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

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Bus  •  7 h 27 min

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

$22 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus Matpu  •  10 h 6 min

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

$21 - $31

3 alternative options

Bus via Veliko Tarnovo  •  7 h 45 min

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

$24 - $32

Bus, train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Gorna Orjahovica 2601 / ...

$23 - $30

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo 294.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus which costs $20 - $35 and takes 10 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Veliko Turnovo via Sofia - Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Veliko Tarnovo is 364 km. The road distance is 471 km.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 27 min and costs $22 - $35.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

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Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Skopje station.

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Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Veliko Turnovo station.

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Veliko Tarnovo is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 4:42 PM in Skopje and 5:42 PM in Veliko Tarnovo.

Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo is 471 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • Distance: 227.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Skopje to Veliko Tarnovo via Sofia and Sofia - Central Bus Station in around 7 h 27 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
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
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
biomet.bg

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