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Useful information for your flight to Bulgaria

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Bulgaria
  • What are the most popular cities to visit in Bulgaria?

    Some of the world’s most well-traveled cities are in Bulgaria. The most popular city to travel to in Bulgaria is Sofia, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 259% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in Bulgaria are Varna and Burgas.

  • What popular landmarks are in Bulgaria?

    Bansko Ski Resort is the most popular place of interest in Bulgaria. Many travelers make it a point to stop there while traveling to Bulgaria. Other popular landmarks and places of interest in Bulgaria would be Borovets Ski Resort, National Gallery for Foreign Art, or Dobrinishte Ski Resort.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Bulgaria?

    The best prices found on momondo for flights to Bulgaria are:
    $19 per person with Ryanair
    $28 per person with Lauda
    $28 per person with Wizz Air

  • What airlines fly to Bulgaria?

    Of the 8 airlines that fly to Bulgaria, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Aer Lingus happen to be the most favored based on our user data. Turkish Airlines is the most popular among the three airlines, with 49% of users choosing them for their travels to Bulgaria.

  • How long is the flight from United States to Bulgaria?

    Flight times from United States to Bulgaria vary, but if you’re flying out of Los Angeles and flying into Sofia (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 14h 30m on average. Another popular route from United States to Bulgaria is flying from Miami to Sofia, which will take roughly 13h 40m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.

  • What is the most popular airport in Bulgaria to fly to?

    The most popular airport in Bulgaria to fly to is Sofia, based on our data. In the past 12 months, 68% of all momondo users who traveled to Bulgaria chose to fly into Sofia airport, which is located in the city of Sofia.

  • How much are flights to Bulgaria?

    Flights to Bulgaria can be found for as cheap as $10 per ticket. However our users tend to find airfares to Bulgaria for around $1,175 on average. If you’re looking to find a good deal on your flight to Bulgaria, then you should consider booking if you find anything for $1,075 or less.

  • What is the best day of the week to fly to Bulgaria?

    Thursday is the best day of the week to fly to Bulgaria based on flight prices. Saturday is another affordable option. If you are looking to save money on flights to Bulgaria, then try to avoid flying out on a Sunday since this is when prices are at their highest.


Can I fly to Bulgaria from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United States to Bulgaria

Most visitors from United States will not be allowed to enter Bulgaria.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Bulgaria.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Bulgaria.

Can I fly back to United States from Bulgaria?

Returning to United States from Bulgaria

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Bulgaria must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Bulgaria are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Bulgaria at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Popular cities and sights

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Cheapest flight routes to Bulgaria

These routes have the cheapest flights to Bulgaria found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
ChicagoSofia11h 40m$424
New YorkSofia11h 40m$448
NewarkSofia12h 35m$453
BostonSofia12h 00m$514
MinneapolisSofia17h 03m$521
San FranciscoSofia15h 10m$528
ChicagoVarna14h 55m$530
PittsburghSofia15h 46m$534
WashingtonSofia12h 50m$540
SeattleSofia13h 25m$543
HoustonSofia18h 05m$543
MiamiSofia13h 40m$544
Los AngelesSofia14h 30m$546
AustinSofia17h 19m$550
AtlantaSofia13h 20m$551
BostonVarna15h 25m$551

Best things to do and see in Bulgaria

How long does it take to fly to Bulgaria?

Due to the size of the United States, the duration of flights to Bulgaria vary significantly depending on the airport you depart from. You can find flights to Bulgaria from the main US hubs. For instance, flights out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) can take from about 9h and 30min to around 10h and 30min before arriving at Sofia Airport (SOF) in the country’s capital. As for flights departing from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), it can take up to 12h to arrive in Sofia, Bulgaria. For travelers taking flights to Bulgaria from a west coast airport like Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), it can take up to 16h and 30min, depending on the route chosen. You can also find flights from the United States that land at another Bulgarian airport. For example, there are cheap flights to Varna Airport (VAR) that take about 10h and 30min from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Can you get nonstop flights to Bulgaria from the US?

Currently, there aren’t any nonstop flights to Bulgaria from the United States. However, there are plenty of options with only one layover to Sofia Airport, the main hub of Bulgaria. There are a few airlines, like Turkish Airlines, KLM, Delta Airlines, and Air France, that offer flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Sofia Airport with only one layover, generally at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Istanbul Airport (IST), or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). From Chicago O’Hare International Airport, there are routes with only one layover via LOT Polish Airlines, KLM, or Lufthansa. These layovers are usually at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, or Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC). The flights from Los Angeles International Airport with only one stopover are operated by companies like Lufthansa and Air France. These airlines have layovers mainly at Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

What is the best way to travel around Bulgaria?

One of the most reliable ways of traveling between Bulgarian cities is by bus. There are various bus companies offering routes, and it’s an affordable way of getting, for example, from Sofia to Varna in approximately 6h and 30min. Plovdiv is another very popular destination in Bulgaria, and traveling by bus is also the most reasonable way of getting there from Sofia; it takes up to 2h and 30min to make the journey. However, there are also short domestic flights that can get you to large Bulgarian cities like Varna from Sofia as well, saving on travel time. These short flights to Varna are operated by airlines such as Bulgarian Air and Ryanair. For those who wish to explore the smaller towns in Bulgaria and discover the more remote areas, like the Seven Rila Lakes or Cape Kiliakra, renting a car is the most convenient way of traveling, offering travelers the flexibility to move around at their own pace and have more freedom with their schedules.

Does a US citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Bulgaria?

US citizens are required to have a passport when traveling to Bulgaria, and your passport must be valid up to at least three months beyond your departure date out of Bulgaria. In addition, the name on the passport must coincide with the name on your plane ticket. As for Bulgarian visa requirements, US citizens do not have to obtain one as long as they don’t stay in the country for longer than 90 days.


Popular routes landing in Bulgaria

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Chicago to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time11h 40m
Cheapest price$424
Los Angeles to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time14h 30m
Cheapest price$546
Boston to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time12h 00m
Cheapest price$514
New York to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time11h 40m
Cheapest price$448
Tel Aviv to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time2h 45m
Cheapest price$16
San Francisco to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time15h 10m
Cheapest price$528
San Diego to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time15h 25m
Cheapest price$610
Miami to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price$544
Seattle to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price$543
Dallas to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time16h 39m
Cheapest price$557
Washington to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time12h 50m
Cheapest price$540
New York to Varna Flights
Fastest flight time10h 55m
Cheapest price$637
Minneapolis to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time17h 03m
Cheapest price$521
Fort Lauderdale to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time15h 30m
Cheapest price$574
Atlanta to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time13h 20m
Cheapest price$551
Denver to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time17h 15m
Cheapest price$558
Phoenix to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time17h 01m
Cheapest price$559
Tampa to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time15h 45m
Cheapest price$623
Houston to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time18h 05m
Cheapest price$543
Sioux Falls to Sofia Flights
Fastest flight time19h 06m
Cheapest price$1,101

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