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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Rome

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

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Fly from Rome Ciampino

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

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Train to Naples, fly

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Sofia (SOF)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia

Train, bus via Trieste

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Sofia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF)

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to fly which costs €27 - €160 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to fly which costs €30 - €170 and takes 4h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF). However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Sofia Airport Departure Terminal 1 via Sofia Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h.

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The distance between Rome and Sofia Airport (SOF) is 900 km. The road distance is 1681.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) without a car is to train and bus which takes 22h 22m and costs €140 - €270.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF), including transfers.

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Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Roma station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to fly which takes 4h 22m and costs €30 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €190 - €250 and takes 30h.

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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 Sofia Airport (SOF) bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF).
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  • Distance: 900.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Sofia Airport (SOF), Bulgaria?

Alitalia, Bulgaria Air and three other airlines fly from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) twice daily. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Roma to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $190 - $250 and the journey takes 28h 30m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$23 - $170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Naples to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$25 - $230
Flights from Naples to Sofia via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$25 - $230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $170
Flights from Naples to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $210
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$19 - $26
Base Standard
$35 - $50
Base Premium
$45 - $65
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$35 - $50
Base Standard
$65 - $90
Base Premium
$80 - $120
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$45 - $65
Base Standard
$80 - $110
Base Premium
$95 - $140
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 Napoli Centrale, Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$20 - $28
Smart Low Cost
$17 - $25
Smart Flex
$35 - $55
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$30 - $45
Smart Low Cost
$29 - $45
Smart Flex
$60 - $85
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$35 - $55
Smart Low Cost
$35 - $50
Smart Flex
$70 - $100
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$14 - $20
Trenitalia

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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$27 - $30
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
Yubim
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Trieste to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Sofia Airport (SOF) is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 7:07 PM in Rome and 8:07 PM in Sofia Airport (SOF).

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF) is 1681 km. It takes approximately 15h 48m to drive from Rome to Sofia Airport (SOF).

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

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There are 155+ hotels available in Sofia Airport (SOF). 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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