Venue and Practical info
New Bulgarian University (NBU)
21 Montevideo Str.
From Sofia Airport to the City Center
By metro: Take it directly from Sofia Airport station, then switch lines at Serdika station and get off at the next stop - NDK station (National Palace of Culture).
By taxi: If you prefer to call a taxi it is strongly recommended that you ask for it at the special desk at the airport. The licensed taxi company which operates at the Airport is “OK Supertrans” (their phone number is +35929732121). The distance from the airport to the City Center is approximately 10 km and you will be charged about 12-15 leva (6-8 EUR).
From the Central Railway/Central Bus Station to the City Center
By metro: Take it from Central Railway station and get off at NDK station.
By tram: Take tram 7 and take off at NDK Station.
By taxi: If you prefer to call a taxi it is strongly recommended that you call a cab operated by a licensed company – e.g. “OK Supertrans” (their phone number is +35929732121).
The site of OK Supertrans, providing information on fares: https://www.oktaxi.net/index_en.php
The site of Metro Sofia, providing information on schedules: http://www.metrosofia.com/en/
From the City Center to the Conference Venue (New Bulgarian University)
By Bus 260: Take Bus 260 from the stop at Praga Blvd. and get off at Montevideo Str. Then take Montevideo Str. New Bulgarian University is approximately 400 meters away, located on the left.
By Tram 5: Take Tram 5 from its first stop at Sadebna palata and get off at Nikola Petkov Blvd. Then turn right and walk along Nikola Petkov Blvd. until you reach Montevideo Str. Then turn again right and take Montevideo Str. New Bulgarian University is approximately 400 meters away, located on the left.
Note: If you stay at Casa Ferrari, it is recommended to take the bus, for all other hotels in the City Center, you can go by foot to either Praga Blvd. and take the bus, or to Sadebna palata and take the tram. Currently there is a big metro extension project going on and the transport routes undergo frequent changes.
Additional information about routes and schedules can be obtained at: http://bg.easyway.info/en/cities/sofia
When using the public transportation system it is recommended to buy a one day travelling card. It costs 4 leva (2 euro) and grants unlimited number of trips with bus, tram, or metro. The three day travelling card costs 10 leva (5 euro). Moreover, it does not need to be validated when you board the vehicle. The ticket for a single trip costs 1,60 leva (80 cents). It needs to be validated when you enter the vehicle. Tickets and travelling cards are sold at the newspaper stands and at special desks located closely to the main stops of the public transport. For more information about the available travelling options see: https://www.sofiatraffic.bg/en/transport/tarifa-i-prevozni-dokumenti/46/tariff
In the City Center
Art Plaza Hotel***. The price for a single room is 55 euro. Website: http://www.artplazahotel.bg/en/
Hotel St. George***. The price for a single room is 46 euro. Website: http://stgeorge-bg.com/rooms
Hotel Nicky***. The price for a single room is 45 euro. Website: http://www.hotelbg.com/hotelpreview.php?hotel=1207
Hotel Casa Ferrari***. The price for a single room is 30 euro. Website: http://casaferrari.com/Home_en.html
Levitt Smart Hostel. The price for a single room is 22 euro. Website: http://www.levitthostel.org/.
In the vicinity of NBU
Hostel Elena: the price for a single room is 18 euro. Website: http://www.comunicatorbg.com/hotel_elena.html
The weather in Sofia at the end of June is usually warm and sunny with average temperatures varying from about 11°-14° to 21°-24°. Rain is less likely than in the first half of the month but is not uncommon so please be prepared for humidity.
Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria, situated in the western part of the country. Sofia is surrounded by a variety of upland, the most popular for tourists being the Vitosha mountain situated south of the capital. Useful information for tourists can be found at the following websites:
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