A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar vs. Bled

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Bled?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Bled can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar

Located in northeast Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the Transylvania region and one of the nation's most-visited cities. Many visitors come to experience the modern Transylvanian university culture, admire historic churches and other landmarks, see fortress ruins, and visit museums.

Bled

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 city is cheaper, Bled or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $77, while the average daily cost in Bled is $102. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Bled in more detail.




Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $92. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Travelers usually pay around $108 for a double occupancy room in Bled If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $46
    Bled $54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $92
    Bled $108


Food

The average traveler spends about $23 per day in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

Food in Bled costs travelers about $27 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $23
    Bled $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bled

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

  • Taste Traditional Slovenian Dinner & Live Folks Music&dance - Avsenik Homestade: $115
  • Istria Truffle Cooking and Tasting Half Day Experience from Koper, Portoroz, Ljubljana or Bled: $391


Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $13 per day to get around in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar.

To get around in Bled, the average visitor spends $33 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $13
    Bled $33

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled

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

  • Bled Castle Entrance Ticket with Transfer from Bled: $47
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $111
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG): $332
  • Private transfer from Bled to Ljubljana: $92
  • Private transfer from Bled to airport Ljubljana: $84
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana to Salzburg with stop at Bled 4 - 8 Passangers: $684
  • Private transfer. Bled- Portoro┼ż: $268
  • Vintgar gorge transfer: $15


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $7.29 per person, per day in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

In Bled, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $12 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.29
    Bled $12

Typical Entertainment prices in Bled

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


  • Rafting
    $113

Tours and Activities in Bled

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

  • Skip the Line: Bled Castle Admission Ticket: $16
  • Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience: $47
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Half day trip from Bled: $61
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Half day trip from Bled: $62
  • Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour: $65
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Full day trip from Bled: $73
  • Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Full day trip from Bled: $75
  • Emerald river tour: $88
  • sLOVEnia BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE: $89
  • Self-guided Cycling Tour from Pokljuka to Lake Bohinj: $92
  • 3-Hour Guided Snowshoeing Adventure in the Slovenian Alps: $93
  • Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour from Bled: $98


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $6.23 per day on alcoholic beverages.

Typically, people visiting Bled spend on average $13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.23
    Bled $13

Typical Alcohol prices in Bled

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


  • Bottle of Champagne
    $22



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

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