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Sofia Airport attractions and Travel Tips

Sofia Airport is the main airport of Bulgaria, and services the capital city, Sofia. Yearly, it handles approximately 3.5 million passengers. It is located only 5 kilometers from the city center, making a car hire from the airport the perfect option for reaching the city, or for branching out into other areas of the country. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Sofia Airport car rental so that wherever you decide to go, you take control of your travels. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!

Inside Sofia Airport

September 16th 1937 is considered the birth date of Sofia Airport; by a Decree of Tzar Boris III, the airport's location was chosen for the construction of a civil airport. From 1951 to 1965, the passenger terminal and the runway were renovated by stages, the runway being extended to 2,720 meters to accommodate modern large turbo-jet aircraft. In 2000, Sofia Airport Terminal 1 underwent an extensive renovation; in 2006, Terminal 2 was constructed, and features modern architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Inside the airport you will find several food and drink options, as well as duty-free shops, souvenir shops, and newsstands.

Take advantage of your Sofia Airport car hire

Sofia Airport’s convenient location near a major highway allows you immediate access to Bulgaria’s road network. Sofia boasts some impressive religious monuments and structures which are well worth a visit; Petka Samardzhiyska Church, dedicated to the Martyr Petka Ikoniyska, is an impressive 11th century structure. The Banya Bashi Mosque, a remnant of the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria, is a 16th century mosque built over natural thermal spas. Close by you will find the Sofia Synagogue, which is home to a museum. 

Venture out into Central Bulgaria, also known as the Balkan range, where you will find the heart of the Bulgarian nation. The town of Veliko Tarnovo, which boasts dramatic medieval fortifications and antique houses along the River Yantra, is a favorite attraction of the area. Explore Varosh Quarter, a beautiful collective of 19th century buildings, which is now home to an array of souvenir and clothing shops.

You can make your Bulgarian vacation a road trip if you take your car across the border to visit places like Greece and Turkey.

Book now with HAPPYCAR and take full advantage of the flexibility and freedom of a car hire Sofia Airport. Our quick and hassle free service provides you with a great springboard into your adventures. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!