There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Bulgaria by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Venice to Varna  •  6 h 58 min

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

$49 - $228

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Fly Venice to Sofia  •  7 h 5 min

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

$79 - $326

Train to Bologna, fly to Sofia  •  6 h 51 min

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

$58 - $245

Fly Venice Treviso to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) TSF - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Bus Georg  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Sofia

$140 - $180

Bus Yubim  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia

$132 - $174

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  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 fly which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Bulgaria is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 51 min.

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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 18 h.

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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 18 h and costs 120€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min 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 6 h 58 min and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 18 h.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min 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: 6 h 58 min

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Venice to Varna 4 times a day. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Venice to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $140 - $180 and the journey takes 18 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Venice to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Flights from Venice Treviso to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Venezia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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More Questions & Answers

Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Venice. It is currently 10:42 AM in Venice and 11:42 AM in Bulgaria.

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

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Wizz Air, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst and four other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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