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

Should you visit Bratislava or Kotor?

Should I visit Bratislava or Kotor? 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.

Kotor

A coastal town of Montenegro, Kotor is also a beautifully-preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and a spread of bars and restaurants throughout its historic Old Town.

Which city is cheaper, Kotor or Bratislava?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bratislava is €97, while the average daily cost in Kotor is €77. 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 Kotor in more detail.



Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €39. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Bratislava the cost is €78 on average.

Kotor's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €74. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €37.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 39
    Kotor 37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 78
    Kotor 74

Food

The price of a meal in Bratislava can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €36 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €14 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

The average traveler spends about €34 per day in Kotor for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Bratislava 36
    Kotor 34

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 Kotor

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

  • Dinner Cruise: $49

Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Bratislava is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €21 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bratislava.

The cost of a taxi ride in Kotor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €7.40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kotor.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bratislava 21
    Kotor 7.40

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 Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat airport: $25
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat Airport (TIV): $77
  • Kotor to Tirana Transfer: $218
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $234
  • Kotor - Mostar - one way private transfer: $236
  • Kotor - Dubrovnik: Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $332
  • One way private transfer Kotor-Mostar: $336

Is it cheaper to fly into Bratislava or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor 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.





Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Bratislava typically cost an average of €24 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

Entertainment and activities in Kotor typically cost an average of €6.66 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 24
    Kotor 6.66

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 Kotor

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

  • Small Group 1-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town: $11
  • One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $12
  • Kotor Walking - "Group Tour": $12
  • 1-Hour Semi Submarine Tour: $14
  • Kotor Walk Tour: $15
  • Sightseeing Kotor: $15
  • Semi Submarine: Kotor Panorama & Underwater Experience: $15
  • Kotor Boat Tour: $19
  • Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $19
  • Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus and Walking Tour: $23
  • 1.5-Hour Private Walking Tour: $23
  • Perast Old Town and Our Lady of the Rock Boat Tour: $23

Alcohol

The average person spends about €15 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 Kotor may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.81 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 15
    Kotor 6.81

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $179
  • Traditional and Modern Mixed Wine Tour: $242
  • Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting: $286
  • Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Private Tour: $721


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

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