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Getting There & Away

From the bus and train stations, it’s a 10-minute walk (or 3 lv taxi ride) northwards to the square. Kazanlâk’s bus station has connections to Sofia (17 lv, three hours, five daily), Plovdiv (10 lv, two hours, three daily) and Gabrovo (7 lv, one to 1½ hours, eight daily) via Shipka. Daily buses also reach Ruse (17 lv, 4-5 hours) via Veliko Târnovo, and Svilengrad (12 lv, 3 hours).

Minibuses for Stara Zagora (4 lv, 45 minutes) run half-hourly from just outside the main station. Along the road by the roundabout, town bus 6 runs to Shipka (2 lv, 25 minutes, half-hourly); the central stop for this bus is at the corner of Knyaz Al Battenberg and ul Kiril i Metodii.

Kazanlâk train station serves Sofia (12 lv, 3½ hours, three daily) and Burgas (13 lv, three hours, three daily), via Karlovo (6 lv, 1½ hours, six daily) or Stara Zagora. Daily services reach Sliven (6 lv, two hours, four to six daily).