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Flights to Bulgaria in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price£119Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from£24From London to Sofia

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Bulgaria right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Bulgaria at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Bulgaria citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: Bulgaria has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary,, Latvia, Lithuania, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Sweden. Nationals of the above countries and their family members may still enter Bulgaria. Bulgarian nationals, permanent residents, and long-term residence permit holders may also enter the country. However, those arriving from risky countries are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may transit through Bulgaria to return to their countries of residence. Nationals of Turkey, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro may also transit through Bulgaria to return to their countries of residence. Healthcare professionals, transport personnel, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country. All travelers arriving from Italy at Sofia airport (SOF) must fill out a questionnaire in the presence of a health inspector. Bulgarian passports and national ID cards which have expired on or after March 13, 2020 will be considered valid with a prolongation of 6 months.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

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Cheapest prices for Bulgaria flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Bulgaria found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£65
February
£87
March
£94
April
£121
May
£93
June
£103
July
£125
August
£162
September
£108
October
£104
November
£59
December
£64
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Bulgaria is currently November; with August being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Bulgaria?

Average Sofia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LON - SOF
Price
£59 - £217
SOF
Temperature
4 - 28 °C
SOF
Rainfall
28 - 81 mm

Peak season:

The weather in Bulgaria is lovely and warm from Spring until the end of Autumn, and even then the sun stays shining until after Christmas. You’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Bulgaria throughout the peak of Summer, July and August, although these months can get unbearably hot. Spring is a fantastic time to secure cheap flight tickets and avoid crowds of tourists. Although Sunny Beach is becoming increasingly popular as so many tourists flock there during the Summer you’ll find the beaches crowded with many rowdy, often drunk, tourists roaming the streets.

Off season:

December to the end of February is the coldest time of year to visit. January and February can sometimes see temperatures plummet into -20s and snow will fall sometimes knee deep or higher. That said, skiing and Winter sports can be enjoyed in many of the resorts scattered around Bulgaria. There are good mountain resorts near Sofia and you’ll find the cheapest flights to Bulgaria around the Winter. Around April and early May you’ll find cheap flights to Bulgaria and get a mix of weather. It will be pleasant and hot but nights bring rain and spectacular thunderstorms.

When is the best time to book a flight to Bulgaria?

Secure your flight tickets a couple of months in advance to grab the best deals. If you want to avoid the tourists then opt for Spring or late Autumn, although some attractions might be closed. The heat in Summer can be unbearable for some people so consider that before you book your flights to Bulgaria. If you can be flexible with your dates and your location then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Bulgaria, especially if you book in advance. Avoid the Winter as the conditions can be very harsh and extremely cold, however snow is guaranteed so if you enjoy the cold you’ll find great deals on flight tickets.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Bulgaria?

The cheapest flights to Bulgaria are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Bulgaria?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Bulgaria. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Bulgaria?

Flights from London to Sofia, Bulgaria: 3 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Burgas, Bulgaria: 3 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Sofia, Bulgaria: 3 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Burgas, Bulgaria: 3 hours 50 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Ryanair, British Airways and Bulgaria Air all provide cheap flights to Bulgaria. Wizz Air are commonly used to travel though and although you’ll sacrifice comfort you’ll find the cheapest flights to Bulgaria with them. Ryanair are another cheap airline but they do add on a big fee during the Summer if you wish to take checked in luggage with you. British Airways are probably the comfiest to fly with and you get complimentary food and drinks with them too. That said you’ll spend more money for the flight tickets so in the end it’s down to your preference.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Sofia:

Travelling around Sofia is extremely easy and very cheap thanks to the metro system in place. For 1 Bulgarian Lev you can hop on the metro and stay on it as long as you need. From the airport you’ll want to jump on the Sofia Metro Line 1 and then at Serdika you’ll have to change for Line 2. It takes around 20 minutes or so. There are also bus options available and once you get to the city you can travel around via trams. Taxis are available from outside of the airport too, however, make sure you agree on a price beforehand. Although Sofia is perfectly safe, it would be better not to travel alone in a taxi at night.

Burgas:

If you have booked your flights to Bulgaria during the Summer and are going to experience Sunny Beach then you’ll fly into Burgas. You can get bus number 15 into the city centre of Burgas and then change there for a bus to Sunny Beach. It’s the cheapest way to get there and is reliable too. If you’re not travelling to Sunny Beach then you can just get off the bus in the centre of Burgas and find your hotel. You could opt for a taxi if you have a lot of baggage however you’ll end up spending a lot more money than if you choose to use the bus.

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How popular are flights to Bulgaria this year?

Flights to Bulgaria have seen a 77% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

Cheap flights to Bulgaria in April, May 2021

The best prices found for SOF flights for April, May
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£24pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
SOF
Sofia
SOF
Sofia
Ryanair
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London Stansted
16 Apr - 23 Apr
£34pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
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SOF
Sofia
SOF
Sofia
Ryanair
Direct
STN
London Stansted
16 Apr - 17 Apr
£39pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
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SOF
Sofia
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Sofia
Ryanair
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London Stansted

Bulgaria 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Bulgaria found for this year
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£24pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
SOF
Sofia
SOF
Sofia
Ryanair
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London Stansted
16 Apr - 23 Apr
£34pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
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Sofia
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Sofia
Ryanair
Direct
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London Stansted
22 Jun - 13 Jul
£39pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
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1 STOP
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Last minute flights to Bulgaria

Late deals on return flights to Bulgaria, departing today and this week
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£24pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
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Sofia
SOF
Sofia
Ryanair
Direct
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London Stansted
23 Apr - 25 Apr
£44pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
SOF
Sofia
SOF
Sofia
Ryanair
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London Stansted
23 Apr - 2 May
£47pp
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London Stansted
Ryanair
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Sofia
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Ryanair
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London Stansted

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