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Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Group Plus Ltd bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance119 mi (192 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$11.57
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceGlobal Biomet
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

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What bus companies travel from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo?

There are 3 bus lines from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo available for you to search and compare 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 16m$11.60
Group Plus Ltd53h 16m$11.60
Union Ivkoni23h 15m$11.57
  • Global Biomet

    Global Biomet

    Book Global Biomet from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo from $12. There are 6 trips per day offered by Global Biomet from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo and you can expect on average to pay for a Global Biomet ticket to Veliko Tarnovo. In Sofia, Global Biomet departs to Veliko Tarnovo from Central Bus Station . In Veliko Tarnovo, Global Biomet arrives at Hristo Botev 74 .

    An average trip on Global Biomet from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available Global Biomet trip will get you to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Global Biomet offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Veliko Tarnovo.

  • Group Plus Ltd

    Group Plus Ltd

    Book Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo from $12. There are 5 trips per day offered by Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo and you can expect on average to pay for a Group Plus Ltd ticket to Veliko Tarnovo. In Sofia, Group Plus Ltd departs to Veliko Tarnovo from Central Bus Station . In Veliko Tarnovo, Group Plus Ltd arrives at Hristo Botev 74 .

    An average trip on Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available Group Plus Ltd trip will get you to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Group Plus Ltd offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Veliko Tarnovo.

  • 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 2 trips per day on the route from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo, and the trip usually takes 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 119 miles from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Sofia?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo 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 Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo 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 Sofia?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Sofia.

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Veliko Tarnovo?

Main arrival station: Hristo Botev 74

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

All bus stations in Veliko Tarnovo:

  • Hristo Botev 74

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