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Sofia, Bulgaria; © Baifoworld, AdobeStock

Wizz Air flies non-stop from Hamburg to Sofia

With Wizz Air, northern Germans can now fly non-stop to Sofia. The Bulgarian capital is returning to the list of destination Hamburg route network after a long break and will be served up to three times a week.

Many northern Germans are fascinated by a short trip to the historic cities of Eastern Europe such as Sofia. In addition to Sofia, the airline has eight other Eastern European destinations in its programme, which are particularly popular with family travellers. Starting June 2023, With Kutaisi in Georgia, Wizz Air will also be flying to a completely new destination from Hamburg: Kutaisi in Georgia. Tickets can be booked at and at any travel agency.

City trip or winter sports in Sofia

As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Sofia is rich in culture and tradition. The countless churches, mosques, synagogues, and historic buildings that characterise the cityscape bear witness to this. In contrast to this are the influences of modernity, with many colourful graffiti and street artworks adorning the façades. Surrounded by mountains, Sofia is also the ideal starting point for a holiday on the slopes; the popular Vitosha ski resort is only a few kilometres away by car.

With Wizz Air, northern Germans can now travel to Sofia up to three times a day. Flights are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with the exact flight days varying depending on the week. The Hamburg-Sofia route will also be offered in the coming summer season, with the flight days changing to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Reach nine destinations in Eastern Europe non-stop with Wizz Air

With Wizz Air, nine Eastern European cities can currently be reached in just a few flying hours from Hamburg. The Hungarian airline flies twice a week to five capital cities in Eastern Europe: Belgrade (Serbia), Chisinau (Moldova), Bucharest (Romania), Skopje (Macedonia), and Tirana (Albania). There are also two flights a week to Banja Luka in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you want to travel to the Bulgarian port city of Varna on the Black Sea, you can get there four times a week in December. Up to five flights a week are currently offered to Gdansk in Poland. When the new summer timetable starts at Hamburg Airport at the end of March 2023, the airline will fly to some of the nine destinations even more frequently.

Completely new route from summer 2023: Non-stop from Hamburg to Kutaisi

In the coming summer, the Hungarian airline is also focusing on a new destination that has never before been served directly from Hamburg: Kutaisi, the third-largest city in Georgia. From 2 June 2023, the route will be served twice a week in both summer and winter - always on Mondays and Fridays. With the new connection to Kutaisi, the airline will then increase its service to a total of ten destinations from Hamburg from June 2023.

This article is from the 1/2023 issue of the magazine "Life Abroad".

The magazine is published four times a year free of charge with many informative articles on foreign topics.

It is published by the BDAE, the expert for protection abroad.