About Sofia

Let's have a look around into background of Sofia

County: Independent City
Province: Sofia City
Country: Bulgaria
Latitude: 42.6833333
Longitude: 23.3166667
Time zone: Eastern European Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Sofia

Climate:  Humid Continental Climate
Best Time to Visit: June to September


 It is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria with 1,260,120 (2015 Census)people live in the city and 1,681,666 (2015 Census) people live in its metropolitan area.The city is at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country.

Distance from Sofia center to Airport

 The closest major airport to Sofia, Bulgaria is Sofia Airport (SOF / LBSF).
Driving Distance: 8 miles / 13 km
Driving Time: 15 Minutes
Languages: Bulgarian followed by Turkish, Romani and English.

Modes of transport

Airport:  Sofia Airport
Rail: Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ)
Road: Bus: Eurolines Bulgaria and MATPU 96.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 8 – 10 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: Not Compulsory
Housekeeper: Not Compulsory
Concierge: Not Compulsory
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: Not Compulsory  

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Plovdiv,
  • Koprivshtitsa,
  • Rila Monastery

Emergency Contact Numbers in Sofia city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 160/166/150
Railroad: (02) 932 41 90 (Bulgarian State Railways)
Airport: +359 2 937 2211 (Sofia Airport)
Hospital: +359 2 488 9999 (Medical Center St. Petka)


Hippielandia Festival 
Art Digital Festival
Sofia Music Weeks 

Tourist Attractions

Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
 Vitosha Mountain
Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

Theatre & Concerts

National Opera and Ballet
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
Sofia Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Sofia

Crystal Steak House
Sage Bistro

Top Shopping Centers in Sofia

Paradise Center
Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali)
Zhenski Pazar Women's Market

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

City Garden
Art Alley Gallery
Earth and Man National Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Classic Chicken Fried Steak  – Hill's Cafe 
Migas Plate – Cisco's Restaurant Bakery and Bar 
Sturdy Salad –  Mother's Cafe and Garden

Sports Club

PFC CSKA Sofia – Football
Irbis-Skate Sofia – Ice Hockey
PFC Levski Sofia – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: ?? 3.00     
Taxi: ?? 0.80  (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): ?? 1,032.18     
Cheap meal: ?? 10.00 
Gasoline: ?? 2.05 / litre
3 course meal: ?? 40.00