There are 5 ways to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest by bus, night bus, train, night train or car

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  •  4 h 25 min

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

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Night train  •  8 h 31 min

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

$7 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
  2. Take the night bus from Ruse, Ruse to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N984 / ...

$11 - $16

Train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse 462 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$8 - $12

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest, including transfers.

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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 Bucharest via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Gara Bucureşti Nord. The journey takes approximately 8 h 31 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 25 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 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest via Gorna Oryahovitsa, Ruse, and Ruse(BG) in around 7 h 2 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
$7
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
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
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Ruse, Ruse to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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