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

Should you visit Ankara or Stuttgart?

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 Stuttgart. 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 Stuttgart?


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.


Stuttgart is a large city in southern Germany, notably famous for being the headquarters to some auto industry giants such as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. The population of the city proper is about 600,000 and there are two and half million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to the 10th century and today it is a large city that still maintains a small town vibe. The local residents are quite friendly and eager to welcome you to their city. They are also very accommodating if you do not speak German, so you can always expect a little help with translation if it is needed.

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

Which place is cheaper, Stuttgart or Ankara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ankara is $117, while the average daily cost in Stuttgart is $176. 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 Stuttgart in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $57
    Stuttgart $108
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $114
    Stuttgart $216
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Stuttgart

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Stuttgart? 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 Stuttgart

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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 Stuttgart Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Stuttgart $27
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 transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • 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
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Esenbo─ča Airport From/To City Center Private Transfer: $64
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Stuttgart

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

  • Private Transfer Stuttgart Airport STR to Stuttgart by Luxury Car: $109
  • Private Transfer Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport STR by Luxury Car: $109
  • Private Transfer from Stuttgart City to Frankfurt City: $140
  • Private Transfer: Stuttgart Airport STR to Stuttgart by MB Sedan: $91
  • Private Transfer: Stuttgart Airport STR to Stuttgart by MB Van: $91
  • Private Transfer: Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport STR by MB Sedan: $91
  • Private Transfer: Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport STR by MB Van: $91
  • Special Private Transfer from Stuttgart to Mercedes-Benz Museum: $91
  • Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Baden-Baden Thermal - Arrival Transfer: $77
  • Stuttgart Airport to Oberstdorf Alpse Grünten Round Trip Transfer: $175
  • Stuttgart Airport to Oberstdorf Alpsee Grünten Arrival Transfer: $88
  • Stuttgart Airport to Titisee-Neustadt Thermal - Arrival Transfer: $77

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Stuttgart?

Prices for flights to both Stuttgart 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 $33
    Stuttgart $40
Typical Food Prices in Ankara

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

  • A Quick Lunch

Typical Food Prices in Stuttgart

For Stuttgart, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Panini To Go

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Stuttgart $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 : Highlights Walking Tour: $49
  • Ankara : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ) : $33
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour: $270
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $220
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Private Walking tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $32
  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia 6 Nights 7 Days Tour: $1,242
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165

Tours and Activities in Stuttgart

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

  • Self-Guided photo Safari with Photobook! Tour: $2.15
  • Wine Museum Ticket: $4.32
  • City Highlights Walking Tour: $5.40
  • Exploration Game Tour In Stuttgart City: $6.13
  • Landesmuseum Württemberg Old Castle Entry Ticket: $6.48
  • Stuttgart Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Stuttgart Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $11
  • TV Tower Tickets: $11
  • Stuttgart Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $11
  • Guided Ghost Walking Tour: $13
  • entertaining guided tour to old town highlights: $15
  • Stuttgart city tour: $15

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Stuttgart $24

Sample the Local Flavors in Stuttgart

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

  • Vineyard hike along one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Stuttgart with wine tasting: $29
  • Wine hike with wine tasting: $31
  • Guided Wine Walk & Wine Tasting: $44
  • Wine Tour with wines of the best winemakers: $46
  • Fußball Weintour - Football & Wine Tour: $46
  • Private Premium Pub Crawl Tour: $519

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ankara and Stuttgart, we can see that Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Ankara or Stuttgart?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Stuttgart. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Stuttgart, 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.