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There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Sozopol by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Rome to Burgas  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Burgas (BOJ) FCO - BOJ

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Fly Rome Ciampino to Varna, shuttle  •  11h 52m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Varna (VAR) CIA - VAR
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Varna Airport to Sozopol

Fly Rome to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  10h 2m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) FCO - OTP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sozopol

Fly Rome Ciampino to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  10h 7m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) CIA - OTP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sozopol

Train, bus  •  31h 7m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre Fr
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Vladimir Pavlov Re

Train, bus via Trieste  •  31h 10m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Fr
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Vladimir Pavlov Re

Bus  •  35h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Sozopol Diving Center BG Ahtopol Bus Station - Sofia Central Bus Station / ...

Bus, shuttle  •  45h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Bucharest
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest to Sozopol

Drive  •  19h 37m

  1. Drive from Rome to Sozopol 2092.5 km
Italy → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Italy

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Italy

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Bulgaria

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Bulgaria is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sozopol is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sozopol is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Sozopol is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, returning to Italy from Bulgaria is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sozopol is to fly which costs €80 - €600 and takes 7h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Sozopol is to fly which costs €80 - €600 and takes 7h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Sozopol. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Sozopol Diving Center BG via Sofia Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 55m.

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The distance between Rome and Sozopol is 1252 km. The road distance is 2092.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sozopol without a car is to train and bus which takes 31h 7m and costs €150 - €270.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Rome to Sozopol, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Sozopol is to fly which takes 7h 31m and costs €80 - €600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €200 - €260 and takes 35h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Burgas Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Rome to Sozopol bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sozopol Diving Center BG station.

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  • Distance: 1252 km
  • Duration: 7h 31m

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

Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air and six other airlines fly from Rome to Sozopol 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Sozopol via Sofia Central Bus Station in around 35h 55m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Burgas via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Rome to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Burgas via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Rome to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Burgas via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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 Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$35 - $55
Base Standard
$65 - $90
Base Premium
$80 - $120
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice 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 Rome Tiburtina to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$30 - $45
Smart Low Cost
$30 - $45
Smart Flex
$60 - $85
Train from Rome Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$35 - $55
Smart Low Cost
$35 - $55
Smart Flex
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Varna Airport to Sozopol
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $90
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sozopol
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$170 - $200
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Bucharest to Sozopol
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$160 - $190
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Atlas Taxi
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $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
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Sozopol Diving Center BG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Union Ivkoni
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Roma to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
39h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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Sozopol is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 4:05 AM in Rome and 5:05 AM in Sozopol.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Sozopol is 2092 km. It takes approximately 19h 37m to drive from Rome to Sozopol.

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Alitalia, Eurowings, Smartwings and five other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Burgas Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Sozopol. 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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