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There are 3 ways to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna Sofia - V.Tarnovo - Varna 22:30 / ...

$8 - $12

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Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Varna 2655 / ...

$7 - $9

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna 139.3 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna is to train which costs $6 - $9 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Varna. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna. However, there are services departing from Veliko Tarnovo and arriving at Varna via Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Veliko Tarnovo and Varna is 186 km. The road distance is 222.9 km.

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 3h 26m and costs $8 - $12.

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The bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna takes 3h 26m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Veliko Tarnovo to Varna bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Veliko Tarnovo station.

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

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The best way to get from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna is to bus which takes 3h 26m and costs $8 - $12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $6 - $9 and takes 4h 50m.

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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 26m

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

Avtogari operates a bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3h 26m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 3h 31m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Global Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Global Biomet

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Veliko Tarnovo to Varna bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Varna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Veliko Tarnovo to Varna is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna.

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