Sofia Airport is located just 5km from the Bulgarian capital. As the country's main airport, it is served by a wide range of UK airlines including British Airways, easyJet, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways and Wizz Air. You can get flights to Sofia from a number of destinations within the United Kingdom, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester. On arrival, you can take a bus to the city center or hire a car and drive there in just thirty to forty minutes. A number of private operators and local hotels also provide regular shuttle services to and from Sofia Airport, and a free bus service operates between the two terminals every 30 minutes.
The historic city of Sofia is a major commercial and cultural hub, and also has many tourist attractions to keep visitors entertained. One of the most famous landmarks within Bulgaria's capital is the fourteenth century Hagia Sophia Church, with its elegant domed towers and gold detailing, while the Boyana Church is a treat for art lovers, housing medieval frescoes. You can also find out about the city's past at the National Archaeological Museum or see more than 1,100 animals at Sofia Zoo. You may enjoy taking a stroll or going for a bike ride in the popular South Park or discovering the sculptures in the attractive Boris' Garden. Sofia is also nestled at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, home to the oldest nature park within the Balkans. Visitors to the city can head to there to ski in the winter or to hike in the spring and summer.