Holidays to Sofia

Settled since pre-historic times, Sofia has been ruled by Byzantines, Ottomans and Russians, and is today the capital of independent Bulgaria. The city takes its name from the Church of St. Sofia, dedicated to the Christian concept of wisdom. Sofia can demonstrate this quality throughout the year, for example during …

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How to get to Sofia

Here's what you need to know about getting to Sofia. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Sofia takes 3 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Sofia

Typical Holiday Price

£319 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Sofia varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Sofia.

Where to stay in Sofia

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Sofia, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Sofia

kevinzim | FlickrRila Monastery
Rila Monastery
Pippa Bates | Trip by SkyscannerAlexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Ivy | Trip by SkyscannerIvan Vazov National Theatre
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
Barbara Kossy | Trip by SkyscannerNational Historical Museum
National Historical Museum
Aleksander Dragnes | FlickrBoyana Church
Boyana Church
LRM | Trip by SkyscannerVitosha Boulevard
Vitosha Boulevard
Ivy | Trip by SkyscannerBorisova Gradina
Borisova Gradina
donald judge | FlickrCulture Park
Culture Park
access.denied | FlickrThe Mall
The Mall
Jen A | Trip by SkyscannerFree Sofia Tour
Free Sofia Tour

Reviews of Sofia

Cami Ganschow
Cami Ganschow

My heart will always long for Bulgaria! Delicious food, great history, Danube river, black sea, Balkan mountains, and such rich culture!

Thomas  Kakavas
Thomas Kakavas

Great city to discover, it has a lot to offer! Excellent value for money choice! History, architecture, nightlife combined!


Happy to see many murales in the centre of Sofia. Less happy to feel a chilling air at my arrival at 11.00 on May 21st

Michail Tens
Michail Tens

It's a cheap green capital and you can't visit the over 2000m high mountain.

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