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

Should you visit Antalya or Lahore?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Lahore? 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 Lahore?

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.

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Turkey, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Turkey, The Best Adventure Tours to Pakistan, and The Best Cultural Tours in Pakistan.


Which place is cheaper, Lahore or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $147, while the average daily cost in Lahore is $57. 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 Antalya and Lahore in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $55
    Lahore $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $110
    Lahore $74
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Lahore

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Lahore? 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 Lahore


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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: Antalya Hotel Prices and Lahore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $110
    Lahore $9.98

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Duden Waterfalls Yacht Tour w/Lunch and Transfers: $1,386
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Limousine: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Lara Transfer - SUV: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Beldibi Transfer - Bus/Coach: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Akdeniz Port Transfer - Bus/Coach: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kundu Transfer - Limousine: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Lara Transfer - Limousine: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Konyaalti Transfer - Bus/Coach: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Bus/Coach: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kaleici Transfer - Bus/Coach: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kundu Transfer - Bus/Coach: $291
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - SUV: $291

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Airport Transfer : $60

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Lahore?

Prices for flights to both Lahore 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 $25
    Lahore $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $72
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $103
  • Pamukkale tour w. Entrance, Lunch, Dinner & Transfer from Antalya: $118

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110
  • Private Street Food Tour of Lahore: $163

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $46
    Lahore $5.08

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $60
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $52
  • Tour of waterfall (un─▒que): $71
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Antalya Short Shopping Tour: $15
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $68
  • 6-Hour Kemer Pirate Boat Tour with Open-Buffet Lunch from Antalya: $25
  • 7 Hour Adventure on The Land of Legends Theme Park (Antalya): $120
  • 9 hours Antalya Canyoning and Rafting Tours: $43
  • A Walking Adventure in Antalya: $174

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • 1 Day Rohtas Fort & Khewra Salt Mines Tour: $120
  • 2 Days Private Guided Tour in Lahore : $300
  • Full Day Private Guided Lahore Sightseeing Tour : $95
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Half Day Private Shopping Tour for Ladies in Lahore: $152
  • Kartarpur Corridor and Gurdwara Sahib Yatra Guided Tour: $175
  • Kartarpur-Guru-Nanak sab One Day Tour : $250
  • Khewra Salt Mines & Katas Raj Temple One Day Guided Tour: $210
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $90
  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahore City, Fort, Museums and Walled City Exploration Tour: $120
  • Lahore Full Day Sightseeing Guided Tour: $145

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $20
    Lahore $4.89


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Lahore, we can see that Antalya is more expensive. And not only is Lahore much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Antalya is in Europe and Lahore is in Asia, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Lahore would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lahore 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 Antalya would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Antalya than you might in Lahore.

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


Which is Bigger, Antalya or Lahore?

Lahore has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Antalya. When comparing the sizes of Antalya and Lahore, 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.


When is the best time to visit Antalya or Lahore?

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 Lahore in the Summer?

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

Lahore can become quite hot in the summer. In the summer, Antalya is cooler than Lahore. Typically, the summer temperatures in Antalya in July average around 28°C (83°F), and Lahore averages at about 33°C (91°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lahore this time of the year. In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. Antalya usually receives more sunshine than Lahore during summer. Antalya gets 376 hours of sunny skies, while Lahore receives 228 hours of full sun in the summer.

Lahore receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Antalya usually receives less rain than Lahore. Antalya gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 202 mm (8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antalya 28°C (83°F) 
    Lahore 33°C (91°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Lahore in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Antalya as well as Lahore. 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 October, Antalya is generally cooler than Lahore. Daily temperatures in Antalya average around 21°C (69°F), and Lahore fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lahore. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Antalya this time of the year. In the autumn, Antalya often gets less sunshine than Lahore. Antalya gets 251 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lahore receives 290 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets more rain in October than Lahore. Antalya gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antalya 21°C (69°F) 
    Lahore 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Lahore in the Winter?

Both Lahore 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.

Antalya is cooler than Lahore in the winter. The daily temperature in Antalya averages around 11°C (51°F) in January, and Lahore fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

It's quite sunny in Lahore. Antalya usually receives less sunshine than Lahore during winter. Antalya gets 161 hours of sunny skies, while Lahore receives 220 hours of full sun in the winter.

It's quite rainy in Antalya. In January, Antalya usually receives more rain than Lahore. Antalya gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antalya 11°C (51°F) 
    Lahore 14°C (58°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Lahore in the Spring?

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

In the spring, Antalya is much colder than Lahore. Typically, the spring temperatures in Antalya in April average around 16°C (62°F), and Lahore averages at about 28°C (83°F).

In Lahore, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Antalya. In the spring, Antalya often gets less sunshine than Lahore. Antalya gets 243 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lahore receives 278 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets more rain in April than Lahore. Antalya gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antalya 16°C (62°F) 
    Lahore 28°C (83°F)

Typical Weather for Lahore and Antalya

Antalya Lahore
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in) 17°C (62°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 28°C (83°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 33°C (91°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 35°C (96°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 33°C (91°F) 202 mm (8 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in) 32°C (90°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (88°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 27°C (81°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in) 16°C (60°F) 14 mm (0.5 in)


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