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There are 4 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo by bus, car, plane or night bus

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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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

$22 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus Georg  •  11 h 50 min

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

$44 - $89

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo 325.4 miles

$75 - $120

Fly, night bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKG - OTP
  2. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Veliko Tarnovo

$64 - $163

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo is to bus which costs 18€ - 26€ and takes 9 h 30 min.

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

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs 18€ - 26€.

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

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Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo bus services, operated by Biomet, arrive at Veliko Tarnovo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo is 521 km. It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Veliko Tarnovo.
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  • Distance: 219.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 30 min

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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
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
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $38
Schedules at
iliastravel.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
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Tarom, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 238+ hotels available in Veliko Tarnovo. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs 2€.

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