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There are 10 ways to get from Bulgaria to Italy by subway, plane, bus, train, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Line 1 subway, fly to Rome  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Serdika to Sofia Mladost 1
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Rome (FCO) SOF - FCO

$42 - $189

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Line 1 subway, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Serdika to Sofia Mladost 1
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SOF - BGY

$20 - $96

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Line 1 subway, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Serdika to Sofia Mladost 1
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SOF - MXP

$29 - $118

Line 1 subway, fly to Naples  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Serdika to Sofia Mladost 1
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Naples (NAP) SOF - NAP

$48 - $174

Line 1 subway, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Serdika to Sofia Mladost 1
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) SOF - CIA

$28 - $187

Line 1 subway, fly to Bari  •  5 h

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Serdika to Sofia Mladost 1
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bari (BRI) SOF - BRI

$38 - $178

Bus, train  •  21 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$171 - $256

Bus  •  28 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Roma

$221 - $277

Bus, bus and ferry  •  32 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kičevo
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kičevo to Rome

$80 - $152

Drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Rome 1045 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Italy is to line 1 subway and fly which costs $27 - $190 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Italy is to line 1 subway and fly which costs $35 - $180 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bulgaria to Italy. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Via Di Porta Maggiore via Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 40 min.

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The distance between Bulgaria and Italy is 1047 km. The road distance is 1672 km.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Italy without a car is to bus and train which takes 21 h 57 min and costs $170 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Bulgaria to Italy, including transfers.

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Bulgaria to Italy bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Sofia station.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Bulgaria to Italy bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Roma station.

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Italy is 1 h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 7:53 AM in Bulgaria and 6:53 AM in Italy.

Map of how to get from Bulgaria to Italy.
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  • Distance: 654.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Italy?

Georg operates a bus from Sofia to Rome once a week. Tickets cost $210 - $280 and the journey takes 28 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Sofia to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Naples via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Flights from Sofia to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
Flights from Sofia to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Roma
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
matpu.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Kičevo to Rome
Ave. Duration
22 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulgaria to Italy is 1672 km. It takes approximately 16 h 23 min to drive from Bulgaria to Italy.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Rome Airport.

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