Useful Info


By air

Bulgarian and foreign airline companies directly link the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, to all major European cities. Most of the major low budget companies also fly to Sofia – Ryanair, WizzAir, AirBerlin etc. Our domestic company Bulgaria Air offers convenient flight daily from most of the European cities.

Tickets can be purchased through CIM or by your local tour agent.

By train

Bulgaria is linked to almost all capitals and big cities in Europe by train.

By bus

Most of the European big cities and capitals are linked with Sofia by bus.

By car

Sofia is accessible from the main border checkpoints via national and international roads. There is a vignette tax to be paid as entering the country, prices are reasonable.

Public transportation from the Airport

There is a bus line available from Sofia Airport to Sofia City Center – BUS 84 and second line – BUS 384, which connect the airport with the closest metro station.

Metro Line M2 is connecting Terminal 2 of Sofia Airport and the congress venue – Park Hotel Moskva – Juliot Currie Station.

Price of one way ticket is 1,60 BGN

You can read more information about Sofia's public transport here.

Taxis are available at Sofia Airport – Terminal 1 and 2, Sofia Main Railway Station and Sofia Central Bus Station. Fares may vary but typically prices are not more than 1 BGN per kilometer. Please be advised to order your taxi from the designated kiosks and do not take proposals from random drivers outside the stations/terminals. The distance Airport–Park hotel Moskva costs between 10 and 15 BGN.


Transfers from the airport to the hotel and v.v. can be ordered to CIM Ltd. Organized by a special logistic system CIM representative will welcome each guest personally at Sofia Airport, lead him to the vehicle and help if necessary to handle problems with luggage and tickets. For the way back CIM will publish departure lists with exact set off time on info board next to the Registration desk to prevent problematical departure.

Prices are as follows:

  • One way transfer for 1 person – 16 Euro
  • One way transfer for 2 persons –20 Euro (all persons should subscribe at the same time)
  • Both ways transfer for 1 person – 30 Euro
  • Both ways transfer for 2 persons – 37 Euro (all persons should subscribe at the same time)

Transfers can be ordered from Sofia Airport, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, Sofia Central Railway Station and Sofia Central Bus Station incl. Serdica Station.

Please, do not forget to add the sum for your transfers to your bank transfer.

The central area of Sofia is not huge and is easily reachable within walking distance. Public buses and yellow cabs are the most prevalent modes of transportation. Public bus tickets cost 1,60 BGN (single ride) while an average taxi ride within the city is likely to costs ca. 7 BGN.

Bulgaria has the European Union's Common Visa Policy as a member country accepting European citizens freely. All non-EU citizens are required to have a passport to enter the EU with the appropriate visas. You can find out more about visas at If you need an invitation letter, please send a mail to .

The national currency is the Bulgarian Lev. Bank notes of the following denominations are in circulation: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 Levs. 1 Euro = 1,95583 BGN.
There are numerous foreign exchange offices and ATMs around the city centre. It’s always prudent to carry a little foreign cash, however, in case you can’t find an ATM or bank office nearby. You can always change cash at the hotel, though the commission will be high.
Make sure you have enough of the national currency when you plan to visit local markets and shops.

When a gratuity is not included in your bill, which is usually the case, 10% is customary. If service is outstanding, you could go as high as 15%. With taxi drivers, you usually just round up the sum if you have been happy with the ride or for the sake of convenience.

The climate in Bulgaria is moderate continental with beautiful blooming spring, dry and hot summer, long and pleasant autumn, and mild winter with lots of opportunity for skiing. The weather at the end of September might be warm and sunny but you may expect a lot of cold and rainy days. Daily temperatures usually range from 18 to 22 oC.

Summer time:      GMT + 3 hrs. (April through October)

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