A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Bratislava vs. Bled

Should you visit Bratislava or Bled?

Should I visit Bratislava or Bled? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Bratislava

The capital and largest city of Slovakia, Bratislava is set on the shores of the Danube River near the borders of Austria and Hungary. While the city is skirted by mountains and vineyards, its 18th century old town center is crossed with cobbled walkways and surrounded by historic landmarks and architecture. One such monument is the Bratislava Castle, set atop a hill overlooking it all-the old town, the river, and the bustle of people in the charming city below.

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 city is cheaper, Bled or Bratislava?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bratislava is €68, while the average daily cost in Bled is €83. 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 Bratislava and Bled in more detail.



Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €30. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Bratislava the cost is €60 on average.

Travelers usually pay around €90 for a double occupancy room in Bled If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 30
    Bled 45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 60
    Bled 90

Food

The price of a meal in Bratislava can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €26 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €10 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

Food in Bled costs travelers about €22 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Bratislava 26
    Bled 22

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bratislava

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

  • Bratislava Traditional Food Tour: $102
  • Traditional Food Tour: $118
  • Vegan Bratislava Food Tour: $118
  • Local Beer & Food Tour: $128

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bled

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

  • Taste Traditional Slovenian Dinner & Live Folks Music&dance - Avsenik Homestade: $115
  • Istria Truffle Cooking and Tasting Half Day Experience from Koper, Portoroz, Ljubljana or Bled: $391

Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Bratislava is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €9.08 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bratislava.

To get around in Bled, the average visitor spends €27 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.
    Bratislava 9.08
    Bled 27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Transfer Vienna Airport to Bratislava City: $83
  • Private transfer: Bratislava to Bratislava Airport (BTS): $622
  • Private transfer: Bratislava Airport (BTS) to Bratislava: $622
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna with Hotel pick-up and drop off: $75
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna: $411
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Prague: $730
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to High Tatras(Poprad): $822
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Budapest: $627
  • Private arrival OR departure transfer in Bratislava (hotel OR airport pick-up): $22
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Sofia, English-speaking driver: $424
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Prague: $489
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Krakow: $261

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled

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

  • Vintgar gorge transfer: $15
  • Bled Castle Entrance Ticket with Transfer from Bled: $47
  • Private transfer from Bled to airport Ljubljana: $84
  • Private transfer from Bled to Ljubljana: $92
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $111
  • Private transfer. Bled- Portoro┼ż: $268
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG): $332
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana to Salzburg with stop at Bled 4 - 8 Passangers: $684

Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Bratislava typically cost an average of €8.95 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

In Bled, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €9.99 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bratislava 8.95
    Bled 9.99

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

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

  • 11-Day Tour of Slovakia from Bratislava: $1,914
  • 2 Hour Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava: $32
  • 2-Day Highlights Tour of Slovakia from Bratislava Cicmany Vlkolinec High Tatras: $1,263
  • 6-Day Tour from Slovak Folk Traditions: $1,115
  • 6-Night Private Tour of Slovakia's Highlights from Bratislava: $1,274
  • Best customized walking tour with bonus: $25
  • Best of High Tatras - hiking tour: $1,319
  • Bratislava Bunker Tour: $1,243
  • Bratislava City Private Walking Tour: $22
  • Bratislava City and Castle Tour: $100
  • Bratislava Classical Walking Tour: $21
  • Bratislava Craft Beer Tour: $81

Typical Entertainment prices in Bled

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


  • Rafting
    93

Tours and Activities in Bled

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

  • Skip the Line: Bled Castle Admission Ticket: $16
  • Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience: $47
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Half day trip from Bled: $61
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Half day trip from Bled: $62
  • Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour: $65
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Full day trip from Bled: $73
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Full day trip from Bled: $75
  • Emerald river tour: $88
  • sLOVEnia BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE: $89
  • Self-guided Cycling Tour from Pokljuka to Lake Bohinj: $92
  • 3-Hour Guided Snowshoeing Adventure in the Slovenian Alps: $93
  • Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour from Bled: $98

Alcohol

The average person spends about €9.14 on alcoholic beverages in Bratislava per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

Typically, people visiting Bled spend on average €11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 9.14
    Bled 11

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • Burlesque show: $37
  • 3 Hours Bratislava Pub Crawl Walking Tour with Beers & Bites: $55
  • Bratislava Wine Tour: $75
  • Bratislava 3-Hour Wine Tasting: $93
  • Bratislava Food and Wine Tour: $100
  • Bratislava Half Day Hubert Sparkling Wine Tasting: $115
  • Private Wine Tour to Small Carpathians: $156
  • Devin Castle Tour With Currant Wine Tasting: $163
  • Private Small Carpathian Wine Tour: $214

Typical Alcohol prices in Bled

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


  • Bottle of Champagne
    18


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bratislava and Bled, we can see that Bled is more expensive. And not only is Bratislava much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bratislava would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bratislava 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 Bratislava.

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