There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Bulgaria by plane, subway, 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.

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Fly Venice to Sofia  •  7h 17m

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

$79 - $334

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Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Sofia  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Brescia
  2. Take the bus from Brescia, Brescia to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Sofia (SOF) BGY - SOF

$33 - $211

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Fly Venice to Varna  •  7h 20m

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

$52 - $239

Fly Venice Treviso to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5h 11m

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

$59 - $167

Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Sofia

$130 - $170

Bus via Venezia Mestre Station  •  18h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia

$122 - $203

Train, night train  •  38h 52m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Sofia 461

$137 - $210

Drive  •  11h 31m

  1. Drive from Venice to Sofia 1158.1 km

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Bulgaria is to fly and line 1 subway which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5h 11m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Serdika via Wien Hbf, Bucuresti Nord and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 52m.

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The distance between Venice and Bulgaria is 1096 km. The road distance is 1158.1 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 17m 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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Venice to Bulgaria train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 7h 17m and costs 70€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 18h.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1096.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and 13 other airlines fly from Venice to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Venice to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 18h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Venice to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Venice to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Venice Treviso to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Venice to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Venice to Varna via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Varna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 Brescia
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$18 - $25
Base Standard
$35 - $50
Base Premium
$45 - $65
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Brescia
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$85 - $120
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 Brescia
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$25 - $28
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Train from Bucuresti Nord to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brescia, Brescia to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Brescia Bus Station Via Solferino to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Autostradale
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
$130 - $170
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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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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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 11:32 AM in Venice and 12:32 PM in Bulgaria.

Venice to Bulgaria train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Bulgaria is 1158 km. It takes approximately 11h 31m to drive from Venice to Bulgaria.

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

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There are 151+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 2€ - 11€.

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