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

Should you visit Kos or Bled?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Kos and Bled 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: Kos or Bled?


Kos is a Greek island and third largest island of the Dodecanese group, located near the Turkish coast in the southeast Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which make it a popular tourist destination, as well as its ancient Greek and Roman landmarks.


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 Kos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Kos is €134, 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 Kos and Bled in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kos 62
    Bled 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kos 124
    Bled 112
Compare Hotels in Kos and Bled

Looking for a hotel in Kos 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 Kos

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: Kos Hotel Prices and Bled Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kos 37
    Bled 34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos

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

  • Roundtrip Minivan Transfer to Therma Natural Spa Beach: $24
  • Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport: $86
  • Private arrival Transfer from Kos Airport to any resort in the island: $86
  • Private Transfer: Kos Island International Airport (KGS) to Kos: $81
  • Private Transfer from Kos Airport to Kos Town: $89
  • Lido Water Park Admission Ticket with Transfers: $24
  • Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Mount Zia for Sunset Viewing: $27
  • Kos - Airport Private Transfer: $55
  • Kalymnos, Pserimos & Plati Island Cruise with Hotel Transfer: $56
  • Departure transfer to Kos Airport : $64
  • Artemis Hamam and Spa with Hotel Transfers Kos Island: $58
  • Arrival transfer from Kos Airport : $64

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled

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

  • Private transfer from Tržič to Ljubljana city: $137
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to airport Ljubljana: $210
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to Ljubljana city: $207
  • Private Transfer from Kranjska Gora to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $155
  • Private Transfer from Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $165
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG): $296
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $99
  • Get a Transfer for you, Family, Group of Cyclists, hikers-around Julian Alps: $22
  • Bled- Portorož. Private transfer. : $273

Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Bled?

Prices for flights to both Bled and Kos 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
    Kos 43
    Bled 28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kos

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

  • Kefalos Sunset Cruise from Kos with Dinner: $60
  • Private Greek Cooking Class in Kos with Lunch: $90
  • Sunset Safari Tour with Dinner: $93
  • Private Cooking Class in Kos, Local Recipes: $99
  • Half Day Wine Tasting with Dinner in Kos: $114

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: $130

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kos 33
    Bled 12

Tours and Activities in Kos

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

  • 3 Bay Cruise with BBQ to Kefalos, Camel and Paradise Beach: $28
  • 3 Island Cruise to Nisyros, St. Antonios & Yali: $37
  • Aegean Adventure Nisyros Mandraki Island: $68
  • Afternoon City Tour of Rhodes with Small Group: $70
  • Barco De Pirata Cruise at 3 Islands in Greece : $44
  • Dory's Glass Bottom Boat Adventure in Pserimos and Pserimos Beach: $22
  • From Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros: $38
  • From the Port of Full Day Boat Cruise to 3 Islands: $38
  • Full Day 3-Island Boat Cruise from Port of Kos: $39
  • Full Day Boat Cruise to 3 Islands with optional pickup: $33
  • Full Day Cruise Tour to Kalymnos, Pserimos & Plati Island: $33
  • Full-Day 3 Island Cruise Tour in Kos Island: $38

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:

  • Magic Christmas tour in Bled: $710
  • 3 Hour Via-Ferrata Experience in Gozd Martuljek: $131
  • 3-Hour Guided Snowshoeing Adventure in the Slovenian Alps: $86
  • 7 Alpine Wonders- Day Tour Bled, Soca valley, Slovenia : $167
  • 8-Day Lake Bled Pokljuka and Radovljica Private Cycling Tour: $777
  • Alpine Adventure in Triglav National Park: $246
  • Bled Ice climbing Experience: $327
  • Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience: $60
  • Bled and Bohinj Alpine Lakes Tour from Ljubljana: $103
  • Bled and Bohinj Valley Canyoning Adventure with Hotel Pickup: $93
  • Bled eBike Tour: $86
  • Bled eBike Tour : $86

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kos 19
    Bled 14

Sample the Local Flavors in Kos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kos:

  • Private Tour: Kos Island Villages and Wine Tasting: $517

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: $63
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Bled: $65

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

Which is Bigger, Kos or Bled?

Kos is bigger, and its population is about 3.7 times larger than the population of Bled. When comparing the population of Kos vs. 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 and the activities that interest you.

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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