Find flights
Deals
When to book
FAQs & Tips
Airlines

Find cheap flights to Bulgaria from $322

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from the United States to Bulgaria departing on 7/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
1 adult
0 bags
Fri 5/24
Fri 5/31

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Bulgaria

In the last 7 days travelers have searched 44,979,812 times on KAYAK, and here is why:

Save 22% or moreCompare multiple travel sites with one search.

Track pricesNot ready to book? Create a price alert for when prices drop.

Filter your dealsChoose cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more.

Bundle and saveSave money when you bundle your flight + hotel.

Best Bulgaria Flight Deals

Cheapest round-trip prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

Sofia
Sofia2 stops$615
Varna
Varna1 stop$726
Burgas
Burgas2 stops$834

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$322
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 31% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 43% increase in price.
Flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Sofia

FAQs - booking Bulgaria flights

  • What are the passport and visa requirements for United States citizens traveling to Bulgaria?

    Citizens of the United States must make sure they have a valid passport with them and ensure that this passport remains valid for at least 90 days beyond their departure date from Bulgaria. If you're traveling to the country as a tourist, there is no need to get a visa so long as you don't plan on staying for more than 90 days.

  • What is the best Bulgaria airport to use if I plan to visit the Bulgarian Black Sea coast?

    The best airport to use will depend on the part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast you wish to visit. For the southern part of the coast, Burgas Airport (BOJ) is the closest airport. It is approximately 6.2 miles north of Burgas city center, a major city in the southern part of the coast. Varna Airport (VAR) is the closest airport to the northern part of the coast. It is approximately 5 miles west of the city center of Varna,  a major city in the northern part of the coast.

  • If I plan on renting a car when I arrive in Bulgaria, what child car seat laws must I know about before I start driving?

    When driving with children in this country, children 24 months of age and younger need to travel in a rear-facing child seat, and then after four years old, they must travel in a forward-facing car seat. After four years old, children up to 12 years old need to travel in a booster seat or on a booster cushion.

  • What are my best options for flights to Bulgaria from the Western U.S.?

    If you’re traveling to Bulgaria from the Western states, you'll find one-stop flights departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to SOF. Major airline providers on this route include Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.

  • What are some of the best ways I can fly from New York to Sofia?

    Most travelers on this route will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) for their trip to Sofia Airport (SOF). On this particular route of flight, one of the quickest options is the one-stop flight offered by Austrian Airways, which has a layover at Vienna International Airport (VIE).

  • What public transportation options are available from Sofia Airport to Sofia city center?

    The Line 1 Sofia Airport Metro Station train offers a quick and affordable connection to the city center. You’ll find a free shuttle from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and the Airport Metro Station between 7 am and 7 pm. Lines 84 and 184 buses also offer an affordable option to Sofia city center from SOF. OK Supertrans taxis and car rentals are available at the airport.

  • If I would like to travel to Bourgas, what is the quickest way I can get there from Boston?

    When traveling from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), passengers will find one-stop flights aboard a combination of United Airlines and Wizz Air that arrive at the Burgas Airport (BOJ) with a layover in London, where passengers will need to make their way from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London Luton Airport (LTN).

  • What lounges are available at Sofia Airport?

    If you’re looking for a place to relax after a long flight to Sofia, you can check into one of the lounges at SOF. Regardless of your travel class, you can check into Sofia Lounge, Preslav Lounge, or Pliska Lounge, where you’ll access comfortable spaces, free Wi-Fi, and a broad menu.

  • If I am planning to travel to Bulgaria for the International Festival of the Masquerade Games, what will be my best route from Los Angeles?

    If you are traveling to Bulgaria and the city of Pernik for this event that occurs at the beginning of the year, your best choice for travel will be to fly from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sofia Airport aboard one-stop flights offered by Lufthansa and then take buses provided by Kyustendil Municipality Transport to Pernik in around 36 minutes.

  • Which airport is closest to Kulinoto Ski Resort?

    Travelers who wish to engage in some winter activities at Kulinoto Ski Resort in the Rhodope Mountains can fly into Plovdiv International Airport (PDV), approximately 50 miles from the resort. The drive from PDV to Kulinoto Ski Resort is approximately 1h 30min through the scenic Rhodope Mountains.  Different airlines offer seasonal flights and yearly connections to this destination from London Stansted Airport (STN).

  • If I would like to visit the town of Koprivshtitsa in Bulgaria, what is the best way for me to travel there from San Francisco?

    Most travelers that would like to make this trip will fly from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Sofia Airport aboard one-stop flights offered by Turkish Airlines that have a layover at Istanbul Airport (IST). Once at the airport in Sofia, there is a bus service provided by Chelopech Municipal Buses that can make the trip to Koprivshtitsa in about 3 h.

  • What documents do I need to rent a car at Sofia Airport?

    To rent a car at Sofia Airport, you must provide a valid driver’s license, a passport or ID, an international driving permit, and a major credit card in your name or that of your driver.

  • How long is the flight to Bulgaria?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to Bulgaria takes 17h 34m, covering a distance of 5637 miles. The most popular route is Chicago - Sofia with an average flight time of 11h 20m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Bulgaria?

    The cheapest ticket to Bulgaria from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $504. The most popular route is Chicago O'Hare Intl to Sofia and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $553.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Bulgaria?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sofia (91% of total searches to Bulgaria). The next most popular destinations are Varna (7%) and Burgas (2%).Searches for flights to Plovdiv (0.1%) are also popular.

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

See more FAQs

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Bulgaria

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Bulgaria flight deals.
  • If you are planning to travel to the Carnival of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo in May, you will want to fly to Sofia Airport (SOF) and then take buses from Union Ivkoni to Gabrovo in about 3 hours. If you will be leaving the United States from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), you can find one-stop flights aboard Lufthansa that have a layover at Frankfurt Am Main International Airport (FRA).
  • If you wish to fly to Bulgaria from the Southeast, you’ll find different flights departing from Miami International Airport (MIA) in Florida, Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Georgia to Sofia Airport (SOF). Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Wizz Air, Norse Atlantic, and Ryanair offer one-stop connections from MIA and MCO to SOF.
  • A beautiful coastal city that is a popular destination for travelers from the United States heading to Bulgaria is the city of Varna. When departing from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), you can find two-stop flights to Varna Airport (VAR) aboard a combination of JetBlue and Turkish Airlines.
  • SOF is the busiest airport in Bulgaria, served by other major airlines, and a major hub for the Bulgaria Air. The airport is the primary gateway to Bulgaria and is ideal for travelers visiting different places in the western half of Bulgaria.
  • An airport in Bulgaria that offers easy access for passengers from the United States is the Plovdiv Airport (PDV). Passengers traveling from an airport in the western United States, such as Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), can find two-stop flights to this airport aboard a combination of JetBlue and Ryanair.
  • Since there are no direct flights to Bulgaria from the U.S., several major airlines offer Business Class travel through connecting flights. United Airlines, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, and Turkish Airlines are major airlines with Business Flights to Bulgaria from the U.S. through their connections. Enjoy amenities and services like comfortable seats, priority check-in and boarding, extra legroom, meals and drinks, and access to specific airport lounges.
  • If you are traveling to the northern part of Bulgaria, another airport option can be the Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) in Romania. From Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA), passengers can travel on two-stop flights operated by Delta Airlines to this airport.
  • If you are making your way to western Bulgaria, a good airport option might be Skopje International Airport (SKP) in the Republic of Macedonia. When flying from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), you can find one-stop flights to this airport aboard Turkish Airlines.
  • We're looking for the best way to get to the beautiful seaside city of Sozopol in Bulgaria, one of the best ways when traveling from the United States is to fly to the Varna Airport and then take a readily available shuttle service they can have you in Sozopol in around 2 hours. Passengers departing from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) can find two-stop flights aboard Austrian Airlines to this airport.
  • For those travelers looking to visit the beautiful town of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria, a great way to travel from the United States is to fly to the Sofia Airport and then take a shuttle service that can have you in this town in about 3 h 30 min. When departing from Denver International Airport (DEN), you will find one-stop flights aboard Lufthansa.
See more tips

Top 5 airlines flying to Bulgaria

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to Bulgaria? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7.4
Turkish AirlinesOverall score based on 3688 reviews
7.4boarding
7.4food
7.4comfort
7.5entertainment
7.8crew
Airline reviews

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

4.0 OkayAkash, Apr 2024IAD - IST
Read more about Turkish Airlines reviews

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

Quality of service on board was very inconsistent. FA service primarily seemed robotic and they barely engaged with passengers

I’m unclear why I had to pay extra for assigned seats as Turkish airlines did not honor the seating. We were placed across the aisle from each other on TK 34, and were seated behind one another on TK 694. Because my name was misspelled on e-ticket (Klawiter, instead of Klawitter) I could not log onto website to get the connection gate number in Istanbul. The monitors in the airport were a jumbled mess 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 English.

On line check in needs a lot of improvement. I tried and gave up.

Food not good, flight attendants not the best, not accommodating very ruff

the female flight attendant was racist towards me. I could tell she treated the two other passengers next to me with more softness.

Oh my god! For an13 hour flight they serve you food just one time. Also don’t be thirsty they give you a little small cup of soda to drink. They seem like their goal is to feed you one so they don’t have to be bothered with you. It quite surprise for such a long flight there are several times to eat at least three and the food was well lackluster. The food and lack of offering drinks which were always hot no ice provided.

We were traveling first class. Checkin counter lady and her manager, both were in bad mood and did not treat us well about checking in the handbag. The gate agent took care of it right away. I travel Turkish twice a year in first class. No one has ever refused to check in the hand bag. Not sure, why this agent and her manager refused. Everything else was excellent.

The 787 economy was a disaster for long haul. The space was too little compared to 777 or 747. Also the extremely low tray table behind the seat made any dining effort a nightmare. However, the movies were up to date, and the food taste was good, despite of terrible serving process caused by small space.

A little bit more comfort. It’s tight space around the seats. But all else is great and a smooth flight!

Due to one crew member not showing up to work, our flight was significantly delayed causing us to miss our connecting flight in Houston to Mississippi causing us to be delayed by more than 6 hours and missing our event all together. Very disappointing. All because ONE crew member called in sick. United did grant us a $15 meal voucher, which was a small but appreciated concession that I wasn’t able to use because I ordered my lunch and paid for it before applying the concession, and the staff said it was too late to use it. Ugh! We also had a TWO delay coming back from Mississippi, but that was on American Airlines and it was due to weather, so not their fault. Anyway, not at all impressed with United’s handling of our flight and the HUGE disappointment of missing our important family event for our 90 year old mother. All that money and all that stress and emotions for nothing. Having to wait the hour to bring an employee from LAX seemed like something that should not have happened. Why don’t you have a local back-up? Santa Ana is not a little airport in a rural area.

Flight delayed from Cape Town to Washington then got diverted to miami and in miami we had to fend for ourselves , im still trying to get to Shreveport now

delay several times and wait extra long to board. no entertainment service because there are problem for some rows. always encounter some delays for the last flight of the day.

I just wrote a text which was supposed to be for the flight from Denver to spokane not Frankfurt to Denver.

On time every leg of the journey and exceptional staff at counter, gate, and on board. I haven’t travelled in US for a long time and was genuinely surprised how pleasant this was.

Hated every minute of it. This flight should have only taken 1.5hrs but was delayed over 10hours. Now I am being told I cannot be compensated or refunded my ticket price or extra leg room, which I purchased but did not receive, because the airline is throwing the blame on the 3rd party I purchased tickets through and 3rd party putting the blame on airline. No one wants to help. They received their money and that's all they care about. Im going on 3 days of still trying to get to my final destination, had to cancel car rental, car insurance and hotel. Currently staying in airport until hotels open up. Thank you Lufthansa, Kayak, Underpricer and United for making this trip the worst ever.

The delays (5 hrs) were a comedy of errors, and the multiple safety issues encountered were very concerning.

flight delays, staff only communicating when pushed, food service lasting a grand total of 7 minutes, stuck in seat from 45mins into flight until landing

Crew was great and did their best to make us comfortable and captain came out at the beginning to announce why the flight was delayed, weather situation up ahead, and kept us updated throughout the flight.

the flight from Tampa departed with a delay. The food on board was poor, usually on international airlines alcoholic beverages are offered free of charge , but here it was for a fee, the cutlery was wooden, there were no hot drinks (tea, coffee). Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of the portions of food, but it wouldn't have been enough for a child either.And in the future, I will try not to use the services of this airline

All good! But sandwiches for breakfast need to be warm!!!!! Not cold!!! You do not want anything cold in your stomach in the morning!… think about it!

The flight was very bad, the food and the staff was very rude. My last time with them

LOT airlines wasn't the best. They had trouble with boarding and they didn't have my information on file the right way. They change last minute details without us knowing and everything was a HOT MESS. Lot airlines also lost my baggae which was the carseat and haven't responded to any of my emails.

Would have liked to have Wi-Fi on the longer flight (nyc-Warsaw)

My flight was cancelled and I went through hell to get it fixed, with no help from the website I booked it on. My reservation was cancelled AGAIN by the site I booked on without my knowledge a week later. The flight itself that I finally got on was awful. Drunk man belligerent the entire flight, I don't understand how he was allowed on the flight.

Lot still has not refunded me after they cancelled my flight to India!! Kayak had been awful at getting me this refund too. Will NEVER be using kayak or LOT again.

Tv screen not working. Food in business class was cold & not available

The customer service and the flight experience were very good!

My bag was lost despite an almost 8 hour layover in Warsaw. Nearly 12 hours after my arrival, I have not heard anything about it.

The boarding was delayed several times. The take off was two hours late.

Horrible experience. Nothing to give to kids to keep them entertained.

I think I have bruises on my kneecaps. Do the seats have to be so close together these days? And if they are so close they really shouldn’t recline. I think when the gentleman in front of me reclined, the back of his head was on my chin. That being said the crew were always caring and polite, and the flight was on time and very safe. So I’m grateful for that.

I always try to book flights that don’t charge for baggage. Yet I was charged $75 for this flight.

Trouble keeps changing the time and I was booked different flight without knowing it was bad experience

I dropped my wallet under my seat on this flight with all of my money and credit card. I requested to be able to go back and retrieve it but Lufthansa denied my request. I went to the Customer Services and they called Lost and Found but I was told nothing found would be turned in until around 12:00pm. My next flight was leaving so I was unable to check to see if my wallet was turned in. I will never fly with Lufthansa again.

My concern is with Flight: 441 IAH-FRA I was very cramped in my seat and the person in front of me was reclined. I pulled my wallet out of my purse and when finished I did my best to cram it back into my purse. Our flight was very delayed and we were rebooked twice and lots of airport time. As I got off the flight I noticed that I had dropped my wallet( containing all my credit & debit bank cards + 240 US dollars & 240 Euros. I spoke to customer service & Lost &Found. I was denied access to look on the plane. Therefore I have been without money and given no help. Paula Bjork 503.545.6698

Dinner was good by air travel standards but breakfast was too light and heavy on carbs/sugar.

Used to love Lufthansa, but Rowe are too close together in Economy and passengers are allowed to recline their seats so far back it is impossible for those behind them to even reach for carry-on essentials during flight - except for meal service when flight attendants ask for seat backs to be raised, we can’t sleep on planes so this flight was most uncomfortable ever! Rod Rose

So far so good. I missed my flight because of the Lufthansa diversion. United helped me to figure out how to get accommodations from Lufthansa for my long layover. They help me book appropriate onward flight.

Horrible crowding on the seats, headphones provided did not fit or work in the entertainment center, seriously the most uncomfortable flight I have taken in a LONG time. The people in front of me were literally 5 inches from my face the entire flight. Did they change their seats recently? I remember it being tight but wow this was a whole new level. Also I am a 5'3" small woman so I can't even imagine a larger person dealing with that for 11 hrs.

In economy and food was ok, but with limited leg space (and I was in a 2 seat configuration) it was difficult to eat with a tiny seat tray. I spilt wine on my trousers. First time on British Air (I usually fly Turkish Air) and in a 777. Heathrow was pleasant but changing terminals awkward.

Starting with the flight Cairo to London the plain was so poor no entertainment at all uncomfortable seats although it’s 5 hours long,then an American airline plain took me from London to Miami it was a bad experience the crew most of flight time not available and they asked us to help our selves for any snacks if we need. From Miami to London actually was perfect flight with a huge plain and perfect crew but from London to Cairo was horrible plain with stiff fixed seats not movable no entertainment or wi fi very poor Menu which is unacceptable for a business class

I've done hundreds of flights in my life, and this flight was one of the best I've ever taken, From beginning to end, everything went smoothly, professionally, and with a smile and friendly attitude from all employees I interacted with. The food was delicious (and free), as were the drinks. There was just a genial and effective way in the way that British Airways organized the flight -that reminded of days in the 70's, 80's, and 90's, when flying was a fun, and exciting adventure. I enjoyed and had confidence in the abilities of the flight crew, I'll be flying British Airways several more times this summer. Thank you so much for the great experience! Cheryl Olso

My baggage did not arrived with me. Took 3 days to get it after so may calls and follow up

Terrible! I missed my flight to my final destination and British airlines and American Airlines keep pointing fingers on each other’s. Nobody wants to take responsibility

Terrible. Flight was 3 hours delayed and I missed my other flight to my final destination

Overall, terrific service, accommodations, and experience. Only reason comfort was rated lower was because it was difficult to keep a comfortable sleeping position for the overnight flight, but I also had an economy seat.

Not sure if the crew were experiencing something unknown to me,but the service of passing water was non-existent.In addition,please take consideration when providing yogurt as alternative for breakfast as some of us, could be lactose intolerant.. thanks

Very cramped seats in economy, difficult to get comfortable with your legs and feet and back. The seat width is ok but I’m average size. Food is HORRIBLE. Crew is friendly. Delays and very tight connections made it tough for navigating. We would have missed our connecting flight if it wasn’t delayed too. The terminal transit was slow and normally every 10 minutes before 8pm, after 8 pm is every 30 minutes!!!!! No free wine or drinks!! Below average attitude.

Leg room was better than expected. Lavatory’s were easy to access.crew was grea!

Book Cheap Bulgaria Plane Tickets

Recent round-trip flight deals

5/6Mon
2 stopsITA Airways
32h 46mSFO-SOF
5/13Mon
1 stopITA Airways
34h 20mSOF-SFO
$615
7/16Tue
1 stopITA Airways
15h 55mSFO-SOF
9/16Mon
1 stopITA Airways
29h 15mSOF-SFO
$623
7/17Wed
1 stopUnited Airlines
21h 35mEWR-SOF
9/3Tue
2 stopsUnited Airlines
24h 43mSOF-EWR
$644
4/30Tue
1 stopLufthansa
21h 35mEWR-SOF
5/5Sun
1 stopLufthansa
14h 05mSOF-EWR
$649
4/30Tue
1 stopLufthansa
15h 15mEWR-SOF
5/13Mon
1 stopLufthansa
30h 15mSOF-EWR
$650
5/1Wed
2 stopsUnited Airlines
23h 35mSFO-SOF
5/11Sat
2 stopsUnited Airlines
20h 05mSOF-SFO
$656
9/24Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
15h 40mDFW-SOF
10/8Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
29h 20mSOF-DFW
$667
9/19Thu
1 stopTurkish Airlines
34h 15mDFW-SOF
10/3Thu
1 stopTurkish Airlines
29h 20mSOF-DFW
$696
5/7Tue
1 stopLOT
12h 05mEWR-SOF
5/22Wed
1 stopLOT
33h 10mSOF-EWR
$783
5/22Wed
1 stopLOT
32h 15mORD-SOF
5/29Wed
1 stopLOT
32h 30mSOF-ORD
$862

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

7/11Thu
2 stops
27h 00mJFK-SOF
$322
5/26Sun
2 stops
58h 45mJFK-SOF
$331
4/30Tue
1 stopLufthansa
15h 15mEWR-SOF
$478
4/28Sun
2 stopsUnited Airlines
15h 45mEWR-SOF
$491
7/15Mon
1 stopLufthansa
29h 05mSFO-SOF
$514
7/15Mon
2 stopsUnited Airlines
36h 48mSFO-SOF
$531
7/18Thu
2 stopsLOT
16h 45mORD-SOF
$612
5/29Wed
1 stopTurkish Airlines
19h 15mJFK-SOF
$699
4/29Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
25h 25mEWR-SOF
$778
6/17Mon
1 stopLOT
12h 45mORD-SOF
$797

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Last minute flights to Bulgaria

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

4/25Thu
multi-stop
13h 35mJFK-SOF
5/6Mon
multi-stop
31h 40mSOF-JFK
$481
4/25Thu
multi-stop
28h 00mJFK-SOF
5/6Mon
multi-stop
31h 40mSOF-JFK
$521
4/26Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
19h 30mEWR-SOF
5/7Tue
multi-stopUnited Airlines
14h 00mSOF-EWR
$592
4/26Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
24h 01mEWR-SOF
5/7Tue
multi-stopUnited Airlines
14h 00mSOF-EWR
$597
4/26Fri
multi-stopLufthansa
19h 30mEWR-SOF
5/6Mon
multi-stopLufthansa
30h 15mSOF-EWR
$601
4/26Fri
multi-stopBritish Airways
34h 47mSFO-SOF
5/4Sat
multi-stopBritish Airways
27h 10mSOF-SFO
$632
4/28Sun
multi-stopBritish Airways
24h 10mLAX-SOF
10/25Fri
multi-stopBritish Airways
28h 29mSOF-LAX
$633
4/26Fri
multi-stopLufthansa
19h 20mBOS-SOF
5/6Mon
multi-stopLufthansa
29h 55mSOF-BOS
$649
4/25Thu
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
33h 30mLAX-SOF
5/9Thu
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
36h 20mSOF-LAX
$761
4/25Thu
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
25h 25mEWR-SOF
5/7Tue
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
13h 35mSOF-EWR
$908

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Flights to Bulgaria

Return flight deals:

Bulgaria - United States

Cabin classes:

Browse origins:

View more