There are 5 ways to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, night bus, train, night train or car

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  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Veliko Turnovo 9101

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Night train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$7 - $8

3 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Ruse, Ruse N984
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo

$9 - $15

Train  •  7 h 7 min

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

$9 - $13

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo 113 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo is to night train which costs $7 - $8 and takes 7 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Veliko Tarnovo is 155 km. The road distance is 180.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Veliko Turnovo via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Gara Bucureşti Nord and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo. The journey takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

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Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Ruse station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • Distance: 96.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo via Ruse in around 4 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo via Ruse(BG), Ruse, and Gorna Oryahovitsa in around 7 h 7 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
$3 - $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 to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
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 - $7
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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
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
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Ruse, Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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