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Recommended option

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

Cheapest option

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Sofia  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Central Station to Milan Bergamo Airport
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Sofia (SOF) BGY - SOF

$19 - $88

6 alternative options

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Plovdiv  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Central Station to Milan Bergamo Airport
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Plovdiv (PDV) BGY - PDV

$69 - $316

Fly Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 6 min

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

$29 - $199

Train, bus  •  21 h 54 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

$90 - $137

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Sofia - Bus Station

$45 - $70

Bus Yubim  •  22 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Sofia

$133 - $173

Drive  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Sofia 885 miles

$210 - $310

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Bulgaria?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Milan to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 21 h 56 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 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
5 h 10 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
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 Milan Bergamo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
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
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Central Station to Milan Bergamo Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milan to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bulgaria is to bus and fly which costs 16€ - 75€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Milan to Bulgaria is to bus and fly which takes 5 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 270€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milan and arriving at Sofia - Bus Station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 56 min.

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