A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Andalusia vs. Catalonia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Andalusia or Catalonia?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Andalusia or Catalonia, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Andalusia or Catalonia?

Andalusia

The Andalusia Region of Spain is located in the south of Spain. The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and the capital city of the region, Seville. Andalusia is in the south of the Iberian Peninsula and is the only European region with coastlines on both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. Traditionally, the main economic contribution of the area is from agriculture, but in recent years the service industry, specifically tourism, retail, and transportation, have become at least as important and possibly even more important to the economy.

Catalonia

Catalonia is a famous autonomous community in Spain. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country and consists of four provinces. The provinces consist of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona. Barcelona is not only the capital of Catalonia, but is also the biggest city in the region. Because Barcelona is such a large city and Catalonia’s long history of international trade, the area is a very popular tourist destination. Another reason for Catalonia’s success is its temperate climate. Two other reasons that make Catalonia different from other areas in Spain are, people speak Catalan, Spanish and Aranese, and its climate has both beaches and mountain ranges.

Which place is cheaper, Catalonia or Andalusia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Andalusia is €127, while the average daily cost in Catalonia is €168. 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 Andalusia and Catalonia in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Andalusia 65
    Catalonia 97
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Andalusia 130
    Catalonia 194
Compare Hotels in Andalusia and Catalonia

Looking for a hotel in Andalusia or Catalonia? 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 Andalusia


Hotels in Catalonia


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Andalusia 23
    Catalonia 22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Andalusia

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

  • transfer Seville Hotel-Seville Airport: $44
  • transfer Seville Airport-Seville Hotel: $44
  • Vip Transfer from Malaga Airport to Nerja: $132
  • Vip Transfer from Malaga Airport to Malaga Fuengirola or Marbella: $55
  • Vip Transfer from Malaga Airport to Algeciras or Tarifa: $188
  • Vip Private Transfer from Malaga Airport to Gibraltar Border: $165
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer in Seville HTL-APT (SVQ): $49
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfeR in Seville APT-HTL (SVQ): $64
  • Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros: $126
  • Transfer from Seville to Santa Justa Railway Station: $55
  • Transfer from Seville to Jerez: $265
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $276

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Catalonia

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

  • departure Barcelona Airport Private Transfers: $33
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer in Barcelona APT-HTL (BCN): $55
  • Transfers from the Airport to the hotel in Barcelona: $54
  • Transfers From Cruise Port to Barcelona Main Train Station( Sants Train Station): $33
  • Transfers From Cruise Port to Barcelona Airport: $38
  • Transfers From Barcelona Sants Train Station to Hotel bcn: $33
  • Transfers From Barcelona Cruise Port to Barcelona Airport: $38
  • Transfer to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona: $31
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Barcelona City - Barcelona Airport (BCN): $33
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Barcelona Airport (BCN) - Barcelona City: $33
  • Transfer in private minivan from Barcelona City - Barcelona Airport (BCN): $49
  • Transfer in private minivan from Barcelona Airport (BCN) - Barcelona City: $44

Is it cheaper to fly into Andalusia or Catalonia?

Prices for flights to both Catalonia and Andalusia 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
    Andalusia 35
    Catalonia 43

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Andalusia

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

  • Paella Showcooking with Rooftop Views in Seville City: $38
  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $40
  • Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class: $40
  • Ugly Delicious Food Tour: $43
  • Oriental dinner with a view of the Giralda: $46
  • Flamenco Show at Tablao El Arenal with Drink and Optional Dinner or Tapas : $47
  • Paella and Salmorejo 2-Hour Cooking Class in Córdoba: $50
  • Paella & Sangria Showcooking Experience on a Rooftop: $54
  • Ugly Food Tour: $54
  • Paella Showcooking Experience on a Rooftop: $54
  • Best Food Tour in Seville: $61
  • Dinner and Show at Alegría Flamenco & Restaurant in Malaga: $63

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Catalonia

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona with Set Lunch or Dinner: $30
  • Flamenco Casa Sors & Guitar Museum with Dinner or Drink: $39
  • Barcelona La Barceloneta Tapas Food Tour: $39
  • Barcelona: Wine Tasting & Tapas Pairing Dinner: $61
  • Barcelona street food tour La Boqueria Market: $61
  • Guided Food Tour with Tapas and Dinner in El Born Barcelona: $72
  • Barcelona Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $72
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $72
  • Tablao de Carmen Flamenco Show with Tasting Menu or Dinner: $75
  • Barcelona : Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Exclusive Tour: $76
  • Delicious Catalan Paella Cooking Class Small Group: $77
  • Requesens Palace Dinner Experience with Medieval Show: $86

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Andalusia 29
    Catalonia 32

Tours and Activities in Andalusia

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

  • 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour in Seville with Optional Trip to Osuna: $52
  • A Private experience in Alhambra: $186
  • Alcazar and Cathedral Combo Tour: $63
  • Flamenco tour of Seville: $40
  • Ronda group walking Tour: $28
  • Sealife Benalmadena Entrance Ticket: $20
  • Winery and Olive Mill Guided and Tasting Tour with Tapas: $121
  • Úbeda + Baeza Tourist Pass: $33
  • Úbeda Monumental - Guided tour with interiors: $15
  • Úbeda and Baeza tour guided with tickets: $28
  • Úbeda guided tour with tickets.: $17
  • “Skip the Line” Exclusive Tour of Alcazar in Seville: $62

Tours and Activities in Catalonia

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

  • Barcelona Christmas Walking Tour: $30
  • Barcelona Sunset Sailing Experience : $105
  • Cruise into Barcelona? Get the Most out of Your Visit!: $55
  • Dali Museum, Besalu & Girona Tour from Barcelona by Fast Train : $121
  • Girona and Costa Brava with Lunch: VIP Small Group Tour: $191
  • Montserrat Mountains Half - Day Private Tour - From Barcelona : $264
  • Private Guides Barcelona Tour with Skip The Line in Cathedral: $220
  • Private Mountain Bike Tour in Barcelona: $33
  • Sagrada Familia "Fast Track" Guided Tour in Barcelona: $99
  • Sagrada Familia Bike Tour in Small Group: $87
  • Sagrada Familia Comedy Tour: $3.30
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Legends of the Gothic Quarter: $10

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Andalusia 23
    Catalonia 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Andalusia

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

  • Malaga Nightlife Pub Crawl Tour with Drinks and Clubs Entry: $18
  • Visit to Eco Winery Cortijo El Cura and wine tasting in Spanish: $22
  • Visit to Eco Winery Cortijo El Cura and wine tasting in English: $22
  • Evening Wine Tasting Córdoba: $26
  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $28
  • Cordoba Mezquita Tour with Wine Tasting: $31
  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $39
  • Evening Local Wine Tasting Córdoba: $40
  • Charcuteries, Cheese & Wine Tour in Sevilla: $43
  • Flamenco show with wine tasting and tapas at Bodega La Jara: $50
  • Wine Tasting in Granada: $51
  • Frigiliana Small-Group Hike and Wine Tasting Tour from Malaga: $61

Sample the Local Flavors in Catalonia

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

  • Visit winery and wine tasting: $13
  • Night Pub Crawl Tour in Barcelona: $17
  • Barcelona: Original Pub Crawl: $17
  • Estrella Damm Brewery in El Prat de Llobregat tour with Tasting: $17
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING - Free shot and VIP Entry: $17
  • Pub Crawl Barcelona by EVOLVE The BEST night experience: $22
  • Estrella Damm Old Brewery Barcelona Guided Tour with Beer Tasting: $22
  • Nightlife Tour - Barcelona Bar Crawl with Flamingos: $24
  • Go out like a local, pub Crawl / Tour in Raval - Barcelona: $24
  • Barcelona Bar Crawl: $26
  • St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl Barcelona: $28
  • Art, Galleries & Wine Tour: $31


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

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