Flying From Manchester
Manchester International Airport is one of the UK's major airports and is located in the North West of England. It is close to the M6 motorway and within easy access of the trans-Pennine M62 making it a major point of departure for people throughout the North. It boasts plentiful parking and the kind of facilities demanded by the modern traveller. Parking facilities include 'turn up and park', long stay parking and drop off points. For those choosing not to travel by car, the airport can be reached by coach, bus, Metrolink, train and taxi. Metrolink is ideal for passengers arriving from central Manchester and it stops at several stations en route.
Flights Manchester passengers can relax before departure at the lounges in Manchester Airport's three terminals. For those wanting to make some purchases there are also excellent shopping facilities available. There are well known restaurants, bars, snack bars and coffee houses at the airport, guaranteed to help passengers enjoy the best possible start to their holiday. Staff are also on hand to assist those with young children, or those who have mobility difficulties.
Those who have travelled a long way, or who prefer a good night's rest before taking flights from Manchester, will be pleased to know that there are several hotels close to the airport. A shuttle service allows those who have enjoyed a comfortable night's sleep to arrive for their flights in good time. Book flights from Manchester to Sofia by visiting the ebookers.com website.
Arriving at Sofia Airport
Sofia Airport is the busiest airport in Bulgaria, so expect a lot of hustle and bustle when you arrive. The airport, known locally as Letishte Sofia-Vrazhdebna, is located on Christopher Columbus Boulevard, about three miles east of the centre of the city. It serves as a hub for Air Via, BH Air, Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, and Wizz Air, so many flights arrive daily at Sofia Airport. Other major airlines that service this airport include British Airways, Air France, Air Berlin, and the discount airline easyJet. Search ebookers to find the cheapest flights to Sofia.
Ground Transportation Options at the Airport
You have a number of options to get from the airport to your final destination. If you have many pieces of luggage and want to take a taxi, the trip to the city centre is an affordable ten to twelve leva; however, you should only take a cab operated by one of the two airport-approved taxi companies. Both OK Taxi and the 91280 taxi company have counters at the airport where you can make arrangements for a cab with one of the English-speaking representatives. Avoid any unregulated or unauthorized taxis, as they may charge you much more than you expect to pay. A shuttle bus runs between Terminal 1 and the city centre, and public bus service on Lines 84 and 384 provides transportation to Sofia University, Mladost 1 Metro Station, and the city centre. Most major hotels also offer free shuttle service from the airport with advance notice.
Weather Conditions in Sofia
Sofia is often humid and has an average daily temperature of 10°C. The weather transitions quickly from summer to winter, with very little time that can be truly classified as spring or fall. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures dropping as low as -15°C. During the summer, the city experiences frequent heat waves, with temperatures exceeding 30°C. You should pack lightweight clothing if you plan to visit Sofia in the summer and cold-weather gear if you will be in the region during winter.
Things to Do in Sofia
Sofia is Bulgaria's most-popular tourist destination, so there are many things to do and see. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which is one of the country's national symbols, is a must-see attraction. The Boyana Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site and should be included in your itinerary. Using ebookers' online tools, you can find affordable accommodation in Sofia and purchase discount tickets to local attractions.
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia 5.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Sofia, this luxury hotel is steps from Saint Sofia Monument and Church of St. George. Archaelogical Museum and Ivan Vazov National Theatre are also ...
Best Western Premier Thracia HotelSolunska Street 30, Sofia 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Sofia, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Slaveykov Square and Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Archaelogical Museum and Church of ...
Hilton Sofia1 Bulgaria Boulevard, Sofia 5.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Sofia hotel is located in a shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Slaveykov Square, National Palace of Culture, and Vasil Levski Stadium. ...
Novotel Sofia115 N Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd, Sofia 4.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Sofia hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Megapark and European Trade Centre. Armeets Arena and Inter Expo and Congress ...
Sense Hotel Sofia16 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Sofia 5.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Sofia, this luxury hotel is steps from Monument to the Liberating Tsar and Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Russian Church and National Gallery ...
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia4 Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia 5.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Sofia, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Monument to the Liberating Tsar and National Gallery for Foreign Art. Alexander ...
Metropolitan Hotel Sofia64 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd, Sofia 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Megapark and European Trade Centre. Armeets Arena and Inter Expo and Congress Center are also ...
Best Western Plus Bristol HotelBul. Hristo Botev 69, Sofia 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Sofia Market Hall, Church of St. George, and Archaelogical Museum. Ivan ...
Grand Hotel Sofia1 Gurko Str, Sofia 5.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Sofia, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Slaveykov Square, Ivan Vazov National Theatre, and Archaelogical Museum. Church ...
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