A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brno vs. Maribor for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brno or Maribor?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Brno and Maribor can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Brno or Maribor?

Brno

Brno is a city in the Czech Republic known for its modernist and baroque buildings, gardens, museums, and churches. There are many monuments and cultural features especially related to the city's Moravian history, like the Moravian Museum and Moravian Gallery. It is also uniquely located between a landscape of South Moravian Vineyards and northern Moravian Karst topography.

Maribor

Located near the Austrian border is Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. Maribor is surrounded by hills that are filled with wine vineyards, as well as the Mariborsko Pohorje mountain. The city is split in half by the Drava River. On the left bank of the river you'll find the city's old town.

The city draws tourists from all over the world who come to enjoy the world renowned wine, old town culture, and outdoor activities which include hiking and skiing. The city is a great jumping off point for many outdoor activities and for those hoping to see the countryside. If you're more the city type, Maribor also has plenty to offer. Head to the theater for a show, sip some wine in a town square, or soak in the beauty of a cathedral while you're in the area.

Maribor's climate is humid continental with warm summers and cold winters. During the winter months the average temperature hovers around freezing. The warmest month is July, when average temperatures often exceed 20 degrees Celsius. Maribor is also one of the sunniest cities in Slovenia.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Czech Republic, The Best Adventure Tours to Czech Republic, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Slovenia, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Slovenia.


Which place is cheaper, Maribor or Brno?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brno is $131, while the average daily cost in Maribor is $82. 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 Brno and Maribor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brno $72
    Maribor $47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brno $144
    Maribor $94
Compare Hotels in Brno and Maribor

Looking for a hotel in Brno or Maribor? 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 Brno


Hotels in Maribor


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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: Brno Hotel Prices and Maribor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brno $2.63
    Maribor $9.46

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brno

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brno:

  • Private Transfer From Vsetín to Jablůnka: $3.25
  • Private Transfer from Brno to Prague with 2 hours for sightseeing: $140

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Maribor

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


  • Gondola (for 2)
    $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Maribor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Maribor:

  • Private Transfer from Maribor to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $251
  • Private transfer from Maribor to Ljubljana city: $249

Is it cheaper to fly into Brno or Maribor?

Prices for flights to both Maribor and Brno 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
    Brno $57
    Maribor $28

Typical Food Prices in Maribor

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


  • Restaurant Dinner (for 2)
    $26
  • Gostilnica Navogalu Cafe Lunch
    $8.12

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brno -
    Maribor $9.29

Tours and Activities in Brno

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

  • The Painted Ladies of Telč: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Skip the Line: 10-Z Bunker Entrance Ticket in Brno : $7.81
  • Historic Downtown Walking Tour: $32
  • Brno Historical Walking Tour: $33
  • 3-Hour Brno Themed Walking Tours: $37
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour in Brno : $38
  • Ride in a BMP tank and military garage tour Prague: $51
  • Brno daily tours: $70
  • Brno’s Historic Gems: A Walking Tour: $78
  • Get to know South Moravia with us. 6 hour tour.: $92
  • Quad ride adventure Prague: $120
  • Quad ride adventure for families with kids Prague: $120

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brno $2.31
    Maribor $12

Sample the Local Flavors in Brno

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

  • Fullday Private Tour in Lednice & Valtice with Wine Tasting: $195

Typical Alcohol Prices in Maribor

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


  • Bottle of Wine
    $12


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brno and Maribor, we can see that Brno is more expensive. And not only is Maribor much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Maribor would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Maribor 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 Brno would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brno than you might in Maribor.

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


Which is Bigger, Brno or Maribor?

Brno has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Maribor. When comparing the sizes of Brno and Maribor, 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 Brno or Maribor?

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 Brno or Maribor in the Summer?

Both Maribor and Brno are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Brno is around the same temperature as Maribor. Typically, the summer temperatures in Brno in July average around 23°C (73°F), and Maribor averages at about 22°C (72°F).

It's quite sunny in Maribor. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Brno. Brno usually receives less sunshine than Maribor during summer. Brno gets 236 hours of sunny skies, while Maribor receives 266 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Brno usually receives less rain than Maribor. Brno gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brno 23°C (73°F) 
    Maribor 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Brno or Maribor in the Autumn?

Both Maribor and Brno during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In October, Brno is generally around the same temperature as Maribor. Daily temperatures in Brno average around 12°C (54°F), and Maribor fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

In the autumn, Brno often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Maribor. Brno gets 129 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Maribor receives 133 hours of full sun.

Brno usually gets less rain in October than Maribor. Brno gets 35 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brno 12°C (54°F) 
    Maribor 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Brno or Maribor in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Brno and Maribor.

Maribor can be very cold during winter. Brno can get quite cold in the winter. Brno is a little warmer than Maribor in the winter. The daily temperature in Brno averages around 2°C (36°F) in January, and Maribor fluctuates around 1°C (35°F).

Brno usually receives less sunshine than Maribor during winter. Brno gets 49 hours of sunny skies, while Maribor receives 54 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Brno usually receives less rain than Maribor. Brno gets 25 mm (1 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brno 2°C (36°F) 
    Maribor 1°C (35°F)

Should I visit Brno or Maribor in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Brno as well as Maribor.

In the spring, Brno is around the same temperature as Maribor. Typically, the spring temperatures in Brno in April average around 13°C (55°F), and Maribor averages at about 13°C (55°F).

In the spring, Brno often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Maribor. Brno gets 167 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Maribor receives 163 hours of full sun.

Brno usually gets less rain in April than Maribor. Brno gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brno 13°C (55°F) 
    Maribor 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Maribor and Brno

Brno Maribor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 25 mm (1 in) 1°C (35°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Feb 4°C (38°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 4°C (39°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 25 mm (1 in) 8°C (47°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 20°C (69°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 22°C (72°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 22°C (71°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 18°C (65°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 25 mm (1 in) 3°C (37°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)