Getting There & Away
The region’s main airport, 14km north of Veliko Târnovo, is only used by cargo and chartered flights. Most travellers arrive by bus or train from Sofia.
Three bus stations around the main town and transport hub, Veliko Târnovo, are reachable by regular services from Sofia (22 lv, four hours), Varna (21 lv, four hours) and Ruse (8 lv to 11 lv, two hours). By train, Veliko Târnovo station has services to Stara Zagora (6.50 lv, three hours, five daily). A much greater choice of destinations can be reached from Gorna Oryakhovitsa station, 8.5km north of town, including Varna (13 lv, 3½ to four hours, five daily), Ruse (7 lv, two to 2½ hours, seven daily) and Shumen (8.40 lv, two to 2½ hours, eight daily).