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Fly to Turin, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Turin (TRN) SOF - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€28 - €101

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Fly to Genoa, train  •  11h 26m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Genoa (GOA) SOF - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti

€34 - €160

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 34m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Linate (LIN) SOF - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€94 - €298

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  9h 24m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SOF - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€44 - €283

Bus, train  •  24h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Torino
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€51 - €74

Bus, train via Genoa  •  26h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Genova Piazza Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti Re / ...

Bus, train via Genoa #2  •  27h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Genova
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Asti Re / ...

€57 - €119

Drive  •  14h 39m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Alba 1547.6 km

€190 - €280

Bulgaria → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Bulgaria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Bulgaria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Bulgaria
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Bulgaria.

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Bulgaria from Italy.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Alba is to fly and train which costs $30 - $130 and takes 9h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from Sofia to Alba is to fly and train which takes 9h 24m and costs $50 - $350.

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The distance between Sofia and Alba is 1247 km. The road distance is 1547.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Alba without a car is to bus and train which takes 24h 8m and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 9h 43m to get from Sofia to Alba, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Turin Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 20m and has one stopover.

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Alba is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 5:36 AM in Sofia and 4:36 AM in Alba.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Alba is 1548 km. It takes approximately 14h 39m to drive from Sofia to Alba.

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Qatar Airways, Wizz Air, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Turin Airport.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Alba. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Alba.
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  • Distance: 1247.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 43m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Sofia to Alba. However, you can take the shuttle to Sofia Airport, take the walk to Sofia airport, fly to Turin, take the walk to Aeroporto Caselle - Stazione F.T.C., take the bus to Torino - Porta Susa - Uscita D, take the walk to Torino Porta Susa, then take the train to Alba. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Sofia Airport, take the walk to Sofia airport, fly to Genoa, take the walk to Genova Sestri Ponen., take the train to Genova P.Za Principe, take the train to Asti, take the walk to Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi, then take the line 045 bus to Alba.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €190
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €170
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €210
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€15 - €80
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Bari
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €95
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€13 - €310
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€13 - €310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €190
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €210
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Turin via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €170
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €210
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €360
Train operators
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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Genova Brignole to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Genova Brignole to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €11
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Genova Brignole to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
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 Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Torino
Ave. Duration
21h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Genova
Ave. Duration
23h 37m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Sofia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
22h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
dary.bg

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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