There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, train, night train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus EAAA  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

Cheapest option

EuroNight, night train  •  24 h 33 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Keleti to Gara de Nord Dacia
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Veliko Tarnovo Bosphor Express

$40 - $56

8 alternative options

Bus Eurolines HU  •  20 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Stara Zagora 595
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo

$71 - $109

Train  •  24 h 2 min

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

$94 - $135

Drive  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo 620 miles

$110 - $160

Fly Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Veliko Turnovo

$40 - $324

Fly Budapest to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

Fly Budapest to Burgas, bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Burgas (BOJ) BUD - BOJ
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Veliko Turnovo

$143 - $510

Train, train to Oradea, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany
  2. Take the train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes
  3. Fly from Oradea (OMR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) OMR - OTP
  4. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  5. Take the bus from Ruse to Veliko Turnovo

$44 - $186

Train to Bratislava, fly to Burgas, bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Burgas (BOJ) BTS - BOJ
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Veliko Turnovo

$155 - $716

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo is to EuroNight and night train which costs 10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 24 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo is to fly and bus which costs 39 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft and takes 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Veliko Tarnovo is 711 km. The road distance is 992 km.

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It takes approximately 15 h 41 min to get from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo via Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Ruse and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo via Sofia in around 15 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Veliko Tarnovo via Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Ruse(BG), Ruse, and Gorna Oryahovitsa in around 24 h 2 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bratislava to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
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
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
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 Turnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Aleks ОK
Phone
+359 62 60 22 60
Email
info@alexok.com
Website
alexok.com
Bus from Burgas to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
alexok.com
M-Bus
Phone
056 844 966
Website
mbus-bg.com
Bus from Burgas to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com

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