Top 4 Rent a car alternatives at Sofia Airport

Miroslav Ilyovski
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If you're looking for rent a car or car rental alternatives, there are a number of other options available to you, including public transport (shuttle buses or metro), taxis and airport transfers.

Public Transport - Metro or Shuttle Bus. The Sofia Metro is a clean, efficient, and affordable way to get around the city. There is a direct line from the airport to the city center, and the journey takes around 20 minutes to Sofia city center. A single ticket costs around BGN 2.00 (USD 1.00). Sofia’s metro system is a network of four distinct lines, each identified by a unique number displayed on the train’s front: M1, M2, M3, and M4. A number of shuttle bus companies operate from Sofia Airport to the city center. These buses are a good option if you have a lot of luggage, as they are typically more spacious than the metro. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and a single ticket costs around BGN 10.00 (USD 5.00). Pros: Cheap, efficient Cons: Can be very crowded, hard to carry a lot of luggage.

Taxi - Sofia Airport Taxies. Taxis are a convenient way to get around Sofia, but they can be expensive. A taxi from Sofia Airport to the city center will cost around 50.00 BGN - 100 BGN (USD 25.00 - USD 50.00). You have to be carefull because there are Taxi scammers, which will scam you for more money. Pros: Convenient, comfortable / Cons: Expensive, small percentage of scam taxi drivers

Car sharing - Car sharing is a new and innovative way to get around Sofia. With car sharing, you can rent a car by the hour or by the day. Carsharing is envisioned as a supplement to the existing transportation infrastructure, primarily catering to shorter journeys both in terms of time and distance. It’s a public service initiative aimed at expanding the range of mobility options. To further deter the need for personal car ownership. This is a good option if you only need a car for a short period of time. Pros: Affordable, convenient / Cons: Not available everywhere, hard to find for longer routes.

Airport Transfer - the best rent a car alternative.

A number of companies offer airport transfers from Sofia Airport to any location in the country. This is a good option if you are traveling with a group or if you have a lot of luggage. The cost of an airport transfer varies depending on the company and the destination. We currently offer good prices for a lot of fixed routes and also a price per kilometre. You can check our webiste for more info. Pros: Door-to-door service, convenient, comfortable / Cons: Some companies can be expensive.

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