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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Gimigliano by plane, taxi, train, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly to Lamezia Terme

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Lamezia Terme (SUF)

6 alternative options

Fly to Crotone, taxi

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Crotone (CRV)
  2. Take a taxi from Crotone to Gimigliano

Fly to Reggio Calabria, train

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Reggio Calabria (REG)
  2. Take the train from Reggio Calabria C.Le to Lamezia Terme C.

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Lamezia Terme C.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the Bus from Tetovo to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari Largo Sorrentino to San Mango D Aquino
  4. Take the bus from San Mango d' Aquino Bivio to Catanzaro

Bus via Pescara

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Pescara
  2. Take the bus from Pescara to Cosenza - Autostazione
  3. Take the bus from Cosenza to Catanzaro

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bar
  2. Take the car ferry from Bar to Bari
  3. Drive from Bari to Gimigliano

Sofia (SOF) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) flights

The flight time between Sofia (SOF) and Lamezia Terme (SUF) is around 5h 58m and covers a distance of around 734 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 25m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h. Services are operated by Alitalia, Lufthansa, Bulgaria Air and others. Typically 23 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 33m
Layover time:
2h 25m
Total time:
5h 58m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h
Flight distance:
734 km
Flights per week:
23
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
148 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sofia (SOF) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) flight schedules

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: All visitors

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Bulgaria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • 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 who have visited Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, United Kingdom and United States in the last 14 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

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

The social distance requirement in Gimigliano 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: 14 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Gimigliano is to bus which costs $65 - $90 and takes 28h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Gimigliano is to fly and taxi which costs $240 - $850 and takes 7h 55m.

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The distance between Sofia and Gimigliano is 705 km.

The best way to get from Sofia to Gimigliano without a car is to bus and train which takes 26h 15m and costs $290 - $500.

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It takes approximately 9h 13m to get from Sofia to Gimigliano, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Gimigliano is to fly which takes 9h 13m and costs $35 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $90 and takes 28h 47m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Gimigliano is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 6:04 AM in Sofia and 5:04 AM in Gimigliano.

Bulgaria Air, Edelweiss Air, Wizz Air and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Gimigliano. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Gimigliano.
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  • Distance: 705.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 13m

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

Alitalia, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Sofia to Gimigliano 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Gimigliano via Skopje, Tetovo, Bari, Bari Largo Sorrentino, San Mango D Aquino, San Mango d' Aquino Bivio, Catanzaro, and Catanzaro Città in around 28h 47m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Nice, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Bucharest Otopeni, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Istanbul, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Vienna, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Bologna, Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€27 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Bari, Pisa
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €170
Flights from Sofia to Crotone via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €650
Flights from Sofia to Crotone via Bari, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
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 Reggio Calabria C.Le to Lamezia Terme C.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Venezia Mestre to Lamezia Terme C.
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€70 - €95
Base Standard
€110 - €160
Base Premium
€140 - €200
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 Reggio Calabria C.Le to Lamezia Terme C.
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €13
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 Reggio Calabria C.Le to Lamezia Terme C.
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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 Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16h 56m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Yubim
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Tetovo to Bari
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Ferrovie Della Calabria
Phone
328/2391117
Email
servizioclienti@ferroviedellacalabria.com
Website
ferroviedellacalabria.it
Bus from San Mango d' Aquino Bivio to Catanzaro
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Schedules at
ferroviedellacalabria.it
Bus from Cosenza to Catanzaro
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Schedules at
ferroviedellacalabria.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Pescara
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€170 - €220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Inter Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Pescara to Cosenza - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Inter Saj
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Crotone to Gimigliano
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Estimated price
€120 - €160
Radio Taxi Crotone
Phone
+39 392 536 5646
Website
taxicrotone.business.site
Crotone Taxi
Phone
+39 340 877 1303
Website
crotonetaxi.it

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