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Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia coach

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Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity coaches per day from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia. Traveling by coach from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia usually takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Global Biomet coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance119 mi (192 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price£10.06
Trips per day15
Most frequent serviceGlobal Biomet
Coach lines3

What coach companies travel from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia?

There are 3 bus lines from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Global Biomet73h 10m£11.05
Group Plus Ltd63h 34m£10.16
Union Ivkoni23h 18m£10.88
  • Global Biomet is a Bulgarian bus company founded in 1997, with offices in Sofia, London, Paris, and Barcelona. They offer reliable and frequent service, connecting cities like Varna and Veliko Tarnovo. Their modern buses and friendly drivers ensure a comfortable journey for passengers.

  • Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Group Plus Ltd focuses on connecting 12 sought-after destinations, including Ravda, Sunny Beach, Varna, and Shumen. They provide convenient transportation options for locals and tourists, with a modern and safe vehicle fleet. Passengers can enjoy amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets.

  • 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 coaches offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 2 trips per day on the route from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 3 hours and 18 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 119 miles from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia. However, the fastest coach 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 coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Sofia at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 15 scheduled coaches 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 coaches 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 coach 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 coach leave from in Veliko Tarnovo?

Main departure station: Hristo Botev 74

Most coaches depart from the main station in Veliko Tarnovo.

All coach stations in Veliko Tarnovo:

  • Hristo Botev 74

Where does the coach arrive in Sofia?

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Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

The Central Bus Station Mariya Luiza is in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city. Buses here run a regular service to Chisinau in Moldova, stopping at other Bulgarian cities on the way. There are also long-distance services going as far as Sunny Beach, Thessaloniki, and even Istanbul. The Central Bus station is located right next to the Central Railway Station, which has a waiting area and cafe. The Bus Station is also a short walk to the city center, which has a variety of major shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.

Coach stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

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