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There are 4 ways to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 43 min

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

$4 - $8

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Train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Gorna Orjahovica

$9 - $11

Night train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$7 - $8

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 bus which costs $4 - $8 and takes 4 h 43 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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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Veliko Turnovo via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Gara Bucureşti Nord and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 38 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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The best way to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $4 - $8.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from București station.

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Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $4 - $8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $12 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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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 43 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 43 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.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 - $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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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

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Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Municipality of Stara Zagora, arrive at Veliko Turnovo station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo is 181 km. It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to drive from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo.

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There are 242+ hotels available in Veliko Tarnovo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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