The Sofia Metro railway line to the Bulgarian capital city’s airport is to come into service on April 2 2015 at 1pm.
Travel on the new route, which includes four stations – Druzhba, Iskursko Chausse, Sofia Sveta Gora and Sofia Airport – will be free-of-charge on April 2 until midnight.
Transport Minister Ivailo Moskovski will participate in the official commissioning ceremony of the new line, the government media service said.
The metro station at Sofia Airport is next to Terminal 2. According to a notice on the website of Metropoliten, the company in charge of the underground railway, Sofia Airport provides free transport at 30-minute intervals between Terminal 1 and 2 from 7am to 7pm.
Metro trains from the centre of the city to Sofia Airport will run daily from 5am to midnight. Travelling time is estimated at 18 minutes.
The opening of the subway train to the airport is being accompanied by changes to the route of public transport buses. The route of line 10 is being changed to provide a connection for residents of the Abdovitsa, Dimitar Milenkov, Vidnite and the villages of Bousmantsi and Kazichene with the Sofia Sveta Gora and Iskursko Chausse metro stations.
A metro train ticket costs one lev (about 51 euro cents) and the ticket is valid for travel throughout the metro network by using the interchange between lines 1 and 2.
From April, passengers on Sofia-Plovdiv trains will also be able to access the metro directly because of the additional of a small railway station at Iskursko Chausse, creating an intermodal link between urban, air and rail transport.