There are 10 ways to get from Italy to Sofia 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Bologna  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Sofia (SOF) BLQ - SOF

$31 - $185

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Centrale Fs to Cologno Nord
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Sofia (SOF) BGY - SOF

$18 - $89

8 alternative options

Fly from Rome  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sofia (SOF) FCO - SOF

$42 - $188

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Sofia (SOF) MXP - SOF

$29 - $117

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Sofia (SOF) CIA - SOF

$27 - $185

Fly from Bari  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Sofia (SOF) BRI - SOF

$37 - $177

Train, bus  •  22 h 7 min

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

$172 - $256

Bus  •  29 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia

$222 - $292

Bus and ferry, bus  •  32 h 35 min

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

$79 - $151

Drive  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Sofia 1046.1 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Sofia is to line 2 subway and fly which costs 15€ - 80€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Sofia is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Principe Eugenio/Manzoni and arriving at Sofia via Roma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 35 min.

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The distance between Italy and Sofia is 870 km. The road distance is 1673.8 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 7 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Italy to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Italy to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs 26€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 180€ - 250€ and takes 29 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Italy to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 543.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Italy and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bologna to Sofia 3 times a day. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Rome to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $220 - $290 and the journey takes 28 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Flights from Bari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 34 min
Frequency
4 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 Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Rome to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
22 h 24 min
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
7 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
matpu.com

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