:15||SOF||09:50||321/320||9hr 35min|
|Olympic Air/Bulgaria Air||OA6609/FB1808||LHR||22:15||SOF||09:50||321/DH4||9hr 35min|
|Olympic Air/Olympic Air||OA6609/OA307||LHR||22:15||SOF||09:50||321/320||9hr 35min|
|British Airways||BA890||LHR||08:25||SOF||13:30||320||3hr 5min|
|LOT Polish Airlines/LOT Polish Airlines||LO286/LO631||LHR||06:30||SOF||13:55||734/E75||5hr 25min|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Bulgaria Air||KL1000/FB462||LHR||06:35||SOF||14:00||737/E90||5hr 25min|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||KL1000/KL3077||LHR||06:35||SOF||14:00||737/EMJ||5hr 25min|
|Lufthansa/Bulgaria Air||LH927/FB438||LCY||08:10||SOF||15:10||E90/E90||5hr 0min|
|British Airways/Alitalia||BA572/AZ7180||LHR||07:05||SOF||15:50||319/E90||6hr 45min|
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