Transfers from Sofia airport (SOF)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Sofia airport (SOF)?

Why do people book transfers from Sofia airport (SOF)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Sofia airport (SOF) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

The driver met in time. He was very friendly. The trip was exelent, the driver proposed 15 min rest in the middle (we rode for more tham 3 hours). No complains, will definitly use this servoce ahain if needed.
Very relaxed trip, despite the long distance (I was traveling with two kids). The driver was nice and we had a great conversation.
I received the driver’s contact and let him know that our flight was delayed. He was waiting for us when we exited the airport. He was extremely friendly and helpful, giving us water and sweets for the journey. The vehicle was comfortable and the journey was easy. Very satisfied ?
The driver was very polite and arrived on time. It helped that he confirmed my name and showed me the reservation details. The car was clean and the driver drove carefully (without being on his cell phone at all). I used kiwi twice and I would recommend it to visitors in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The driver was on time. The trip was fast and pleasant. The driver was very attentive and as it is ours first time to Montenegro, he was telling us interesting facts and showing places around. All together was an excellent trip!
The service was great. Our driver was on time, friendly, and made sure that we were at the correct pier before he left, since it was a lesser used pier. All in all excellent! Thank you.
The service provided was excellent. The driver was waiting for us in the arrivals department, and even though we were 30 minutes late, he was very kind, gentle and helpful. We arrived at our destination without any problems. We are very happy with his services. Totally recommended.
Thank you very much. The driver was early at our pick up point, extremely helpful throughout the journey and a very good driver. We had a comfort stop about half way and had a chance to buy drinks. Our vehicle was spacious and comfortable for the 4 hour journey. Our friends will make a booking for their return trip to Saigon on Monday.
Easy to book and pay. Driver was waiting for us and was extremely friendly and welcoming. Lovely vehicle and smooth trip (child booster seats were ready as requested). Would def use again.
Driver was on time with an easily readable sign, easy to spot. Car was clean, driver nice and brought me directly and quickly to the hotel.

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Sofia Airport

This International Airport enjoys an excellent reputation among tourists. Tourists like it for the thoughtful planning, spacious waiting rooms, as well as cleanliness and a courteous staff. The airport has two terminals. You can move between them on the free shuttle, which runs from 7:00 to 20:00, every 30 minutes. From the airport, shuttles go not only to the capital of Bulgaria, but also to the ski resorts of Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo, as well as to Sunny Beach and the city of Plovdiv.

How to get from Sofia Airport to Sofia City Center or the other way round

The road from the airport to the city is 5 kilometers long. You can reach the center of the city by:

  • minibus № 30. The same shuttle runs between the airport terminals. For a small fee, it will take you to the area of Lyulin in Sofia, where many popular hotels are located;
  • bus. Two routes can reach Sofia: №384 departs from the Terminal 2 and runs from 6:00 to 23:00; No. 84 departs from the Terminal 1, but stops at Terminal 2 and near the metro station "Letishte Sofia". These buses run every 20 minutes, and travel time is 30 minutes;
  • metro. The underground station "Letishte Sofia" is connected to the Terminal 2. The metro is open from 5:30 to 00:00. You can reach the city in just 18 minutes;
  • taxi. You can order an official taxi either at the airport or by phone or online;
  • transfer. You can order a transfer from Sofia Airport to the city center on the official Kiwitaxi website.

If you are going to the city center by metro, you need the "Serdika" station. There you can also change trains to reach bus and railway stations.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Sofia Airport to the City Center (taken on the spot or ordered via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

You won't get into an accident. Bulgaria is among the top ten countries with the greatest number of traffic accidents. However, Kiwitaxi drivers always drive carefully.

You won't use a "fake" taxi. In Bulgaria, many private taxi drivers disguise themselves as one respected taxi company in Sofia. The only difference is one letter in the name of the company.

Don't pay for extra miles. Nowhere taxi drivers cheat with taximeters more than in Bulgaria. According to, during the check, devices on the taximeter increasing the mileage were found among a third of drivers. The price of the transfer is known in advance and is fixed, i.e. it cannot be changed after the prepayment.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Three times more expensive than a taxi. A taxi trip from Sofia Airport to the city usually costs 5-6 euros, while the transfer costs at least 20 euros.

Transfer from Sofia Airport vs. City Bus

Advantages of a private transfer

You will reach the St. Sophia Cathedral without changing. Minibus shuttle will take you from the airport only to the sleeping area of Lyulin.

You won't be stowaway. A bus ticket bought from a driver has to be punched. Otherwise, you will receive a fine of 20 euros. By the way, tickets are checked regularly.

The luggage won't be a problem. Luggage requires a separate ticket in the city bus. If you didn't know about it and forgot to buy it, you will be fined. In addition, you won't even fit in a shuttle. A Kiwitaxi transfer can be selected depending on the size of your luggage.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Much more expensive. The bus ticket costs no more than 1 euro.

Transfer from Sofia Airport vs. Metro

Advantages of a private transfer

You don't need to look for a metro station. If you arrived at Terminal 1 at the airport, you will first have to go to the Terminal 2 where you can find the subway with the help of blue signs. This is not convenient, especially if you carry luggage. The driver of the transfer will meet you at the arrival zone and lead you to the car.

You will not waste time in the turnstile zone. Tickets for the subway have a magnetic bar code, which often fails to work. You have to squeeze through the queue so that the cashier could guide you through the turnstile "manually".

No restrictions for bicycles. It may seem strange, but If you have a bicycle, you can use the metro in Sofia only after 21:00.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

More expensive. A subway ticket costs 0.8 euros.

You won't get into a traffic jam. This problem is becoming acuter each year in the city.