A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Ephesus vs. Ljubljana for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Ephesus or Ljubljana?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Ephesus or Ljubljana, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Ephesus or Ljubljana?

Ephesus

The ancient city of Ephesus was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC). It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple was destroyed in 401 AD and rebuilt by Emperor Constantine I along with new public baths. The town was again partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. The city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Kucuk Menderes).

Ljubljana

Most people don't travel to Ljubljana to see specific sights, as there aren't many famous attractions around town. Instead, this is a city that is about atmosphere. It's a city that you explore and immerse yourself in completely. You meet the people, you go to the clubs, you find the interesting restaurants. That is the best way to learn about Ljubljana.

Which place is cheaper, Ljubljana or Ephesus?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ephesus is $162, while the average daily cost in Ljubljana is $94. 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 Ephesus and Ljubljana in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ephesus $79
    Ljubljana $59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ephesus $158
    Ljubljana $118
Compare Hotels in Ephesus and Ljubljana

Looking for a hotel in Ephesus or Ljubljana? 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 Ephesus


Hotels in Ljubljana


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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: Ephesus Hotel Prices and Ljubljana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ephesus $58
    Ljubljana $23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ephesus

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

  • Private Transfers From Kusadasi: $218
  • Private Airport Transfer In Ephesus: $205
  • Private Transfer From Kusadasi to Pamukkale: $197
  • Transfer from/to Izmir Airport ADB to/from Didim Area: $186
  • Akbuk Hotels to Izmir Airport ADB Transfers: $164
  • Milas Bodrum Airport (BJV) Transfer to OR from Kusadasi: $140
  • Private Transfers İzmir City or Adnan Menderes Airport to/from Kusadasi Town: $131
  • Private Transfers İzmir City Adnan Menderes Apt to/from Selçuk, Ephesus, Şirince: $131
  • Private Transfers İzmir City or Adnan Menderes Airport to/from Kusadasi Town: $131
  • Private Transfer from Kusadasi to Izmir Airport: $120
  • Didim (Altinkum) Hotels to Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers: $115
  • Kusadasi Private Transfer from Kusadasi hotels to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport: $101

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ljubljana

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

  • Private Transfer from Ljubljana to Sarajevo Airport (SJJ): $1,203
  • Ljubljana - Vienna transfer: $622
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana city to Drei Zinnen Dolomiten (ski resorts): $502
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana city to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE): $502
  • Private Transfer from Ljubljana, Slovenia to Venice Marco Polo Airport: $492
  • Private transfer from Ljubljana city to Treviso Airport (TSF): $480
  • Ljubljana- Verona. Private transfer. Price per car.: $437
  • Ljubljana- Venice. Price per car. Private transfer.: $436
  • Private transfer. Ljubljana- Vienna. Price per car.: $436
  • Ljubljana - Budapest Transfer: $429
  • Guided Truffle Hunting Tour with Hotel Transfers: $381
  • Private Car For A Direct Transfer From Ljubljana To Bratislava: $377

Is it cheaper to fly into Ephesus or Ljubljana?

Prices for flights to both Ljubljana and Ephesus 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
    Ephesus $38
    Ljubljana $18
Typical Food prices in Ephesus

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Ephesus:


  • Sandwiches
    $0.17
  • Dessert
    $0.19
  • Lunch at Beach (for 2)
    $0.66
  • Snacks
    $0.28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ephesus

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

  • Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus and Turkish Cooking Experience: $91
  • Ancient Ephesus and Cooking Class Private Tour from Kusadasi: $91
  • Cooking Class in Kusadasi Ephesus: $120
  • Ephesus Tour with Cooking Class in the Village: $149
  • Taste of Traditional Turkish Cuisine | Small Group Kusadasi Food Tour: $211
  • Cooking Class in Ephesus Selcuk Town: $228
  • Gourmet & Street Food Tour: Taste the Excellence at Kusadasi & Selcuk: $239

Typical Food prices in Ljubljana

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Ljubljana:


  • Horsemeat Hot Dog
    $2.17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ljubljana

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

  • Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show: $65
  • Lunch or Dinner trip to a typical Slovenian restaurant: $71
  • Flavour of Slovenia: Very Small Group Food Tour in Ljubljana: $82
  • Dinner in the Dark: $86
  • 3-Hour Food Tour: $93
  • Dinner in the Dark: $108
  • Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana: $131
  • Medieval coast and romantic fish dinner in Piran from Ljubljana at 16:00: $131
  • The 10 Tastings of Ljubljana Private Food Tour : $210
  • Private Food Tour With Guide and 10 Tastings: $220
  • Velenje mine underground dinner experience - Private tour from Ljubljana: $946

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ephesus $66
    Ljubljana $16

Tours and Activities in Ephesus

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Ephesus.

  • 3 Days Ephesus Pamukkale Pergamon Private Tour from Kusadasi: $548
  • Ephesus Half Day Small Group Tour: $40
  • Ephesus Shared Tour from Kuşadası Port: $130
  • Ephesus Tour With Small Group From Kusadasi: $86
  • Ephesus Tour from Kusadası Port: $140
  • Ephesus Tours and Turkish bath from CRUİSE Port Kusadasi with lunch : $29
  • Ephesus tours Sirince Village from Kusadasi Port with lunch: $45
  • Ephesus tours and Virgin Mary's House Temple Artemis tours : $52
  • Kusadasi Port Low-Cost Cultural Tour & Shopping : $30
  • Private Kusadasi Walking Tour : $89
  • Private Pergamum Tour from Izmir or Kusadasi: $273
  • Private Tour to Ephesus, Virgin Mary, and Artemis Temple From Cruise Ship/Hotel: $120

Typical Entertainment prices in Ljubljana

For Ljubljana, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Castle Tower Entrance (for 2)
    $8.70

Tours and Activities in Ljubljana

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Ljubljana.

  • 3-Day Private Trekking Adventure from Bohinj to Soča Valley: $974
  • 4 Hours Private Ljubljana Walking Tour: $164
  • 4-hour Bike Tour Ljubljana: $86
  • 5 Days Private Tour to the Scenic Slovenia: $1,687
  • 8-Day Private Mountain Bike Tour from Arnoldstein to Piran: $1,586
  • 8-Day Self Guided Cycling Tour in Slovenia from Kamnik : $808
  • 8-Hour Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Waterfall Savica Tour: $88
  • Axe Throwing Experience in Ljubljana: $36
  • BEER WAY Alpine Beer Tasting & Outdoors Tour: $135
  • Beer tour of Slovenia - The Ultimate Beer Experience: $2,073
  • Beery Slovenia Tour: $162
  • Best of Ljubljana, Classical walking tour of Capital city: $55

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ephesus $17
    Ljubljana $12
Typical Alcohol prices in Ephesus

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Ephesus from other travelers:


  • Beer
    $0.14

Sample the Local Flavors in Ephesus

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

  • Ephesus&Sirince Village with Wine Tasting Shore Ex: $40
  • Ephesus and Sirince with Wine tasting Private Half Day Shore Excursion: $52
  • Ephesus port tours and Wine Tasting Tours : $61
  • Ancient Ephesus tour with Wine Tasting in the village and visit to Mother's Mary House: $108
  • Ephesus Tour for Cruise Guests: Highlights with Wine Tasting: $139
  • Ancient Ephesus Private Tour Kusadasi with Wine Tasting at Seven Sages Vinery: $156
  • Ancient Ephesus Private Tour with Wine Tasting from Kusadasi: $338
  • Ephesus and Wine Tasting Tour From Kusadasi with Private Guide and Van: $469

Typical Alcohol prices in Ljubljana

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


  • Drinks at a Sidewalk Cafe (for 2)
    $6.52

Sample the Local Flavors in Ljubljana

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Ljubljana:

  • Pub Crawl Ljubljana: $24
  • BEER WAY Craft Brewery Visit & Tastings: $27
  • Wine Tasting with Pairing Snacks in Vipava Valley: $27
  • Craft brewery tour and beer tasting, Tour the Brew, Tekotnik : $28
  • Wine Tasting, Slovenian Wine Story: $54
  • 2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Ljubljana: $63
  • BEER WAY Kamnik Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour: $83
  • 3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour: $85
  • Food & Wine Tour Ljubljana - Local Foodie Adventure in Slovenia: $93
  • Food and Wine Tasting with a Local Sommelier: $105
  • Private Family-Owned Vineyard Wine Tasting Trip: $147
  • From Ljubjana: Slovenian Wine Tour: $195


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

Which is Bigger, Ephesus or Ljubljana?

Ljubljana is bigger, and its population is about 4 times larger than the population of Ephesus. When comparing the population of Ephesus vs. Ljubljana, 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 and the activities that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Ephesus or Ljubljana?

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 Ephesus or Ljubljana in the Summer?

Both Ljubljana and Ephesus are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, the city activities and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Ljubljana this time of year.

In July, Ephesus is generally a little warmer than Ljubljana. Daily temperatures in Ephesus average around 27°C (81°F), and Ljubljana fluctuates around 22°C (72°F).

It's quite sunny in Ljubljana. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Ephesus. Ephesus usually receives more sunshine than Ljubljana during summer. Ephesus gets 378 hours of sunny skies, while Ljubljana receives 260 hours of full sun in the summer.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Ljubljana. In July, Ephesus usually receives less rain than Ljubljana. Ephesus gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 122 mm (4.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Ephesus 27°C (81°F) 
    Ljubljana 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Ephesus or Ljubljana in the Autumn?

Both Ljubljana and Ephesus during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, many travelers come to Ljubljana for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Ephesus is a little warmer than Ljubljana in the autumn. The daily temperature in Ephesus averages around 19°C (66°F) in October, and Ljubljana fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

It's quite sunny in Ephesus. In the autumn, Ephesus often gets more sunshine than Ljubljana. Ephesus gets 232 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ljubljana receives 116 hours of full sun.

Ljubljana gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Ephesus usually gets less rain in October than Ljubljana. Ephesus gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 115 mm (4.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Ephesus 19°C (66°F) 
    Ljubljana 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Ephesus or Ljubljana in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Ephesus and Ljubljana. Also, many visitors come to Ljubljana in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Ljubljana can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Ephesus is much warmer than Ljubljana. Typically, the winter temperatures in Ephesus in January average around 10°C (50°F), and Ljubljana averages at about 1°C (34°F).

Ephesus usually receives more sunshine than Ljubljana during winter. Ephesus gets 131 hours of sunny skies, while Ljubljana receives 47 hours of full sun in the winter.

Ephesus gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Ephesus usually receives more rain than Ljubljana. Ephesus gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Ephesus 10°C (50°F) 
    Ljubljana 1°C (34°F)

Should I visit Ephesus or Ljubljana in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Ephesus as well as Ljubljana. Also, most visitors come to Ljubljana for the activities around the city and the natural beauty during these months.

In April, Ephesus is generally a little warmer than Ljubljana. Daily temperatures in Ephesus average around 15°C (59°F), and Ljubljana fluctuates around 12°C (54°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Ephesus this time of the year. In the spring, Ephesus often gets more sunshine than Ljubljana. Ephesus gets 231 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ljubljana receives 162 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Ljubljana. Ephesus usually gets less rain in April than Ljubljana. Ephesus gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Ljubljana receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Ephesus 15°C (59°F) 
    Ljubljana 12°C (54°F)

Typical Weather for Ljubljana and Ephesus

Ephesus Ljubljana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 1°C (34°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 4°C (39°F) 80 mm (3.2 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 8°C (46°F) 98 mm (3.8 in)
Apr 15°C (59°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
May 19°C (67°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 122 mm (4.8 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 155 mm (6.1 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 122 mm (4.8 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (71°F) 145 mm (5.7 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 18°C (65°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Oct 19°C (66°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 13°C (56°F) 115 mm (4.5 in)
Nov 14°C (58°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 7°C (45°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 164 mm (6.5 in) 2°C (36°F) 101 mm (4 in)


Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
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