A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brasov vs. Bled for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brasov or Bled?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Brasov or Bled, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Brasov or Bled?

Brasov

Brasov is a mountain resort city in the region of Transylvania in Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and best known for its medieval architecture and history.

Bled

Bled is an incredibly scenic place, on the east side of Lake Bled. The lake is a beautiful, rich, emerald green. There's a small island in the middle of the lake where you'll find a nice white chapel. The lake is surrounded by striking green mountains, among which you'll find the Bled Castle overlooking the scene. Bled also offers access to the nearby Triglav National Park, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. Within the national park you'll find countless waterfalls and the lovely Lake Bohinj. You can find plenty of opportunities for mountain climbing, rafting, and hiking. There's even a cable car if you're looking for an easy way to get some good views of the mountains and landscape.

Which place is cheaper, Bled or Brasov?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasov is $60, while the average daily cost in Bled is $112. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Brasov and Bled in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $23
    Bled $60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $46
    Bled $120
Compare Hotels in Brasov and Bled

Looking for a hotel in Brasov or Bled? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Brasov


Hotels in Bled


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Brasov Hotel Prices and Bled Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasov $18
    Bled $37

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Transfer to/from Brasov - Sibiu International Airport: $311
  • Transfer to/from Brasov - Cluj-Napoca International Airport: $622
  • Transfer to/from Brasov - Bucharest (Otopeni) Airport: $311
  • Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest with Hotel Pick-up: $67
  • Transfer Bucuresti - Brasov: $370
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest, 2h of Sightseeing, Local Driver: $124
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $253
  • Premium Private Transfer : Bucharest Airport to/from Brasov: $250
  • From Bucharest: Private transfer from OTP Airport to Brasov: $141
  • From Bucharest: One-way Private Transfer to Brasov: $239
  • From One-way Private Transfer to Bucharest: $239
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Luxury Van: $164

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled

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

  • Get a Transfer for you, Family, Group of Cyclists, hikers-around Julian Alps: $22
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $99
  • Private transfer from Tržič to Ljubljana city: $137
  • Private Transfer from Kranjska Gora to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $156
  • Private Transfer from Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $166
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to Ljubljana city: $208
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to airport Ljubljana: $211
  • Bled- Portorož. Private transfer. : $274
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG): $297

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasov or Bled?

Prices for flights to both Bled and Brasov 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Brasov $26
    Bled $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brasov

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

  • Small-Group organic home-made dinner in a Brasov village: $93
  • Enjoy Traditional Romanian Cooking in Brasov: $95

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bled

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

  • Food Tour Bled - Explore Slovenia Through Its Tastes: $131

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $9.75
    Bled $13

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • PIATRA CRAIULUI NATIONAL PARK eBike tour(BRASOV): $88
  • "Romantic Transylvania" walking tour in Bran: $124
  • 1 day cycling tour in Brasov: $3.28
  • 3 Castles : Peles ,Bran ,Cantacuzino Wednesday filming site-Tour from Brasov : $99
  • 4 Hours Guided Bear Watching Tour in Carpathian Mountains: $85
  • ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR to Bran Castle, Peles Palace & ONE fortified church: $150
  • Bear watching experience near Brasov: $176
  • Bears Sanctuary, Dracula Castle and Poiana Brasov-Private day tour from Brasov: $85
  • Best day adventure: Transfagarasan private tour from Brasov: $152
  • Bran Castle - Guided Tour: $43
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit: $89

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bled

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bled's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Rafting
    $100

Tours and Activities in Bled

For Bled, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • From Self-Guided E-Bike Tour to Vintgar Gorge: $42
  • From Self-Guided E-Bike Tour to Vintgar Gorge: $54
  • Motorcycle Tours in Slovenia: $55
  • 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure: $59
  • Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience: $59
  • Lake Bled Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Tour: $64
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Half day trip from Bled: $71
  • Guided Kayaking Tour in a Transparent Kayak: $74
  • Guided Clear Kayak Tour in Bled: $76
  • Lake Bled Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson and Tour: $76
  • Ljubljana: Savica Waterfall, Lake Bohinj, and Lake Bled Tour: $78
  • From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour: $80

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $7.93
    Bled $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery Day Trip From Brasov: $99
  • Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress & Palinca Distillery: $109
  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $134
  • DayTour to Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Wine tasting at Azuga cellar: $137
  • Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Brandy at Rasnov Distillery: $137

Typical Alcohol Prices in Bled

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


  • Bottle of Champagne
    $19

Sample the Local Flavors in Bled

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bled:

  • Slovenian wine tasting at Hotel Triglav Bled's wine cellar: $43
  • Wine Tasting Bled: $63
  • 2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled: $64
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Bled: $65


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brasov and Bled, we can see that Bled is more expensive. And not only is Brasov much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Brasov would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Brasov 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 Bled would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bled than you might in Brasov.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Brasov Expensive? and Is Bled Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Brasov or Bled?

Brasov has a larger population, and is about 50 times larger than the population of Bled. When comparing the sizes of Brasov and Bled, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Brasov or Bled?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Brasov or Bled in the Summer?

Both Bled and Brasov during the summer are popular places to visit.

Brasov is around the same temperature as Bled in the summer. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Bled fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

In Bled, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Brasov. In the summer, Brasov often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Bled. Brasov gets 288 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bled receives 288 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets less rain in July than Bled. Brasov gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Bled receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brasov 23°C (73°F) 
    Bled 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Bled in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Brasov and Bled.

In the autumn, Brasov is cooler than Bled. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Brasov in October average around 13°C (55°F), and Bled averages at about 16°C (60°F).

Brasov usually receives more sunshine than Bled during autumn. Brasov gets 187 hours of sunny skies, while Bled receives 167 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Brasov usually receives less rain than Bled. Brasov gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Bled receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brasov 13°C (55°F) 
    Bled 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Bled in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Brasov as well as Bled.

Brasov can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Brasov is generally much colder than Bled. Daily temperatures in Brasov average around -1°C (30°F), and Bled fluctuates around 5°C (41°F).

In the winter, Brasov often gets less sunshine than Bled. Brasov gets 85 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bled receives 96 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets less rain in January than Bled. Brasov gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Bled receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brasov -1°C (30°F) 
    Bled 5°C (41°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Bled in the Spring?

Both Bled and Brasov are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

Brasov is around the same temperature as Bled in the spring. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around 12°C (54°F) in April, and Bled fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

Brasov usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Bled during spring. Brasov gets 188 hours of sunny skies, while Bled receives 177 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Brasov usually receives less rain than Bled. Brasov gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Bled receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brasov 12°C (54°F) 
    Bled 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Bled and Brasov

Brasov Bled
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 5°C (41°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 7°C (44°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in) 9°C (49°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 13°C (56°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (71°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 24°C (75°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 24°C (74°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Sep 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 20°C (68°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in) 16°C (60°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 10°C (51°F) 114 mm (4.5 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 6°C (44°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)