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There are 6 ways to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Arda Tur  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$22 - $28

5 alternative options

Bus Georg  •  12 h 30 min

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

$47 - $92

Train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Gorna Orjahovica to Sofia 461
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Petrich
  3. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki

$28 - $38

Bus Ilias Travel  •  13 h 28 min

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

$44 - $49

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki 325.5 miles

$75 - $120

Bus, fly  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  3. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Thessaloniki (SKG) OTP - SKG

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The cheapest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $21 - $29 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Thessaloniki Monastiriou via Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Veliko Tarnovo and Thessaloniki is 351 km. The road distance is 520.9 km.

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $21 - $29.

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It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Biomet, depart from Veliko Tarnovo station.

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $21 - $29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 13 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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Map of how to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 219.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 30 min

What companies run services between Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria and Thessaloniki, Greece?

You can take a bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki via Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof in around 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki via Gorna Oryahovitsa, Gorna Orjahovica, Sofia, Petrich, and Rodopolis in around 13 h 13 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Orjahovica to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Petrich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $38
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Patnicheski Prevozi AD.
Phone
062 / 64-09-08
Email
office@pprevozi.com
Website
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
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
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
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
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 Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki is 521 km. It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki.

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Aegean Airlines, Tarom, Turkish Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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