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

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

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

$8 - $13

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Gorna Oryahovitsa 2601 / ...

$9 - $10

Taxi  •  2 h 50 min

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo 140.8 miles

$22 - $35

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station station and arriving at Veliko Turnovo. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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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 5 h 7 min.

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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 3 h 10 min and costs .

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The bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo takes 3 h 10 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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 3 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 7 min.

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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 Oryahovitsa station.

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

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 3 h 10 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $9 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
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
Hourly
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
STRANDJA
Phone
05952/ 36 35
Email
park@strandja.bg
Website
strandja.bg
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
strandja.bg
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 97/321 21
Website
oktaxi.net
Upravlenie Patni Taksi I Razreshitelni
Phone
+359 2/952 2611
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2/ 80700
Website
1euro.bg
MTAXI 91050
Phone
+359 2/91050
Website
mtaxi.bg

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

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There are 241+ hotels available in Veliko Tarnovo. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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