Directions from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo

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Recommended option

Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo

$50 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo

$35 - $90

8 alternative options

Bus Ilias Travel  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Chirpan
  2. Take the bus from Chirpan to Veliko Tarnovo

Drive  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo 637.4 miles

$150 - $230

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sofia (SOF) ATH - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ATH - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo

$45 - $163

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Chrysoupoli to Zlatograd
  3. Take the bus from Zlatograd to Stara Zagora
  4. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo

$101 - $305

Fly to Istanbul, bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul (IST) ATH - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo

$62 - $209

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ATH - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) ATH - AXD
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
  3. Take the bus from Komotini to Kharmanli
  4. Take the bus from Kharmanli to Stara Zagora
  5. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo via Stara Zagora in around 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Paros
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Kharmanli to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Chirpan to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Zlatograd to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Kharmanli to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Chirpan
Ave. Duration
17 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82 - $87
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Kazanlak Municipality Transport
Phone
0878 64 30 15
Email
info@kazanlak-bg.info
Website
kazanlak-bg.info
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kazanlak-bg.info
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Chrysoupoli to Zlatograd
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Kharmanli
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
Torre
Phone
0373/91 99
Email
torretravel@yahoo.bg
Website
torre-bg.com
Bus from Kharmanli to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
torre-bg.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Veliko Tarnovo is 590 km. The road distance is 1020 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo is to fly and bus which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 11 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo is to drive which takes 10 h 59 min and costs 130€ - 190€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 13 h 15 min to get from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.