A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Budva vs. Bled for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Budva or Bled?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Budva and Bled. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Budva or Bled?


A coastal resort in Montenegro, Budva is probably the country's most popular tourist destination. Not only does it host a number of great beaches, but it is also home to a picturesque old town center located on a small peninsula. Some of its best features include narrow winding lanes, historic buildings, churches, and small squares.


Bled is an incredibly scenic place, on the east side of Lake Bled. The lake is a beautiful, rich, emerald green. There's a small island in the middle of the lake where you'll find a nice white chapel. The lake is surrounded by striking green mountains, among which you'll find the Bled Castle overlooking the scene. Bled also offers access to the nearby Triglav National Park, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. Within the national park you'll find countless waterfalls and the lovely Lake Bohinj. You can find plenty of opportunities for mountain climbing, rafting, and hiking. There's even a cable car if you're looking for an easy way to get some good views of the mountains and landscape.

Which place is cheaper, Bled or Budva?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Budva is €91, while the average daily cost in Bled is €104. 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 Budva and Bled in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Budva 37
    Bled 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Budva 74
    Bled 112
Compare Hotels in Budva and Bled

Looking for a hotel in Budva or Bled? 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 Budva

Hotels in Bled

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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: Budva Hotel Prices and Bled Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Budva 20
    Bled 34
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Budva

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Budva are as follows:

  • Daily Car Rental

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Budva

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Budva:

  • Transfer from Podgorica Airport to Kotor: $140
  • Tivat to Budva private one way transfer: $59
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Tirana: $242
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Podgorica: $66
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Mostar: $247
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Durres: $247
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Dubrovnik: $209
  • Private transfer from Budva to Dubrovnik City: $99
  • Private transfer Tivat/Kotor/Budva-Podgorica: $104
  • Private Transfer from Ulcinj to Tivat Airport (TIV): $176
  • Private Transfer from Ulcinj to Podgorica Airport (TGD): $108
  • Private Transfer from Sveti Stefan to Tivat airport: $62

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled

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

  • Bled- Portorož. Private transfer. : $274
  • Get a Transfer for you, Family, Group of Cyclists, hikers-around Julian Alps: $22
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $99
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG): $297
  • Private Transfer from Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $166
  • Private Transfer from Kranjska Gora to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $156
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to Ljubljana city: $208
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to airport Ljubljana: $211
  • Private transfer from Tržič to Ljubljana city: $137

Is it cheaper to fly into Budva or Bled?

Prices for flights to both Bled and Budva 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
    Budva 31
    Bled 28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Budva

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

  • Iftar Dinner at Local Home in Ulcinj: $44
  • Cooking Class with dinner/lunch in Ulcinj Montenegro : $49

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bled

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

  • Food Tour Bled - Explore Slovenia Through Its Tastes: $131

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Budva 22
    Bled 12

Tours and Activities in Budva

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

  • 1-Hour Guided Lipa Cave Adventure in Montenegro: $15
  • Blue Cave Tour on Kayaks in Montenegro: $82
  • Boat Trip In Budva With A Local -Sightseeing & Snorkeling : $55
  • Budva 1 hour Private walking tour: $67
  • Budva Bay SUP & Kayaking Tours to Coastal Caves: $44
  • Budva City Tour: $109
  • Budva old town private tour: $173
  • 3-Hour Paddle Board or Kayak Tour to Coastal Caves: $43
  • Exploring Caves & Private Boat Tour: $70
  • Hidden paradise tour with snorkeling and lunch: $216
  • Night Lights Kayak and SUP Adventure: $43
  • Canyoning Međureč river - Extreme Adventure in Bar City : $159

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bled

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bled's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Rafting

Tours and Activities in Bled

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

  • From Self-Guided E-Bike Tour to Vintgar Gorge: $42
  • From Self-Guided E-Bike Tour to Vintgar Gorge: $54
  • Motorcycle Tours in Slovenia: $55
  • 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure: $59
  • Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience: $59
  • Lake Bled Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Tour: $64
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Half day trip from Bled: $71
  • Guided Kayaking Tour in a Transparent Kayak: $74
  • Guided Clear Kayak Tour in Bled: $76
  • Lake Bled Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson and Tour: $76
  • Ljubljana: Savica Waterfall, Lake Bohinj, and Lake Bled Tour: $78
  • From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour: $80

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Budva 14
    Bled 14

Sample the Local Flavors in Budva

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Budva:

  • Full Day Private Skadar Lake Wine Tour Experience from Budva: $179

Typical Alcohol Prices in Bled

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Bled are as follows:

  • Bottle of Champagne

Sample the Local Flavors in Bled

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bled:

  • Slovenian wine tasting at Hotel Triglav Bled's wine cellar: $43
  • Wine Tasting Bled: $63
  • 2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled: $64
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Bled: $65

When comparing the travel costs between Budva and Bled, we can see that Bled 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 Budva Expensive? and Is Bled Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Budva or Bled?

Bled has a larger population, and is about 11% larger than the population of Budva. When comparing the sizes of Budva and Bled, 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.