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There are 9 ways to get from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, car or plane

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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Bus Tourist Service Holding AD  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo

$87

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Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sofia (SOF) ATH - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo

$37 - $135

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Bus Ilias Travel  •  20h 48m

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

Drive  •  10h 59m

  1. Drive from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo 637.4 miles

$150 - $230

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10h 30m

  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 Turnovo

Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  13h 55m

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

$60 - $206

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  13h 43m

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

$49 - $152

Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus  •  12h 43m

  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

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  13h 15m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo is to fly and bus which costs 30€ - 120€ and takes 9h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo is to fly and bus which costs 30€ - 120€ and takes 9h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17h 5m.

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The distance between Athens and Veliko Tarnovo is 590 km. The road distance is 1019.9 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to bus which takes 17h 5m and costs 76€.

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The bus from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo takes 17h 5m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Athens to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Athens to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Veliko Tarnovo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Veliko Tarnovo is 1020 km. It takes approximately 10h 59m to drive from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo.

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  • Distance: 368.6 miles
  • Duration: 17h 5m

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

Tourist Service Holding AD operates a bus from Athens to Veliko Tarnovo once a week. Tickets cost $87 and the journey takes 17h 5m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki via Chios
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Bus operators
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
17h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$87
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
17h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82 - $87
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Chirpan to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Kharmanli to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Kharmanli to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
KTEL
Website
ktelbus.com
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
KTEL Serron
Phone
23210-22822
Email
ktelserres@gmail.com
Website
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Komotini
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Kharmanli
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
torre-bg.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Kavala to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Veliko Tarnovo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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