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There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo Sofia - V.Tarnovo - Varna 00:00 / ...

$8 - $13

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Train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Gorna Orjahovica 2641 / ...

$9 - $11

Taxi  •  2h 50m

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo 140.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo 140.8 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo is to train which costs $9 - $11 and takes 5h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station station and arriving at Veliko Turnovo. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo via Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 13m.

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The distance between Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo is 193 km. The road distance is 225.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to bus which takes 3h 10m and costs $8 - $13.

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The bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo takes 3h 10m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus which takes 3h 10m and costs $8 - $13. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $9 - $11 and takes 5h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • Distance: 120.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3h 10m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $9 and the journey takes 3h 56m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
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
Global Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Global Biomet
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2/ 80700
Website
1euro.bg
Upravlenie Patni Taksi I Razreshitelni
Phone
+359 2/952 2611
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 97/321 21
Website
oktaxi.net
MTAXI 91050
Phone
+359 2/91050
Website
mtaxi.bg

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

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Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Gorna Orjahovica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo is 225 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo.

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

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