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There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Venice by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Venice  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Venice (VCE) SOF - VCE

$77 - $325

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bologna (BLQ) SOF - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia

$48 - $241

7 alternative options

Fly to Trieste, train  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Trieste (TRS) SOF - TRS
  2. Take the train from Trieste Aeroporto to Venezia S.Lucia

$75 - $281

Fly to Venice Treviso  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Venice Treviso (TSF) SOF - TSF

$58 - $171

Bus Yubim  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station

$133 - $181

Bus Georg  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia

$140 - $180

Bus, train  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to San Donà di Piave Florentia Bus
  2. Take the train from S.Dona' Di Piave to Venezia S.Lucia Reg / ...

$54 - $78

Bus, train, night train  •  26 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the train from Niš to Novi Beograd
  3. Take the night train from Novi Beograd to Villach Hbf En
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...

$73 - $168

Drive  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Venice 722 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Venice is to bus and train which costs $50 - $80 and takes 19 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Venice is to fly which costs $55 - $180 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Venezia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 18 h.

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The distance between Sofia and Venice is 929 km. The road distance is 1155.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Venice without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 11 min and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Sofia to Venice, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Venice is to fly which takes 6 h 46 min and costs $75 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 17 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Venice.
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  • Distance: 580.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and 13 other airlines fly from Sofia to Venice hourly. Alternatively, Yubim operates a bus from Sofia to Venice 3 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 16 h 56 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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 Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
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 Bologna C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Trieste Aeroporto to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from S.Dona' Di Piave to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
ItaloTreno
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Niš to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Venezia
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to San Donà di Piave
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
atvo.it
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs

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Venice is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 8:16 PM in Sofia and 7:16 PM in Venice.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Venice is 1155 km. It takes approximately 11 h 42 min to drive from Sofia to Venice.

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CSA, Aegean Airlines, Transavia Holland and eight other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 4047+ hotels available in Venice. 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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