Venue Workshop

The Open e-IRG Workshop in Sofia on 14-15 May 2018 will take place in:

Grand Hotel Sofia,
Address: 1 Gurko Str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Public transportation

Airport Bulgaria:

https://www.sofia-airport.bg/en/passengers

  • Information about all public and other transport to/from the Sofia airport is available here.

Bus:

Transportation from Sofia Airport to Grand Hotel Sofia:
1)    84 and 184 bus routes connect city centre (Gen. Gurko Str.) with Sofia Airport Terminal 2 and Teminal 1. You should leave the bus at the last stop called "ul. General Yosif Gurko"  to get to the hotel which is about 10 minutes walking distance from there(750m). The journey time from the first to the final stops of 84 and 184 bus routes is approximately 45 min. on weekdays.

Price of a one way ticket for bus/metro is 1.60BGN (1 EUR = 1.95583 BGN)

Metro line:

Sofia Metro Line 1 (see Metro stations' map) connects Sofia Airport (from Terminal 2) to the city centre and provides direct connection from the airport to the large residential complexes. 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. You have to stop on metro station "Serdika" to get to Grand Hotel Sofia. It is about 10 minutes walking distance. The journey time from Sofia Airport to the city centre is approximately 18 min.

Price of a one way ticket for bus/metro is 1.60BGN (1 EUR = 1.95583 BGN). Single metro ticket can be bought only before the trip. Unlimited number of trips for one day is available for 4.00 BGN (~2 EUR).

Taxi:

The other alternative to reach the hotel is to go by taxi. The journey is 10 km and approximately 15-20 minutes ride, depending on the traffic, with a price around 10 EUR.
If you decide to take a taxi from the airport, you can pick up a taxi vehicle in front of the building (right side).  There are also unofficial taxi drivers who offer their services (sometimes aggressively), but we strongly advise you to avoid them.

Hotels

Please find below a list of recommended hotels. Please book as soon as possible.
 
1.    Grand Hotel Sofia *****,
1 Gurko Str. 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
To receive discount when you book the room in the hotel, please, use referring code: "IICT".
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2.    Best Western Expo Hotel ****
149 Tsarigradsko Shosse blvd, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
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3.    Novotel Sofia ****
15 N Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
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4.    Metropolitan hotel****
115N Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
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5.    Thracia Hotel ****
30 Solunska Str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
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6.    Central Hotel Sofia
52 Hristo Botev Blvd., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
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7.    Art Plaza***
46 Hristo Belchev Str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
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8.    Hotel Rila***
6 Tsar Kaloyan,1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Other hotels:
See booking.com or other booking sites.