Practical information

In this section you will find information related to venue and accommodation arrangements. Please keep in mind that travel and accommodation costs are at the expense of the participants. For Interreg Europe project partners, the travel and accommodation costs can be claimed through the progress reports and be reimbursed by the programme.

We suggest that you book your flights and hotel as soon as possible after receiving a confirmation email from us.

Venue

International Business School

Address: Vincent van Gogh Street 7, Sofia, Bulgaria

Accommodation

Nearby hotels :

Hotel Fashion - (***)
4 Vera Mutafchieva Str., 1407 Sofia
tel.: +359899666655
http://hotelfashion.net

Hotel Legends - (****)
54-56 Cherni Vrah Blvd., Lozenez District, 1407 Sofia
tel.: +35929617930
http://hotel-legends.bg

Calipso Hotel - (***)
42 Silivria Str., 1404 Motopista, Sofia
tel.:+359876300111
http://calipsohotel.com

Welcome to Sofia

Welcome to one of the most charming cities of Bulgaria. 

Sofia is the largest city and the capital of Bulgaria, as well as the 15th largest city in the European Union. It is a cosmopolitan city of different nationalities and cultures. They elegantly coexist in the historic downtown, which has become a kind of open-air museum with preserved remains of ancient civilisations. Read more about Sofia here.

 

Local transport

From Sofia airport to the City Centre

By metro: Sofia Metro Line 1 connects Sofia Airport to the city centre and provides direct connection from the airport to the large residential complexes in close proximity – “Druzhba” and “Mladost”, as well as to more distant complexes to the west – “Zapaden Park” and “Lyulin”.

The journey time from Sofia Airport to the city centre is approximately 18 min.

The other Metro stations allow convenient transport connections to bus or trolleybus lines of the city transport system.

The metro station at Sofia Airport is located in the eastern part of Terminal 2. You can reach it by following the floor markings in blue at the public area of Terminal 2.

Sofia Airport provides free-of-charge transportation between the two terminal buildings.

The shuttle bus stops located in front of the terminal buildings are designated by signage and pavement markings.

By bus:

BUS ROUTES NO 84 AND NO 184

84 bus route connects city centre (Gen. Gurko Str.) with Sofia Airport Terminal 2 and Temrinal 1. Then it goes back along Christopher Columbus Blvd. – Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. to Gen. Gurko Str.

184 bus route connects city centre (Gen. Gurko Str.) with Sofia Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Then it goes back along Christopher Columbus Blvd. – Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. – Gen. Gurko Str.

Tickets: At Sofia Airport you can buy tickets for the public transport at the kiosks of Urban Mobility Center or at Razprostranenie na Pechata (RP) in the public areas of Terminal 2, as well as from a ticket vending machine, installed at Terminal 1 Arrivals public area.  The machine works with Bulgarian levs and coins and the issued tickets are valid for bus lines 84,184 and 384.

Ticket machines for metro tickets are located at Sofia Airport Metro Station. The ticket machines accept Bulgarian banknotes and coins, and one of them accepts credit cards as well.

By taxi: The taxi operator OK Supertrans AD is the contractual partner of Sofia Airport. The service can be requested at the offices of OK Supertrans in the Arrivals of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (+359 2 973 2121).

Important!

It is recommended not to use taxi services offered outside the office of the taxi operator or in front of the terminal to avoid the risk of abuse.

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What to do if you miss your flight?

According to EU legislation, all passengers departing from/arriving in an EU country (or Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) with a carrier licensed in the EU are entitled to a specific set of rights upon conditions. 

  • If your flight is cancelled, the airline must give you the choice between reimbursement or rerouting (you have the right to assistance while waiting). You may also be entitled to additional compensation (€125-€600) under some conditions.
  • For long delays, you may be entitled to assistance and to compensation, depending on the delay length and flight distance.
  • If you are denied boarding, you also have the choice between reimbursement or rerouting. You may also be entitled to compensation. If you choose re-routing, you are entitled to assistance if necessary.
  • The airline must always inform you about your rights.
  • If your luggage is lost, damaged or delayed, you may be entitled to compensation from the airline of up to about €1200.
  • For damaged luggage, you need to file your claim within 7 days of receiving your luggage (21 days for delayed luggage).

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