Slovakia Travel Budget - Visit Slovakia on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Slovakia?

You should plan to spend around $137 (€126) per day on your vacation in Slovakia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 (€38) on meals
  • $26 (€24) on local transportation
  • $128 (€117) on hotels

A one week trip to Slovakia for two people costs, on average, $1,923 (€1,769). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Slovakia cost?

A one week trip to Slovakia usually costs around $961 (€884) for one person and $1,923 (€1,769) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Slovakia on average costs around $1,923 (€1,769) for one person and $3,845 (€3,537) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Slovakia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Slovakia on average costs around $4,120 (€3,790) for one person and $8,240 (€7,579) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Slovakia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Slovakia is $332 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Slovakia expensive to visit?

Slovakia is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Slovakia is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Malta or Sweden.

For more details, see Is Slovakia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Slovakia?

The average Slovakia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Slovakia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 117 ($128)
Local Transportation 1 24 ($26)
Food 2 38 ($41)
Entertainment 1 22 ($24)
Alcohol 2 10 - 30 ($11 - 32)
Accommodation Budget in Slovakia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Slovakia is $64 (€59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Slovakia is $128 (€117). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Slovakia

Looking for a hotel in Slovakia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Slovakia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $67. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Recommended Properties

Local Transportation Budget in Slovakia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Slovakia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $26 (€24) per person, per day, on local transportation in Slovakia.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Slovakia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Slovakia can vary, the average cost of food in Slovakia is $41 (€38) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Slovakia should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Slovakia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Slovakia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Slovakia typically cost an average of $24 (€22) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Slovakia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $21 (€20) on alcoholic beverages in Slovakia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Slovakia
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  • On average, people spend $5.44 (€5.00) on bottled water in Slovakia per day. The public water in Slovakia is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Slovakia On a Budget
Slovakia Kosice, Slovakia
Slovakia is fully landlocked and located in Central Europe. It is a modern democratic country that belongs to the European Union. Most people travel to Slovakia for the natural beauty and interesting history. There are nine national parks in the country, which is an impressive number given its relatively small size. Much of Slovakia is made up of limestone so there are many impressive caves worth exploring. Skiing in the Carpathian Mountains is a popular activity as well.

If you're interested in history, Slovakia also has a good number of castles and chateaux. Some are basic ruins while others are still in good condition and are habitable. Slovakia's cities often have a gothic and baroque atmosphere that is interesting to experience.

Slovakia's geography is predominantly mountainous in the central and northern parts. The highest peak is Gerlachovsky stit, which rises to 2,655 meters in the High Tatras. Southern Slovakia has lowlands with very fertile soil and a lot of agriculture.

Slovakia's climate is temperate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. There are four seasons with dramatic temperature variations. The southern part of the country is the warmest and less likely to get snow during the summer months. The mountainous north has a much colder climate and snow is quite common during winter months.
At A Glance
  • The train is a great option for traveling around Slovakia. The country is served by an excellent train system that connects most larger cities with frequent trips. Local trips can be a little more difficult to come by on trains, and a bus is likely your best option. Buses and trains are comparable in cost and very reasonable in price by western standards. Delays may occur so do not plan on close connections as you may miss your second train.

  • Slovak is the official language of Slovakia. It is also the most commonly spoken languag. Some of the older generation does speak Russian, and some of the younger generation may speak English. Outside of the tourist areas, you likely won't find many signs in English so it is worth learning a few phrases in Slovak. All efforts to speak the local language are much appreciated.

  • Local festivals are a great way to experience the local culture in Slovakia. There are many you can choose from, you just have to be in town at the right time. Fasiangy, or Mardi Gras is in the early spring. This is popular in the countryside and rural areas. The early fall is a great time to be in the wine making areas as that is the harvest period and there is plenty to see and do. In larger cities, Christmas is a great time to visit as there are many Christmas markets held in town. These are usually open for the month of December.

  • Many people head to Slovakia specifically to relax. There are many great spas and water parks in the country. The most famous is in Piestany. This is also the most expensive. Other good options are in Trencianske Teplice, Rajecke Teplice, Bardejov, Dudince and Podhajska. Water parks are found in Besenova, Liptovsky Mikulas, Poprad, Turcianske Teplice, Oravice, Senec and Dunajska Streda.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Spis Castle: The ruins of this castle, one of the largest in Central Europe, are found in eastern Slovakia. It sits above the town of Spisske Podhradie and the village of Zehra. It dates back to the 12th century and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Vlkolinec: This hamlet is located high in the mountains and feels like at town where time stood still. There is no public transportation to the town so you must have a car, but the village itself is actually closed to vehicles. You can park outside and walk into town. The town is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has interesting folk architecture, a church, cemetery and art gallery.

Slovak Paradise National Park : This national park is a smaller range than the famous High Tatras, but it offers visitors plenty of beautiful canyons, ravines and waterfalls. There are plenty of places to hike and explore.

Popular Foods
Slovak food is very basic but filling. Despite the use of simple ingredients, it is actually quite flavorful. Traditional dishes are flavored with herbs and often involve smoked meat, cheese, potatoes and flour. Many dishes are regional in nature so ask around town for what the local specialty is that your should try. Vegetarian dishes are generally available in cities, but in more rural areas you may struggle to find true vegetarian options. Even those listed in the vegetarian section of the menu may actually contain some form of meat.

Bryndzove Halusky: This is a national dish of Slovakia. It is a form of potato dumplings that are made with a specific type of unpasteurized fermented sheep cheese called bryndza. It is usually served with fried bacon on top. This is one dish you must try before you leave the country.

Pirohy: These large dumplings are found throughout Slovakia. They can be either salty or sweet based on their filling. Popular fillings include sauerkraut, cheese, meats, fruits, or jam. They are very similar to Polish pirogis.

Goulash: This regional dish is available at different festivals, markets and outdoor barbecues. It is made with beef, onions, vegetables and squashed potatoes. It is a very filling dish that is served on top of bread or dumplings.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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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