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

Should you visit Ankara or Vilnius?

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 Vilnius. 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 Vilnius?


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.


Vilnius is the capital and largest city in the country of Lithuania. It has a population of more than 500,000 residents and is located in the valley between the Neris River and the Vilnia River in the southeastern part of the country. Visitors come to the city for its beautiful Old Town, impressive architecture, and fascinating culture. In 2009 it was named the European Capital of Culture along with the city of Linz, in Austria.

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 Vilnius, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Lithuania.

Which place is cheaper, Vilnius 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 Vilnius is $102. 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 Vilnius in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $56
    Vilnius $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $112
    Vilnius $90
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Vilnius

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Vilnius? 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 Vilnius

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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 Vilnius Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Vilnius $8.93
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 Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • 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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vilnius

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vilnius:

  • Private Transfer from Vilnius Airport to Lithuania: $142
  • Arrival Transfer from Vilnius VNO Airport to Vilnius by Minivan: $46
  • Private Transfer: Vilnius to Klaipeda or Klaipeda to Vilnius via Trakai Castle: $240
  • Private Vilnius Airport Arrival Transfer: $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Vilnius?

Prices for flights to both Vilnius 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
    Vilnius $43
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 Vilnius

Some typical examples of dining costs in Vilnius are as follows:

  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vilnius

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

  • Cooking Class in Vilnius : $84
  • Cooking Class in Lithuanian House Surrounded by Nature: $109

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Vilnius $10
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
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $220
  • Private Ankara City Tour by an Archaeologist Tour Guide : $224
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $235

Typical Entertainment Prices in Vilnius

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

  • Walking Tour

Tours and Activities in Vilnius

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

  • Vilnius Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.55
  • Secrets of Old Vilnius Smartphone App GPS Audio Walking Tour: $7.50
  • The Old Town of A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.99
  • Skip the Line: Europos Parkas, Open-Air Museum Ticket Vilnius, Lithuania: $12
  • Vilnius Self-Guided Audio Tour: $14
  • Regular walking tour of Jewish Vilnius: $20
  • Regular walking tour of Soviet Vilnius: $20
  • Regular Walking Tour of Vilnius Old Town: $20
  • Bike Tour of Vilnius Highlights "Iconic Landmarks & Hidden Gems": $32
  • Morning Coffee Tour - City Just for Yourself: $37
  • Regular Scooter City Tour of Vilnius Highlights: $49
  • Vilnius Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $52

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Vilnius $6.86

Typical Alcohol Prices in Vilnius

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Vilnius from other travelers:

  • Beer

When comparing the travel costs between Ankara and Vilnius, we can see that Ankara is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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

Which is Bigger, Ankara or Vilnius?

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