A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Moscow vs. Bratislava for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Moscow or Bratislava?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Moscow and Bratislava. 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, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Moscow or Bratislava?

Moscow

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.

Bratislava

The capital and largest city of Slovakia, Bratislava is set on the shores of the Danube River near the borders of Austria and Hungary. While the city is skirted by mountains and vineyards, its 18th century old town center is crossed with cobbled walkways and surrounded by historic landmarks and architecture. One such monument is the Bratislava Castle, set atop a hill overlooking it all-the old town, the river, and the bustle of people in the charming city below.

Which place is cheaper, Bratislava or Moscow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $63, while the average daily cost in Bratislava is $131. 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 Moscow and Bratislava in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $40
    Bratislava $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $80
    Bratislava $106
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Bratislava

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Bratislava? 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 Moscow


Hotels in Bratislava


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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: Bratislava Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $6.19
    Bratislava $28
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Moscow are as follows:


  • Two Metro Passes
    $1.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

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

  • Private Transfer from Sidomulyo Barat to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Kedungsari to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Sidomulyo Barat: $41
  • Private Transfer from Tangkerang Labuai to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Tengkerang Tengah to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Tangkerang Labuai: $41
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Kedungsari: $41
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Tengkerang Tengah: $41
  • Private Transfer from Tengkerang Barat to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Tengkerang Barat: $41
  • Private Transfer from Wonorejo to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Pekanbaru City: $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Vienna Airport VIE to Bojnice Resorts Round Trip Private Transfer: $132
  • Vienna Airport Private Transfer From Bratislava 1 Way: $153
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna with Hotel pick-up and drop off: $200
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna: $264
  • Private arrival OR departure transfer in Bratislava (hotel OR airport pick-up): $29
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest, English-speaking driver: $116
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest with 2h of Sightseeing: $174
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava City to Vienna City: $99
  • Private Transfer Vienna Airport Hotel in Bratislava or vice versa: $101
  • Private Transfer From Bratislava To Vienna, 2h Stop in SchlossHof: $125
  • Private Transfer From Bratislava To Vienna Airport, 2 Hour Stop: $111
  • Private Transfer Bratislava Airport to Hotel in Bratislava or vice versa: $31

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Bratislava?

Prices for flights to both Bratislava 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Moscow $14
    Bratislava $49
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

For Moscow, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for Two
    $6.02
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    $3.28
  • Breakfast for 2
    $11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bratislava

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bratislava.

  • Bratislava Christmas Market Food Tour: $77
  • Bratislava Traditional Wine and Food Tour: $93
  • Bratislava Danube river evening cruise with dinner: $99
  • Vegan Bratislava Food Tour: $104
  • Local Beer & Food Tour: $132
  • Bratislava Traditional Food Tour: $165

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $16
    Bratislava $33
Typical Entertainment Prices in Moscow

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


  • Theater Tickets
    $13
  • Kremlin Entry (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Moscow

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

  • Custom Private Tour in Palembang with English Speaking Driver: $85
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Bengkulu: $144
  • 2 Days Private Tour to See Bull Race and Raflesia Arnoldi Flower: $250

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bratislava are as follows:

  • Bratislava Premium Private Walking Tour, 4 hours: $214
  • Magic Christmas tour in Komarno: $235
  • 2 Hour Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava: $45
  • 4-hours tour Rafting from Hainburg to Bratislava: $112
  • Banska Stiavnica from Bratislava, UNESCO Day Tour: $219
  • Beautiful Bratislava Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Beer Factory Tour with Beer Tasting in Banska Bystrica: $159
  • Bratislava - Grand City Tour: $85
  • Bratislava 2 hours walking tour with beer tasting: $54
  • Bratislava Brunch Tour: $93
  • Bratislava Card with Public Transport Option & Walking Tour: $23
  • Bratislava Castle Tour by Presporacik: $14

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $7.96
    Bratislava $20

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • Quick Wine Tasting in Michalská: $8.68
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier in Bratislava: $14
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier: $15
  • Wine Tasting IN THE DARK!: $16
  • Craft Beer Pub Tour Bratislava by Team Beer Drink: $73
  • Half-Day Tour with Organic Wine Tasting in Bratislava: $104
  • Bratislava 3-Hour Wine Tasting: $104
  • Great Wine Tour in Small Carpathian Hills: $110
  • Bratislava City Wine Tasting Tour: $132
  • Devin Castle Tour with Currant Wine Tasting: $136
  • Devin Castle Tour with Wine Tasting: $143
  • Bratislava Food and Wine Tour: $176


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Moscow and Bratislava, we can see that Bratislava 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 Bratislava would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bratislava than you might in Moscow.

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


Which is Bigger, Moscow or Bratislava?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Bratislava. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Bratislava, 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 Moscow or Bratislava?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Moscow or Bratislava in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Moscow as well as Bratislava. Additionally, many travelers come to Bratislava for the family-friendly experiences.

Moscow is cooler than Bratislava in the summer. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around 19°C (67°F) in July, and Bratislava fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in July than Bratislava. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Bratislava receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Bratislava 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Bratislava in the Autumn?

Both Bratislava and Moscow are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Bratislava in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Moscow is much colder than Bratislava. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Moscow in October average around 6°C (43°F), and Bratislava averages at about 12°C (54°F).

In October, Moscow usually receives more rain than Bratislava. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Bratislava receives 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Bratislava 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Bratislava in the Winter?

Both Bratislava and Moscow during the winter are popular places to visit. Also, most visitors come to Bratislava for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Bratislava can be very cold during winter. Moscow can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Moscow is generally much colder than Bratislava. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around -8°C (17°F), and Bratislava fluctuates around 2°C (36°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in January than Bratislava. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Bratislava receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Bratislava 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Bratislava in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Moscow and Bratislava. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Bratislava because of the natural beauty.

Moscow is much colder than Bratislava in the spring. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around 7°C (45°F) in April, and Bratislava fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

In April, Moscow usually receives less rain than Bratislava. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Bratislava receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Moscow 7°C (45°F) 
    Bratislava 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Bratislava and Moscow

Moscow Bratislava
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 2°C (36°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 4°C (38°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 20°C (69°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 7°C (45°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 3°C (37°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)