There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Sofia by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry 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 Rome  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sofia (SOF) FCO - SOF

$42 - $188

Cheapest option

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Sofia (SOF) CIA - SOF

$27 - $185

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  22 h 7 min

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

$171 - $255

Bus  •  28 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia

$220 - $290

Bus and ferry, bus  •  40 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Kičevo
  2. Take the bus from Kičevo to Sofia

$89 - $126

Drive  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Sofia 1045.2 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sofia is to fly which costs 23€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs 23€ - 160€.

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The distance between Rome and Sofia is 894 km. The road distance is 1672 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Rome to Sofia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Roma and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 28 h 30 min.

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

Bulgaria Air, Alitalia and Wizz Air fly from Rome to Sofia 3 times a day. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Rome to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $220 - $290 and the journey takes 28 h 30 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Train operators
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Kičevo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
matpu.com

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