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There are 10 ways to get from Italy to Bulgaria by plane, subway, train, bus, 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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Fly from Rome, line 1 subway  •  5h 24m

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

$43 - $188

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Fly from Milan Bergamo, line 1 subway  •  6h 20m

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

$20 - $96

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Fly from Milan Malpensa, line 1 subway  •  5h 39m

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

$30 - $118

Fly from Rome Ciampino, line 1 subway  •  5h 21m

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

$28 - $186

Fly from Naples, line 1 subway  •  4h 57m

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

$47 - $173

Fly from Bari, line 1 subway  •  4h 34m

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

$38 - $178

Train, bus  •  23h 25m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus

$98 - $141

Bus  •  29h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia

$222 - $282

Bus and ferry, bus  •  32h 32m

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

$80 - $152

Drive  •  16h 11m

  1. Drive from Rome to Sofia 1046.1 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 24€ - 170€ and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Principe Eugenio/Manzoni and arriving at Sofia via Roma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 38m.

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The distance between Italy and Bulgaria is 1047 km. The road distance is 1673.8 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 25m and costs 85€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Italy to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Italy. It is currently 3:53 AM in Italy and 4:53 AM in Bulgaria.

Map of how to get from Italy to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 654.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Italy and Bulgaria?

Georg operates a bus from Rome to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $220 - $280 and the journey takes 28h 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Flights from Naples to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$25 - $150
Flights from Bari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Naples to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
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 Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Bologna to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
atvo.it
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 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Rome to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
22h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Kičevo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Italy to Bulgaria is 1674 km. It takes approximately 16h 11m to drive from Italy to Bulgaria.

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Wizz Air, Alitalia and Bulgaria Air offer flights from Rome Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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