There are 5 ways to get from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo

$8 - $12

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Train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Filipovo to Karlovo
  2. Take the train from Karlovo to Tulovo
  3. Take the train from Tulovo to Veliko Tarnovo

$8 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus Pleven Bus Station  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Gabrovo
  2. Take the bus from Gabrovo to Veliko Tarnovo

Taxi  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo 136.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo 136.7 miles

$21 - $35

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Filipovo and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo via Karlovo and Tulovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo is 126 km. The road distance is 218.7 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs .

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The bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD, depart from Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Filipovo station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 48 min.

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Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD, arrive at Veliko Tarnovo station.

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Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Veliko Tarnovo station.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD operates a bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo once daily, and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Avtogari also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo via Karlovo, Karlovo, and Tulovo in around 6 h 48 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Filipovo to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Karlovo to Tulovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Tulovo to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
OPT Gabrovo
Website
optgabrovo.tk
Bus from Gabrovo to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
optgabrovo.tk
Other operators
Taxi from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Gusto Taksi
Phone
+359 32/620 998

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo is 219 km. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo.

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There are 241+ hotels available in Veliko Tarnovo. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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