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There are 7 ways to get from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus via Stara Zagora

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Athens

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Turnovo to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Piraeus

Drive

  1. Drive from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus

Shuttle to Bucharest Otopeni, fly, train

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Athens (ATH)
  3. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus

Shuttle to Sofia, fly, train

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia Airport
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Athens (ATH)
  3. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus

Bus, bus to Alexandroupolis, fly, train

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Komotini
  3. Take the bus from Komotini to Alexandroupoli
  4. Fly from Alexandroupolis (AXD) to Athens (ATH)
  5. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
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International entry into Greece from Bulgaria

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Bulgaria

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Bulgaria
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Piraeus is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Piraeus is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Piraeus is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Bulgaria from Greece.

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Last updated: 8 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus is to bus via Stara Zagora which costs $40 - $85 and takes 14h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus is to shuttle and fly and train which costs $150 - $270 and takes 8h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Piraeus. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17h 40m.

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It is 595 km from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus. It is approximately 1021.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus without a car is to bus via Stara Zagora which takes 14h 17m and costs $40 - $85.

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It takes approximately 14h 17m to get from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus, including transfers.

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Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Veliko Tarnovo station.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Piraeus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus is 1021 km. It takes approximately 10h 38m to drive from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus.

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Map of how to get from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus.
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  • Distance: 595.5 km
  • Duration: 14h 17m

What companies run services between Veliko Tŭrnovo, Bulgaria and Piraeus, Greece?

You can take a bus from Veliko Tŭrnovo to Piraeus via Stara Zagora, Athens, and Αφετηρια in around 14h 17m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €160
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
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Raileurope.com
Train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €60
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Patnicheski Prevozi AD.
Phone
062 / 64-09-08
Email
office@pprevozi.com
Website
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9
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pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Schedules at
valeross.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Veliko Turnovo to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
STRANDJA
Phone
05952/ 36 35
Email
park@strandja.bg
Website
strandja.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
strandja.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€80 - €100
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€95 - €120
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Atlas Taxi
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Haskovo to Komotini
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
KTEL Rodopis

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