A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bratislava vs. Havana for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bratislava or Havana?

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

Should I visit Bratislava or Havana? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Bratislava or Havana?


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.


The city of Havana is at the top of most peoples' bucket list - mostly because of the allure of a forbidden land. Before the Communist revolution, Cuba was a popular tourist destination. Since it has reopened in the 1990s, it has drawn tourists from all over the world (except the US).

This capital city is a land trapped in the past. With 50 years of neglect, when you step off the plane, prepare to step back in time. A trip to Havana is meant for those with truly open minds - and when they arrive they'll be swept away.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Slovakia, and The Best River Cruises in Slovakia.

Which place is cheaper, Havana or Bratislava?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bratislava is €122, while the average daily cost in Havana is €61. 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 Bratislava and Havana in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 49
    Havana 38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 98
    Havana 76
Compare Hotels in Bratislava and Havana

Looking for a hotel in Bratislava or Havana? 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 Bratislava

Hotels in Havana

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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: Bratislava Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bratislava 26
    Havana 18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Bratislava Airport (BTS) to Bojnice Resorts - Round Trip Transfer: $131
  • Bratislava Airport BTS to Piestany Round Trip Private Transfer: $94
  • Bratislava Airport BTS to Poprad - Arrival Private Transfer: $169
  • Bratislava-Budapest One-Way Sightseeing Transfer: $294
  • Private Transfer From Bratislava To Vienna Airport, 2 Hour Stop: $110
  • Private Transfer Vienna Airport Hotel in Bratislava or vice versa: $100
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava City to Vienna City: $98
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest with 2h of Sightseeing: $202
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna: $262
  • Vienna Airport VIE to Bojnice Resorts Round Trip Private Transfer: $131

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Havana

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Havana:

  • Short Taxi Ride

Is it cheaper to fly into Bratislava or Havana?

Prices for flights to both Havana and Bratislava 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 Meals for one day
    Bratislava 45
    Havana 9.55

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bratislava

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

  • Local Beer & Food Tour: $142
  • Bratislava Traditional Food Tour: $174

Typical Food Prices in Havana

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Havana:

  • Pizza

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bratislava 30
    Havana 10

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

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

  • Top experience walking tour with bonus and castle: $4.35
  • City & Castle Tour - Introduction to Bratislava: $5.44
  • Guided City and Castle Tour from Bratislava: $5.45
  • Bratislava Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self Guided Tour: $6.54
  • Gallery Multium Entrance Ticket: $7.08
  • Bratislava Castle: Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide: $7.26
  • Bratislava Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Old Town Cake Tasting Experience: $13
  • Discover Beautiful Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Bratislava Big Castle Tour by Presporacik: $18
  • Private Guided Tour by Hoverkart in Bratislava: $22
  • Bratislava Classical Walking Tour: $25

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 19
    Havana 5.38

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • Quick Wine Tasting in Michalská: $11
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier in Bratislava: $14
  • Wine Tasting IN THE DARK!: $21
  • Private Pub Crawl Tour with Local Guide in Bratislava: $30
  • Bratislava 3-Hour Wine Tasting: $104
  • Devin Castle Tour with Wine Tasting: $158
  • Bratislava Food and Wine Tour: $185
  • Small Carpathian Wine Tasting and Red Stone Castle Tour: $213
  • Wine Tasting in the Countryside with Professional Photo Shoot: $267

Typical Alcohol Prices in Havana

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Havana:

  • Mojito

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bratislava and Havana, we can see that Bratislava is more expensive. And not only is Havana much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Bratislava is in Europe and Havana is in Caribbean Islands, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Havana would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Havana 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 Bratislava would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bratislava than you might in Havana.

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

Which is Bigger, Bratislava or Havana?

Havana has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Bratislava. When comparing the sizes of Bratislava and Havana, 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 Bratislava or Havana?

Bratislava has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Havana experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Bratislava or Havana in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bratislava and Havana. The family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Bratislava this time of year. Havana attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In July, Bratislava is generally cooler than Havana. Daily temperatures in Bratislava average around 23°C (73°F), and Havana fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).

In July, Bratislava usually receives more rain than Havana. Bratislava gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Havana receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bratislava 23°C (73°F) 
    Havana 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Havana in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bratislava as well as Havana. Many travelers come to Bratislava for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area. The warm climate attracts visitors to Havana throughout the year.

Bratislava is much colder than Havana in the autumn. The daily temperature in Bratislava averages around 12°C (54°F) in October, and Havana fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

Bratislava usually gets less rain in October than Havana. Bratislava gets 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Havana receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bratislava 12°C (54°F) 
    Havana 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Havana in the Winter?

Both Havana and Bratislava are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Bratislava in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Plenty of visitors come to Havana because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Bratislava can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Bratislava is much colder than Havana. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bratislava in January average around 2°C (36°F), and Havana averages at about 21°C (70°F).

In January, Bratislava usually receives more rain than Havana. Bratislava gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Havana receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bratislava 2°C (36°F) 
    Havana 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Havana in the Spring?

Both Havana and Bratislava during the spring are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Bratislava for the natural beauty during these months. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Havana year-round.

In April, Bratislava is generally much colder than Havana. Daily temperatures in Bratislava average around 13°C (55°F), and Havana fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

Bratislava usually gets more rain in April than Havana. Bratislava gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Havana receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bratislava 13°C (55°F) 
    Havana 24°C (75°F)

Typical Weather for Havana and Bratislava

Bratislava Havana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 21°C (70°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Feb 4°C (38°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in) 24°C (75°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 27°C (81°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 27°C (81°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 27°C (81°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 26°C (79°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 50 mm (2 in) 23°C (73°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 22°C (72°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)