There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Bulgaria by plane, subway, bus, 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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Fly Milan Malpensa to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5 h 39 min

  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

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Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  6 h 13 min

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

$19 - $90

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Fly Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LIN - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Bus Yubim  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Sofia

$130 - $170

Train, bus  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika

$84 - $137

Bus Georg  •  22 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Sofia

$174 - $218

Drive  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Sofia 885 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bulgaria is to line 2 subway and fly and line 1 subway which costs 16€ - 80€ and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milano and arriving at Sofia. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 30 min.

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The distance between Milan and Bulgaria is 1338 km. The road distance is 1416 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 30 min and costs 110€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Milan to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Milan to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Milano station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Milan to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Yubim, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Milan. It is currently 4:57 AM in Milan and 5:57 AM in Bulgaria.

Map of how to get from Milan to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 836.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Bulgaria?

Yubim operates a bus from Milan to Sofia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 21 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
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
Flights from Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flights from Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday 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
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
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Milano to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
atvo.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Milan to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Bulgaria is 1416 km. It takes approximately 13 h 45 min to drive from Milan to Bulgaria.

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Ryanair, Alitalia, CSA and four other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 10€ - 14€.

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