Cheap Flights from Manchester to Sofia

Flight information Manchester to Sofia

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Average flight time, total distance 1385 miles

3h 20min

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1 airport

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Flights from Manchester to Sofia

This information is correct as of May 2016


Airlines that fly from Manchester to Sofia

BH Air, easyJet, Jet2 and Thomson Airways all offer direct flights to Sofia from Manchester.


Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Flights to Sofia usually depart from Manchester Airport terminal 1. The only airline that doesn't fly from this terminal is Thomson Airways: they depart from terminal 2. Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport has a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops for travellers. Stores include big high street labels like Next, Fat Face, Boss and Jo Malone as well as airport essentials like WH Smith and Boots. There's also a Cloud Spa, if you need a little treat before boarding. Dining options range from British favourites at the Spud Factory, Mexican classics at Mi Casa Burritos, and quick on-the-go snacks from Burger King and Greggs. For a pre-flight tipple you can enjoy cocktails at Bar MCR or beer at The Grain Loft. Terminal 2 has a smaller selection of shops, although some big high street brands are available. Dining options include Frankie & Benny's, Caffe Ritazza and The Spinning Jenny.


Terminal Information – Arriving

Budget airlines land at terminal 1 while traditional airlines land at terminal 2. A free shuttle bus connects the two terminals. The airport is connected to the city centre by the red metro line. The journey takes around half an hour. Alternatively you can take bus #84, which calls at both terminals and takes about 40 minutes to reach the city. Remember to validate your ticket after boarding: you could face a fine if you forget. It's best to ignore ticket touts and book your taxi from the kiosk inside the airport. Another option is car hire from Sofia Airport, available from a range of rental car firms.


Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly from Manchester to Sofia. Try to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before departure.


What to expect in Sofia

Sofia is two hours ahead of Manchester and the currency is the Bulgarian lev. The temperatures in Sofia are very extreme compared to Manchester, with hot summers and freezing winters. Visit from June to August and you can expect average temperatures from 19 to 21°C, with highs of 24 to 28°C. In winter the average temperature drops below freezing, and lows of -4  to -2°C are common from December to February. In terms of spending money, you won't need much. Sofia is a wonderfully budget friendly destination. Dinner for two costs about £15.50* on average, while a pint of local beer is only about 80p*.


*Prices subject to change

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.