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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo by plane, night bus, bus, train, bus and ferry, 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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Fly to Varna, night bus  •  8h 46m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Varna (VAR) FRA - VAR
  2. Take the night bus from Varna Central Bus Station to Veliko Tarnovo

$136 - $293

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  27h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo

$66 - $272

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Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10h 41m

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

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9h 56m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sofia (SOF) FRA - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo

$81 - $411

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  26h 15m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Linz Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Linz to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo

$148 - $215

Bus Karat-S  •  33h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo

$102 - $140

Train, night train  •  34h 54m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Gorna Orjahovica

$241 - $360

Train, drive  •  21h 8m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Veliko Tarnovo

$278 - $413

Drive  •  18h 58m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo 1190.5 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 33h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo is to fly and night bus which costs 110€ - 260€ and takes 8h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Veliko Turnovo via Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo via Wien Hbf, Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 54m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Veliko Tarnovo is 1507 km. The road distance is 1904.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 26h 15m and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 8h 46m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • Distance: 942.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 46m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo via Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 27h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Frankfurt to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Varna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Global Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Night bus from Varna Central Bus Station to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Global Biomet
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
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Linz to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
Karat-S

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Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Veliko Turnovo station.

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Veliko Tarnovo is 1h ahead of Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 12:23 AM in Frankfurt am Main and 1:23 AM in Veliko Tarnovo.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo is 1905 km. It takes approximately 18h 58m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Veliko Tarnovo.

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SunExpress Deutschland, Austrian Airlines, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Veliko Tarnovo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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