Fly from Liverpool to Sofia
If you are looking for an alternative European city break, look no further than Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. This quirky, cultural hub is the ideal destination for couples and groups of friends, so plan your trip starting at Liverpool John Lennon Airport today. Flying with Ryanair from LJLA, our direct flights are quick and easy – so book your flights today!
Why you should go
Aside from being home to many major universities, museums and churches, Sofia is buzzing with vibrant and energetic restaurants and bars, as well as a having an incredible array of awe-inspiring street art scattered across the city. The architecture alone is worth a trip to Sofia; the city is over 6,000 years old, and as a result is home to Thracian, Roman and Ottoman remains, picturesque religious temples, Renaissance houses and modern, trendy buildings. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is unlike any building you will have ever seen before, and the Ivan Vazov National Theatre simply cannot be missed!
Sofia has developed into a modern, cosmopolitan city, yet the ancient history is still visible throughout the surrounding streets and nearby scenery. The incredibly beautiful Sredna Gora Mountain range surrounds the city, and Sofia sits within close range of the Vitosha Mountain – perfect if you fancy a day trip out of the hustle and bustle to do some country hiking. If you want to see something historical within the city itself, make sure you visit the Church of St. George, which was built by the Romans in the 4th century.
When you should go
Sofia’s summer generally tends to start during May and end during September, with mid-summer months averaging at around 30°C. Winters in Bulgaria’s capital tend to be very cold and snowy, so if you’re travelling at the beginning or end of the year, don’t forget to pack your coat, hat, scarf and gloves!
Where you should stay
The main street in Sofia is Vitosha Boulevard, so when searching for somewhere to stay, ensure you’re within walking distance of this area if possible. There are hotels, apartments and B&Bs to suit all styles and budgets throughout the city centre, so you won’t be short of somewhere to stay – just ensure you’re not too far out. If you are staying within walking distance of Vitosha Boulevard, it’s unlikely that you will need to use public transport at all during your stay.
Looking for something a bit different to do during your stay in Sofia? Make sure you see the following:
- See a puppet show - enjoy an evening at the theatre by watching a traditional performance by Sofia's Puppet Theatre. As one of Sofia’s best cultural activities, these puppeteers have been entertaining locals and tourists for more than 60 years.
- Spot the street art - keep an eye out whilst wandering around the city, and you’ll begin to notice the incredible array of street art in Sofia. From intricate, colourful murals to bold and beautiful graffiti, the city’s street art is definitely something worth looking out for.
- Visit Bitaka Flea Market - if you would like some weird and wonderful souvenirs, look no further than Bitaka Flea Market. From toys, jewellery and clothes to old photographs and vintage cameras, there’s something here for every type of shopaholic.
Ryanair fly frequently between Liverpool and Sofia. Flights from Liverpool to Sofia in Bulgaria fly into Sofia Airport are regular, quick and convenient and so perfect for business, tourism or as a jumping off point for a wider trip.
Once you have booked your flight to Sofia, Bulgaria why not check out Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s shops and restaurants, book a Fast Track security pass or a space in our luxury Aspire Premium lounge.
If you are arriving on one of the Ryanair flights from Sofia to Liverpool you might want to browse our Transport Section for information about onward journeys or use our Car Rental booking facilities.
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