Sofia Airport transfers (SOF)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis from Sofia Airport 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?

Why do people book transfers at 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 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

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

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 actualnews.org, 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.