There are 6 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, 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 Arda Tur  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Gorna Oryahovitsa 462

$22 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo

$28 - $39

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo 325.4 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10 h 50 min

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

$61 - $155

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  11 h 29 min

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus and train which costs 18€ - 25€ and takes 12 h 58 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Veliko Tarnovo is 351 km. The road distance is 520.6 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki Monastiriou and arriving at Veliko Tarnovo via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo via Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof and Sofia in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $150
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $37
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
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
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
BG Razpisanie
Website
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

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