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How to Reach SOFIA

By Air

The Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport is well-connected with most of the prominent European cities like Paris, London, Munich, Rome, Amsterdam and more. Located in the eastern zone of the city, the airport is only a 10 km drive from the city’s center. The public bus on line 84 shuttles between the T1 and T2 Terminals of the airport, to the city center.

By Road

The Central Bus station or the Avtogara runs frequent buses under the public bus company ‘MATPU’ to major cities like Istanbul, Vienna, Belgrade, Macedonia and Athens.

Apart from the regulated taxis and limos plying from the airport to Sofia’s city center, the city is easily accessible by car or taxi from various neighboring cities like Kalotina on the Bulgaria-Serbia border, Burgas on the Black Sea, Macedonia via Kiustendil, and the central European belt of Slovenia-Serbia-Croatia and Serbia-Hungary. 

By Rail

The city’s major railway station Tsentralna Gara is well-connected with major European cities like Belgrade, Moscow, Kiev, Vienna, and Bucharest, with trains running frequently and managed efficiently by the Bulgarian State Railways.

Getting Around in SOFIA

Metro: With its efficient and developed Metro system operating from 5:00 am to 12:00 am, Sofia city is easily accessible from length to breadth. The two lines (Red M1 and Blue M2) connect the city center with the southeastern end of the city till the central train station through Lomsko Shose. .

Tram: As many as 15 tram lines operate throughout the city, carrying visitors through most of the city&r...

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Visa Requirements for BULGARIA

To enter Bulgaria, citizens of UAE do not require a visa for a stay of 90 days within a 6-month period starting from the date of issue of the visa. Citizens of the other Middle Eastern countries which are not a part of the UAE require a visa to enter the country unless they hold a valid Schengen Visa or a valid visa issued by Romania, Croatia, and Cyprus.

Expats living in UAE from the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and...

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