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There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Milan 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 Milan Linate  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Linate (LIN) SOF - LIN

$57 - $123

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SOF - BGY

$17 - $93

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SOF - MXP

$28 - $117

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bologna (BLQ) SOF - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale

$60 - $256

Bus, train  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$159 - $212

Bus Georg  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Milan

$170 - $220

Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Bologna Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 420 / ...

$68 - $101

Drive  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Milan 882.8 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Milan is to fly which costs $16 - $95 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Milan is to fly which costs $55 - $130 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Milan. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h.

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The distance between Sofia and Milan is 1168 km. The road distance is 1412.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Milan without a car is to bus and train which takes 19 h 30 min and costs $150 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Sofia to Milan, including transfers.

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Sofia to Milan bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Milan is to fly which takes 5 h 20 min and costs $55 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $220 and takes 22 h.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Sofia to Milan bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Milan station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Milan.
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  • Distance: 730.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

Bulgaria Air, Alitalia and Lufthansa fly from Sofia to Milan 4 times a day. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Sofia to Milan once daily. Tickets cost $170 - $220 and the journey takes 22 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Flights from Sofia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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
Bus from Sofia to Milano
Ave. Duration
21 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Milan
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Bologna
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
atvo.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bologna to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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Milan is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 6:46 PM in Sofia and 5:46 PM in Milan.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Milan is 1412 km. It takes approximately 13 h 59 min to drive from Sofia to Milan.

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Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Sofia Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 4105+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $63 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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