Between the airport and the downtown is around 12 km.
By bus: Public bus line 84 travels to both terminals - the route is T2 -> T1 - Sofia University (metro station in the city center). Allow 30 to 40 minutes to reach the city center depending on traffic. You can get tickets from the news stands in both terminals, do not rely on buying tickets from the driver! It's cost just 1 lev or €0,50 Please make sure to purchase and punch your ticket after you board. You will need an additional ticket for any large piece of luggage/baggage (larger than 40/40/60 cm). If you forget to buy additional ticket for your large luggage/baggage, the fine is 20 leva or €10. The best place to change from bus 84 to the metro is Orlov Most (Sofia University metro station).
By taxi: Taxis in the airport are "regulated" and there are only companies, that are allowed to service the airport :"OK Taxi and "91280". The fare to the city center should be about 10-12 leva. More information here: . Unfortunately there are many touts that will try to ask you if you need a taxi as you exit the departures area. These guys will seriously overcharge you.
When you exit the customs/declarations door, turn to your right. You will see an office for OK Taxis in front of you. They speak English so the best thing is to give the person your destination. They will check it and then print out a slip with your taxi number on it. This saves having to explain to the taxi driver! The taxis are out the doors to your right. Go through these and a taxi controller will point you to your taxi. To reassure you, you'll see a big queue of "OK" taxis lined up with "O.K. (973 2121)" written on them in blue writing with the two dots in red. However, if you go straight out to the roadway rather than right, there are unregulated taxis. You should be careful, because there are taxis, which imitate the logo of the O.K. and the phone number. Before hiring a taxi look at the right-front-door window - there should be a tariff. The normal tariffs are: initial fee (about 0.70 lv), daily price per km (about 0.79 lv), night price per km (about 0.90 lv), price per minute of stay (about 0.22 lv), price for ordering a taxi via phone (about 0.50 lv). Please, check these figures and if you see ANY figure greater than 1.00 lv, do not take this taxi!
From the airport to the Central Bus/Train Station
From the airport you catch bus #84 and get off at the Pliska bus stop (it's a popular place, just ask someone in the bus, there is a building called Pliska). Then from the Pliska bus stop you should catch one of those buses: 404, 305, 413, 214, 213. Any of them will take you to the central bus/railway station.
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