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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. 462 / ...
  2. Bosphor Express

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. 1940

$11 - $16

Night train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Bosphor Express

$7 - $8

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. 112.8 miles

$18 - $26

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.

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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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
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 - $8
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
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 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
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
Kazanlak Municipality Transport
Phone
0878 64 30 15
Email
info@kazanlak-bg.info
Website
kazanlak-bg.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kazanlak-bg.info
FlixBus
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 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Veliko Tarnovo and Bucharest is 155 km. The road distance is 180 km.

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

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

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

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.

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