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Location information for Sofia

Car rental Sofia
Car rental Sofia


Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the center some scrap have been discovered of a settlement that was there 7000 years ago. Some remnants of the settlement are on display at the St. George Church that was built in the 4th century. Despite the building mania in communist style during the Soviet domination, there are still many historical buildings to admire in Sofia (or remnants thereof).


When Sofia became capital of Bulgaria (in 1878), there were only 12,000 people. Thereafter, the population increased rapidly and now Sofia has 1,4 million inhabitants. 


Sofia is located in western Bulgaria in the Sofia valley that is surrounded on all sides by mountains. The city lies in a junction of ancient roads that connects central Europe with the Black and Aegean Sea.


The capital city of Bulgaria is also the economic center of the country. The main industries are metal, textile, rubber, leather and electronics. Sofia is also a center for (financial) services. Since the end of the communist era, activity in the construction area has increased dramatically, which is also a major contribution to the economy.

Although the bulk of tourism in Bulgaria is focused on the beaches of the Black Sea, the number of visitors in Sofia is increasing.


The airport of Sofia lies 10 kilometers east of the city center and is easily accessible by rental car. The route to and from the airport is clearly signposted, in English.

Public transportation

Sofia has a good public transportation system consisting of buses, trams, trolley buses and a subway line. This line runs from the western city parts through the center to the southeast, where the line will be further extended to the airport. 

Sofia also has minibuses driving around that you can call by simply raising your hand. You do have to know your destination and tell the driver though.

Traffic and parking

The traffic in Sofia can be busy and chaotic, but if you are used to these conditions, you will have no problem driving around in the Bulgarian capital. You might have some trouble finding parking in the center of the city. In blue zones you can park by buying a ticket from parking attendants, who can be identified by their green jackets, and put it behind the windscreen. 

If you want to travel the country, you need a motor way vignette. It can be purchased at any gas station. There are vignettes with a validity of one week, one month and a year.


Sofia has a wide range of overnight facilities in all categories. From simple accommodation for backpackers to five star hotels. In the last few years many apartment complexes have been built, so there is a wide range of service apartments, usually rented out for longer periods of time.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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Car rental locations in Sofia

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If you are looking for a rental car in Bulgaria, but in a city other than Sofia, please click through to the Car rental Bulgaria page, where you can choose in which city in Bulgaria you want to rent a car.