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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Bulgaria by plane, subway, bus or car

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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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Fly Milan Bergamo to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5 h 52 min

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

$19 - $93

5 alternative options

Fly Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 39 min

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

Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Sofia

$45 - $70

Bus via Serdika  •  22 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Sofia

$49 - $67

Bus Yubim  •  22 h 44 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

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 16€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 52 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 twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 20 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 20 h 30 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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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 Union Ivkoni, 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 Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Milan. It is currently 10:05 PM in Milan and 11:05 PM 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?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Milan to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday
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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Milan Linate to Bucharest Otopeni via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
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
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
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milano to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milan to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
online.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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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, CSA, Bulgaria Air and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 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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