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

Should you visit Bratislava or Olomouc?

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

Should I visit Bratislava or Olomouc? 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 Olomouc?


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.


Olomouc is a city in the eastern province of Moravia in the Czech Republic, best known for its UNESCO town square with landmarks which include its six baroque fountains and the 18th-century Holy Trinity Column.

Which place is cheaper, Olomouc 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 Olomouc 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bratislava and Olomouc in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 49
    Olomouc 62
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 98
    Olomouc 124
Compare Hotels in Bratislava and Olomouc

Looking for a hotel in Bratislava or Olomouc? 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 Olomouc

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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 and Olomouc Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bratislava 26
    Olomouc 7.54

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Bratislava-Budapest One-Way Sightseeing Transfer: $298
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna: $265
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna with Hotel pick-up and drop off: $201
  • Bratislava - Budapest Transfer: $179
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest with 2h of Sightseeing: $174
  • Bratislava Airport BTS to Poprad - Arrival Private Transfer: $171
  • Bratislava - Budapest transfer: $171
  • Vienna Airport Private Transfer From Bratislava 1 Way: $153
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest, English-speaking driver: $138
  • Vienna Airport VIE to Bojnice Resorts Round Trip Private Transfer: $132
  • Bratislava Airport (BTS) to Bojnice Resorts - Round Trip Transfer: $132
  • Private Transfer From Bratislava To Vienna, 2h Stop in SchlossHof: $126

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Olomouc

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

  • Prague: Train Transfer to/from Olomouc: $7.58

Is it cheaper to fly into Bratislava or Olomouc?

Prices for flights to both Olomouc 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
    Olomouc 28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bratislava

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

  • Bratislava Christmas Market Food Tour: $77
  • Bratislava Traditional Wine and Food Tour: $94
  • Bratislava Danube river evening cruise with dinner: $99
  • Vegan Bratislava Food Tour: $104
  • Local Beer & Food Tour: $132
  • Bratislava Traditional Food Tour: $165

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bratislava 30
    Olomouc 19

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

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

  • Bratislava Premium Private Walking Tour, 4 hours: $215
  • Magic Christmas tour in Komarno: $236
  • 2 Hour Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava: $45
  • 4-hours tour Rafting from Hainburg to Bratislava: $112
  • Banska Stiavnica from Bratislava, UNESCO Day Tour: $219
  • Beautiful Bratislava Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Beer Factory Tour with Beer Tasting in Banska Bystrica: $160
  • Bratislava - Grand City Tour: $86
  • Bratislava 2 hours walking tour with beer tasting: $54
  • Bratislava Brunch Tour: $94
  • Bratislava Card with Public Transport Option & Walking Tour: $23
  • Bratislava Castle Tour by Presporacik: $14

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 19
    Olomouc 11

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • Quick Wine Tasting in Michalská: $8.71
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier in Bratislava: $14
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier: $15
  • Wine Tasting IN THE DARK!: $16
  • Craft Beer Pub Tour Bratislava by Team Beer Drink: $74
  • Half-Day Tour with Organic Wine Tasting in Bratislava: $105
  • Bratislava 3-Hour Wine Tasting: $105
  • Great Wine Tour in Small Carpathian Hills: $110
  • Bratislava City Wine Tasting Tour: $132
  • Devin Castle Tour with Currant Wine Tasting: $137
  • Devin Castle Tour with Wine Tasting: $143
  • Bratislava Food and Wine Tour: $176

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

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

Which is Bigger, Bratislava or Olomouc?

Bratislava has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Olomouc. When comparing the sizes of Bratislava and Olomouc, 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.