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There are 11 ways to get from Bulgaria to Italy by subway, plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, night train 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  •  5h 35m

  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  •  6h 25m

  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  •  5h 58m

  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  •  5h 35m

  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  •  5h 32m

  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  •  5h

  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  •  21h 56m

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

$171 - $256

Bus  •  28h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Roma

$221 - $277

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33h

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

$80 - $152

Bus, night train, train  •  27h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  2. Take the night train from Beograd to Villach Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Bologna C.Le En
  4. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$138 - $246

Drive  •  16h 23m

  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 5h 32m.

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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 5h.

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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 28h 43m.

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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 21h 56m and costs $170 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m 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 1h 55m.

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

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Italy is 1h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 11:35 PM in Bulgaria and 10:35 PM in Italy.

Map of how to get from Bulgaria to Italy.
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  • Distance: 654.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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 28h 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Sofia to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Flights from Sofia to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Naples via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sofia to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h
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
3h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

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 Villach Hbf to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $60
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16h 56m
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
28h 30m
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
7h 46m
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
22h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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

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

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