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

Should you visit Bratislava or Podgorica?

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

Should I visit Bratislava or Podgorica? 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 Podgorica?

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.

Podgorica

Podgorica is Montenegro's capital city, and also its largest. Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, World War II destroyed much of this history, but there are a few Turkish remnants worth visiting. Podgorica's central location often makes the city a good starting point for day trips to coastal cities or mountain resorts.

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


Which place is cheaper, Podgorica 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 Podgorica is €105. 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 Podgorica in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 49
    Podgorica 46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 98
    Podgorica 92
Compare Hotels in Bratislava and Podgorica

Looking for a hotel in Bratislava or Podgorica? 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 Podgorica


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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 Podgorica Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bratislava 26
    Podgorica 20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Airport to Hotel Private Transfer Service: $23
  • Bratislava Airport BTS to Piestany - Arrival Private Transfer: $47
  • Bratislava Airport to Turčianske Teplice Arrival Private Transfer: $65
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava City to Vienna City: $98
  • Private Transfer From Bratislava To Vienna Airport, 2 Hour Stop: $109
  • Vienna Airport VIE to Bojnice Resorts Round Trip Private Transfer: $130
  • Bratislava Airport BTS to Poprad - Arrival Private Transfer: $168
  • Bratislava - Budapest Transfer: $197
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest with 2h of Sightseeing: $201
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna: $261
  • Bratislava-Budapest One-Way Sightseeing Transfer: $293

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Podgorica

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Podgorica:

  • Transfer Podgorica city center- Podgorica Airport: $22
  • Private transfer from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city: $26
  • Private Transfer: Podgorica Airport TGD to Podgorica in Sedan Car: $34
  • Private Transfer to Budva: $38
  • Private Transfer: Podgorica to TGD Airport in Business Car: $40
  • Private Transfer From Podgorica Airport TGD To Kotor Cruise Port: $47
  • Private Transfer from Podgorica hotels to Kotor Cruise Port: $47
  • Private transfer to Kotor: $53
  • Private transfer to Tivat: $53
  • From One-Way Private Transfer to/from Virpazar: $56
  • Private Transfer from Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Petrovac : $58
  • Private Airport Transfer from Podgorica airport to Budva: $67

Is it cheaper to fly into Bratislava or Podgorica?

Prices for flights to both Podgorica 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bratislava 45
    Podgorica 41

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: $141
  • Bratislava Traditional Food Tour: $168

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Podgorica

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe Podgorica with Set Lunch or Dinner: $17

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bratislava 30
    Podgorica 21

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.20
  • Top experience walking tour with bonus and castle: $4.33
  • Guided City and Castle Tour from Bratislava: $4.34
  • City & Castle Tour - Introduction to Bratislava: $5.41
  • Bratislava Old Town In App Audio Tour (ENG): $5.43
  • Historic City Centre Self-guided Tour: $6.29
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.38
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.39
  • Gallery Multium Entrance Ticket: $6.93
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $6.93
  • Gallery Multium Entrance Ticket: $7.05
  • The jewels of Bratislava a Self-Guided Audio Tour in English: $7.81

Tours and Activities in Podgorica

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

  • Skip The Line: National Park Skadar Lake - Tickets: $8.15
  • Skadar lake - Falcon kayak tour: $13
  • Two Hours Sightseeing Lake Cruise at Montenegro National Park: $13
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Sightseeing Boat Tour with Refreshments: $16
  • Lake Skadar Grmozur Fortress and Monastery Cruise: $16
  • Podgorica City Walking Tour: $22
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery : $22
  • Lake Skadar: Early-morning Birdwatching and Photography Tour: $27
  • From Virpazar: Guided Lake Skadar cruise and Crnojevića River: $33
  • Book Your Tour Podgorica by walk: $36
  • Private Podgorica City Walking Tour: $38
  • Skadar Lake Cruise with Onboard Lunch: $41

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 19
    Podgorica 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • Quick Wine Tasting in Michalská: $11
  • Quick Wine Tasting in Michalská: $11
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier in Bratislava: $14
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier: $15
  • Wine Tasting IN THE DARK!: $16
  • Wine Tasting IN THE DARK!: $16
  • Bratislava 3-Hour Wine Tasting: $103
  • Devin Castle Tour with Currant Wine Tasting: $143
  • Devin Castle Tour with Wine Tasting: $157
  • Bratislava Food and Wine Tour: $179
  • Small Carpathian Wine Tasting and Red Stone Castle Tour: $190
  • Little Carpathian Wine Tour: $199

Sample the Local Flavors in Podgorica

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Podgorica:

  • Podgorica Car Trip - Architecture, History, Wine tasting, Churches, Doclea city: $92
  • Podgorica Car Trip, Doclea city, Wine tasting, Niagara falls: $105
  • Wine tasting in the family winery, feel the spirit: $119
  • Montenegro: Nature, Locals & Wine Tour: $128
  • Skadar lake boat ride through "Montenegrin Amazon", wine tasting & Niagara falls: $196


When comparing the travel costs between Bratislava and Podgorica, we can see that Bratislava is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Bratislava or Podgorica?

Bratislava has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Podgorica. When comparing the sizes of Bratislava and Podgorica, 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 Podgorica?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Bratislava or Podgorica in the Summer?

Both Podgorica and Bratislava are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Bratislava for the family-friendly experiences.

Bratislava is cooler than Podgorica in the summer. The daily temperature in Bratislava averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Podgorica fluctuates around 26°C (80°F).

It's quite sunny in Podgorica. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Bratislava. Bratislava usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during summer. Bratislava gets 255 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 341 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Bratislava usually receives more rain than Podgorica. Bratislava gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bratislava 23°C (73°F) 
    Podgorica 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Podgorica in the Autumn?

Both Podgorica and Bratislava during the autumn are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Bratislava in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Bratislava is cooler than Podgorica. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Bratislava in October average around 12°C (54°F), and Podgorica averages at about 17°C (63°F).

In Podgorica, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the autumn, Bratislava often gets less sunshine than Podgorica. Bratislava gets 140 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 203 hours of full sun.

Podgorica gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Bratislava usually gets less rain in October than Podgorica. Bratislava gets 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 166 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bratislava 12°C (54°F) 
    Podgorica 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Podgorica in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Bratislava and Podgorica. Most visitors come to Bratislava for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Bratislava can be very cold during winter. In January, Bratislava is generally much colder than Podgorica. Daily temperatures in Bratislava average around 2°C (36°F), and Podgorica fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

Bratislava usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during winter. Bratislava gets 65 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 121 hours of full sun in the winter.

Podgorica receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Bratislava usually receives less rain than Podgorica. Bratislava gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bratislava 2°C (36°F) 
    Podgorica 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Podgorica in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Bratislava as well as Podgorica. The spring months attract visitors to Bratislava because of the natural beauty.

Bratislava is cooler than Podgorica in the spring. The daily temperature in Bratislava averages around 13°C (55°F) in April, and Podgorica fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bratislava this time of the year. In the spring, Bratislava often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Podgorica. Bratislava gets 202 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 194 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Podgorica. Bratislava usually gets less rain in April than Podgorica. Bratislava gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 144 mm (5.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bratislava 13°C (55°F) 
    Podgorica 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Podgorica and Bratislava

Bratislava Podgorica
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 6°C (42°F) 192 mm (7.6 in)
Feb 4°C (38°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 167 mm (6.6 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 159 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in) 14°C (58°F) 144 mm (5.7 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 26°C (80°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 26°C (79°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 22°C (72°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 17°C (63°F) 166 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (53°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 7°C (45°F) 217 mm (8.5 in)