Should you visit Mamaia or Bled?
Should I visit Mamaia or Bled? 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.
The most popular beach resort in Romania, Mamaia sits on an 8-kilometer wisp of land between Lake Siutghiol and the Black Sea. With plenty of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and an aqua park, the resort area is a party-goer's destination with endless opportunities for fun in the sun and nighttime merriment.
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 Mamaia?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Mamaia is $56, while the average daily cost in Bled is $97. 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 Mamaia and Bled in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $44 in Mamaia For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
Travelers usually pay around $104 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.
Food in Mamaia costs travelers about $20 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 in Bled costs travelers about $26 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.
Meals for one day
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:
Istria Truffle Cooking and Tasting Half Day Experience from Koper, Portoroz, Ljubljana or Bled:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Mamaia than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $23 on transportation in Mamaia on average per day.
To get around in Bled, the average visitor spends $32 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.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled
Also for Bled, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Vintgar gorge transfer:
Private transfer. Bled- Portorož:
Private transfer from Ljubljana to Salzburg with stop at Bled 4 - 8 Passangers:
Private transfer from Bled to airport Ljubljana:
Private transfer from Bled to Ljubljana:
Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG):
Private Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport (LJU):
Bled Castle Entrance Ticket with Transfer from Bled:
Is it cheaper to fly into Mamaia or Bled?
Prices for flights to both Bled and Mamaia 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Mamaia, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $11 per day, per person.
In Bled, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $12 per person, per day.
Typical Entertainment prices in Bled
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bled's activities, tours, and tickets:
Tours and Activities in Bled
For Bled, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3-Hour Guided Snowshoeing Adventure in the Slovenian Alps:
8-Day Lake Bled Pokljuka and Radovljica Private Cycling Tour:
Adventure Trip: Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj from Bled:
Alpine Water Adventures - RAFT, CANYON and KAYAK:
Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience:
Bled and Bohinj Alpine Lakes Tour from Ljubljana:
Cosmopolitan "medieval" Bled Walking Tour:
Emerald river tour:
Explore Radovna Valey in Triglav national park by ultimate Bled e-bike tour:
Explore the hunting trails by ultimate Bled e-bike tour:
Julian Alps Adventures - RAFT, CANYON, HIKE and BIKE:
Lake Bled Adventures - HIKE, RAFT and BIKE/SUP:
Typically, people visiting Mamaia spend on average $10 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Bled spend on average $13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typical Alcohol prices in Bled
Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Bled are as follows:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Mamaia and Bled, we can see that Bled is more expensive. And not only is Mamaia much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Mamaia would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Mamaia 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 Mamaia.
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