Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, located in the most western corner of the country at the shore of the Danube River. The city's main attractions are its pleasant medieval Old Town, the largest communist time-fashioned concrete apartment building in Central Europe, located directly at the banks of Danube River, and Bratislava's medieval fortress. The city also has a great zoo, as well as a small botanical garden and a few larger parks with public barbecuing. Bratislava also has a number of major shopping centers and the small "Paparazzi" statue."

Population: 491,061
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Slovak
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to round up the bill or leave about 10%.
Time in destination: Dec 5, 2019, 8:26:26 PM

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Weather Forecast

Thu
05.12

Partly cloudy

32°F

Fri
06.12

Cloudy

34°F

Sun
08.12

Partly cloudy

46°F

Sun
08.12

Clear sky

48°F

Mon
09.12

Cloudy

50°F

Tue
10.12

Cloudy

43°F

Wed
11.12

Partly cloudy

34°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 30.2 34.9 26.1 7
February 33.4 39.4 28.6 7
March 41.4 49.1 34.9 8
April 49.6 59.0 41.7 7
May 59.2 69.1 50.5 7
June 64.0 74.1 55.6 9
July 67.8 78.3 59.2 8
August 67.6 78.3 59.4 7
September 59.5 69.1 52.3 7
October 49.8 57.7 43.7 6
November 38.7 44.1 34.7 9
December 32.7 37.0 28.9 8

More information: Bratislava forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Bratislava is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $40.30, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $138.20, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $43.38
  • Hotel (3 stars): $62.36
  • Hotel (4 stars): $75.65
  • Hotel (5 stars): $110.32
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $7.48
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $11.64
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.66
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.93
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $5.54

More information: Bratislava price level

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Safety

Bratislava has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 69.6 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 84.9 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 62.6 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Bratislava safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe