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Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia usually takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Global Biomet bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance119 mi (192 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$15.42
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceGlobal Biomet
Bus lines3

What bus companies travel from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia?

There are 3 bus lines from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Global Biomet usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Global Biomet63h 11m$15.45
Group Plus Ltd53h 30m$15.44
Union Ivkoni34h 5m$17.13
  • Global Biomet

    Global Biomet

    Book Global Biomet from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia from $15. There are 6 Global Biomet schedules from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Global Biomet ticket to Sofia. In Veliko Tarnovo, Global Biomet departs to Sofia from Hristo Botev 74 and no other station. In Sofia, Global Biomet arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Global Biomet from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia takes 3 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available Global Biomet trip will get you to Sofia in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Global Biomet offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Sofia.

  • Group Plus Ltd

    Group Plus Ltd

    Book Group Plus Ltd from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia from $15. There are 5 Group Plus Ltd schedules from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Group Plus Ltd ticket to Sofia. In Veliko Tarnovo, Group Plus Ltd departs to Sofia from Hristo Botev 74 and no other station. In Sofia, Group Plus Ltd arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Group Plus Ltd from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia takes 3 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Group Plus Ltd trip will get you to Sofia in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Group Plus Ltd offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Sofia.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 3 trips per day on the route from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 4 hours and 5 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 192 kilometers from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Veliko Tarnovo?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia without transferring.

City Information

Sofia

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The Bulgarian capital of Sofia lies in the Sofia Valley at the foot of Vitosha mountain. Known for its vast history stretching over seven millennia, Sofia is one of Europe's oldest cities, making for a metropolis where long-standing traditions meet modern entertainment.

Sofia's most iconic and popular tourist destination is the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Completed in 1912 and built as a memorial to the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish Liberation War, the cathedral's crypt is open to visitors and has a vast collection of religious icons.

Because of Sofia's fascinatingly long history, it is no surprise that the city is filled with various historic sites and era-defining buildings. The Rotunda Church of St. George is one such place and is said to be the oldest building in Sofia. This ruin dates back to the 4th century, and the fact alone that it has remained mostly unscathed since then is reason enough to visit.

Sofia has also developed a vibrant contemporary scene, with many festivals and events taking place annually, including the internationally prominent Sofia Independent Film Festival and the GuitArt Festival.

Sofia can be easily reached by air via its conveniently located international airport, as well as by rail from various cities in nearby countries, including Istanbul, Belgrade and Bucharest. Various international and national bus services also offer daily transportation to the city. The vast majority of them operate out of the Sofia Central Bus Station.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Veliko Tarnovo?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Veliko Tarnovo.

All bus stations in Veliko Tarnovo:

  • Hristo Botev 74

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Arrival stations

All buses from Veliko Tarnovo arrive at one main station in Sofia.

Bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

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