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Flights to Sofia in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 3,026Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Cheapest prices for Sofia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Sofia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
RM 3,535
February
RM 2,621
March
RM 3,101
April
RM 3,085
May
RM 3,197
June
RM 2,891
July
RM 2,722
August
RM 2,979
September
RM 2,698
October
RM 2,943
November
RM 2,054
December
RM 3,264
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Sofia is currently November; with January being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Sofia?

Average Sofia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
MY1 - SOF
Price
RM 2,054 - RM 3,997
SOF
Temperature
4 - 28 °C
SOF
Rainfall
28 - 81 mm
Flying to Sofia in June is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in Sofia so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. June is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Sofia?

The cheapest flights to Sofia are usually found when departing on a Friday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Monday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Sofia?

Sofia flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

There is a Yellow Brick Road in Sofia. Really. The bricks were a wedding gift to a Bulgarian Tsar from an Austro-Hungarian Emperor and they line a road that runs through the administrative centre of the Bulgarian capital, near most of the tourist landmarks.

One of the most important landmarks is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This enormous neo-Byzantine church (it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world), all green and gold domes, was built in memory of the Russian soldiers who died wresting Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1878.

Between Turkish and Russian influences (Bulgaria was a contented Soviet state for 50 years) and a dash of European Union “connectedness” (since 2007), Sofia is a fascinating place to visit.

At about 7,000 years old, it is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Long before there were cheap flights to Sofia, the Thracians, Greeks, Romans, Macedonians and Turks all flocked there for its life-giving mineral springs – there are seven independent springs in the city. It’s no exaggeration to say that this stylish city is one of the jewels of Eastern Europe.

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Sofia climate

Summers are balmy with temperatures usually in the low-20s (Celsius) and low humidity, although July and August can reach the high-20s. 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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When is the 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 or hiking trails in summer and the ski slopes in winter. In June the city hosts the popular Sofia Music Week and cheap flights to Sofia may be harder to come by.

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, but if you do not mind the cold and snow, Sofia has a wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural entertainment.

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Getting around Sofia

Sofia’s public transport 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 transport and taxis available, battling the horrible traffic isn’t worth it.

 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Sofia?

Sofia (SOF), located 6.7 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Sofia.

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