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There are 5 ways to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus Patnicheski Prevozi AD.  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv

$12

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Train  •  5h 46m

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

$6 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus Pleven Bus Station  •  5h 38m

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

Taxi  •  2h 43m

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2h 43m

  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 5h 46m.

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

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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 4h.

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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 5h 46m.

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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 4h and costs $12.

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The bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv takes 4h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Patnicheski Prevozi AD., 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 4h and costs $12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $6 - $8 and takes 5h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

Patnicheski Prevozi AD. operates a bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv twice daily. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 4h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv via Dimitrovgrad in around 5h 46m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Veliko Tarnovo to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Patnicheski Prevozi AD.
Phone
062 / 64-09-08
Email
office@pprevozi.com
Website
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4h
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 Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
OPT Gabrovo
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Gabrovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Other operators
Taxi from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Mit Taksi
Phone
+359 62/601 973
Aleks OK
Phone
+359 62/616 16

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Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Patnicheski Prevozi AD., 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 2h 43m to drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv.

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There are 593+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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