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Bratislava, Bratislavsky Kraj, Slovakia

How much does it cost to travel to Bratislava?

You should plan to spend around $132 (€122) per day on your vacation in Bratislava. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 (€45) on meals
  • $28 (€26) on local transportation
  • $106 (€98) on hotels

A one week trip to Bratislava for two people costs, on average, $1,846 (€1,704). 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 Bratislava cost?

A one week trip to Bratislava usually costs around $923 (€852) for one person and $1,846 (€1,704) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bratislava on average costs around $1,846 (€1,704) for one person and $3,693 (€3,409) 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 Bratislava will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bratislava on average costs around $3,956 (€3,652) for one person and $7,913 (€7,304) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Bratislava 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 Bratislava expensive to visit?

Prices in Bratislava are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Bratislava is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Paros or Peniche.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Bratislava Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 98 ($106)
Local Transportation 1 26 ($28)
Food 2 45 ($49)
Entertainment 1 30 ($33)
Alcohol 2 9 - 28 ($10 - 30)
Accommodation Budget in Bratislava
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bratislava is $53 (€49). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bratislava is $106 (€98). 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 Bratislava

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bratislava based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $64. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bratislava
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bratislava is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $28 (€26) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bratislava.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Bratislava
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bratislava can vary, the average cost of food in Bratislava is $49 (€45) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bratislava should cost around $20 (€18) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bratislava is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Bratislava
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  • Entertainment and activities in Bratislava typically cost an average of $33 (€30) 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.

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Alcohol Budget in Bratislava
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  • The average person spends about $20 (€19) on alcoholic beverages in Bratislava 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 Bratislava
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  • On average, people spend $5.42 (€5.00) on bottled water in Bratislava per day. The public water in Bratislava is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Bratislava On a Budget
Bratislava Bratislava, Slovakia
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.
When visiting the city, Bratislava Castle is one of the top destinations. With views overlooking the city and the Danube River below, the site really pays homage to the city's medieval past. Other castles worth visiting include the ruins of Devin Castle where the Danube River meets the Morava River as well as the Red Stone Castle just outside the city.

Churches are also a main attraction in Bratislava, St Martin's Cathedral being one of the largest and oldest. Dating back to the early 13th century, the Gothic cathedral was formerly the coronation-church of several Hungarian kings. Other important churches include St. Clare's Church, Church of the Annunciation, and the Church of the Holy Savior.

Michael's Gate with its accompanying tower is another significant landmark, built in the 14th century as one of the four gates into the city. The Slavin monument is another outstanding example, though more recent. It stands high on the hill behind Bratislava Castle as a memorial to Soviet casualties in the liberation battle of Bratislava in World War II.

Other notable sights include the Old Town Hall, Maximillian's Fountain, the Presidential Palace and gardens, plus a handful of museums and galleries dedicated to the culture and history of the region.
The inner city of Bratislava has a medieval past with narrow, winding streets, a hilltop castle overlooking the river, charming squares, and many historic churches and buildings. This is the Old Town, the historic center of the city, which in addition to some of the city's best architecture is also full of lively bars and cafes. Many visitors enjoy exploring the cobbled pedestrian streets, seeing history at every turn, and getting lost in a world of another time and place.

Strolling through the city on foot is perhaps one of the most popular activities, especially since the Old Town district is entirely pedestrian. Visitors enjoy getting lost along the winding cobbled paths, and finding architectural gems around every bend. There is also a multitude of cafes, bars, and restaurants to indulge in as well as a handful of shops and boutiques for your souvenir shopping. In addition to some of the top sights mentioned earlier, many people also enjoy visiting the Bratislava Zoo and the Botanical Gardens of Comenius University for a little escape into the peace and quiet of greenery. There are also a number of parks throughout the city with public picnic areas.

Other activities include guided tours, traditional markets, gallery and museum visits, as well as music, ballet, opera, and theatre performances.
Food and Dining
Bratislava is a city where you can find just about everything in food, from traditional Slovak dishes to modern international cuisine. Most Slovak dishes use items such as pork, poultry, cabbage, wheat and potato flour, cheese from cows and sheep, potatoes, onions, and garlic. Meals are often served with vegetables or fruits like apples, plums, apricots, peaches, or cherries on the side. A few authentic options might include potato dumplings with sheep cheese and roasted bacon, a variety of potato pancakes, cheese fried in breadcrumbs, and Wiener schnitzel. As far as drinking goes, the Slovak people favor beer, wine, and traditional libations like Slivovica (made from plums) and Borovicka (made from juniper berries). There are a good variety of restaurants in Old Town, or down by the Danube promenade where there are more options in Riverpark or Eurovea.

By plane, Bratislava Airport is the largest in the Slovak Republic with most flights being operated by the budget airline Ryanair to destinations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, and Belgium. Other services include Danube Wings flying to Kosice, Rijeka, Split and Zadar; Czech Arlines to Prague and Kosice; Norwegian Air Shuttle to Oslo and Copenhagen; UTair to Moscow, Air Onix to Kiev, and Sun d'Or to Tel Aviv. At the airport there is a direct bus service operating hourly to the Vienna airport and the city of Vienna.

After leaving the terminal, public transportation is available. Visitors can take a bus to the Main Railway Station, from which it is 15-20 minute walk south to the city center of Bratislava.

You can also take a taxi from the airport to the city center, which is usually inexpensive.

By train, most international trains stop at the main train station (Bratislava hlavna stanica) which has a good connection to buses. Trains offer connections to cities like Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Warsaw, Kiev, Minsk, and Moscow.

By bus, coach lines connect Bratislava with all of Slovakia, a high number of Czech cities and a number of European destinations including London, Paris, Budapest, Prague, and most commonly Vienna.


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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.