There are 6 ways to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  3 h 40 min

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

$9 - $18

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Train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Veliko Tarnovo to Dimitrovgrad 465
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv 492 / ...

$7 - $8

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Bus Patnicheski Prevozi AD.  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv

$12

Bus Pleven Bus Station  •  5 h 38 min

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

Taxi  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv 136.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv 136.8 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv is to train which costs $6 - $8 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Plovdiv via Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv is 126 km. The road distance is 218.9 km.

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $9 - $19.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Municipality of Stara Zagora, depart from Veliko Tarnovo station.

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

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $9 - $19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $6 - $8 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv via Stara Zagora in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv via Dimitrovgrad in around 5 h 21 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Veliko Tarnovo to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
pprevozi.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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
valeross.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
OPT Gabrovo
Website
optgabrovo.tk
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
optgabrovo.tk
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Gabrovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Other operators
Taxi from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Aleks OK
Phone
+359 62/616 16
Mit Taksi
Phone
+359 62/601 973

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Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Plovdiv station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv is 219 km. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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