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There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Florence by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Florence  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Florence (FLR) SOF - FLR

$77 - $274

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bologna (BLQ) SOF - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$43 - $236

6 alternative options

Fly to Pisa, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Pisa (PSA) SOF - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$67 - $325

Fly to Rome, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Rome (FCO) SOF - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$61 - $238

Bus Yubim, train  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$158 - $207

Bus  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to SITA Firenze Florentia Bus

$60 - $130

Bus Georg, train  •  27 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Rimini
  2. Take the train from Rimini to Firenze Smn Firenze - Borgo Sl Via Pontassieve / ...

$180 - $242

Drive  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Florence 874.5 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Florence is to bus which costs $60 - $130 and takes 22 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Florence is to fly and train which costs $40 - $240 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at SITA Firenze. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h 10 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Florence is 985 km. The road distance is 1399.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Florence without a car is to bus and train which takes 19 h 16 min and costs $150 - $210.

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Sofia to Florence, including transfers.

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Sofia to Florence bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Florence is to fly which takes 7 h 7 min and costs $75 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $130 and takes 22 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Florence bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., arrive at SITA Firenze station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Florence.
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  • Distance: 615.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and nine other airlines fly from Sofia to Florence hourly. Alternatively, ATVO S.p.A. operates a bus from Sofia to Florence once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 22 h 10 min. Florentia Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sofia to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.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
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Rimini to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to SITA Firenze
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
atvo.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Sofia to Florence
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Rimini
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Florence is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 7:46 AM in Sofia and 6:46 AM in Florence.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Florence is 1399 km. It takes approximately 13 h 53 min to drive from Sofia to Florence.

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KLM, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and four other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5984+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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