slovakia in central europe

Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its neighbors are Ukraine to the east, Austria to the west, the Czech Republic and Poland to the north, and Hungary to the south. Bratislava is Slovakia’s capital and its largest city. Obviously, it’s the favorite destination for travelers, but they also enjoy going to Banska Bystrica, Košice, and Levoca. But is Slovakia expensive? What are the Slovakia travel costs to keep in mind?


banska bystrica in slovakia, central europe

Banska Bystrica

A copper mining town in the Middle Ages, Banska Bystrica is a now a beautiful town located between the mountains of Central Slovakia. The historical center has a lot of building raised with the money earned from the copper industry, so you can get an idea about the architecture of that time. And speaking of history, Banska Bystrica is also the site of the Slovak National Uprising against the collaborationist government of the time. The town’s main square is named to commemorate this historic event.

How much does it cost to visit Banska Bystrica?

If you visit Banska Bystrica on a budget, plan to spend around € 29 per day. However, this amount doesn’t include any accommodation costs. Read on to find out more detailed Banska Bystrica travel costs.


Banska Bystrica accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 17 – 89
Typical double room€ 35 – 178

Banska Bystrica food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 3.80 – 6
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 6 – 15
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 0.75 – 1.80
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Banska Bystrica, however.
€ 0.30 – 1.50

Banska Bystrica fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 0.70
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.35 – 1
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.20 – 1.40

Bratislava visiting costs – Top attractions in Bratislava

Museum of the Slovak National Uprising€ 2
Leaning Clock Tower€ 2
Slovak National Uprising SquareFree
The Stone FountainFree
Slovak National Uprising MemorialFree

bratislava in slovakia, central europe

Bratislava

The capital city of Slovakia is located on the River Danube, right at the border with Austria and Hungary. You can admire this beautiful location during your visit to Bratislava Castle. In the area, you can also explore wonderful parks and lakes, while in the city you can discover the Old Town and the eclectic music scene.

How much does it cost to visit Bratislava?

A budget traveler should expect to spend around € 27 daily during their trip to Bratislava. This doesn’t include any accommodation costs, however. More detailed Bratislava costs are available below.


Bratislava accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 13 – 65
Typical double room€ 25 – 129

Bratislava food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 5 – 8
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 13 – 23
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 1.50 – 2
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Bratislava, however.
€ 1 – 1.80

Bratislava fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 0.90
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.50 – 1
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.30 – 1.40

Bratislava visiting costs – Top attractions in Bratislava

Bratislava Old TownFree
Devin Castle€ 5
Modry Kostol ChurchFree
Slavin monumental memorialFree
Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum€ 10

Bratislava City Card

1-day Bratislava City Card€ 18
2-day Bratislava City Card€ 22

The Bratislava City Card offers free admission to 14 museums and attractions, a one-hour guided tour in Bratislava’s historic center, unlimited public transport, and partner discounts.


kosice in slovakia, central europe

Kosice

The 2013 European Capital of Culture, Kosice is a charming city. Here, you can explore its Old Town with medieval architecture and visit the Gothic St. Elisabeth Cathedral and St. Michael Chapel. You could also visit the East Slovak Gallery to discover Slovak art or learn about Slovakia’s history in the East Slovak Museum.

How much does it cost to visit Kosice?

If you’re visiting Kosice on a budget, you’re going to spend around € 63 per day, without taking accommodation costs into account. Continue reading to discover detailed Kosice travel costs.


Kosice accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 55
Typical double room€ 110

Kosice food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 4 – 7
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 9 – 15
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 1.20 – 1.80
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Kosice, however.
€ 0.60 – 1.50

Kosice fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 0.60
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.50 – 0.80
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.26 – 1.40

Kosice visiting costs – Top attractions in Kosice

St Elizabeth’s Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety)Free
Kosice Historical CentreFree
Zoo Kosice€ 5
Singing fountainFree
Immaculata ColumnFree

levoca in slovakia, central europe

Levoca

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Levoca has an Old Town still encircled by its original town walls. In the main square, the Old Town Hall has been turned into a museum where travelers can learn more about this region. Those who adore Renaissance architecture will love Levoca’s buildings and should aim to visit the Roman Catholic Church of St. James.

How much does it cost to visit Levoca?

As a budget traveler who is visiting Levoca, you should aim to spend around € 29 on daily travel costs. This amount doesn’t include accommodation for the night, though. Check out the tables below for more detailed Levoca travel costs.


Levoca accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 17 – 89
Typical double room€ 35 – 178

Levoca food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 4 – 7
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 0.50 – 1.20
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 1.20 – 2
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Levoca, however.
€ 0.60 – 1.50

Levoca fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 0.70
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.50 – 1
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.28 – 1.41

Levoca visiting costs – Top attractions in Levoca

St. Jacob’s Church€ 2
Levoca Historic CentreFree
Old Town Hall€ 3.50
Master Paul’s HouseIncluded in Old Town Hall ticket
Spis Museum Included in Old Town Hall ticket

Slovakia travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city in Belgium. Tap water seems to be safe to drink all over Belgium, though.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass in order to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.

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