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

Should you visit Bratislava or Brno?

Should I visit Bratislava or Brno? 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.

Brno

Brno is a city in the Czech Republic known for its modernist and baroque buildings, gardens, museums, and churches. There are many monuments and cultural features especially related to the city's Moravian history, like the Moravian Museum and Moravian Gallery. It is also uniquely located between a landscape of South Moravian Vineyards and northern Moravian Karst topography.

Which city is cheaper, Brno 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 Brno is €98. 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 Brno 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.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Brno is €108. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 30
    Brno 54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 60
    Brno 108


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.

Brno food costs typically run travelers around €43 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Bratislava 26
    Brno 43

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


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.

The average price of local transportation around Brno is €1.96 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bratislava 9.08
    Brno 1.96

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Bratislava Airport to Bratislava City by Business Car: $19
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bratislava Airport to Bratislava City by Luxury Car: $37
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bratislava Airport to Bratislava City by Luxury Van: $25
  • Bratislava - Budapest transfer: $180
  • Bratislava-Budapest One-Way Sightseeing Transfer: $105
  • Deluxe Private Transfer from Bratislava City to Vienna City: $50
  • Departure Private Transfer Bratislava City to Bratislava Airport by Business Car: $19
  • Departure Private Transfer Bratislava City to Bratislava Airport by Luxury Car: $37
  • Departure Private Transfer Bratislava City to Vienna Airport VIE by Luxury Van: $67
  • Direct one way transfer from Bratislava to Český Krumlov: $510
  • Private Airport Transfer: Bratislava Airport (BTS) to Bratislava: $18
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Bratislava to Bratislava Airport (BTS): $18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brno

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brno:

  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Brno-Turany Airport to Brno City - One Way: $35
  • Private Transfer from Brno to Prague with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $161
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Pardubice Airport to Brno City - One Way: $224


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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bratislava 8.95
    Brno -

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

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

  • Bratislava Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Bratislava Nightlife Ticket: $14
  • Old Town Tour in Bratislava by Prešporáčik Oldtimer: $15
  • Bratislava Classical Walking Tour: $21
  • Bratislava City Private Walking Tour: $22
  • Best customized walking tour with bonus: $25
  • 2 Hour Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava: $32
  • Bratislava Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $41
  • Taxi City Tour Bratislava: $50
  • Bratislava by Night Tour: $50
  • Private Bratislava Grand City Tour: $75
  • Devin Castle Tour: $78

Tours and Activities in Brno

Here are a few actual costs in Brno for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Skip the Line: 10-Z Bunker Entrance Ticket in Brno: $6.22
  • 4-Hour Bike Tour in Brno with Guide: $38
  • 3-Hour Segway Tour: Criss-cross the Brno: $102


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.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Brno may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €1.73 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 9.14
    Brno 1.73

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



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bratislava and Brno, we can see that Brno 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 Brno would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brno than you might in Bratislava.

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