The cheapest times to fly from SOF to LAX are

  • September 10th to April 1st (except the weeks of September 17th, December 10th, and January 1st)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SOF to LAX is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $978 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $457 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Sofia (SOF) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $625 to $925 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $604. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $933. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $329 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $782 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SOF to LAX flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SOF to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SOF to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SOF to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Sofia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Sofia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $38 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $764. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SOF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SOF to LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SOF to LAX

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SOF to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (SOF > CPH > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $528
  • Average savings: $254 (32.5%)

See SOF to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (SOF > CDG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $548
  • Average savings: $234 (29.88%)

See SOF to CPH flights

Hack #3: London (SOF > LHR > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $595
  • Average savings: $187 (23.86%)

See SOF to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SOF to LAX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Italy, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Condor, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, United, Wizz Air, XL Airways, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Sofia Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6616 miles or 10647 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SOF to LAX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SOF to LAX flight is about 12 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Sofia and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from SOF to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SOF
Origination airport name Sofia Airport
City Sofia
Country Bulgaria
Latitude 42.7
Longitude 23.4

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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