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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Sofia by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly from Rome  •  5 h 11 min

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

$42 - $187

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  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus

$87 - $141

Bus  •  28 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia

$220 - $280

Bus and ferry, bus  •  32 h 18 min

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

$79 - $151

Drive  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Sofia 1045.2 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sofia is to fly which costs 23€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Sofia is to fly which costs 23€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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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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The distance between Rome and Sofia is 894 km. The road distance is 1672.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 45 min and costs 75€ - 130€.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 35€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 190€ - 250€ and takes 28 h 30 min.

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

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Rome to Sofia bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 558.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

Alitalia, Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air fly from Rome to Sofia twice daily. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Rome to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $220 - $280 and the journey takes 28 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
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
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 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Rome to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
22 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
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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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Rome. It is currently 10:16 AM in Rome and 11:16 AM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Sofia is 1672 km. It takes approximately 16 h 10 min to drive from Rome to Sofia.

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

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There are 1239+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 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 10€ - 15€.

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