Transfer Sofia to Rila Monastery

Transfer Rila Monastery from Sofia details:

If you decide to visit the Rila Monastery do not forget to book private transfer from Sofia airport to Rila Monastery in advance. We will pick you up from Sofia airport or other address and you will not need to worry how to get to Rila Monastery from Sofia. 

Distance from Sofia to Rila Monastery: 120 km
Transfer time from Sofia to Rila Monastery: 2 h

To:Up to 4:Up to 6:
Sofia Airport to Rila Monastery90 € 100 €

        up to 4 people “VW Sharan” or similar                                                                                                                

      up to 6 people “Mercedes-Benz Viano” or similar

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Why to book private transfer from Sofia airport to Rila Monastery with Iksam:

  • Price doesn’t change at the last moment, our prices are fixed per kilometre
  • Not require CREDIT CARD details
  • Paying in cash at the end of transfer or online, paying in currency that you prefer.
  • NO prepayment, and it is mean free cancellation of booking
  • We will meet you at the airport with nameplate
  • We always check the schedule and will be at the airport in time
  • Free child seats for our little travellers
  • We accept reservations 24/7
  • English-speaking professional drivers

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Price for transfer Sofia - Rila Monastery


  • Chosen vehicle with a driver
  • Baby seats if required
  • VAT, fuel, paid parking
  • Good mood and a lot of impressions

not includes:

  • Food, drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Why is a private transfer from Sofia to Rila Monastery a better choice than a shuttle, taxi or public transport?

When you book transfer to Rila Monastery with Iksam Travel, our driver will be waiting for you at the airport with nameplate, he will help you with the luggage and drive directly to your address. If your flight is delayed or baggage claim take long time, he will wait you. You do not need to wait for anyone, as happens with a shuttle transfer. Also you can stop for refreshments on the way.

There is no need to hurry to the station so as not to miss the bus to Rila Monastery or to wonder which taxi to take in order for the driver to be reliable. We provide you transportation from Sofia to Rila Monastery with new and comfortable vehicles. Our drivers are English-speaking, experienced, professional, punctual and courteous.

About Rila Monastery

sofia to rila monasteryRila Monastery is the largest monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery is located in the Rila Mountains 1147 meters above the sea. The history of the monastery starts in the 10th century, when St. Ivan of Rila settled in one of the caves nearby(The cave is located at a distance of 4 km from the monastery, you can reach it by the marked path.). He helps sick and poor people who come to him for help, they say that he make miracles. So the fame of him spread throughout Bulgaria.

From the beginning, the Rila Monastery became the spiritual and cultural centre of the country, and in 1983 UNESCO included the monastery in the list of world cultural heritage. The monastery consists of a large courtyard, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, Hrelyo’s Tower, museum, residential and farm buildings, located on 8800 square meters and surrounded by 22 meter walls. Since the 19th century has been opened museum in the monastery, in which you can see exhibits relating to the history of the monastery. The most valuable exhibit is the Rafael cross. This unique work of art was created by Father Rafael for 12 years, and it cost him sight. The cross depicts 36 biblical scenes – 18 on each side of the cross and over 600 miniature figures.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several options how to get from Sofia to Rila Monastery:

  1.  Bus from Sofia Central Station 
  2.  Private or shared transfer. You can book private airport transfer from Sofia airport to Rila Monastery here.
  3.  Rent a car
  4.  Take a taxi(“OK” Taxi, also is “Yellow” Taxi)