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Fares from $128 One Way, $214 Round Trip from Sofia to Istanbul

Prices starting at $214 for return flights and $128 for one-way flights to Istanbul were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Sofia to Istanbul

Origin Airport IATA CodeSOF
Destination Airport IATA CodeIST
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Sofia Airport

Whenever you need to book flights from Sofia, Bulgaria, use Orbitz.com to get the best deals. Sofia Airport, also known as Letishte Sofia-Vrazhdebna, serves those flying in and out of the city. It is approximately three miles east of the city's center and served over 3.4 million passengers in 2011. Air France, Australian Airlines, British Airways, Easyjet and Bulgaria Air are just a few of the major airlines available at the airport. You can find great deals on domestic and international flights from this city on Orbitz.com

Transportation to Sofia Airport and Airport Parking

Public transportation is available throughout the city of Sofia. There are railway stations, bus stations, tram stations and trolley stops, and each form of public transportation provides passengers with direct access to Sofia Airport. Over 13,000 taxicabs operate in the city, and there are private passenger vans available in Sofia as well. Airport parking is available to those who decide to drive. There are 400 outdoor parking spaces available at Terminal 1, and 800 indoor parking spaces are available at Terminal 2. Short-term parking starts at 2 BGN for one hour and increases substantially the longer you stay at the airport. Long-term parking starts at 60 BGN for five to 15 days and 80 BGN for 15 to 30 days. After 30 days, each additional month costs 140 BGN.

Sofia Airport Dining Facilities

If you have time before your flight, you can grab a bite to eat at Jimmy's or Cool Wings. You can also grab a cup of coffee and a snack at Mimo Café, World News Café or Sky Café. Book your flights from Sofia to any destination in the world on Orbitz.com.

Istanbul Area Airports

Orbitz.com offers cheap flights to Istanbul and vacation packages that let you explore this fascinating city, which spans two separate continents. The main airport for the city, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, is located on the European side of the city, about 24 kilometers from the downtown area. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, about 35 kilometers southeast of the city center. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport handles flights from over 70 airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Air France. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves over 30 airlines, including Sky Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.

Getting to the Airport

From Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, arriving visitors can opt to take the metro train or sea bus into Istanbul. The Sabiha Gokcen airport shuttle makes regular trips from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to various points within the city, and it costs 10 euro per person. Visitors can also get into the city from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport via sea bus or public bus. Both airports are also accessible via taxi.

Weather Conditions in Istanbul

In the summer, high temperatures average around 82 degrees Fahrenheit in June and July and drop to lows of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rain is uncommon in the summer, although the humidity remains high during the summer months. Winters are often cold and snowy. In January, temperatures average between 37 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to be mild, and the bargain prices offered during these seasons make them ideal for a visit.

Vacationing in Istanbul

Take in a bit of history with a visit to Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, or one of the many Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city. Archaeology museums are another popular attraction, or you can get tickets for a cruise on the Bosphorus to get a view of the city from the water. Once you know the sights you want to see in Turkey, check out Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.

Flights from Sofia to Istanbul - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Sofia to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines will fly you directly from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.), which means you won't have to worry about switching planes or missing your connecting flight on this route.

What is the shortest flight from Sofia to Istanbul?

Keep that movie marathon for the hotel room, because the trip from Sofia to Istanbul can take as little as 1 hour and 25 minutes.

What airlines fly from Sofia to Istanbul most frequently?

Turkish Airlines operates the most services from Sofia to Istanbul, with 86 flights every month.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.