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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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

$11 - $19

5 alternative options

Bus Ilias Travel  •  11 h 58 min

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

$47 - $55

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki 325.5 miles

$75 - $120

Bus, bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  10 h 8 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

$62 - $155

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SOF - SKG

$81 - $266

Bus to Istanbul, fly  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Istanbul
  2. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG

$88 - $228

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $11 - $19 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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The distance between Veliko Tarnovo and Thessaloniki is 351 km. The road distance is 520.9 km.

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

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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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There are 787+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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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 and Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens, Paros
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
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
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
rta.government.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
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 - $24
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42 - $45
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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 - $7
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Veliko Turnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
$10
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
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
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 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.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
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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