Transportation

If you use airplan, you would arrive at either Sofia AIrport or Varna Airport.

    [1] Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

      (1) Sofia Airport to Central Bus Station Sofia

Metro services are now abailable.
Use the M2 line (Blue line), change trains at "Serdica" and get off at "Central" (Central Railway/bus Station).

    Sofia Airport     Sofia Metro 1, Sofia Metro 2, Sofia Metro 3     Central Bus Station Sofia

 

      (2) Central Bus Station Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

It takes 3 or 3.5 hours by bus.
This bus service is available at Central Bus Station Sofia.
    ETAP ADRESS / Group plus     BIOMET     UNION IVOKONI (only in Bulgarian)

We recommend to use BIOMET . Only buses of BIOMET arive in front of the Hotel Etap in Veliko Tarnovo.
Others usually arrive at the bus station of Veliko Tarnovo, which is about 500m far from the Hotel Etap.
Since the road crimbs up, it is better to take a taxi if you have a big bag.
The situation is different from that in 2014.
Buses of ETAP ADDRESS arrive at bus station down the Hill !!

      (2.5) Trains
There are also train service.   It takes about 4.5 hours
The Sofia station is near the Central Bus Station Sofia
From Sofia, you have to change trains at GORNA ORJAHOVICA.
    Bulgarian State Railway     Bulgarian Railway map     Information

 

    [2] Varna to Veliko Tarnovo

It takes 3.5 or 4 hours by bus.
This bus service is available at Central Bus Station (avtogara) (only in Bulgarian) Map
    Varna Airport

Also, There are also train service.   It takes about 4 hours.
To Sofia: 11:05, 13:30   need to change trains at GORNA ORJAHOVICA.

 

    [3] Return trip from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia Airport

We have buses to Terminal 2
    02:45, 04:30, 09:00, 12:30, 21:45