Should you visit Moscow or Bled?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Moscow and Bled. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Moscow is the capital of Russia and is notable for its important role in history. It's a very sprawling city with many museums and fascinating buildings. Ten percent of Russia's population lives in this capital city and it's a financial and political center for the country. The Moskva River weaves its way through the city and you will find most of the city's sights and attractions on the northern side of the river.
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 Moscow?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $66, 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 Moscow and Bled in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Moscow, $84 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Moscow, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $42, such as in a hostel.
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.
On average, meal and food prices in Moscow cost around $15 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $6.00.
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
Typical Food prices in Moscow
For Moscow, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Moscow
For Moscow, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Virtual Home Cooking with Russian Family:
Moscow Food Tour:
An evening at the monastery with dinner:
Traditional Russian Cooking Class and Meal in Moscow with a Friendly Local:
Private Market Tour and Traditional Russian Cooking Class in Moscow:
Traditional Russian Cooking Class and Meal in a Local Home in Moscow:
Moscow Metro and Russian Dinner Private tour:
Moscow River Cruise with Dinner and Lively Firework with a Private Guide:
Private food tour: Russian culinary culture:
Moscow Yummy Food tour:
Red Square and River Cruise with Dinner Private Tour:
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:
To get around in Moscow, the average visitor spends $6.44 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.
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.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Moscow
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Moscow are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow
Also for Moscow, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Yellow Drive - Vnukovo - Moscow - Vnukovo Transfers:
Yellow Drive - Domodedovo Airport Transfers:
Yellow Drive - Airport Transfers:
Ultra - Moscow Private Airport Transfer City Centre to Sheremetyevo Airport SVO:
Ultra - Moscow Private Airport Transfer - City Center to Domodedovo Intl Airport:
Transfer from Moscow to the Golden Ring (Ideal for Backpackers On a Shoestring!):
The Kremlin & Cathedrals Private Tour (with roundtrip transfer):
Sergiev Posad private tour with transfer from Moscow:
Round Trip Vnukovo Airport (VKO) Transfer to Moscow City Center:
Round Trip Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) Transfer to Moscow City Center:
Round Trip Domodedovo Airport (DME) Transfer to Moscow City Center:
Private transfer from the Moscow center hotel to Sheremetyevo Airport:
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 Moscow or Bled?
Prices for flights to both Bled and Moscow 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.
In Moscow, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $17 per person, per day.
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 Moscow
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Moscow's activities, tours, and tickets:
Kremlin Entry (2)
Tours and Activities in Moscow
For Moscow, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
"Moscow Versailles" Kuskovo estate Private Tour:
'Communist Moscow' walking tour:
1 Day City Tour in Moscow city:
1-day Moscow Tour (Top sights: Kremlin, Red Square, Arbat street, etc.):
1-day Tour to Saint-Petersburg from Moscow (Hermitage Museum and Peterhof):
1-day Tour to Saint-Petersburg from Moscow (Hermitage Museum and sights tour):
1-hour scenic Moscow River Cruise:
10-Day Climbing Tour to Elbrus Mountain the Highest in Europe:
12-Day River Cruise on a 3-Star Ship from Moscow:
14-Day River Cruise along the Volga from Moscow to Astrakhan:
15-Day Altai Mountains Horse Riding Tour from Moscow:
15-day Trekking Tour in Siberia Altai Mountains:
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 Moscow spend on average $8.27 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Bled spend on average $13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Moscow
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Moscow:
Pub Crawl Moscow Guided Tour in Classic Soviet Van:
Private Wine Tour in Moscow with History, Architecture and Friendly Local Guide:
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 Moscow and Bled, we can see that Bled is more expensive. And not only is Moscow much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Moscow would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Moscow 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 Moscow.
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