Getting there & away
From the bus station (93 155), eight daily buses serve Hisar (2 lv, 30 minutes), and several depart for Sofia (10 lv, three hours, two daily) and Veliko Târnovo (12.50 lv, 2½ hours, two daily). About every hour, a bus travelling to or from Plovdiv (4 lv, one hour) stops in Karlovo, not far from the Vasil Levski Museum.
The tidy train station (94 641) is on the line between Sofia and Burgas, going via Kazanlâk and Sliven. From Sofia, two trains (6.30 lv, 2¼ hours) stop at Karlovo. The express from Sofia continues to Burgas (10.30 lv, four hours). Six daily trains also go to Plovdiv (3 lv, two hours), but the bus is far quicker and more frequent.