Smoking at Sofia Airport (SOF)

Airport Rating


Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

VIP Terminal

You can book into the VIP terminal via Sofia Airport's website, cost is €50 - no matter which flight you're on or from which terminal.

You can smoke right up to the last minute before boarding, at the end after everyone or before everyone, as you prefer. There's separate security and a private car takes you to the plane. Also a small shop, selling very cheap cartons of smokes, maybe the cheapest in Europe?

Feedback from Jaro on the 3rd Aug 2018.

Terminal 1

T1 has no smoking facilities despite advertising such. Feedback from Jaro on the 3rd Aug 2018.

Sofia's airport's terminal 1 lounge website claims smoking is allowed, but it is not. You can just pay 16 euro to just sit. Even at Information before security I was told I could smoke. Feedback from Pavel, 1st September 2017.

Terminal 2

You can also still smoke in Preslav Lounge in T2 - €18 entry fee. Feedback from Jaro on the 3rd Aug 2018.

There is a paid smoking facilities inside the terminal. It is located in the Preslav Lounge, located in terminal 2 after security on level 0. The price for a single visit invitation up to 3 hours is EUR 18 that can be paid at lounge entrance in cash (in BGN or EUR) or with a credit card. Opening times vary.

For connecting flights you may need to enter Bulgaria and smoke outside the terminal then go through Security again for your flight.

Images of Smoke Areas

Terminal 2 Smoking area, provided by Adam on the 4th Augh 2018.

Further Information

Official Website