There are 4 ways to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

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

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa 461 / ...

$14 - $20

Night train  •  9 h 1 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

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus which costs $9 - $13 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo is to drive which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $19 - $29.

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The distance between Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) and Veliko Tarnovo is 169 km. The road distance is 198 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

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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 50 min.

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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 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) to Veliko Tarnovo via Bucuresti, Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Ruse(BG), Ruse, and Gorna Oryahovitsa in around 8 h 26 min.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
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
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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