Planning a trip to the Bulgarian capital? Here’s everything you should know before booking your cheap flights from London to Sofia.
How to get to London Stansted airport
The quickest way to get to London Stansted airport (STN) from central London is by taking the Stansted Express. It takes just over 45 minutes to reach the airport from Liverpool Street station in central London. Alternatively, you can use London’s underground railway and get to the airport in around an hour and a half. The National Express coach from the city centre is roughly a two hour journey. If you choose to drive to the airport ahead of your flights from London to Sofia there are short-stay, mid-stay and long-stay parking spaces available.
London Stansted airport: Overview
As you prepare to fly from London to Sofia you should plan to arrive at the airport with plenty of time to pass through security as Stansted can get very busy. Once you get through security, you’ll find all boarding gates located in satellite buildings around the main terminal. There’s plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants to relax in before boarding your flights from London to Sofia.
Sofia Airport: Overview
Sofia Airport (SOF) has two terminals. Ryanair operate out of Terminal 2. Right beside the terminal is the Sofia Airport Metro Station where Line 1 will bring you to the city centre. The airport also has three bus routes linking to the city centre. Line 84 goes to Sofia University from Terminal 2 and will bring you to the city centre. Line 184 also goes to Sofia University from Terminal 1 with a stop at Terminal 2. Line 384 serves Tsarigradsko shose Metro Station. There is a train station just 2.5km from the airport that connects to Bulgaria’s national railway system. If you plan on renting a car after your flights from London to Sofia you can use the Trakia motorway (A1) and arrive in the city centre in about half an hour. Check out Ryanair Car Hire for all the best deals.
What to expect on arrival in Sofia
Sofia is a city where it’s possible to have a good time without breaking the bank. Here’s what to expect once your flights from London to Sofia arrive:
Sofia is a beautiful city, filled with spectacular building such as The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - one of the most beautiful churches in Europe. Sofia is also renowned for its incredible street art. Just a short drive from the city centre, you’ll find Mount Vitosha, a paradise for skiers or hikers, depending on what time of year you visit. Find out more about the Bulgarian capital on Try Somewhere New.
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From London to Sofia: Practical Information
Sofia has a varied climate. Summers in the Bulgarian capital are very warm with temperatures in July and August hitting as high as 28°C during the day. In contrast, winters in Sofia bring a lot of snow, making it a great city to visit for an affordable ski break.
Getting around Sofia is pretty stress-free via public transport. The metro stops at a lot of the main attractions in the city and there are efficient bus, tram and train systems connecting the major sights too.
Bulgaria has its own currency which is called “lev” - make sure you exchange you pounds into lev before you fly from London to Sofia. You’ll also need to remember to take a travel adaptor when you’re packing for your flights from London to Sofia.
Head to Ryanair Rooms to find great deals on hotels in Sofia and save money on your next Ryanair flight.
Now that you know what is waiting for you in Bulgaria, check out Ryanair’s massive choice of London to Sofia cheap flights.