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There are 9 ways to get from Civitavecchia to Varna by train, plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Train to Rome, fly to Varna

  1. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Trastevere
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Varna (VAR)

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Train to Rome Ciampino, fly to Varna

  1. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Varna (VAR)

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Train to Rome Ciampino, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle

  1. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna

Train to Rome, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle

  1. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Trastevere
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna

Train, bus via Venice

  1. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Ostiense
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
  3. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Targovishte
  5. Take the bus from Targovishte to Varna

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Targovishte
  3. Take the bus from Targovishte to Varna

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini
  2. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Varna

Train, bus #2

  1. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini
  2. Take the bus from Roma to Bucharest
  3. Take the bus from București to Varna

Drive

  1. Drive from Civitavecchia to Varna
Italy → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United States and Uruguay

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Varna is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Varna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Varna is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Bulgaria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Civitavecchia to Varna is to train and fly, which costs €35 - €210 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Civitavecchia to Varna is to train and fly which costs €35 - €210 and takes 7h 50m.

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The distance between Civitavecchia and Varna is 1322 km. The road distance is 2103.3 km.

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The best way to get from Civitavecchia to Varna without a car is to train and bus via Venice which takes 30h 15m and costs €150 - €330.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Civitavecchia to Varna, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Varna is 1h ahead of Civitavecchia. It is currently 10:27 AM in Civitavecchia and 11:27 AM in Varna.

Yes, the driving distance between Civitavecchia to Varna is 2103 km. It takes approximately 21h 3m to drive from Civitavecchia to Varna.

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Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1506+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Civitavecchia to Varna.
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  • Distance: 1322.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

What companies run services between Civitavecchia, Italy and Varna, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Civitavecchia to Varna via Ladispoli-Cerveteri, Ladispoli, Cornelia, C.ne Cornelia/Caprara, Termini, Roma, Sofia, and Targovishte in around 38h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $230
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$27 - $180
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Varna via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Rome to Varna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $270
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$27 - $180
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
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 Civitavecchia to Roma Trastevere
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$12 - $14
Train from Civitavecchia to Roma Ostiense
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$11 - $13
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$11 - $16
Base Standard
$28 - $40
Base Premium
$35 - $50
Train from Civitavecchia to Roma Ostiense
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$11 - $16
Base Standard
$27 - $40
Base Premium
$30 - $50
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$40 - $60
Base Standard
$75 - $100
Base Premium
$90 - $130
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$7 - $11
Train from Civitavecchia to Roma Ostiense
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$7 - $10
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$35 - $50
Smart Low Cost
$30 - $50
Smart Flex
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Varna
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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Atlas Taxi
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
Yubim
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Targovishte
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Targovishte to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Roma to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
39h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Varna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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