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

Should you visit Bratislava or Split?

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

Should I visit Bratislava or Split? 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 Split?

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.

Split

Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.

Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.

Split is also a must-visit on a trip through the country. It can easily fit in to a one-week itinerary of Croatia, or many other routes, as it's centrally located and very accessible.

Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.

Which city is cheaper, Split 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 Split is €88. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bratislava and Split in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 39
    Split 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 78
    Split 118
Compare Hotels in Bratislava and Split

Looking for a hotel in Bratislava or Split? 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 Split


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bratislava 21
    Split 12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Vienna: Airport Transfer to/from Bratislava: $86
  • Transfer Vienna Airport to Bratislava City: $83
  • Private transfer: Bratislava to Bratislava Airport (BTS): $622
  • Private transfer: Bratislava Airport (BTS) to Bratislava: $622
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna with Hotel pick-up and drop off: $75
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna: $411
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Prague: $730
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to High Tatras(Poprad): $822
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Budapest: $627
  • Private arrival OR departure transfer in Bratislava (hotel OR airport pick-up): $22
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Sofia, English-speaking driver: $424
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Prague: $489

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split

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

  • Shuttle Transfer between Airport and City Center: $9.07
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Split, Trogir, Makarska,Tucepi and Baska Voda Hotels to Split Airport: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Split to Split Airport (SPU): $26
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Split Airport (SPU) to Split: $26
  • Private Departure Transfer: Split, Trogir, Makarska, Tucepi and Baska Voda Hotels to Split Airport: $31
  • Krka Waterfalls National Park Shared Transfer from Split: $34
  • Luxury private transfer: Split airport to Split: $39
  • Luxury private transfer: Split to Split airport: $39
  • Private transfer Split airport to Split (hotel, apartment, ferry...) up to 3 pax: $46
  • Private transfer Split airport to Split (hotel, apartment, ferry...) up to 3 pax: $47
  • Split Airport - Split Transfer: $47
  • Airport Private Transfer from Split: $49

Is it cheaper to fly into Bratislava or Split?

Prices for flights to both Split 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 36
    Split 19

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 Split

For Split, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Krka Waterfalls with Dinner in Split included:Pizza or Burger with Fries & Drink: $62
  • Private Dining: Traditional Dalmatian family dinner near Marjan Hills: $102
  • Cooking Class in a Dalmatian Ethno Village Tour from Split: $116
  • The Real Split Food Tour: $118
  • Exclusive tour: NP Krka Bike Tour with traditional dinner: $174
  • Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner: $255

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bratislava 24
    Split 2.98

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

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

  • 11-Day Tour of Slovakia from Bratislava: $1,914
  • 2 Hour Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava: $32
  • 2-Day Highlights Tour of Slovakia from Bratislava Cicmany Vlkolinec High Tatras: $1,263
  • 6-Day Tour from Slovak Folk Traditions: $1,115
  • 6-Night Private Tour of Slovakia's Highlights from Bratislava: $1,274
  • Banska Stiavnica Town: Private Full-Day Tour from Bratislava: $227
  • Best customized walking tour with bonus: $25
  • Best of High Tatras - hiking tour: $1,319
  • Bratislava Bunker Tour: $1,243
  • Bratislava City Private Walking Tour: $22
  • Bratislava City and Castle Tour: $100
  • Bratislava Classical Walking Tour: $21

Tours and Activities in Split

For Split, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket: $2.35
  • City Museum Entrance Ticket: $3.13
  • Split Sightseeing: Explore the city's glorious Roman ruins on this audio tour: $5.99
  • Museum of Illusions Split Admission Ticket: $10
  • Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket: $11
  • Virtual Reality Movie Experience in Split: $12
  • Best of Split Walking Tour: $12
  • 360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Split: $14
  • Semisubmarine tour: $16
  • Walking Tour Split: $17
  • Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace: $17
  • Split guided city tour for small groups: $17

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 15
    Split 6.39

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • Modra: Private Wine Tasting at a Family-Operated Winery: $28
  • 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 Split

Also in Split, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Tower Pub Crawl in Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting from Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Day Trip Including Wine Tasting from Split: $49
  • Wine Tasting With walking Small group Tour in Split: $53
  • Blue Lagoon & Wine tasting - 3 islands tour: $87
  • Split Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $101
  • Hvar 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour: $113
  • Zinfandel Wine Tour: $124
  • Full-Day Split Food and wine tour to Peljesac: $133
  • Beer Tasting Split - visit to the local brewery: $137
  • Diocletian's Palace Private Food and Wine Tour: $147
  • Solta Island Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch: $152


When comparing the travel costs between Bratislava and Split, 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.


When is the best time to visit Bratislava or Split?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Bratislava or Split in the Summer?

Both Split and Bratislava during the summer are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Bratislava for the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In the summer, Bratislava is cooler than Split. Typically, the summer temperatures in Bratislava in July are around 23°C (73°F), and Split is about 26°C (80°F).

In Split, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Bratislava. In the summer, Bratislava often gets less sunshine than Split. Bratislava gets 255 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 345 hours of full sun.

Bratislava usually gets more rain in July than Split. Bratislava gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Split receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Bratislava or Split in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Bratislava and Split. The autumn months attract visitors to Bratislava because of the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Bratislava is generally cooler than Split. Temperatures in Bratislava average around 12°C (54°F), and Split stays around 18°C (64°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Split this time of the year. Bratislava usually receives less sunshine than Split during autumn. At this time of the year, Bratislava gets 140 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 200 hours of full sun.

In October, Bratislava usually receives less rain than Split. At this time of the year, Bratislava gets 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bratislava 12°C (54°F) 
    Split 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Split in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Bratislava as well as Split. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Bratislava this time of year.

It's quite cold in Bratislava in the winter. Bratislava is much colder than Split in the winter. The temperature in Bratislava is usually 2°C (36°F) in January, and Split stays around 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Bratislava often gets less sunshine than Split. Bratislava gets 65 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 128 hours of full sun.

Bratislava usually gets less rain in January than Split. Bratislava gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Split receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bratislava 2°C (36°F) 
    Split 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Split in the Spring?

Both Split and Bratislava are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Bratislava for the natural beauty.

In the spring, Bratislava is cooler than Split. Typically, the spring temperatures in Bratislava in April are around 13°C (55°F), and Split is about 15°C (59°F).

It's quite sunny in Split. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Bratislava. Bratislava usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Split during spring. At this time of the year, Bratislava gets 202 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 212 hours of full sun.

In April, Bratislava usually receives less rain than Split. At this time of the year, Bratislava gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Split receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bratislava 13°C (55°F) 
    Split 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Split and Bratislava

Bratislava Split
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 8°C (47°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 4°C (38°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 9°C (48°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in) 15°C (59°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 23°C (74°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 26°C (80°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 26°C (79°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 22°C (72°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 50 mm (2 in) 13°C (56°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)


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