Transfers from Sofia airport (SOF)

Immediate departure,
no need to look for a taxi on the spot
The driver will meet you
at the airport with a nameplate
Payment online
or in cash on-site
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TripAdvisor ★★★★★ 5
Google ★★★★★ 4,8
Feefo ★★★★★ 4,8
Reviews ★★★★★ 4,7

How the service works

1
You choose the route and a car You can order a car of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
2
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Specify the pickup date and time and choose a payment method. After booking, you will receive an email with the voucher.
3
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
At the right time, the driver will be waiting for you on-site. They will walk you to the car and take you to the hotel.
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. Boris Grinblat
Very relaxed trip, despite the long distance (I was traveling with two kids). The driver was nice and we had a great conversation. Mikhail
It was easy to make booking through the app. Once the booking is confirmed then they will send driver’s number to be contacted. The driver arrived on time, the car is so big and clean. Beyond my expectation. Raden Ristriana Rachmawati
Good communication prior to trip from Kiwitaxi. Driver arrived on time was well presented in a good Lexus car. Drove professionally and safely. Am using again. Jon Roberts
The driver arrived at my hotel just slightly before the pick-up time that had been arranged. He helped me with my luggage, has good driving skills and was courteous. I am very pleased with the service. Edward Clarke
Excellent service provided. Driver arrived for pick up on time and helped with the loading and unloading of our luggage on arrival at the airport. Very comfortable car with plenty of room for 3 passengers and suitcases. Driver was very polite and courteous. Would highly recommend. Michael Baker
The driver was waiting for us at the airport. The car was awesome and really comfortable and the driver dropped us off at the hotel door. Driver was polite and courteous and we will definitely use this service again. Michael Steers
Very comfortable minivan, great driver! All went well, we were picked up & arrived on time. Totally worth the money considering crazy Istanbul traffic ? Julia Zakharova
The driver was there waiting for us when we arrived, he was very pleasant and helpful and he got us to the destination in good time. The journey was very comfortable and I would be happy to use the service again. Thank you. Nicola Bell
The booking process was unbelievably fast and simple, the driver timely and polite and the journey, comfortable and affordable. Couldnt ask for more really. Abbie

Our partners

Fleet

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
Drinking water
Child seats
Extra hour of waiting
English-speaking driver

We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Wait time if your flight is delayed 1 h of waiting at the airport included.
Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
24-hour support
in English
By phone and on the website.

FAQ

How do I find and book a transfer?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.

Help

For any questions
Need help with your booking?
From 8 to 22 (GMT+3), on weekdays
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

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.