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There are 11 ways to get from Sicily to Momchilgrad by plane, shuttle, bus, car, night bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry or ferry

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Fly to Sofia, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Sofia Airport to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Momchilgrad

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Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Alexandroupolis (AXD)
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini

Fly to Kavala, drive

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Kavala (KVA)
  2. Drive from Kavala to Momchilgrad

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Thessaloniki (SKG)
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Komotini

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Momchilgrad

Fly to Istanbul, night bus, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Istanbul (IST)
  2. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Haskovo Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Haskovo to Momchilgrad

Bus and ferry, Bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Kičevo
  3. Take the bus from Kichevo to Skopje
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  5. Take the bus from Sofia to Momchilgrad

Train, bus via Venice

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  3. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Momchilgrad

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Palermo to Naples
  2. Take the bus from Napoli to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Momchilgrad

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Naples Bus Terminal to Sofia Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Momchilgrad

Drive, ferry, car ferry

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Bari
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Momchilgrad
Italy → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, North Korea, Paraguay, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • 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 Momchilgrad is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Momchilgrad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Momchilgrad 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, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Bulgaria.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Sicily to Momchilgrad is to fly and bus, which costs €29 - €120 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Momchilgrad is to fly and drive which costs €35 - €150 and takes 8h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Momchilgrad. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Momchilgrad via Palermo, Bari, Kichevo, Skopje and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 6m.

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The distance between Sicily and Momchilgrad is 1059 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Momchilgrad without a car is to bus and ferry and Bus which takes 35h 6m and costs €75 - €150.

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It takes approximately 10h 7m to get from Sicily to Momchilgrad, including transfers.

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Sicily to Momchilgrad bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Sicily to Momchilgrad bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Momchilgrad station.

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Momchilgrad is 1h ahead of Sicily. It is currently 12:23 PM in Sicily and 1:23 PM in Momchilgrad.

Map of how to get from Sicily to Momchilgrad.
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  • Distance: 1058.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 7m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Momchilgrad, Bulgaria?

There is no direct connection from Sicily to Momchilgrad. However, you can take the bus to Catania Airport (CTA), take the walk to Catania airport, fly to Sofia, take the walk to Sofia Airport, take the shuttle to Plovdiv, take the walk to Plovdiv, then take the bus to Momchilgrad. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Catania Airport (CTA), take the walk to Catania airport, fly to Kavala, then take the drive to Momchilgrad.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens, Chios
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $100
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Bologna, Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$14 - $100
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens, Chios
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $100
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $110
Flights from Catania to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$13 - $120
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Milan Malpensa, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Catania to Alexandroupolis via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Catania to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Catania to Istanbul via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Airbus France
Website
airbus.com
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$19 - $120
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Catania to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Train operators
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 Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$40 - $65
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 Napoli Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$55 - $80
Base Standard
$95 - $130
Base Premium
$110 - $170
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 Napoli Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$45 - $65
Smart Low Cost
$40 - $60
Smart Flex
$85 - $120
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Sofia Airport to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Book at
Atlas Taxi
Momchilgrad Bus
Website
momchilgrad.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Momchilgrad
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Momchilgrad Bus
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Komotini
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
KTEL Rodopis
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Haskovo Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Huntur
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Haskovo to Momchilgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Momchilgrad
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
$19 - $30
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
galeb.mk
Bus from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Kičevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
Yubim
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Napoli to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Naples Bus Terminal to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
Tirrenia
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
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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Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$91 - $92
Aircraft-type seats
$103 - $104
2 bed inside cabin
$258 - $259
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260

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Wizz Air and Ryanair offer flights from Catania Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Momchilgrad. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs .

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