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

Should you visit Aqaba or Antalya?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Aqaba or Antalya, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Aqaba or Antalya?

Aqaba

Aqaba is a port city in Jordan, in fact, it is the only port city in the country. This city is located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea, which is in the southern part of Jordan. The city is still being developed; many of its facilities and infrastructures are being improved. The population of Aqaba is about 190,000 and the city has been key in developing Jordan's economy via trade and tourism.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Antalya or Aqaba?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Aqaba is $102, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $25. 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 Aqaba and Antalya in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aqaba $47
    Antalya $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aqaba $94
    Antalya $24
Compare Hotels in Aqaba and Antalya

Looking for a hotel in Aqaba or Antalya? 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 Aqaba


Hotels in Antalya


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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: Aqaba Hotel Prices and Antalya Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aqaba $19
    Antalya $3.93

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aqaba

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aqaba:

  • Private Transfer: Aqaba Hotels to Aqaba Airport: $27
  • Private Transfer: Aqaba Airport to Sheikh Hussein Border or vice versa: $193
  • Private Transfer: Aqaba Airport to Petra City Hotels: $93
  • Private Transfer: Aqaba Airport to Ma'in Hotel: $120
  • Private Transfer from/To (Aqaba Airport - Aqaba City): $18
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Tala bay Hotels to Aqaba Airport: $33
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Wadi Rum: $80
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Tala Bay Hotels: $33
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Dead Sea Hotels: $160
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Aqaba City Hotels: $27
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Amman Hotels: $133
  • Private Transfer Araba Border to Amman Queen Alia Airport: $153

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • 2 Ways Antalya Airport Transfer to Side, Side Mahallesi, Manavgat: $47
  • Alanya: Gazipa┼ča Airport Private VIP Transfer: $48
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Antalya Hotels or Address): $55
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Antalya Hotels or Address): $48
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) Departure Transfer (Alanya Hotels to Antalya Airport): $108
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) Departure Transfer (Antalya Hotels to Antalya Airport): $55
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) Departure Transfer (Antalya Hotels to Antalya Airport): $48
  • Antalya Airport - Antalya City Hotels Private Transfers (Lara, Kundu, Old Town): $17
  • Antalya Airport - Belek Hotels Private Transfers: $25
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Aksu Hotels: $45
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Antalya City Center Hotels: $35
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Konyaalti Hotels: $51

Is it cheaper to fly into Aqaba or Antalya?

Prices for flights to both Antalya and Aqaba 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
    Aqaba $34
    Antalya $8.19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aqaba

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

  • Suhaila (The Authentic Cooking Experience): $50

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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aqaba $43
    Antalya $6.51

Tours and Activities in Aqaba

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

  • 1 Day Tour to Petra from Aqaba Hotels: $268
  • 1 Day tours: $359
  • 2 Days 1 Night in Wadi Rum Jeep Tour: $159
  • 2 Days Private Tour to Wadi Rum and Petra from Eilbat: $665
  • 2 Days Wadi Rum and Petra Tour from Wadi Arava Border: $409
  • 2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum from Aqaba: $148
  • 2-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum from Wadi Araba Border Crossing: $601
  • 3 Days Private Wadi Rum Experience with Petra from Eilat: $680
  • Aqaba Day Tour: $50
  • Aqaba Dog Shelter Conservation Experience: $77
  • Aqaba Hooh Sweets Making Experience: $72
  • Aqaba Shore Excursions - Wadi Rum Day Tour: $120

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Skip the Line: Yoruk Parki Kemer Admission Ticket: $5.75
  • Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya: $7.46
  • Shopping Tour From Kemer: $10
  • Smartphone Audio City Tour: $14
  • From Manavgat: Boat Tour to Side: $22
  • Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya: $28
  • Canyoning and Rafting Tours from Antalya: $29
  • Antalya Rafting Tour: $31
  • Antalya Local Bazaar Tour: $33
  • Koprulu Canyon Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch from Antalya: $34
  • Turkey: Day Tour of Ancient Lycia: $34
  • Day Tour to Xanthos City, Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach: $36

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aqaba $7.25
    Antalya $3.65


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Aqaba and Antalya, we can see that Aqaba is more expensive. And not only is Antalya much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Aqaba is in Middle East and Antalya is in Europe, 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 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 Aqaba would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Aqaba than you might in Antalya.


When is the best time to visit Aqaba or Antalya?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Aqaba experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Aqaba or Antalya in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Aqaba as well as Antalya. Plenty of visitors come to Aqaba because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, most visitors come to Antalya for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

The heat can be very extreme in Aqaba. In the summer, Aqaba is a little warmer than Antalya. Typically, the summer temperatures in Aqaba in July are around 33°C (91°F), and Antalya is about 28°C (83°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Antalya. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Aqaba this time of the year. In the summer, Aqaba often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Antalya. Aqaba gets 384 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 376 hours of full sun.

Aqaba usually gets less rain in July than Antalya. Aqaba gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Aqaba or Antalya in the Autumn?

Both Antalya and Aqaba are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Aqaba attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, 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, Aqaba is generally a little warmer than Antalya. Temperatures in Aqaba average around 26°C (79°F), and Antalya stays around 21°C (69°F).

It's quite sunny in Antalya. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Aqaba. Aqaba usually receives more sunshine than Antalya during autumn. Aqaba gets 295 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 251 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Aqaba usually receives less rain than Antalya. Aqaba gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Aqaba 26°C (79°F) 
    Antalya 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Aqaba or Antalya in the Winter?

Both Antalya and Aqaba during the winter are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Aqaba throughout the year. Furthermore, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Antalya this time of year.

Aqaba is a little warmer than Antalya in the winter. The temperature in Aqaba is usually 14°C (57°F) in January, and Antalya stays around 11°C (51°F).

It's quite sunny in Aqaba. In the winter, Aqaba often gets more sunshine than Antalya. Aqaba gets 234 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 161 hours of full sun.

Antalya gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Aqaba usually gets less rain in January than Antalya. Aqaba gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Aqaba 14°C (57°F) 
    Antalya 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Aqaba or Antalya in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Aqaba and Antalya. Plenty of visitors come to Aqaba because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Antalya for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Aqaba is a little warmer than Antalya. Typically, the spring temperatures in Aqaba in April are around 24°C (75°F), and Antalya is about 16°C (62°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Antalya this time of the year. In Aqaba, it's very sunny this time of the year. Aqaba usually receives more sunshine than Antalya during spring. Aqaba gets 282 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 243 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Aqaba usually receives less rain than Antalya. Aqaba gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Aqaba 24°C (75°F) 
    Antalya 16°C (62°F)

Typical Weather for Antalya and Aqaba

Aqaba Antalya
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Feb 16°C (61°F) 1 mm (0 in) 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 24°C (75°F) 1 mm (0 in) 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
May 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 20°C (68°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in)


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