A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Debrecen vs. Bratislava

Should you visit Debrecen or Bratislava?

Should I visit Debrecen or Bratislava? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Debrecen

Finding its beginning as a collection of agricultural villages, Debrecen has grown to become the second largest city in Hungary as well as the regional center for the Northern Great Plain region. Highlights include the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen, Hortobagy National Park, Deri Museum, and the Debrecen Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Bratislava or Debrecen?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Debrecen is $69, while the average daily cost in Bratislava is $83. 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 Debrecen and Bratislava in more detail.




Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $34. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Debrecen the cost is $68 on average.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $37. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Bratislava the cost is $74 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Debrecen $34
    Bratislava $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Debrecen $68
    Bratislava $74


Food

Debrecen food costs typically run travelers around $24 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.

The price of a meal in Bratislava can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $31 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $12 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Debrecen $24
    Bratislava $31

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


Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $11 per day to get around in Debrecen.

The cost of a taxi ride in Bratislava is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bratislava.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Debrecen $11
    Bratislava $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Debrecen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Debrecen:

  • Debrecen Airport Transfer: $15
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Debrecen International Airport to Debrecen City - One Way: $30
  • Debrecen - Budapest Transfer: $188

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Private Airport Transfer: Bratislava Airport (BTS) to Bratislava: $18
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Bratislava to Bratislava Airport (BTS): $18
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bratislava Airport to Bratislava City by Business Car: $19
  • Departure Private Transfer Bratislava City to Bratislava Airport by Business Car: $19
  • Private arrival OR departure transfer in Bratislava (hotel OR airport pick-up): $22
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bratislava Airport to Bratislava City by Luxury Van: $25
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bratislava Airport to Bratislava City by Luxury Car: $37
  • Departure Private Transfer Bratislava City to Bratislava Airport by Luxury Car: $37
  • Deluxe Private Transfer from Bratislava City to Vienna City: $50
  • Private Transfer Bratislava Airport BTS to Vienna Airport or City - Business Car: $52
  • Private Transfer Bratislava Airport BTS or City to Vienna VIE or City Luxury Van: $67
  • Departure Private Transfer Bratislava City to Vienna Airport VIE by Luxury Van: $67


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $18 per person, per day in Debrecen. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Entertainment and activities in Bratislava typically cost an average of $11 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Debrecen $18
    Bratislava $11

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

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

  • Bratislava Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Bratislava Nightlife Ticket: $14
  • Old Town Tour in Bratislava by Prešporáčik Oldtimer: $15
  • Bratislava Classical Walking Tour: $21
  • Bratislava City Private Walking Tour: $22
  • Best customized walking tour with bonus: $25
  • 2 Hour Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava: $32
  • Bratislava Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $41
  • Taxi City Tour Bratislava: $50
  • Bratislava by Night Tour: $50
  • Private Bratislava Grand City Tour: $75
  • Devin Castle Tour: $78


Alcohol

The average person spends about $9.56 on alcoholic beverages in Debrecen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about $11 on alcoholic beverages in Bratislava per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Debrecen $9.56
    Bratislava $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • 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



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

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