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

Should you visit Asturias or Catalonia?

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 Catalonia 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 Catalonia?


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.


Catalonia is a famous autonomous community in Spain. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country and consists of four provinces. The provinces consist of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona. Barcelona is not only the capital of Catalonia, but is also the biggest city in the region. Because Barcelona is such a large city and Catalonia’s long history of international trade, the area is a very popular tourist destination. Another reason for Catalonia’s success is its temperate climate. Two other reasons that make Catalonia different from other areas in Spain are, people speak Catalan, Spanish and Aranese, and its climate has both beaches and mountain ranges.

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Which place is cheaper, Catalonia 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 Catalonia is €168. 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 Catalonia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Asturias 69
    Catalonia 97
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Asturias 138
    Catalonia 194
Compare Hotels in Asturias and Catalonia

Looking for a hotel in Asturias or Catalonia? 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 Catalonia

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asturias

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Asturias:

  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport to Oviedo and Gijón: $71
  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport (OVD) to Gijon Cruise Port: $40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Catalonia

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

  • Airport Transfer: $120
  • Airport Transfers Barcelona Minivan : $75
  • Arrival Barcelona Airport Private Transfer: $31
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Barcelona Airport BCN to Barcelona: $33
  • Arrival Transfer El Prat Airport BCN to Barcelona by Luxury Van: $91
  • Arrival Transfer by Luxury Van from Barcelona Port to Barcelona: $75
  • Arrival Transfer from Barcelona Airport BCN to Barcelona in Private Car/Van: $76
  • Arrival Transfer: Cruise Port to Barcelona by Business Car: $86
  • Arrival Transfer: Cruise Port to Barcelona by Luxury Van: $91
  • Arrival private transfer from Florence FLR Airport to Florence city - car or van: $73
  • Barcelona - Salou private transfer: $185
  • Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Sitges - Round-Trip Private Transfer : $135

Is it cheaper to fly into Asturias or Catalonia?

Prices for flights to both Catalonia 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
    Catalonia 43

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Catalonia

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

  • Barcelona Street Food Tour with Local Market & City Center Visit: $21
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $43
  • Barcelona street food tour La Boqueria Market: $51
  • Barcelona: Wine Tasting & Tapas Pairing Dinner: $60
  • Paella Cooking Experience and Wine in Barcelona: $60
  • Tablao de Carmen Flamenco Show with Tasting Menu or Dinner: $74
  • Guided Food Tour with Tapas and Dinner in El Born Barcelona: $75
  • Barcelona Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $75
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $75
  • Catamaran Sunset with Drinks&Snacks Small Group w/optional Dinner: $87
  • The 11 tastings of Girona small-group tour and dinner: $88
  • Barcelona Rooftop Paella Cooking Class: $89

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Asturias 19
    Catalonia 32

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 : $293
  • Guided Tour of the Cathedral of Oviedo: $12
  • Northern Spain Tour in private 8 - 15 days Spanish English : $248
  • OVIEDO SCARY! Legends and Mysteries Tour: $11
  • Oviedo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self Guided Private Tour: $9.06
  • Tour from Oviedo and Gijón to Covadonga lakes & sailors villages: $172
  • Tour to the Lakes of Covadonga and Sanctuary from Oviedo: $94

Tours and Activities in Catalonia

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

  • Sagrada Familia Comedy Tour: $3.27
  • Self-Guided Tours Barcelona: 150+ Captivating Audio Stories: $3.27
  • Gaudí & Sagrada Familia Free Tour in English : $3.28
  • Barcelona Gaudi and Sagrada Familia Tour: $3.28
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona: $5.45
  • Tarragona Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self Guided Tour: $5.46
  • Walking Tour to Parc de la Sèquia from Manresa: $6.01
  • Tarragona Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.59
  • Entrance ticket to the Girona Art Museum: $6.63
  • Barcelona: Gaudí's City Masterpieces Self-Guided Tour: $7.63
  • Self Audio Guided Tour in Gothic Quarter of Barcelona: $7.64
  • Fábrica-Museo de Anchoas Solés Ticket: $7.75

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Asturias 16
    Catalonia 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Catalonia

Also in Catalonia, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Visit winery and wine tasting: $13
  • Barcelona: Original Pub Crawl: $13
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING - Free shot and VIP Entry: $16
  • Estrella Damm Brewery in El Prat de Llobregat tour with Tasting: $16
  • Night Pub Crawl Tour in Barcelona: $16
  • Estrella Damm Old Brewery Barcelona Guided Tour with Beer Tasting: $22
  • Go out like a local, pub Crawl / Tour in Raval - Barcelona: $24
  • Barcelona Halloween Bar Crawl: $27
  • Art, Galleries & Wine Tour: $31
  • Small-Group Natural and Organic Wine Tasting near Sitges: $33
  • Barcelona Animals Pub Crawl with 1 hr open bar + VIP club access: $44
  • Drunken History Pub Crawl Walking Tour with 4 Drinks Included: $48

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

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

Which has a larger population, Asturias or Catalonia?

Catalonia has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Asturias. When comparing the sizes of Asturias and Catalonia, 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.