There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Sofia 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Milan Linate  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Sofia (SOF) LIN - SOF

$58 - $126

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6 h

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

$18 - $89

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 26 min

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

$29 - $117

Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Sofia

$160 - $220

Train, bus  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo Station to Bologna Centrale Station Mi-Na / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus

$81 - $122

Train  •  41 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  5. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$216 - $356

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 Sofia is to line 2 subway and fly which costs 15€ - 80€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Sofia is to fly which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Milan and Sofia is 1168 km. The road distance is 1416 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Milan to Sofia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milan and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Sofia via Venezia Mestre, Wien Hbf, Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 49 min.

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The nearest airport to Sofia is Sofia (SOF) Airport which is 6.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Skopje (SKP) (161.9 km), Pristina (PRN) (188.2 km), Kavala (KVA) (224.8 km) and Thessaloniki (SKG) (243.3 km).

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Map of how to get from Milan to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 730.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Alitalia and Lufthansa fly from Milan to Sofia 3 times a day. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Milan to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $160 - $220 and the journey takes 22 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Milan Linate to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 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
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Milan Linate to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Milan Linate to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
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
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 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
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Rogoredo Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.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
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
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
$160 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
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 Bologna to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
atvo.it

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