A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Ankara vs. Strasbourg for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Ankara or Strasbourg?

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 Ankara and Strasbourg. 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: Ankara or Strasbourg?


Located at the heart of Turkey near Central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital city and second largest city in the country after Istanbul. Formerly known for its long-haired goats and textiles, the city has since developed into a metropolitan mix of modern cultures with historic landmarks.


Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border with Germany in the historic region of Alsace, Strasbourg is the perfect introduction to all that is unique about Alsace - walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future. Strasbourg has a range of attractions from a fascinating Gothic Cathedral to the old town's twisting alleys lined with crooked half-timbered houses and cozy winstubs (Alsatian taverns) by the canals. Strasbourg is famous for its Christmas market and gingerbread and is also home to the glittering EU Quarter and hosts France's second-largest student population. Strasbourg is immersed in the Franco-German culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a bridge of unity between France and Germany for centuries. The city center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the first entire city to earn such an honor.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Turkey, The Best Tours for Seniors to Turkey, The Best 10-Day Tours from Paris, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Paris.

Which place is cheaper, Strasbourg or Ankara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ankara is $115, while the average daily cost in Strasbourg is $149. 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 Ankara and Strasbourg in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $56
    Strasbourg $72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $112
    Strasbourg $144
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Strasbourg

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Strasbourg? 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 Ankara

Hotels in Strasbourg

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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: Ankara Hotel Prices and Strasbourg Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Strasbourg $48
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ankara

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Ankara:

  • Metro Ride
  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Beypazari Town: $185
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $109
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $109
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $71
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $39
  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Strasbourg

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

  • Departure Transfer Strasbourg to Strasbourg Airport by Luxury Van: $64
  • Luxury Car Departure Transfer Strasbourg to Strasbourg Airport: $88
  • Private Transfer Airport to Strasbourg Round trip: $74
  • Private Transfer Strasbourg to Europa Park: $252
  • Private Transfer from Strasbourg Train Station to Hotel: $64
  • Strasbourg Entzheim Airport - Private Transfer from/to Hotels: $79
  • Strasbourg Private Transfer from Strasbourg Airport to City centre: $82
  • Strasbourg Private Transfer from Strasbourg city centre to Strasbourg Airport: $81
  • Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: $58

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Strasbourg?

Prices for flights to both Strasbourg and Ankara 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 Meals for one day
    Ankara $32
    Strasbourg $47
Typical Food Prices in Ankara

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Ankara:

  • A Quick Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Strasbourg

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

  • 3 hours Cooking lesson: $65
  • Strasbourg Private Food Tour: experience the city like a local!: $93
  • Strasbourg Food Tour : Gourmet private Tour with tastings: $102
  • Strasbourg Traditional Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $108

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Strasbourg $25
Typical Entertainment Prices in Ankara

Here are a few typical costs in Ankara for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Underground City

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Ankara : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ) : $33
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $219
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Private Ankara City Tours by an Archaeologist Tour Guide : $224
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $235

Tours and Activities in Strasbourg

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

  • Strasbourg : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour: $2.13
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.37
  • A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Strasbourg’s Grand Île: $6.39
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt City Tour: $6.42
  • Strasbourg Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.55
  • Escape Game and Tour: $6.96
  • Strasbourg сity tour: audioguide in your smartphone: $7.49
  • Self Guided City Audio Tour in Strasbourg: $7.66
  • Strasbourg's Cobblestones & Cathedrals: An Audio Tour: $7.99
  • Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour: $10
  • Strasbourg Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour: $10

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Strasbourg $21

Sample the Local Flavors in Strasbourg

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Strasbourg:

  • Aperitif at the winemaker with cellar visit and wine tasting in Alsace: $11
  • Wine tasting and immersive cellar tour: $20
  • Wine tour, tasting and picnic basket: $38
  • Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg: $105
  • From Medieval Villages & Wine Tasting Day Trip: $118
  • Medieval Villages and Wine Tasting from Strasbourg: $120
  • Strasbourg : Wine Tour by bike with a local: $150
  • Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg: $171
  • Wine Tasting Private Tour: $546

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

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

Which is Bigger, Ankara or Strasbourg?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Strasbourg. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Strasbourg, 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.