Car rental Sofia Airport (SOF)

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Sofia Airport, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Nu Car Rentals
$17.34 / per day
Mini
Skoda Citigo or similar
Skoda Citigo
  • 4x
  • x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$17.89 / per day
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Lion Rent A Car
$18.37 / per day
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$27.96 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Standard
Toyota Avensis or similar
Toyota Avensis
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$34.82 / per day
Full-size
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
CarRent
$51.32 / per day
Minivan
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 9x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Easy Rent
$64.93 / per day
Premium
VW Touareg or similar
VW Touareg
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
EasyRentBulgaria
$76.34 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental at Sofia Airport! Then drive to Sofia’s city center and explore everything it has to offer—beautiful Orthodox Christian churches, excellent history and art museums and interesting architecture. Enjoy downtown, but be sure to drive your rental around the city to see how the locals live and check out the contrasting communist architecture.

A trip to Sofia wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the city’s public mineral baths or its colorful markets. And of course there’s Bulgaria’s delicious cuisine and Middle Eastern dishes from nearby countries.

Sofia is great, but the entire region has plenty to offer. Get a longer term car rental and you can drive east to Bulgaria’s Black Sea beaches or inland up into the mountains. Romania is to the north, and other neighboring countries like Turkey, Greece, and Macedonia also have plenty to offer. You can even get your rental car at Sofia Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Sofia Airport is also known as Letishte Sofiya.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Milan
  • Rome
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Madrid

Main airlines

Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Lufthansa, and easyJet

Terminals

The two passenger terminals are Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. A shuttle bus runs between them every 30 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location

Sofia airport is 10 km (6.2 miles) east of downtown Sofia. Bulevard Bruksel and Tsarigradsko shose are the main roads connecting the airport and the city.

Top car rental companies

Europcar, ACE Rent a Car, SIXT, Enterprise, and Alamo

Car rental desks

Most are located in Terminal 2, with a few also in Terminal 1. You’ll find them in the arrivals area of each terminal, right after customs.

Services and Facilities

There are numerous stores and duty-free shops, a sandwich bar, two cafeterias, three lounges, a currency exchange office, an ATM, two lost and found offices, a help desk, and a prayer room. Travelers with reduced mobility can easily access most facilities in Terminal 1 and all facilities in Terminal 2. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Shell station, open 24/7, is located at Christopher Columbus Bulevard 1592, less than a ten-minute drive from Sofia Airport. There are many other gas stations nearby.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Burgas (381 km / 236 mi)
  • Varna (440 km / 273 mi)
  • Plovdiv (144 km / 89 mi)
  • Bucharest (355 km / 220 mi)
  • Amsterdam (2,186 km / 1,358 mi)
  • Sunny Beach (406 km / 252 mi)

Travel information

Language
Bulgarian,
Turkish
Currency
BGN
Country code
359
Average car rental length
10 days
Economy car rental price
$25.62 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
6.5
  • Getting to the airport 7.5
  • Departure and check-in 7.5
  • Terminal facilities 5.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.6
  • Lounge 4.5

Sofia Airport (SOF)

  • IATA: SOF
  • ICAO: LBSF
  • Airport name: Sofia Airport (SOF)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 531 m / 1742 ft
  • Runway Surface: PMA
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 57,673
  • Passengers (per year): 6,490,096
  • Distance from City: 6.2 miles / 10 km E of town
  • Phone: +359 (0) 29372211
  • Email: public@sofia-airport.bg

When are car rental prices cheapest at Sofia Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Sofia Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Sofia Airport
$16.40
January
$29.50
February
$15.38
March
$37.70
April
$30.62
May
$26.95
June
$41.85
July
$46.75
August
September
October
November
$13.26
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Sofia Airport is December when prices for an Economy class start from $13.26. You can see that this is 54% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 72% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $46.75 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Sofia Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in May the average rental period is 12 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length at Sofia Airport
11
January
11
February
10
March
11
April
12
May
11
June
10
July
10
August
10
September
9
October
11
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Sofia Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Sofia Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in October.
Sofia Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
76%
January
115%
February
73%
March
75%
April
115%
May
118%
June
181%
July
161%
August
82%
September
57%
October
78%
November
71%
December

Top 6 Locations near Sofia Airport

7.2 km / 4.5 miles away
144.6 km / 89.9 miles away
Car Rental at Burgas Airport from $12.25 per day
343.4 km / 213.4 miles away
Car Rental at Varna Airport from $12.25 per day
371.0 km / 230.5 miles away

Top 6 Best Sofia Airport Suppliers in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
0035929373594
SOFIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2 - ARRIVALS HALL
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
0035929373594
TERMINAL 2 - ARRIVALS HALL
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+35929459266
SOFIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Surprice
Excellent 8.3
0035 988 836 6621 / 0035 988 272 1117
Bul. Christopher Columbus 1, 1592 Sofia
AddCar
Excellent 8.0
00359 893 444 343
Terminal 2 arrival hall bul. "Bruksel"
Nu Car Rentals
Nu Car Rentals
Very good 7.6
00359-7002-0225
18 Nedelcho Bonchev Str

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