A trip to Bulgaria
Hop aboard a Nice-Sofia flight and Bulgaria is yours to discover. We promise you lots of fantastic finds! It may be the most modest of EU countries, but it’s not the least interesting! Its long history has been enriched by the Thracians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and the Russians. That means your Nice-Sofia direct flight will open the door to a whole world of charms, with multiple influences. There are Roman ruins, mosques, Orthodox monasteries and Soviet monuments. Then there’s the Black Sea…
Cathédrale Alexandre Nevsky Sofia
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The formalities for travelling to Sofia
- Formalities: Despite being a member of the EU, Bulgaria is not part of the Schengen Area. Nevertheless, European citizens do not need a visa to enter the country. However, a valid passport or identity card will be required when you arrive in Sofia.
- Currencies: the Bulgarians pay for their famous yoghurts using their national currency, the lev. There are about 4 lev to 1 euro.
Your Nice-Sofia direct flight
The only flight to Sofia from Nice with no stops is with Wizz Air. This Hungarian low-cost airline, specialising in Central and Eastern Europe, offers you the chance to discover the Balkans at the best price, with its low-cost Nice-Sofia flights. Wizz Air flies from Terminal 1 of Nice Airport.
For Nice-Sofia flights with Wizz Air, as for all flights within Europe, get to the airport at least an hour before your departure time, with your boarding pass ready. Allow an extra quarter of an hour if you need to check in at the airport or put bags in the hold.
Departure airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 1 Arrival airport Sofia Airport Arrival terminal Terminal 1
Arriving at Sofia Airport
In Sofia, Wizz Air will land at Terminal 1. A shuttle bus leaves every 30 minutes to Terminal 2, where you can find most of the car rental companies and the metro.
It is around 10 kilometres to the city centre. To get there, you have several travel options:
- the metro: line 1 will take you to the heart of the Bulgarian capital in less than 20 minutes. The station is at Terminal 2.
- the bus: from Terminal 1, lines 84 and 184 will get you to the centre in 30 to 45 minutes.
- a taxi: the airport’s official partner, OK Supertrans, provides yellow taxis in front of Terminal 1.
- a hire car: there are around 15 specialist car hire companies competing for your business. Remember: only a third of them have a desk in Terminal 1. The others are in Terminal 2.
What to do in
Although still a little-known destination among the general public, Sofia is well worth a visit. For a start, it is the departure point for a great discovery: that of Bulgaria, the plains of Thrace, the Rose Valley, the shores of the Black Sea… This little state (which can be crossed in just four hours) is especially enchanting because it is modernising in leaps and bounds, without forgetting its roots. Its offer for tourists is just one example of this! It combines comfortable accommodation, low everyday costs, untamed landscapes and a well-preserved heritage.
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Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Sofia flight take?
The average flight time for a Nice-Sofia direct flight is 2h15.
Which airline provides the Nice-Sofia direct flight?
Low-cost airline Wizz Air is the only airline offering direct flights from Nice to Sofia.
How many Nice-Sofia flights are there per week?
Wizz Air offers two flights per week, on Monday and Friday.
How much does a Nice-Sofia flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Sofia return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 137€ .
What is the time difference between Nice and Sofia?
Sofia and the whole of Bulgaria are an hour ahead of Nice.
What is the best time of year to visit Sofia?
Like all European capitals, Sofia is a wonderful destination all year round.
As a winter escape, the Vitosha massif offers the joys of speeding down the slopes or snow-shoeing.
Autumn is a great time to take in the beauty of Plovdiv.
In spring, from May to June, make sure you set aside a few hours for a trip to admire the Rose Valley.
In summer, abandoning the city to have fun by the Black Sea is irresistible.