Practical Information


Event Venue
Official Dinner Reception Lozenets Residence, ul. "Milin Kamak" 61, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
All other parts of the programme Hotel Hilton Sofia, 1, BULGARIA BLVD., SOFIA, 1421, BULGARIA

Please note: The Lozenets Residence is just a short (maximum 10 minute walk) walk from the Hilton Sofia.
ALDE Party Staff will be waiting outside the front entrance of the Hilton Sofia as 17:45 on Saturday 28 April to escort you to the Residence, alternatively you can make your own way there.

For access to the Lozenets Residence, all attendees MUST wear their Council badges and lanyards. This venue is a Government Ministry Building and access will be strictly controlled. There will not be the possibility to reprint badges or receive new lanyards so attendees must be sure to keep their access badge with them.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ALDE Party Council 2018 in Sofia!

Recommended hotels

Bulgaria currently holds the presidency of the Council of the EU so demand for hotel rooms in this period is extremely high. Delegations are therefore strongly advised to make their bookings as soon as possible.

The ALDE Party has negotiated blocks of rooms available at preferential rates at the hotel Hilton Sofia. The preferential rates are available until 19 March 2018:

Hotel name Address Booking instructions Contact details Prices until 19 March Other information
Hilton Sofia Hotel Hilton Sofia, 1, BULGARIA BLVD., SOFIA, 1421, BULGARIA

Via booking link:

(Block booking closed)

[email protected]
+359 2933 5000

€105 Standard Room

€120 Deluxe Room

€145 Executive Room

Listed rates include breakfast, internet, fitness centre but are exclusive of 9% VAT and City Tax of € 0.67 per person per night

After 19 March cancellations, reductions of number of nights and no-show will be charged in full.


Sofia has an extensive public transport network of buses, trolleybuses, trams and two metro lines.

Airport access

All flights to and from Sofia are operated through the Sofia Airport, which is located 10 km from the city centre and can be reached within a 20-minute ride. Owing to the fact that Bulgaria currently holds the presidency of the Council of the EU and demand for flights has increased in this period, delegates are advised to make travel arrangements as soon as possible.

Several other airports are in close proximity. Distances from the neighboring airports to Sofia by road:
163 km: Plovdiv, Bulgaria (PDV / LBPD) Plovdiv Airport
208 km: Skopje, Macedonia (SKP / LWSK) Skopje Alexander the Great Airport
264 km: Craiova, Romania (CRA / LRCV) Craiova Airport

Information about accessing the City from the airport can be found here on the airport website:

Public transport

The easiest way to access the City by public transport is by taking a metro. Sofia Metro Line 1 connects Sofia Airport to the city centre and provides direct connection from the airport to the large residential complexes in close proximity – “Druzhba” and “Mladost”, as well as to more distant complexes to the west – “Zapaden Park” and “Lyulin”. The journey time from Sofia Airport to the city centre is approximately 18 min. Single ticket costs 1.60 BGN, which equals to approximately 0.81 EUR.

Note: Most ticket machines only accept Bulgarian banknotes and coins.

Other possibilities include:
TAXI: Taxi operator OK Supertrans AD is a contractual partner of Sofia Airport. Depending on distance, a trip to the City costs around 7-10 EUR.

Travel reimbursement

In accordance with ALDE Party statutes, partial travel costs will be reimbursed to ALDE Party Council delegates only. To claim your reimbursement, download the form at the end of this page & follow the instructions listed on it.

Bilateral meetings

A small number of rooms are available for bilateral meetings onsite at Council. If politicians who are members of your delegations need space for a bilateral meeting, please contact the Secretariat on the following details to book a time when they can use a meeting room:
[email protected] +32 2 237 01 49

PLEASE NOTE that space is limited and is only available for small groups. Rooms will be allocated on the basis of first come first served but with preference to politicians' meetings.

Copying & Printing

In order to comply with ALDE Party commitments to environmental sustainability, Council documents will NOT be printed & distributed to delegates. Instead, all registered delegates will receive the aforementioned documents by email, prior to the event.

Reprint of badges

Please note that ALDE Party Council badges and lanyards must be worn at all times. In case of loss or damage, administrative cost of reprinting is €25.00. The fee can be paid by cash or card at the registration desk. Registration desk will be open on Saturday 28 April at 07:30 - 17:00.

For any queries related to logistical matters, please contact:

Edita Jatulyte, Events Officer

[email protected] +32 2 551 01 69


Council reimbursement form

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