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Cheap flights to Sofia, Bulgaria

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$959Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from$732From Las Vegas to Sofia
One-way from$247One-way flight from Las Vegas to Sofia

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Sofia right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Sofia along with the rest of Bulgaria. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Bulgaria has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or family members of nationals of the European Union, the Schengen Agreement States (including San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City). Nationals of the UK, Albania, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, and Uruguay may also enter the country.

Entry requirements

All travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to arrival. The Bulgarian border authorities must be presented with a document showing a negative result, written in the Latin method (PCR), which contains the names of the person according to the identity document with which he travels, data about the laboratory that performed the test, and the date on which the PCR test was performed.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers who do not have a negative PCR test performed in the last 72 hours will be required to self-isolate at home for 10 days. Bulgarian citizens, residents, and their immediate family members may opt to undertake a mandatory 10-day quarantine period upon arrival to Bulgaria in lieu of providing evidence of a negative PCR test result. The option of a 10 day quarantine on arrival, in lieu of a PCR test for people legally resident in Bulgaria, can be shortened if they present a negative PCR test performed within 24 hours of arriving in Bulgaria. The quarantine requirement will be revoked within 24 hours of submitting the document demonstrating the negative PCR test result.

Transiting rules

Nationals and long-term residents of the EU, Schengen countries, or the UK and their family members may transit through Bulgaria to their country of residence, and nationals of North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, or Turkey can transit to return to the country of which they are nationals. Transit is only permitted when the traveler will immediately depart Bulgaria.

All other info

Bulgarian passports and national ID cards which have expired on or after March 13, 2020 will be considered valid with a prolongation of 6 months.

If you are looking to book a trip to Sofia and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Sofia flights by month

January
$646
February
$663
March
$688
April
$729
May
$841
June
$980
July
$923
August
$830
September
$706
October
$697
November
$667
December
$693
January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Sofia. At this moment in time June is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Sofia?

LAS - SOF
Price
$646 - $1,017
SOF
Temperature
39.2 - 82.4 °F
SOF
Rainfall
1.1 - 3.19 inches
The best time to fly to Sofia is during January, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Sofia peak to their warmest. June tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Sofia?

The price you pay for your flight to Sofia may vary depending on when you book.For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 61 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Sofia?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Sofia. Flying on Monday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Sofia?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Sofia. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

Don’t book flights to Sofia for the typical must-see checklist of tourist attractions found in other European cities. The capital of Bulgaria doesn’t have much to offer visitors by way of castles, churches and monuments, but Sofia is full of fascinating people and off-the-beaten-path gems that appeal to any kind of traveler.

Travelers eager to explore Bulgaria start with a flight to Sofia. Look away from the drab buildings and traffic-filled roadways in the city center and explore Sofia by foot. At stop at a local coffee house or sidewalk café offers more to tourists than a walk through the city center. The open-air bars and restaurants greet visitors with a savory meal and a refreshing beverage before heading off to discover the rest of Bulgaria.

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Sofia climate

Summers are balmy with temperatures usually in the 70s (Fahrenheit) and low humidity, although July and August can reach the 80s. Winters are cold with below freezing temperatures December through February.Rain is typical any month of the year, especially in April and May. In winter, Sofia gets snow instead, most of it falling from December to February.

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Best Time to Fly to Sofia

Peak Season:

Sofia is busy in summer and winter, mostly with visitors on their way to the Black Sea resorts. Hiking trails in summer and the ski slopes in winter are popular so it’s wise to book Sofia flights and accommodations early. In June, the city hosts the popular Sofia Music Weeks.with a reputation for being a party town, the nightlife is exuberant around the clock and year-round. The clubs also host varied and eclectic performances from traditional Bulgarian music to punk, reggae, and metal.

Off Season:

Winter is when you are less likely to find tourists lingering in the city. If you do not mind the cold and snow, find cheap flights to Sofia during the winter months and explore the wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural entertainment.

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Getting around Sofia

Sofia’s public transportation network of buses, trolleys and trams reaches all corners of the city from early morning to late evening. Buy tickets from street kiosks. Fares are cheap, but one-day and multiple-day tickets will save you even more money. The metro doesn’t hit tourist attractions or hotels. Be prepared and travel with a map, and don’t be afraid to ask locals for help. Despite public transit system’s extensive coverage, stops aren’t well-marked and contain little if any information. For a bit more money, you can travel in a private minibus, which is faster than a regular bus. Don’t worry about buying tickets ahead of time, just pay the driver when you board. Calling for a taxi can get lost in translation. Most dispatches don’t speak English, but the fares are reasonable as long as you’re not overcharged. Make sure the meter is running and know where you’re going. Drivers expect you to know where you’re going and often need you to give directions. Don’t drive in Sofia. With public transportation and taxis available, battling the horrible traffic isn’t worth it.

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Sofia Travel Information

Mineral Baths 

If you’re looking for an incredibly relaxing way to enjoy nature, then consider a flight to Sofia to experience the amazing mineral baths. You’ll know them by the striped façade outside and beautiful ceramic decorations. This architectural gem has undergone a lot of restoration since its start in 1911, and has become the centerpiece of the little square it resides on, right near the Banya Bashi Mosque. Nearby, there is also a serene flowing fountain that locals drink from.

 

National Gallery for Foreign Art 

For artsy travelers looking for a flight to Sofia, the National Gallery for Foreign Art is the place to be. Although you won’t find any world-class treasures here, you’ll experience the little known pieces that are surely worth discovering. Indian wood carvings, Burmese Buddhas, African tribal art, and Japanese prints are all part of the mix.

 

Royal Palace 

Built as the headquarters for the Ottoman Police, the Royal Palace has an intriguing history. When local hero Vasil Levski was tried and tortured publicly at this site in 1873, Bulgaria’s royal family was in an uproar. After the liberation, they took over the land and building and deemed it their new residence. Now, is encapsulates the National Art gallery as well as the Ethnographic Museum with a park and statues. So when you step off your flight to Sofia, be sure to check this place out for some historical perspective.

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