A Travel Price Comparison for Slovenia Ljubljana vs. Bled for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Ljubljana or Bled?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Ljubljana or Bled, 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: Ljubljana or Bled?

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.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Ljubljana, The Best 10-Day Tours from Ljubljana, The Best 2-Week Tours from Ljubljana, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Slovenia.


Which place is cheaper, Bled or Ljubljana?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ljubljana is €86, 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 Ljubljana and Bled in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ljubljana 54
    Bled 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ljubljana 108
    Bled 112
Compare Hotels in Ljubljana and Bled

Looking for a hotel in Ljubljana 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 Ljubljana


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: Ljubljana Hotel Prices and Bled Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ljubljana 21
    Bled 34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ljubljana

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

  • Transfer Ljubljana City to Lake Bled: $125
  • Slovenian Coast E-Bike Tour with Transfer from Ljubljana: $146
  • Private transfer from Žalec to Ljubljana city: $129
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Velenje: $162
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Slovenj Gradec: $210
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Lipica: $216
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Kranj: $88
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Krško: $255
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Kostanjevica na Krki: $259
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Kamnik : $74
  • Private transfer from airport Ljubljana to Celje: $169
  • Private transfer from Sežana (Casino Safir) to airport Ljubljana: $204

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled

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

  • Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG): $293
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to airport Ljubljana: $208
  • Private transfer from Tolmin to Ljubljana city: $205
  • Private transfer from Tržič to Ljubljana city: $136

Is it cheaper to fly into Ljubljana or Bled?

Prices for flights to both Bled and Ljubljana 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
    Ljubljana 17
    Bled 28
Typical Food Prices in Ljubljana

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


  • Horsemeat Hot Dog
    2.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ljubljana

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

  • Slovenia: Belokranjska Pogača Cooking Class: $53
  • Cooking class; Traditional sLOVEnian štrukelj: $64
  • Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show: $64
  • sLOVEnian Strukelj Traditional Cooking Class: $65
  • Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Performance: $73
  • Flavour of Slovenia: Very Small Group Food Tour in Ljubljana: $81
  • Dinner in the Dark: $86
  • 3-Hour Food Tour: $90
  • Dinner in the Dark: $105
  • Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana: $128
  • The 10 Tastings of Ljubljana Private Food Tour : $208

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: $129

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ljubljana 14
    Bled 12
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)
    8.00

Tours and Activities in Ljubljana

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

  • 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour in Ljubljana: $56
  • 2 Hours Ljubljana Private Walking Tour with a Guide: $87
  • 4 Hours Private Ljubljana Walking Tour: $163
  • 8-Hour Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Waterfall Savica Tour: $87
  • Axe Throwing Experience in Ljubljana: $36
  • Best of Private tour with Ljubljana born guide: $160
  • Broken Bones Gin Experience: $37
  • City Tour of Ljubljana: $174
  • E-bike tour Škofja Loka: $130
  • E-bike tour Bled: $130
  • E-bike tour Velika Planina: $119
  • ELECTRIC SCOOTER GUIDED TOUR - Ljubljana: $56

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bled

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


  • Rafting
    93

Tours and Activities in Bled

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

  • 7 Alpine Wonders- Day Tour Bled, Soca valley, Slovenia : $166
  • Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience: $59
  • Bled eBike Tour: $80
  • Bled eBike Tour : $107
  • Bled lake day tour from Ljubljana: $96
  • 3-Hour Exclusive Lake Bled Canyoning Adventure: $159
  • 3-Hour Family-Friendly Rafting Adventure: $59
  • EBike Tour Lake Bled & Triglav National Park Private: $287
  • Guided Canyoning Tour with Transport: $96
  • Guided Kayaking Tour in a Transparent Kayak: $73
  • Rafting and Zipline Tour: $83
  • Rock Climbing Adventure: $128

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ljubljana 11
    Bled 14
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)
    6.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Ljubljana

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Ljubljana:

  • Wine Tasting Ljubljana: $59
  • Brunch and Wine Tasting at a Sommelier's Kitchen Table: $69
  • BEER WAY Kamnik Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour: $82
  • Food & Wine tour with a Sommelier: $93
  • Food & Wine Tour Ljubljana - Local Foodie Adventure in Slovenia: $97
  • Private Family-Owned Vineyard Wine Tasting Trip: $144
  • From Ljubjana: Slovenian Wine Tour: $190
  • Wine Tours in Slovenia: $216
  • Wine Tours Slovenia: $216
  • Wine Tour Slovenia: $259

Typical Alcohol Prices in Bled

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


  • Bottle of Champagne
    18

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: $42
  • Wine Tasting Bled: $62
  • 2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled: $63
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Bled: $64


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ljubljana and Bled, we can see that Bled 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 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 Ljubljana.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Ljubljana Expensive? and Is Bled Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Ljubljana or Bled?

Ljubljana has a larger population, and is about 50 times larger than the population of Bled. When comparing the sizes of Ljubljana 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.


When is the best time to visit Ljubljana or Bled?

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 Ljubljana or Bled in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Ljubljana and Bled. The city activities and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Ljubljana this time of year.

Ljubljana is around the same temperature as Bled in the summer. The daily temperature in Ljubljana averages around 22°C (72°F) in July, and Bled fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bled this time of the year. In Ljubljana, it's very sunny this time of the year. Ljubljana usually receives less sunshine than Bled during summer. Ljubljana gets 260 hours of sunny skies, while Bled receives 288 hours of full sun in the summer.

Ljubljana gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In July, Ljubljana usually receives more rain than Bled. Ljubljana gets 122 mm (4.8 in) of rain, while Bled receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Ljubljana 22°C (72°F) 
    Bled 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Ljubljana or Bled in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Ljubljana as well as Bled. Many travelers come to Ljubljana for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Ljubljana is cooler than Bled. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Ljubljana in October average around 13°C (56°F), and Bled averages at about 16°C (60°F).

In the autumn, Ljubljana often gets less sunshine than Bled. Ljubljana gets 116 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bled receives 167 hours of full sun.

Ljubljana receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Ljubljana usually gets more rain in October than Bled. Ljubljana gets 115 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Bled receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Ljubljana 13°C (56°F) 
    Bled 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Ljubljana or Bled in the Winter?

Both Bled and Ljubljana are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. 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 January, Ljubljana is generally much colder than Bled. Daily temperatures in Ljubljana average around 1°C (34°F), and Bled fluctuates around 5°C (41°F).

Ljubljana usually receives less sunshine than Bled during winter. Ljubljana gets 47 hours of sunny skies, while Bled receives 96 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Ljubljana usually receives more rain than Bled. Ljubljana gets 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Bled receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Ljubljana 1°C (34°F) 
    Bled 5°C (41°F)

Should I visit Ljubljana or Bled in the Spring?

Both Bled and Ljubljana during the spring are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Ljubljana for the activities around the city and the natural beauty during these months.

Ljubljana is cooler than Bled in the spring. The daily temperature in Ljubljana averages around 12°C (54°F) in April, and Bled fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

In the spring, Ljubljana often gets less sunshine than Bled. Ljubljana gets 162 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bled receives 177 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Ljubljana. Ljubljana usually gets more rain in April than Bled. Ljubljana gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Bled receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Ljubljana 12°C (54°F) 
    Bled 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Bled and Ljubljana

Ljubljana Bled
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 1°C (34°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 5°C (41°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 80 mm (3.2 in) 7°C (44°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 98 mm (3.8 in) 9°C (49°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 13°C (56°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
May 17°C (62°F) 122 mm (4.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 155 mm (6.1 in) 22°C (71°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Jul 22°C (72°F) 122 mm (4.8 in) 24°C (75°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 22°C (71°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) 24°C (74°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Oct 13°C (56°F) 115 mm (4.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 10°C (51°F) 114 mm (4.5 in)
Dec 2°C (36°F) 101 mm (4 in) 6°C (44°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)