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

Should you visit Asturias or Cantabria?

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 Cantabria 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 Cantabria?


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.


Occupying Spain's northern coast, the region of Cantabria is known for its mountains, cave paintings, and the capital city of Santander. Its diverse landscape allows for locals and visitors alike to hit the beach in the summer and go on mountain adventures in the winter. While these natural features alone are breathtaking, there is also much to say for Cantabria's quaint seaside towns, fresh cuisine, and rich history.

Which place is cheaper, Cantabria 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 Cantabria is €107. 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 Cantabria in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Asturias 69
    Cantabria 54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Asturias 138
    Cantabria 108
Compare Hotels in Asturias and Cantabria

Looking for a hotel in Asturias or Cantabria? 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 Cantabria

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Asturias 16
    Cantabria 22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asturias

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Asturias:

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Asturias or Cantabria?

Prices for flights to both Cantabria 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
    Cantabria 36

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Asturias 19
    Cantabria 20

Tours and Activities in Asturias

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

  • Oviedo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self Guided Private Tour: $9.28
  • OVIEDO SCARY! Legends and Mysteries Tour: $11
  • Private Guided Walking Tour of the Cathedral of Oviedo: $12
  • Cangas de Onís: Sella River Canoeing Adventure: $27
  • Arriondas: Canoeing Adventure Descent on the Sella River: $27
  • From Santiago: Tour to Cathedral Beach, Asturias, and Pancha: $65
  • Tour to the Lakes of Covadonga and Sanctuary from Oviedo: $95
  • Tour from Oviedo and Gijón to Covadonga lakes & sailors villages: $193
  • Full-Day Tour at Oviedo to Coastal Wonders of Asturias : $292

Tours and Activities in Cantabria

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

  • Entrance ticket to the Velarde Palace Museum: $11
  • Memories of the Santillana del Mar romantic tour: $193
  • From Bilbao: Villages of Cantabria Private Tour with Lunch: $267

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Asturias 16
    Cantabria 12

When comparing the travel costs between Asturias and Cantabria, we can see that Asturias 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 Asturias Expensive? and Is Cantabria Expensive?.

Which has a larger population, Asturias or Cantabria?

Asturias has a larger population, and is about 92% larger than the population of Cantabria. When comparing the sizes of Asturias and Cantabria, 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.