A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers A Coruna vs. Bologna for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit A Coruna or Bologna?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for A Coruna and Bologna. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: A Coruna or Bologna?

A Coruna

A Coruna is a busy port city located on a promontory of Spain's Galicia region. It is the capital city of a province of the same name, exhibiting a mix of the old and new from an ancient Roman lighthouse to modern apartments known for their glass balconies. Some of the highlights include the variety of architecture both age-old and modern, the old town, several museums, the harbor, and beaches.

Bologna

Bologna is the capital city of the northern region of Italy, Emilia-Romagna, with a population of 380,000. It is a historical city known well by Italians, however, not as well known among foreigners. The locals of Bologna speak little to no English. The city is most known for having the oldest university in the West. Another reason many visit this city is because of its exquisite cuisine. Many Italians would consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the entire country because of its impeccably preserved historic centers. The best time to visit Bologna is usually between March and October, although bare in mind that July and August can get quite hot.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Spain, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Spain, The Best Budget Tours to Italy, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Italy.


Which place is cheaper, Bologna or A Coruna?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in A Coruna is €89, while the average daily cost in Bologna is €159. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for A Coruna and Bologna in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    A Coruna 51
    Bologna 87
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    A Coruna 102
    Bologna 174
Compare Hotels in A Coruna and Bologna

Looking for a hotel in A Coruna or Bologna? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in A Coruna


Hotels in Bologna


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: A Coruna Hotel Prices and Bologna Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    A Coruna 13
    Bologna 21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in A Coruna

Also for A Coruna, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from La Coruna Port to Santiago Airport (SCQ): $73
  • Private Transfer from La Coruna Port to Santiago city hotels: $73
  • Transfer from Coruna Airport to Ferrol: $133

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bologna

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bologna:

  • Tour Ferrari, Lambo, Parmesan, Vinegar, Wine with Transfer: $512
  • Ravenna/Cruise Port to Torcello (water taxi) - Arrival Transfer: $181
  • Ravenna or Cruise Port to Burano + water taxi - Arrival Transfer: $166
  • Ravenna city or Cruise Port to Venice, piazzale Roma - Arrival Private Transfer: $111
  • Ravenna Port to Venice +water taxi - Arrival Private Transfer: $148
  • Ravenna Cruise Port to Malpensa Airport: Departure Transfer: $226
  • Ravenna City or Cruise Port to Venice Airport (VCE) -Departure Private Transfer: $116
  • Private transfer: Bologna to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ): $96
  • Private transfer from Bologna BLQ airport to Bologna city: $128
  • Private Transfer from Sant'Agata Bolognese to Bologna (BLQ) Airport: $122
  • Private Transfer from Ravenna Port to Malpensa Milan Airport(MXP): $226
  • Private Transfer from Imola to Bologna (BLQ) Airport: $180

Is it cheaper to fly into A Coruna or Bologna?

Prices for flights to both Bologna and A Coruna change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    A Coruna 28
    Bologna 39

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in A Coruna

For A Coruna, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • The Great Dinner in A Coruña - Escape urban room: $65
  • 3 Hour Tapas Tasting and Cooking Class in A Coruna: $105
  • Food Market Shopping and Cooking Workshop in A Coruña: $105

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bologna

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bologna.

  • Pizza course: $28
  • Virtual Cooking Class: Ravioli variations with classic tomato sauce: $36
  • Walking Food Tour and Highlights with a Local Guide: $64
  • PIZZA COOKING EXPERIENCE at Restaurant Irnerio10: $65
  • Traditional Bolognese Cooking Class with a Meal: $65
  • Bologna Traditional Home Cooking Class with Lunch or Dinner: $74
  • Hands on Home Cooking Class: $75
  • Exclusive Bologna Cooking Class - Pasta Tagliatelle Ragu & Spritz: $77
  • Traditional Recipes Cooking Class with Local Wines: $84
  • Walking Food Tour with a Local Guide: $86
  • Funny cooking class with chef Antonino: $87
  • Traditional Bolognese hand made cooking class: $94

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    A Coruna 9.72
    Bologna 38
Typical Entertainment Prices in A Coruna

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for A Coruna's activities, tours, and tickets:


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Tours and Activities in A Coruna

For A Coruna, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Group walking tour in Lugo: $1.11
  • A Coruña Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.21
  • Guided Tour Lugo: $28
  • Segway Tour Tower of Hercules: $32
  • Essential Walking Tour through the Emblematic Places of Coruña: $32
  • A Coruña boat tour from the sea: $39
  • Private Walking Tour around Coruña with Beer or Wine: $61
  • E-bike Tour La Coruña: $65
  • Full-Day Excursion to Santiago from A Coruña for Cruisers Only: $77
  • A Coruña Private Walking Tour : $83
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour in Lugo: $83
  • 2 Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour in La Coruña: $189

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bologna

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Bologna are as follows:


  • Food Tour (for 2)
    31
  • Wine Tasting Tour (for 2)
    115
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour (for 2)
    67
  • National Gallery Museum Bologna (for 2)
    12
  • Archaeology Museum of Bologna (for 2)
    12

Tours and Activities in Bologna

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bologna are as follows:

  • the red medieval pearl and its delicious food (private tour): $289
  • Private Golfcart Tour in the City of Rome: $288
  • 2.5-hour Bologna City and University Walking Tour: $133
  • 3 hours tour: $261
  • BOLOGNA FOOD WALKING TOUR (morning or evening PRIVATE tour): $200
  • BOLOGNA WATERS AND BOLOGNA DOTTA: Guided Tour with Breakfast: $71
  • BOLOGNA WATERS AND BOLOGNA DOTTA: Guided Tour with Breakfast: $71
  • Best of Private & Personalised Walking Experience: $84
  • Bike Tour Bologna: $144
  • Biodynamics vineyard tour and tasting at Al di là del Fiume: $54
  • Bologna - Old Town Private Historic Walking Tour: $381
  • Bologna 3 hour Private Guided City Tour of Must-see Sites: $191

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    A Coruna 13
    Bologna 28

Sample the Local Flavors in Bologna

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bologna:

  • From Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour with the winemaker: $54
  • Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef: $70
  • Wine Tasting Tour in One of the Oldest Inns: $71
  • Bologna Wine Tasting in One of the Oldest Inns: $72
  • Private Wine Tour and Tasting with an Expert Guide and Sommelier: $74
  • Fresh Pasta Masterclass & Organic Wine Tasting: $95
  • Small-Group Half-Day Wine Tour with Tasting in Dozza Village: $104
  • Wine Tasting Experience with a Local Guide: $120
  • Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Bologna with a local guide : $120
  • Bologna private wine tour : $166
  • Vineyards and Hills E-Bike Tour in Bologna with Wine Tasting: $174
  • Bologna/Modena: Parmigiano, Ferrari, & Wine Tour with Lunch: $414


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between A Coruna and Bologna, we can see that Bologna is more expensive. And not only is A Coruna much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to A Coruna would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in A Coruna and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bologna would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bologna than you might in A Coruna.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is A Coruna Expensive? and Is Bologna Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, A Coruna or Bologna?

Bologna has a larger population, and is about 53% larger than the population of A Coruna. When comparing the sizes of A Coruna and Bologna, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit A Coruna or Bologna?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit A Coruna or Bologna in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to A Coruna as well as Bologna. Additionally, many visitors come to Bologna in the summer for the family-friendly experiences.

In July, A Coruna is generally cooler than Bologna. Daily temperatures in A Coruna average around 19°C (66°F), and Bologna fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Bologna. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in A Coruna this time of the year. In the summer, A Coruna often gets less sunshine than Bologna. A Coruna gets 248 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bologna receives 316 hours of full sun.

A Coruna usually gets more rain in July than Bologna. A Coruna gets 25 mm (1 in) of rain, while Bologna receives 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    A Coruna 19°C (66°F) 
    Bologna 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit A Coruna or Bologna in the Autumn?

Both Bologna and A Coruna are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, most visitors come to Bologna for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

A Coruna is around the same temperature as Bologna in the autumn. The daily temperature in A Coruna averages around 16°C (61°F) in October, and Bologna fluctuates around 16°C (61°F).

A Coruna usually receives less sunshine than Bologna during autumn. A Coruna gets 155 hours of sunny skies, while Bologna receives 177 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Bologna. It's quite rainy in A Coruna. In October, A Coruna usually receives less rain than Bologna. A Coruna gets 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain, while Bologna receives 123 mm (4.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    A Coruna 16°C (61°F) 
    Bologna 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit A Coruna or Bologna in the Winter?

Both Bologna and A Coruna during the winter are popular places to visit. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Bologna because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

The weather in Bologna can be very cold. In the winter, A Coruna is much warmer than Bologna. Typically, the winter temperatures in A Coruna in January average around 11°C (51°F), and Bologna averages at about 2°C (36°F).

In the winter, A Coruna often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Bologna. A Coruna gets 103 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bologna receives 105 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in A Coruna. A Coruna usually gets more rain in January than Bologna. A Coruna gets 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain, while Bologna receives 75 mm (3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    A Coruna 11°C (51°F) 
    Bologna 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit A Coruna or Bologna in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both A Coruna and Bologna. Also, the natural beauty are the main draw to Bologna this time of year.

In April, A Coruna is generally around the same temperature as Bologna. Daily temperatures in A Coruna average around 13°C (55°F), and Bologna fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

A Coruna usually receives less sunshine than Bologna during spring. A Coruna gets 167 hours of sunny skies, while Bologna receives 192 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, A Coruna usually receives around the same amount of rain as Bologna. A Coruna gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Bologna receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    A Coruna 13°C (55°F) 
    Bologna 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Bologna and A Coruna

A Coruna Bologna
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 131 mm (5.2 in) 2°C (36°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 5°C (40°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 9°C (47°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Jun 17°C (62°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 21°C (70°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 25 mm (1 in) 24°C (75°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Aug 19°C (67°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Sep 19°C (65°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Oct 16°C (61°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 16°C (61°F) 123 mm (4.8 in)
Nov 13°C (55°F) 116 mm (4.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 124 mm (4.9 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 128 mm (5 in) 7°C (45°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)