• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Sofia by plane, train, shuttle, bus 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 from Venice  •  6 h 57 min

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

$78 - $324

Cheapest option

Train to Bologna, fly  •  7 h 17 min

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

$47 - $241

6 alternative options

Fly from Venice Treviso  •  5 h 9 min

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

$59 - $168

Train, shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Aeroporto
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana Airport
  3. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sofia (SOF) LJU - SOF

$155 - $781

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Brescia
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Sofia (SOF) BGY - SOF

$65 - $207

Bus Georg  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Sofia

$140 - $180

Bus Yubim  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia

$131 - $188

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Sofia 723 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Sofia is to fly which costs 50€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Venice to Sofia is to fly which costs 50€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

More details

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.

More details

The distance between Venice and Sofia is 929 km. The road distance is 1156.8 km.

Get driving directions

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

More details

It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Venice to Sofia, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Venice to Sofia is to fly which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 18 h.

Mode details

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

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Venice to Sofia.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 580.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and 14 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 18 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $4,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h
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
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Brescia Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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

Want to know more about travelling around Bulgaria

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Sofia is 1 h ahead of Venice. It is currently 8:36 AM in Venice and 9:36 AM in Sofia.

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

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 1239+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

More details