Travel Budget for Ljubljana

Mestna Obcina Ljubljana, Slovenia

How much does it cost to travel to Ljubljana?

How much money will you need for your trip to Ljubljana? You should plan to spend around €69 ($72) per day on your vacation in Ljubljana, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €13 ($14) on meals for one day and €17 ($17) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Ljubljana for a couple is €86 ($90). So, a trip to Ljubljana for two people for one week costs on average €967 ($1,007). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Ljubljana for one week usually costs around €484 for one person. So, a trip to Ljubljana for two people costs around €967 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €1,935 in Ljubljana. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Ljubljana can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Ljubljana? How much money do I need for Ljubljana?

How much does a trip to Ljubljana cost? Is Ljubljana expensive? The average Ljubljana trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Ljubljana prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Ljubljana
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Ljubljana is €43. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Ljubljana is €86.

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

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Transportation Budget in Ljubljana
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ljubljana is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €17 per person, per day, on local transportation in Ljubljana.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Ljubljana
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  • While meal prices in Ljubljana can vary, the average cost of food in Ljubljana is €13 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ljubljana should cost around €5.32 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ljubljana is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

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What did other people spend on Food in Ljubljana?

Typical prices for Food in Ljubljana are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Ljubljana, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Entertainment Budget in Ljubljana
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  • Entertainment and activities in Ljubljana typically cost an average of €12 per person, per day. 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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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Ljubljana?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Ljubljana are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Ljubljana, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Alcohol Budget in Ljubljana
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  • The average person spends about €8.73 on alcoholic beverages in Ljubljana per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


What did other people spend on Alcohol in Ljubljana?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Ljubljana are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Ljubljana, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Drinks at a Sidewalk Cafe (for 2)

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Ljubljana On a Budget
Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia
Most people don't travel to Ljubljana to see specific sights, as there aren't many famous attractions around town. Instead, this is a city that is about atmosphere. It's a city that you explore and immerse yourself in completely. You meet the people, you go to the clubs, you find the interesting restaurants. That is the best way to learn about Ljubljana.

Ljubljana is also a city defined by its seasons. During the fall months the city overflows with university students. They keep the atmosphere energetic, enthusiastic, and filled with culture. The winter months can be cold and long, but come spring, the city is ready to open back up. After months spent indoors, the city comes to life with events and festivals that fill the plaza. There are concerts and festivals that linger through the summer months, when the weather is at its prime. During this time you'll also see street performers who provide entertaining outdoor shows for both adults and kids. Streets shut down for festivals that bring residents and tourists alike into the downtown area. This is a wonderful time to come and be part of the city.

A visit to Ljubljana is about atmosphere and culture, not checking attractions off of your list, so throw out your itinerary and let yourself get lost in the city's character.
Although most people don't often visit Ljubljana for the sights, it's still a nice city and there are a handful of places worth checking out. Triple Bridge is a scenic area near Preseren Square. The Old Town is located between Castle Hill and the Ljublijanica River. It has two squares and is a great area to walk around. Ljubljana Castle is also worth a visit. Be sure and climb the tower for the view. Tivoli Park and Ljubljana Zoo are also worth checking out. Good museums in the area include the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery, the National Museum of Slovenia, the National Museum of Contemporary History, and the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.
Popular areas of interest for tourists include the Old Town, Krakovo, Metelkova City, Castle Hill, and Tivoli Park. The Old Town is located between Castle Hill and Ljubljanica River. It has two squares; Mestni trg (City Square) and Gornji trg (Upper Square). It's a great area to see medieval buildings, cafes, and restaurants. Krakovo is a part of town that has a village feel. It is between the city center and the Trnovo suburb. Metelkova City is an area where alternative artists, various subcultures, and youth gather. It's located about five minutes by foot from the main train station. There are old military barracks that now house artists, bars and nightclubs. It gets particularly crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.

Popular activities in Ljubljana include taking in a show, going to the opera, going to the puppet theater, or going to Water City of Atlantis, which is a water park.

Nightlife is also popular in this dynamic city, as it is full of bars, clubs, and concerts.

Ljubljana also makes for a nice base to explore the surrounding countryside, small towns, and other nearby attractions. Consider one of these incredible day trips from Ljubljana to visit Kamnik, Predjama Castle, Vintgar Gorge, Skofja Loka, or many other beautiful destinations.
Food and Dining
If you're looking to grab a bite to eat, the downtown area has plenty of cafes with outdoor seating during the summer months. There are many restaurants around town that offer traditional Slovenian food. One quintessential Slovenian experience is to try a horse burger at the Hotel Horse. It's cheap and good, particularly after a late night out. Pizza, falafel, and burek are all available and cheap as well. The quality is usually reasonable to good.

If you're in town during the warmer months, a nice way to explore the city center is on foot. You can pick up a detailed map at the tourist information center which is beside the Central Market. They also have bikes for rent, which is another fun, and more efficient way to explore the city. Some hotels also have bikes for rent. The price is typically about five euros for the day or one euro for two hours.

If you're not up for biking or walking, or the weather isn't ideal, then the bus system is generally efficient and cheap. There are 26 bus lines that usually run every 5 to 10 minutes, less so on the weekends or during the summer. You need to buy an Urbana card from any of the self service stations near the large bus stops before you board the bus.

Taxis are also in abundance and offer a good way to reach your destination quickly. If you call a taxi and order it by phone, then it is usually cheap, however if you flag one down on the street then they will likely charge you far more. It is almost always best to call a taxi by phone.
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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.

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Travel Tips

The Town Squares

By backpackguru in Entertainment
Positioned between the castle hill and the Ljubljanica river is the city's old town. It includes two squares. The first, Mestni trg has the Robba fountain as well as the city hall. There's also the Gornji trg with several medieval buildings. Now you'll find several shops and cafes on the square. The squares with their narrow lanes are wonderful to wander around and explore.

Renting a Bike

By backpackguru in Entertainment
You can rent bikes at the Slovenian tourist Information Center. The center can be found next to the Central Market. Often hotles also have bikes available for rent. Prices can be as low as one euro for two hours or five euros for the entire day. Also do a little research into the Bicikelj program. This is designed so you can rent bikes by the week for incredibly low prices. You pick up the bikes at stations around town.

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