Links to airlines flying to Sofia



It is recommended that you hire a car from the airport and drive to Bansko. We can help you with car hire companies, directions and top tips for driving in Bulgaria. A hire car is a must if you are to properly enjoy everything on offer in Bansko and the surrounding area. Car hire can be found from 40 Euros per day upwards.

Alternatively there are buses running regularly from Sofia Central Bus Station (a short taxi ride from the airport). Using local buses is a very cheap and interesting way to travel if it suits your style and your pocket.


In winter if you are skiing each day, there is little need for a car so the norm is to get a taxi from Sofia airport to Bansko.

The Journey is approximately 2hrs and transfers cost between 60 and 100 Euros each way when pre-booked. You should book in advance from the many taxi companies offering transfers or you will pay much more if you get a taxi direct from the airport. It is advisable to state the number and size of cases and skis/boards when booking. Full details will be provided when you book an apartment. All costs stated are liable to change.



Sofia is the nearest airport. BA flies there from Heathrow, Whizzair from Luton, Easyjet from Manchester or Gatwick. Flights take around 3.15hrs from Gatwick. Transfers can be arranged to and from the airport by our management company who will also make sure the apartment is ready for your arrival and answer any questions you may have, as will the helpful reception staff.

If you are combining your summer holiday with another destination, we can thoroughly recommend an add on trip to Greece as Bansko is only 2 hours drive from the Greek border. Here you will find an unspoilt paradise. The island of Thassos (approximately 3 hours by road and ferry) is beautiful, greener and cooler than most of the other Greek islands.

Location of Bulgaria

Location of Bansko