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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Bulgaria by plane, train, subway, 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 Venice to Sofia  •  7h 8m

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

$79 - $325

Cheapest option

Train to Bologna, fly to Sofia  •  7h 32m

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

$48 - $242

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Fly Venice to Varna  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Varna (VAR) VCE - VAR

$125 - $412

Fly Venice Treviso to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Sofia (SOF) TSF - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$60 - $169

Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Sofia

$140 - $180

Train, bus  •  20h 16m

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

$53 - $78

Train, night train  •  38h 56m

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$193 - $300

Drive  •  11h 29m

  1. Drive from Venice to Sofia 723 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Bulgaria is to train and bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 20h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 50€ - 150€ and takes 5h 12m.

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

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The distance between Venice and Bulgaria is 1096 km. The road distance is 1156.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 18h and costs 120€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 7h 8m to get from Venice to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 7h 8m and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 18h.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Venice to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 685.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 8m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and 11 other airlines fly from Venice to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Venice to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $140 - $180 and the journey takes 18h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Venice to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Venice to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Venice to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Venice to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Venice to Varna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Oslo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to S.Dona' Di Piave
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
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
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Venezia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18h
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 San Donà di Piave to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
atvo.it

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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 7:55 AM in Venice and 8:55 AM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Bulgaria is 1157 km. It takes approximately 11h 29m to drive from Venice to Bulgaria.

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KLM, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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