A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Belgrade vs. Ljubljana for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Belgrade or Ljubljana?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Belgrade and Ljubljana can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

Ljubljana

Most people don't travel to Ljubljana to see specific sights, as there aren't many famous attractions around town. Instead, this is a city that is about atmosphere. It's a city that you explore and immerse yourself in completely. You meet the people, you go to the clubs, you find the interesting restaurants. That is the best way to learn about Ljubljana.

Which city is cheaper, Ljubljana or Belgrade?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $22, while the average daily cost in Ljubljana is $82. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Belgrade and Ljubljana in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Belgrade is $18. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

The prices for places to stay in Ljubljana can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $51, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $102.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $9.08
    Ljubljana $51
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $18
    Ljubljana $102

Food

While meal prices in Belgrade can vary, the average travelers spends about $8.14 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Belgrade should cost around $3.26 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belgrade is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The price of a meal in Ljubljana can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $16 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $6.40 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Belgrade $8.14
    Ljubljana $16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Belgrade.

  • VISIT SERBIA: Private Cooking Lesson in Belgrade: $70
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $191

Typical Food prices in Ljubljana

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Ljubljana:


  • Horsemeat Hot Dog
    $2.36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ljubljana

For Ljubljana, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Lunch or Dinner trip to a typical Slovenian restaurant: $40
  • Bitemojo Self Guided Food Tour Ljubljana Tale of the River: $53
  • Dinner in the Dark: $75
  • Food Tour Ljubljana: $81
  • Ljubljana 4-Hour Food Tour: $86
  • Flavour of Slovenia: Very Small Group Food Tour in Ljubljana: $86
  • Cooking Class Ljubljana: $111
  • Slovenian Dinner Experience: $131
  • Food Tour - Honey, Cheese and Sausages Culinary Adventure from Ljubljana: $132
  • Ljubljana city tour and Traditional Slovenian Cooking class: $222
  • Velenje mine underground dinner experience - Private tour from Ljubljana: $1,041

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $4.90 per day to get around in Belgrade.

To get around in Ljubljana, the average visitor spends $20 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $4.90
    Ljubljana $20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Private Transfer from Belgrade to Split with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $520
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $483
  • Belgrade - Budapest Transfer: $349
  • Private transfer tour to Pristina with sightseeing: $311
  • Private transfer tour to Sarajevo via Visegrad with sightseeing: $311
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade to Zagreb with 2h of Sightseeing: $278
  • Private transfer tour to Sarajevo via Sirmium with sightseeing: $276
  • Belgrade to Timisoara transfer and walking city tour: $261
  • Belgrade to Kopaonik taxi transfer: $258
  • Belgrade to Zlatibor private transfer by car: $218
  • Private transfer tour to Timisoara with sightseeing: $197
  • Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $185

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ljubljana

Also for Ljubljana, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Airport Transfer: from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport (LJU): $23
  • Private Transfer from Brnik Airport to Ljubljana Centre: $25
  • Ljubljana Airport authorized transfer. Price per car.: $34
  • Ljubljana Airport Arrival Private Car Transfer: $39
  • Airport Transfer: $44
  • Arrival Private Transfer Ljubljana LJU Airport to Ljubljana City by Business Car: $47
  • Private transfer Ljubljana Airport from & to Bled: $54
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Ljubljana: $59
  • Private Transfer from Ljubljana City to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $62
  • Private transfer. Ljubljana Airport- Lake Bled. Price per car.: $66
  • Departure Private Transfer: Ljubljana City to Ljubljana Airport by Luxury Van: $68
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana city to Kranj: $70

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Ljubljana?

Prices for flights to both Ljubljana and Belgrade change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $3.95 per person, per day in Belgrade. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

In Ljubljana, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $14 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $3.95
    Ljubljana $14

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Belgrade are as follows:

  • 3-Hour Belgrade Zemun Neighborhood Tour: $50
  • Avala & Rakia tour: $49
  • Avala&Kosmaj Bike Tour: $73
  • BELGRADE BUS AND WALKING TOUR, Experience daily life: $56
  • Belgrade 3 hour Tuktuk sightseeing tour (price per vehicle): $149
  • Belgrade 4 hour walking tour: $382
  • Belgrade 6 Bridges of Sava River Kayak Tour: $41
  • Belgrade 90 minute Tuktuk sightseeing tour (price per vehicle): $81
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $62
  • Belgrade City Tour: $38
  • Belgrade City Tour and Avala Mountain: $50
  • Belgrade Craft Beer Tour (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37

Typical Entertainment prices in Ljubljana

For Ljubljana, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Castle Tower Entrance (for 2)
    $9.45

Tours and Activities in Ljubljana

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Ljubljana.

  • Ljubljana Self Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Ljubljanica Sightseeing River Cruise: $11
  • Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket: $12
  • Magical Ljubljana - live virtual guided tour: $15
  • Ljubljana Castle: Time Machine Guided Tour: $19
  • Discovery Walk in a green city adventure filled with history: $20
  • Best of Ljubljana, Classical walking tour of Capital city: $22
  • Experience Ljubljana Bike Tour: $25
  • Axe Throwing Experience in Ljubljana: $26
  • Ljubljana City Walk and Boat Cruise along the Ljubljanica: $27
  • Night Tour To Ljubljana Castle With Electric Harley Scooter: $29
  • Ljubljana Castle Quick Tour With Electric Harley Scooter: $29

Alcohol

The average person spends about $18 on alcoholic beverages in Belgrade per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Ljubljana, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $10.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $18
    Ljubljana $10

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Belgrade:

  • BEERgrade Pub Crawl Tour: $24
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Belgrade Unique Local Wine Tasting Tour (By Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $52
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $68
  • From Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar: $75
  • Oplenac Royal Complex and Wine Tasting Full Day Tour from Belgrade: $93
  • Day trip from Serbian Wine Story - Wine Tasting in Sumadija Region: $131
  • Private Day Trip from Avala and Royal Town Topola with Wine Tasting: $137
  • Private Day Trip from Viminacium & Smederevo Fort with Wine Tasting: $149
  • Private Wine Tour in Royal Region: $157

Typical Alcohol prices in Ljubljana

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Ljubljana are as follows:


  • Drinks at a Sidewalk Cafe (for 2)
    $7.09

Sample the Local Flavors in Ljubljana

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Ljubljana:

  • Pub Crawl Ljubljana: $20
  • Wine Tasting, Slovenian Wine Story: $49
  • Wine tasting: $56
  • Ljubljana Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience: $58
  • Ljubljana Wine tour: $81
  • Vipava Valley wine tasting experience: $98
  • Wine Tour: Half-Day Tour: $139
  • Medieval Ptuj and Maribor Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Ljubljana or Bled: $145
  • Vipava valley wine tour TuamV: $158
  • Wine Tours in Slovenia: $174
  • Maribor Exclusive Wine Tour: $175
  • Wine Tour Slovenia: $193


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Belgrade and Ljubljana, we can see that Ljubljana is more expensive. And not only is Belgrade much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Belgrade would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Belgrade and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Ljubljana would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Ljubljana than you might in Belgrade.

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