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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Bansko by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Rome, bus  •  8h 33m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sofia (SOF) FCO - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

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Fly from Rome Ciampino, bus  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Sofia (SOF) CIA - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

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Train, Bus, drive  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Kičevo
  3. Take the train from Kichevo to Skopje 661 / ...
  4. Take the train from Skopje to Kocani 651 / ...
  5. Drive from Kocani to Bansko

Train, bus  •  26h 17m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

Bus  •  32h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

Drive  •  17h 7m

  1. Drive from Rome to Bansko 1810.1 km

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Bansko is to fly and bus which costs €29 - €110 and takes 8h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Bansko is to fly and bus which costs €35 - €170 and takes 8h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Bansko via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 32m.

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The distance between Rome and Bansko is 909 km. The road distance is 1810.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Bansko without a car is to train and bus which takes 26h 17m and costs €140 - €270.

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It takes approximately 8h 33m to get from Rome to Bansko, including transfers.

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Rome to Bansko bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Roma station.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Rome to Bansko bus services, operated by Municipality of Bansko, arrive at Bansko station.

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Bansko is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 7:08 PM in Rome and 8:08 PM in Bansko.

Map of how to get from Rome to Bansko.
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  • Distance: 908.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 33m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Bansko, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Rome to Bansko via Sofia in around 32h 32m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $130
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$25 - $100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$40 - $55
Base Standard
$70 - $100
Base Premium
$85 - $130
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$40 - $60
Base Standard
$75 - $100
Base Premium
$90 - $130
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 Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$35 - $50
Smart Low Cost
$30 - $50
Smart Flex
$65 - $95
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$35 - $50
Smart Low Cost
$30 - $50
Smart Flex
$70 - $95
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 Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$30 - $50
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Train from Skopje to Kocani
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
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
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
Yubim
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Bansko is 1810 km. It takes approximately 17h 7m to drive from Rome to Bansko.

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Alitalia, Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air and two other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 636+ hotels available in Bansko. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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