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There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Panarea (Island) by bus, train, ferry, plane or car ferry

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Recommended option

Bus, train, ferry  •  29h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Napoli Centrale Fr
  3. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Panarea

165€ - 360€

Cheapest option

Fly to Naples, ferry  •  11h 25m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Naples (NAP) SOF - NAP
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Panarea

43€ - 228€

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Bus, ferry  •  38h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Panarea

228€ - 334€

Fly to Catania, train, ferry  •  11h 58m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Catania (CTA) SOF - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

61€ - 110€

Fly to Reggio Calabria, car ferry, ferry  •  14h 12m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Reggio Calabria (REG) SOF - REG
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

114€ - 303€

Fly to Palermo, train, ferry  •  14h 56m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Palermo (PMO) SOF - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

66€ - 193€

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry, ferry  •  14h 7m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) SOF - SUF
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

95€ - 428€

Fly to Rome, train, ferry  •  13h 19m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Rome (FCO) SOF - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Panarea

73€ - 295€

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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 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Panarea (Island) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Panarea (Island) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Panarea (Island) is 1 metre.

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: 24 Feb 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Panarea (Island) is to fly and train and ferry which costs $70 - $140 and takes 11h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Panarea (Island) is to fly and ferry which costs $50 - $280 and takes 11h 25m.

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The distance between Sofia and Panarea (Island) is 829 km.

The best way to get from Sofia to Panarea (Island) without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 29h 46m and costs $200 - $440.

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It takes approximately 29h 46m to get from Sofia to Panarea (Island), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Panarea (Island) is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 3:28 AM in Sofia and 2:28 AM in Panarea (Island).

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

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There are 319+ hotels available in Panarea (Island). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Sofia to Panarea (Island).
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  • Distance: 829.4 km
  • Duration: 29h 46m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Panarea (Island), Italy?

There is no direct connection from Sofia to Panarea (Island). However, you can take the bus to Venezia Mestre Station, take the walk to Venezia Mestre, take the train to Napoli Centrale, take the walk to Piazza Garibaldi, take the subway to Mergellina, take the walk to Napoli Mergellina, then take the ferry to Panarea. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sofia to Panarea (Island) via Garibaldi, Bruno - Sannazaro, and Napoli Mergellina in around 38h 9m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Sofia to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 190€
Flights from Sofia to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Sofia to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 130€
Flights from Sofia to Palermo via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Flights from Sofia to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
21€ - 260€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Reggio Calabria via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Sofia to Lamezia Terme via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Palermo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Rome via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Train operators
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 Venezia Mestre to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
40€ - 55€
Smart Low Cost
35€ - 55€
Smart Flex
75€ - 110€
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale, Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 28€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 25€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Venezia Mestre to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 16€
Base Standard
26€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 26€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 26€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
23€ - 26€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
210€ - 270€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 7€
Moto
16€ - 22€
Car
30€ - 40€

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