A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Albufeira vs. Seville for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Albufeira or Seville?

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

Should I visit Albufeira or Seville? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Albufeira or Seville?

Albufeira

Located in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Albufeira was once a small fishing village which has since evolved into a popular destination for tourists attracted by the area's beaches, pleasant climate, and fresh seafood.

Seville

The capital city of Andalucia, Seville is both the cultural and financial hub of southern Spain. It's also a popular tourist destination. The city has over 700,000 residents and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest city in the country. It is cut in half by the Guadalquivir River, with the two halves referred to as Sevilla and Triana. Seville has continued to grow in popularity as a tourist destination since the 19th century when it was included as a stop on the Romantic "Grand Tour" of Europe. In 1992 Seville hosted the International Exposition which led to the construction of a new airport, train station, as well as other infrastructural improvements. Today Seville remains very popular with tourists for its many festivals, interesting attractions, great restaurants and nightlife scene.

Which city is cheaper, Seville or Albufeira?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Albufeira is €118, while the average daily cost in Seville is €99. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Albufeira and Seville in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Albufeira 59
    Seville 45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Albufeira 118
    Seville 90
Compare Hotels in Albufeira and Seville

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Hotels in Albufeira


Hotels in Seville


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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: Albufeira Hotel Prices and Seville Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Albufeira 27
    Seville 14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Albufeira

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Albufeira:

  • Transfer Algarve - Up to 7 People: $871
  • Transfer Algarve - Up to 3 People: $746
  • Lisbon Airoport Private Transfer To Algarve ( 8 Seats Van ): $566
  • Private Transfer Algarve-Lisbon (5 to 8 passangers): $442
  • Private Transfer Lisbon - Pine Cliffs Algarve (5 to 8 passangers): $442
  • Sevilha Airoport Private Transfer To Algarve ( 8 Seats Van ): $417
  • Private Transfer Central Algarve - Lisbon: $398
  • Private Transfer Lisbon - Central Algarve: $398
  • Private Transfer Lisbon - Pine Cliffs Algarve (up to 4 passangers): $360
  • Enjoy Three Days in Algarve ( Hotel & Transfers & Tours ): $330
  • Transfer From Albufeira Algarve To Lisboa: $235
  • Safe & Clean Economic Private Transfer Albufeira > Lisbon: $139

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Seville

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

  • Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Malaga Airport AGP by Luxury Van: $705
  • Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Seville City by Business Car: $36
  • Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Seville City by Luxury Van: $63
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to ALGARVE - All Cities (1 to 4 passengers): $435
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to ALGARVE - All Cities (5 to 8 passengers): $498
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 4 passengers): $746
  • Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (5 to 8 passengers): $871
  • Costa del Sol: Seville & Alcázar Private Tour with Transfers: $748
  • DUCA - Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Vicentine Coast: $637
  • Departure Private Transfer: Seville City to Seville Airport SVQ by Business Car: $38
  • Departure Private Transfer: Seville City to Seville Airport SVQ by Luxury Van: $65
  • Faro Airport Private Transfer to or from Sevilla: $89

Is it cheaper to fly into Albufeira or Seville?

Prices for flights to both Seville and Albufeira 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
    Albufeira 38
    Seville 30

Typical Food prices in Seville

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Seville:


  • Lunch
    9.50
  • Ice Cream
    2.30
  • Jamon (Dry Cured Ham)
    12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Seville

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

  • Paella & Tortilla Show Cooking on a Seville Rooftop: $46
  • Paella Cooking Experience on a Rooftop Terrace: $48
  • Flamenco Show at El Palacio Andaluz with Optional Dinner: $50
  • 3.5-Hour Spanish Cooking Class & Triana Market Tour: $68
  • Gastronomic dinner with a chef and artist in his Seville studio: $77
  • Tastes, Tapas, and Traditions Food Tour: $90
  • OFFER Dinner / Lunch on exclusive yacht, GIFT Flamenco Ticket House of Memory: $111
  • Luxury gold package: Cathedral-Alcazar visit and dinner on an exclusive yacht: $149
  • Cooking Class in Traditional Andalusian House: $169
  • Traditional cooking class in an Andalusian home: $183

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Albufeira 31
    Seville 23

Tours and Activities in Albufeira

Here are a few actual costs in Albufeira for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 'Leaozinho' Pirate Ship Cruise from Albufeira: $30
  • 1.5 Hour Quad Off-Road Tour from Albufeira: $31
  • Abulferia: 3-Hour Yacht Cruise to Benagil: $34
  • Albufeira 1.5 hour Off-Road Tour Buggy Adventure Tour: $40
  • Albufeira 1.5-Hour Off-road Quad Tour: $75
  • Albufeira 3-Hour Off-Road Quad Tour: $137
  • Albufeira Beach Tour: $25
  • Albufeira Coast and Countryside Mountain Bike Tour: $73
  • Albufeira Jeep Safari Tour (Full Day): $65
  • Albufeira to Algibre Trails Bike Tour: $73
  • 2-Hour Caves and Cliffs Kayaking Experience: $40
  • 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise: $31

Typical Entertainment prices in Seville

For Seville, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Entrance to Cathedral
    8.00

Tours and Activities in Seville

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Seville.

  • Fun at home: Virtual tours of Spain: $6.51
  • City Center Walking Tour: $11
  • Museum of Fine Arts Guided Tour: $11
  • Legends of Triana Walking Tour in Spanish: $11
  • Skip the Line: Museo del Baile Flamenco Admission Ticket: $12
  • Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville: $12
  • Skip the Line: Tablao Flamenco Pura Esencia Ticket: $13
  • Game of Thrones and Roman Empire Italica Tour: $17
  • Santa Cruz Old Jewish Quarter Walking Tour: $17
  • 1-Hour Walking Tour Barrio de Santa Cruz: $18
  • Santa Cruz Guided Walking Tour in Seville: $19
  • Seville Aquarium Admission Ticket: $19

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Albufeira 21
    Seville 8.04

Sample the Local Flavors in Albufeira

Also in Albufeira, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Small group Wine Tasting Tour from Albufeira: $61
  • sunset wine tasting from Albufeira: $87
  • Half Day Small Group Premium Wine Tour from Albufeira: $93
  • Wine Tour & Walking 7 Hanging Valleys - Coast Algarve: $156
  • From Algarve: Medieval √Čvora with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $319
  • Algarve Art and Wine Tour from Albufeira: $653

Sample the Local Flavors in Seville

Also in Seville, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • From Tour of Jerez with Horse Show & Wine Tasting: $96
  • Ronda Day Trip: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional White Villages: $98
  • Half-Day Wine Tour in Andalusia: $102
  • Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting and Horse Show Day Tour: $114
  • Wine Tour to Sanlucar de Barrameda from Seville with Optional Horse Riding: $275
  • Private wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera: $306


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Albufeira and Seville, we can see that Albufeira is more expensive. And not only is Seville much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Seville would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Seville 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 Albufeira would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Albufeira than you might in Seville.


When is the best time to visit Albufeira or Seville?

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 Albufeira or Seville in the Summer?

Both Seville and Albufeira during the summer are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Albufeira for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Albufeira is around the same temperature as Seville in the summer. The temperature in Albufeira is usually 25°C (78°F) in July, and Seville stays around 27°C (81°F).

Albufeira usually gets less rain in July than Seville. Albufeira gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Seville receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Albufeira 25°C (78°F) 
    Seville 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Albufeira or Seville in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Albufeira and Seville. The autumn months attract visitors to Albufeira because of the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Albufeira is around the same temperature as Seville. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Albufeira in October are around 19°C (67°F), and Seville is about 20°C (67°F).

In October, Albufeira usually receives more rain than Seville. Albufeira gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Seville receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Albufeira 19°C (67°F) 
    Seville 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Albufeira or Seville in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Albufeira as well as Seville. The cuisine are the main draw to Albufeira this time of year.

In January, Albufeira is generally around the same temperature as Seville. Temperatures in Albufeira average around 11°C (52°F), and Seville stays around 11°C (51°F).

Albufeira usually gets less rain in January than Seville. Albufeira gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Seville receives 89 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Albufeira 11°C (52°F) 
    Seville 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Albufeira or Seville in the Spring?

Both Seville and Albufeira are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Albufeira for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty.

Albufeira is around the same temperature as Seville in the spring. The temperature in Albufeira is usually 15°C (60°F) in April, and Seville stays around 16°C (61°F).

In April, Albufeira usually receives less rain than Seville. Albufeira gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Seville receives 57 mm (2.2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Albufeira 15°C (60°F) 
    Seville 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Seville and Albufeira

Albufeira Seville
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (52°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 12°C (54°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Mar 14°C (56°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 14°C (58°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
May 19°C (65°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 20°C (67°F) 32 mm (1.2 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 24°C (74°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 27°C (81°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 27°C (81°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (67°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 15°C (58°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 96 mm (3.8 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)


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