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There are 7 ways to get from Lamezia Terme to Bansko by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Bus  •  25h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme to Bari 590
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Gostivar
  3. Take the bus from Gostivar to Skopje
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  5. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$69 - $117

Cheapest option

Fly Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki, bus  •  15h 15m

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SUF - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki station to Blagoevgrad

$45 - $193

5 alternative options

Bus via Fier-Çifçi  •  34h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Nicastro to Cosenza - Autostazione
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro to Brindisi
  3. Take the Bus from Brindisi to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

$191 - $293

Train, Bus  •  35h 52m

  1. Take the train from Catanzaro Lido to Taranto Ic
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Re
  3. Take the Bus from Brindisi to Tirana
  4. Take the bus from Tirana to Sofia
  5. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$124 - $210

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 7m

  1. Drive from Lamezia Terme to Brindisi
  2. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Vlorë
  3. Drive from Vlorë to Bansko

$165 - $223

Fly Lamezia Terme to Sofia, bus  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Sofia (SOF) SUF - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$54 - $261

Train to Naples, fly to Sofia, bus  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Lamezia Terme to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Sofia (SOF) NAP - SOF
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$84 - $309

Lamezia Terme to Bansko by train and bus

The journey time between Lamezia Terme and Bansko is around 2 days 23h and covers a distance of around 1384 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 23h. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Florentia Bus and others, the Lamezia Terme to Bansko service departs from Lamezia T.Nicastro and arrives in Bansko. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 23h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 23h
Journey distance:
1384 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$124
Carbon emissions:
144 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:09
Last service departs at:
09:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lamezia Terme to Bansko train and bus schedules

Italy → Bulgaria
Partially open

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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, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom 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 with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • 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 Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • 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 doesn't apply to citizens of: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland 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 Bansko is 02 807 87 57.

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

The social distance requirement in Bansko 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: 25 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lamezia Terme to Bansko is to bus which costs €55 - €100 and takes 25h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Lamezia Terme to Bansko is to fly and bus which costs €45 - €220 and takes 9h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lamezia Terme to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Nicastro - Via Cristoforo Colombo and arriving at Bansko via Lamezia Terme, Bari, Gostivar, Skopje and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 34m.

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It is approximately 686 km to get from Lamezia Terme to Bansko.

The best way to get from Lamezia Terme to Bansko without a car is to bus which takes 25h 34m and costs €55 - €100.

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It takes approximately 25h 34m to get from Lamezia Terme to Bansko, including transfers.

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Lamezia Terme to Bansko bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lamezia Terme station.

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There is no direct flight from Lamezia Terme Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Lamezia Terme to Bansko bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Bansko station.

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Bansko is 1h ahead of Lamezia Terme. It is currently 1:21 PM in Lamezia Terme and 2:21 PM in Bansko.

Map of how to get from Lamezia Terme to Bansko.
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  • Distance: 686.1 km
  • Duration: 25h 34m

What companies run services between Lamezia Terme, Italy and Bansko, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Lamezia Terme to Bansko via Lamezia Terme, Bari, Gostivar, Skopje, and Sofia in around 25h 34m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Sofia via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Hahn
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Krakow
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Naples to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$20 - $160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Naples to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Naples to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Sofia via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Train operators
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 Catanzaro Lido to Taranto
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$22 - $35
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 Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$11 - $13
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 Lamezia Terme to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$29 - $40
Smart Low Cost
$26 - $40
Smart Flex
$55 - $75
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lamezia Terme to Bari
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Bus from Gostivar to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
galeb.mk
Bus from Gostivar to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
galeb.mk
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Gostivar Central Bus Station to Skopje Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
DRD Turizem
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
transkop.mk
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Municipality of Bansko
Website
bansko.net
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
bansko.net
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Autolinee Romano
Phone
0962.21709
Email
info@autolineeromano.com
Website
autolineeromano.com
Bus from Nicastro to Cosenza - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
autolineeromano.com
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus from Brindisi to Tirana
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Fier to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Tirana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
matpu.com
Ferry operators
Red Star Ferries
Phone
+39.0831.575.654
Email
booking@seamedtrading.com
Website
albaniaferries.it
Car ferry from Brindisi to Vlorë
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Website
Red Star Ferries

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Bulgaria Air, Condor Flugdienst, easyJet and seven other airlines offer flights from Lamezia Terme Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Bansko. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lamezia Terme to Lamezia Terme Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs €2.

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