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There are 6 ways to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest by bus, train, night bus, night train or car

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Bus Patnicheski Prevozi AD.  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to București

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Night train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the night train from Veliko Tarnovo to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$7 - $8

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Bus Ruse Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest

Train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Gorna Orjahovica to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$9 - $12

Night bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the night bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N980

$12 - $18

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest 112.8 miles

$18 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest is to night train which costs $7 - $8 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at București via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Gara Bucureşti Nord. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Veliko Tarnovo and Bucharest is 155 km. The road distance is 180.4 km.

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest bus services, operated by Patnicheski Prevozi AD., depart from Veliko Tarnovo station.

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

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $12 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 96.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest via Ruse in around 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 5 h 29 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Orjahovica to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Veliko Tarnovo to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Patnicheski Prevozi AD.
Phone
062 / 64-09-08
Email
office@pprevozi.com
Website
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Veliko Turnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Veliko Turnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to București
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
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 Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., arrive at București station.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest is 180 km. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest.

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