A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Asturias vs. Basque Country for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Asturias or Basque Country?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Asturias and Basque Country can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Asturias or Basque Country?


Asturias is a region of Northwest Spain known for its rugged coastline, mountain landscapes, religious sites, and medieval architecture. While the natural landscapes answer the calling for outdoor adventures, the cities offer chances to experience the local history and culture. When it comes to sampling the best features of Asturias, there really is a little bit of everything.

Basque Country

Upon its lush green hills that tower over the deep blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean, you will find its perfected oceanic climate and breathtaking landscape to be only the beginning of Basque Country, Spain. Basque Country, or Euskadi, is an autonomous community located in northern Spain. This community was based off the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country, a legal document that enabled Basque people to develop on Spanish territory. Due to its strong traditional currents in Spanish heritage as well as magnificent architecture, Basque Country is a hotspot for tourists everywhere.

Which place is cheaper, Basque Country or Asturias?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Asturias is €119, while the average daily cost in Basque Country is €0.00. 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 Asturias and Basque Country in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Asturias 69
    Basque Country -
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Asturias 138
    Basque Country 0.00
Compare Hotels in Asturias and Basque Country

Looking for a hotel in Asturias or Basque Country? 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 Asturias

Hotels in Basque Country

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Asturias 16
    Basque Country -

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asturias

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Asturias:

  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport to Oviedo and Gijón: $72
  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport (OVD) to Gijon Cruise Port: $40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Basque Country

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

  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bilbao airport BIO to Bilbao City by Business Car: $61
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bilbao airport BIO to Bilbao City by Luxury Van: $81
  • Bilbao Airport Private Arrival Transfer to Various Cities : $46
  • Bilbao Airport Private Departure Transfer: $47
  • Bilbao Airport Transfers : Bilbao City to Bilbao Airport BIO in Business Car: $51
  • Bilbao Airport Transfers : Bilbao City to Bilbao Airport BIO in Luxury Car: $71
  • Bilbao Airport Transfers : Bilbao City to Bilbao Airport BIO in Luxury Van: $66
  • Bilbao Private Transfer from Bilbao city centre to Bilbao Airport: $60
  • Bilbao city to Bilbao Airport (BIO) - Departure Private Transfer: $50
  • Departure Private Transfer Bilbao City to Bilbao airport BIO by Business Car: $61
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bilbao City to Bilbao airport BIO by Luxury Van: $81
  • Departure Private Transfers: Bilbao City to Bilbao Airport BIO in Business Car: $51

Is it cheaper to fly into Asturias or Basque Country?

Prices for flights to both Basque Country and Asturias 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
    Asturias 37
    Basque Country -

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Basque Country

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

  • Spanish Tortilla Cooking Class: $55
  • Pintxos and Tapas Cooking Class in Bilbao : $110
  • Basque Flavours: High End Food Tour of Bilbao with a Local: $110
  • The Original Bilbao Food Tour with Wine Pairing: $110
  • San Sebastian Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $110
  • Basque cuisine cooking class: $115
  • Basque Pintxos and Tapas Cooking Class in Bilbao: $116
  • Pintxos Like A Local: Centro Neighborhood Guided Food Tour: $120
  • Private San Sebastian Walking Food Tour: $121
  • Paella Cooking Class (with Basque Sangria) in Bilbao: $143
  • Tortilla Croquetas and Pil Pil Cooking Class: $143
  • Insider Best Culinary Gems Guided Food Tour in San Sebastian: $143

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Asturias 19
    Basque Country -

Tours and Activities in Asturias

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

  • Arriondas: Canoeing Adventure Descent on the Sella River: $27
  • Cangas de Onís: Sella River Canoeing Adventure: $27
  • From Santiago: Tour to Cathedral Beach, Asturias, and Pancha: $65
  • Full-Day Tour at Oviedo to Coastal Wonders of Asturias : $292
  • OVIEDO SCARY! Legends and Mysteries Tour: $11
  • Oviedo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self Guided Private Tour: $9.30
  • Tour from Oviedo and Gijón to Covadonga lakes & sailors villages: $193
  • Tour to the Lakes of Covadonga and Sanctuary from Oviedo: $95

Tours and Activities in Basque Country

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

  • Bilbao´s Old Town Responsible Free Walking Tour: $3.30
  • San Sebastian Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.62
  • Sampling San Sebastián's History: A Self Guided Audio Tour : $9.99
  • VITORIA DE LEGEND night tour: $11
  • Bilbao Sweets Tour: $11
  • Bilbao Confidential Tour: Crime and Punishment: $13
  • Bilbao Confidential Tour: Industrialists and Bourgeois: $13
  • San Sebastian Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour: $14
  • Tour of the Great Villas in Getxo and Hanging Bridge: $17
  • San Sebastian Walking Tour With Pintxo And Drink: $17
  • Bilbao tour: $18
  • Guided tour of San Sebastián: $19

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Asturias 16
    Basque Country -

Sample the Local Flavors in Basque Country

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Basque Country:

  • Pub Crawl Bilbao: $24
  • Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour (Evening): $142
  • Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour (Daytime): $142
  • Guided tour of Txakoli wine tasting and tasting of wine and typical products: $149
  • Basque Vineyard Visit: Txakoli Wine Tasting & Pintxos from Bilbao: $149
  • Getaria Txakoli Wine Tour with Hotel Pick-up from San Sebastian: $149
  • Bilbao Txakoli Wine Tour: $182
  • Private Half Day Txakoli Wine Tour & Getaria Fishing Village: $182
  • Open Food & Wine tours in San Sebastian: $193
  • Best quality food & wine tasting tour in San Sebastian. : $193
  • Rioja Wine Tour: 2 Wineries Visit with Tasting from San Sebastian: $194
  • Rioja Wine Tour: 2 Wineries From Bilbao: $199

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

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