A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Antalya vs. Bari for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Antalya or Bari?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Bari? 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: Antalya or Bari?

Antalya

Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

Bari

Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.

Which city is cheaper, Bari or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $25, while the average daily cost in Bari is $88. 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 Antalya and Bari in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $12
    Bari $57
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $24
    Bari $114
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Bari

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Bari? 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 Antalya


Hotels in Bari


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $4.01
    Bari $8.90

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Private Boat Tour to Kekova and Sunken City From Antalya Incl.Transfer: $1,009
  • Private Transfer : Antalya to Cappadocia: $672
  • Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia: $213
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre: $150
  • Mahmutlar Private Transfer to Antalya Airport: $139
  • Arrival Transfer - Antalya Airport to Mahmutlar: $139
  • Antalya Airport Arrivals Transfer to Alanya: $131
  • Antalya Airport: Patara Private Transfer: $124
  • Antalya Airport: KAS Private Arrival Transfer: $124
  • Private Transfer From Antalya Airport to Kas: $119
  • Private Sightseeing and Airport Departure Transfer: $113
  • Antalya-Kas Private Airport Transfer: $112

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari

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


  • Train to Lecce
    $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari

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

  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Matera & Alberobello - 1 day: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Castel del Monte: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Alberobello: $185
  • Tour with transfer From Bari to Matera: $185
  • TOUR - Matera (complimentary transfer service from/to Bari and surroundings): $306
  • TOUR - Bari, Polignano a Mare and Alberobello (complimentary transfer service): $398
  • Private transfer: Bari to Bari Airport (BRI): $622
  • Private transfer from Bari to Polignano or vice versa: $76
  • Private transfer from Bari to Matera or vice versa: $82
  • Private transfer from Bari to Martina Franca or vice versa: $103
  • Private transfer from Bari to Lecce or vice versa: $161
  • Private transfer from Bari to Alberobello or vice versa: $87

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Bari?

Prices for flights to both Bari and Antalya 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
    Antalya $8.37
    Bari $25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $83

Typical Food prices in Bari

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


  • Dinner
    $43
  • Coffee
    $1.94

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari

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

  • Bari Walking Street Food Tour: $51
  • Bari Street Food Tour by Bike: $62
  • Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw: $70
  • Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour: $70
  • Conversano: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Food Tour with Tasting: $74
  • Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour: $74
  • Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class: $86
  • Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari: $97
  • Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bari: $111
  • Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria: $135

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $6.65
    Bari $6.67

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • 3-Day Cappadocia Tour: $142
  • A Day at Kas Beach Tour: $671
  • Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya: $7.46
  • Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure: $59
  • Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience: $103
  • Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch: $61
  • Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova: $65
  • Antalya City Tour: $81
  • Antalya City Tour - ANT2: $122
  • Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour: $80
  • Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples: $300
  • Antalya City Tour with Boat Trip and Duden Waterfalls: $45

Tours and Activities in Bari

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

  • 1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour: $40
  • 2 days mini tour from Bari to Matera and Alberobello: $574
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of Bitonto: a jewel you cannot miss: $220
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Bari with a local guide: $336
  • 3 Days Private Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera: $1,058
  • 5 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS OF PUGLIA & MATERA Small group tour: $1,555
  • 5 Days Self Drive Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera - (hotel + Guides): $1,085
  • 6 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA Small group every friday: $1,914
  • 7 Days Private Tour Puglia & Matera: $2,488
  • ALBEROBELLO shore excursion from BARI or BRINDISI cruise ports: $112
  • Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation: $759
  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari: $40

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $3.73
    Bari $9.81

Typical Alcohol prices in Bari

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:


  • Beer
    $1.94

Sample the Local Flavors in Bari

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

  • Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting: $106
  • Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting: $253
  • Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni: $325


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


When is the best time to visit Antalya or Bari?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Antalya or Bari in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Antalya and Bari. Most visitors come to Antalya for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Antalya is a little warmer than Bari in the summer. The temperature in Antalya is usually 28°C (83°F) in July, and Bari stays around 25°C (76°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bari this time of the year. In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. Antalya usually receives more sunshine than Bari during summer. At this time of the year, Antalya gets 376 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 336 hours of full sun.

In July, Antalya usually receives less rain than Bari. At this time of the year, Antalya gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Bari receives 9 mm (0.3 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antalya 28°C (83°F) 
    Bari 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Bari in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Antalya as well as Bari. The autumn months attract visitors to Antalya because of the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Antalya is a little warmer than Bari. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Antalya in October are around 21°C (69°F), and Bari is about 18°C (65°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Antalya this time of the year. In the autumn, Antalya often gets more sunshine than Bari. Antalya gets 251 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 178 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Bari. Antalya gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Bari receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antalya 21°C (69°F) 
    Bari 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Bari in the Winter?

Both Bari and Antalya are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Antalya this time of year.

In January, Antalya is generally a little warmer than Bari. Temperatures in Antalya average around 11°C (51°F), and Bari stays around 10°C (49°F).

Antalya usually receives more sunshine than Bari during winter. At this time of the year, Antalya gets 161 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 110 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Antalya. In January, Antalya usually receives more rain than Bari. At this time of the year, Antalya gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Bari receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antalya 11°C (51°F) 
    Bari 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Bari in the Spring?

Both Bari and Antalya during the spring are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Antalya for the beaches and the natural beauty.

Antalya is a little warmer than Bari in the spring. The temperature in Antalya is usually 16°C (62°F) in April, and Bari stays around 14°C (58°F).

In Bari, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Antalya. In the spring, Antalya often gets more sunshine than Bari. Antalya gets 243 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 203 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets more rain in April than Bari. Antalya gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Bari receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antalya 16°C (62°F) 
    Bari 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Bari and Antalya

Antalya Bari
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 10°C (49°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Apr 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 14°C (58°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 22°C (71°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.3 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in) 25°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (65°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in) 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)


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