There are 3 ways to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, night train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo

$4 - $8

2 alternative options

Night train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Veliko Tarnovo Bosphor Express

$12 - $15

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo 123.6 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Bucharest Otopeni Airport and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) and Veliko Tarnovo is 169 km. The road distance is 197.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

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Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from Bucharest Otopeni Airport station.

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Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, arrive at Veliko Tarnovo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo is 198 km. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) 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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Map of how to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • Distance: 105.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP), Romania and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo via Ruse in around 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
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
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.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
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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