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Overview: London to Sofia flight

distanceDistance1249 miles (2014 km)
durationAverage flight duration3 h
priceAverage plane ticket price£75 (€84)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesRyanair, Wizz Air, easyJet, Bulgaria Air, British Airways, Austrian Airlines or Lufthansa

Flights from London to Sofia cover the 1249 miles (2014 km) long trip taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet, Bulgaria Air, British Airways, Austrian Airlines or Lufthansa. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as £21, but the average price of plane tickets is £75. Travellers depart most frequently from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Sofia Airport.

Airlines

Ryanair, Lufthansa and Wizz Air London to Sofia

Find the best flights to Sofia from London with Omio's travel partners Ryanair, Lufthansa and Wizz Air from £21. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a plane and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct flights to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

  • Average Price: £21

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Ryanair when booking your flight tickets between London and Sofia due to the coronavirus:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Flights from London to Sofia

Travelling to Sofia is simple, with plenty of direct flights from London throughout the year. Travellers can take their pick from a range of low-cost airlines, choose morning or evening departures, and create a schedule that makes visiting Bulgaria easier than ever.

Which airlines fly from London to Sofia?

Airlines flying from London to Sofia include budget carriers like Ryanair and Wizz Air. You can also book tickets with easyJet, who provide a daily connection to Bulgaria's capital via London Gatwick.

How long is the flight from London to Sofia?

Journeys from London to Sofia take between three hours to three hours and 10 minutes, so it's not a long haul destination. Some airlines are faster than others. For example, easyJet typically covers the 1,500-mile distance in three hours.

How many flights are there from London to Sofia?

The number of flights from London to Sofia varies, but you can expect from 4-6 flights on any given day. Wizz tend to offer the largest number of flights in the summer, while easyJet run at least one flight per day, which often departs early in the morning.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from London to Sofia?

Departure airports: easyJet flights to Sofia depart from London Gatwick (LGW), Ryanair operate out of Stansted (STN), while Wizz uses London Luton (LTN), so you can easily find a convenient departure point. Each of these airports enjoys fast connections to central London stations like Victoria, Liverpool Street and King's Cross, and regular National Express coaches are an option as well. At the terminals, passengers can shop for designer labels, grab quick bites, sit down for meals or surf the internet thanks to free WiFi, which is available at all London airports.

Arrival airport: Flights to Sofia all land at Sofia Airport (SOF), which is located around 6 miles east of the city centre. After you arrive, you can rent cars from offices in the terminal or hail taxis. Alternatively, the city's Number 1 Metro line travels to the city centre in just 18 minutes. For those who need to log onto the internet after arriving, the airport offers 4 hours of free WiFi for all passengers.



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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight between London and Sofia?

Travel by plane between London, United Kingdom and Sofia, Bulgaria is: Restricted.

Is international entry into Sofia from London restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 07/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight from London to Sofia closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The restriction level for your return flight to London, United Kingdom from Sofia is: Partially open.

Is my return flight into London from Sofia restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Sofia?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 06/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to London from Sofia closer to your date of departure here.

How much does a cheap flight from London to Sofia cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap flight from London to Sofia for as little as £21  in the next 7 days.
How much does the flight from London to Sofia cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Sofia flight prices are on average £75  one way.
How far is it from London to Sofia by plane?
You should expect to travel around 1249 miles (2014 km)  to Sofia from London by plane.
How many hours does it take from London to Sofia by plane?
While the time it takes to travel 1249 miles (2014 km) from London to Sofia can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the flight duration from London to Sofia is on average 3 h.
Which airport for the flight from London to Sofia do I fly out of? Which Sofia airport from London do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Heathrow Airport   and arriving in Sofia Airport.

Where do I find the London airport for the flight to Sofia? Where is the Sofia airport?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from London Heathrow Airport, which is located approximately 14.3 miles (23 km) from the city centre.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Sofia Airport and need to travel approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 km) from the airport to reach the city centre in Sofia. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transportation options available from Sofia Airport to get you to the city centre in Sofia.

Which airlines can take me from London to Sofia?
For the best London to Sofia flight to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet, Bulgaria Air, British Airways, Austrian Airlines or Lufthansa. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services to Sofia from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
How far in advance should I book a plane ticket between London and Sofia to get the best deals?
The price of a one way plane ticket from London to Sofia is on average £75 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for flights from all possible airlines offering this trip. In general, you can find plane tickets from London to Sofia available a few months in advance.