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

Should you visit Brasov or Ljubljana?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Brasov or Ljubljana, 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 Ljubljana?

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.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Ljubljana, and The Best 10-Day Tours from Ljubljana.


Which place is cheaper, Ljubljana 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 Ljubljana is $93. 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 Ljubljana in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $23
    Ljubljana $58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $46
    Ljubljana $116
Compare Hotels in Brasov and Ljubljana

Looking for a hotel in Brasov or Ljubljana? 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 Ljubljana


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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 Ljubljana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasov $18
    Ljubljana $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Brasov to Bucharest - Private Guided Transfer - Car and Driver: $262
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $251
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $147
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest, 2h of Sightseeing, Local Driver: $123
  • Bran Castle of Dracula Yourself : Private Round-Trip Transfer from Brasov City: $87

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ljubljana

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

  • Airport Transfer to/from Ljubljana Station: $13
  • Private Transfer from Brnik Airport to Ljubljana Centre: $28
  • Private Transfer from Ljubljana Airport (LJU) to Ljubljana City: $46
  • Private Transfer from Kranj to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $55
  • Departure Private Transfer Ljubljana City to Ljubljana Airport by Business Car: $66
  • Private Transfer from Ljubljana Airport (LJU) to Koper Port: $68
  • Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport (LJU) - Departure Private Transfer: $69
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana city to Kamnik: $70
  • Private transfer from Kamnik to Ljubljana city: $70
  • Private Transfer Ljubljana Airport to or from Ljubljana city: $73
  • Private transfer from Kamnik to airport Ljubljana: $74
  • Ljubljana Airport to Moravske Toplice-Arrival Private Transfer: $88

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasov or Ljubljana?

Prices for flights to both Ljubljana 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
    Ljubljana $18

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

Typical Food Prices in Ljubljana

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


  • Horsemeat Hot Dog
    $2.15

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ljubljana

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

  • Slovenia: Belokranjska Pogača Cooking Class: $54
  • Cooking class; Traditional sLOVEnian štrukelj: $64
  • Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show: $65
  • Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show: $74
  • 3-Hour Food Tour: $91
  • Dinner in the Dark: $106
  • Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana: $128
  • The 10 Tastings of Ljubljana Private Food Tour : $210

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $9.67
    Ljubljana $16

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): $87
  • 3 Castles : Peles ,Bran ,Cantacuzino Wednesday filming site-Tour from Brasov : $98
  • Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress - tour from Brasov: $65
  • Bear watching experience near Brasov: $148
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit: $50
  • Bran Castle, Bear Sanctuary and Palinca from Brasov with Tickets: $207
  • Brasov City Guided Walking Tour for Small Group: $38
  • Brasov City Tour - Visit the CROWN City included Black Church entrance: $85
  • Brasov Hills Old 4x4 Off-Road Tour with Picnic: $153
  • Brasov Old Romanian District & Panorama - Private Walking Tour: $55
  • Brasov Old Town Guided Tour With Electric Scooters: $82

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)
    $8.61

Tours and Activities in Ljubljana

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Ljubljana City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Ljubljana:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.96
  • From Swamp to State: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Ljubljana: $8.99
  • Romantic Old Town Self-guided Discovery Tour: $11
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Castle Entry Ticket with Optional Funicular Ride: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Ljubljana's Treasures: $13
  • Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket: $13
  • House of Illusions Entrance Ticket: $14
  • Self-Guided Walking Tour: $14
  • Tour of the Festive Decorations: $18

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $7.86
    Ljubljana $12

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $133
  • DayTour to Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Wine tasting at Azuga cellar: $136
  • Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Brandy at Rasnov Distillery: $153

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)
    $6.45

Sample the Local Flavors in Ljubljana

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Ljubljana:

  • Pub Crawl Ljubljana: $24
  • Ljubljana Pub Crawl: $24
  • Craft brewery tour and beer tasting, Tour the Brew, Tekotnik : $28
  • Wine Tasting, Slovenian Wine Story: $54
  • Wine Tasting Ljubljana: $59
  • 2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Ljubljana: $63
  • BEER WAY Kamnik Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour: $83
  • Food & Wine tour with a Sommelier: $93
  • Food & Wine Tour Ljubljana - Local Foodie Adventure in Slovenia: $97
  • From Wine Tasting Paired with Art Creation: $175
  • From Ljubjana: Slovenian Wine Tour: $192
  • Wine Tours in Slovenia: $218


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brasov and Ljubljana, we can see that Ljubljana 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 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 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 Ljubljana Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Brasov or Ljubljana?

Brasov has a larger population, and is about 8% larger than the population of Ljubljana. When comparing the sizes of Brasov and Ljubljana, 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 Ljubljana?

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 Ljubljana in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Brasov as well as Ljubljana. Also, the city activities and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Ljubljana this time of year.

Brasov is around the same temperature as Ljubljana in the summer. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Ljubljana fluctuates around 22°C (72°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Ljubljana. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Brasov this time of the year. In the summer, Brasov often gets more sunshine than Ljubljana. Brasov gets 288 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ljubljana receives 260 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Ljubljana. Brasov usually gets less rain in July than Ljubljana. Brasov gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 122 mm (4.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brasov 23°C (73°F) 
    Ljubljana 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Ljubljana in the Autumn?

Both Ljubljana and Brasov are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Ljubljana for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Brasov is around the same temperature as Ljubljana. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Brasov in October average around 13°C (55°F), and Ljubljana averages at about 13°C (56°F).

Brasov usually receives more sunshine than Ljubljana during autumn. Brasov gets 187 hours of sunny skies, while Ljubljana receives 116 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Ljubljana. In October, Brasov usually receives less rain than Ljubljana. Brasov gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 115 mm (4.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brasov 13°C (55°F) 
    Ljubljana 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Ljubljana in the Winter?

Both Ljubljana and Brasov during the winter are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many visitors come to Ljubljana in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Ljubljana can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Brasov. In January, Brasov is generally much colder than Ljubljana. Daily temperatures in Brasov average around -1°C (30°F), and Ljubljana fluctuates around 1°C (34°F).

In the winter, Brasov often gets more sunshine than Ljubljana. Brasov gets 85 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ljubljana receives 47 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets less rain in January than Ljubljana. Brasov gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brasov -1°C (30°F) 
    Ljubljana 1°C (34°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Ljubljana in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Brasov and Ljubljana. Furthermore, most visitors come to Ljubljana for the activities around the city and the natural beauty during these months.

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

Brasov usually receives more sunshine than Ljubljana during spring. Brasov gets 188 hours of sunny skies, while Ljubljana receives 162 hours of full sun in the spring.

Ljubljana receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Brasov usually receives less rain than Ljubljana. Brasov gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brasov 12°C (54°F) 
    Ljubljana 12°C (54°F)

Typical Weather for Ljubljana and Brasov

Brasov Ljubljana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 1°C (34°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 4°C (39°F) 80 mm (3.2 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in) 8°C (46°F) 98 mm (3.8 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 12°C (54°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 17°C (62°F) 122 mm (4.8 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 155 mm (6.1 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 122 mm (4.8 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 22°C (71°F) 145 mm (5.7 in)
Sep 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 18°C (65°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in) 13°C (56°F) 115 mm (4.5 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 7°C (45°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 2°C (36°F) 101 mm (4 in)