A Travel Price Comparison for Portugal Aveiro vs. Azores for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Aveiro or Azores?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Aveiro and Azores. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Aveiro or Azores?


Aveiro has great canals that are lined by houses. Because of this ambiance, the town has earned its nickname the "Portuguese Venice." While it's similar, don't put too much into the name. The town is also known for it's colorful boats, referred to as moliceiros, that ride along the canals and under the bridges.

While the canals are lovely, most visitors actually come for the beaches. Aveiro's beaches are known for their clean and pristine sand. The shore is referred to as the Silver Coast, and has comfortably warm water, which is another major draw to the area.

Aveiro is comfortable year around because it's winters are mild and warm and its summer is somewhat cool. The winter months get the most rain and the summer is usually the driest. If you're there during the fall and winter, the winds will be strong making it the best time for surfing, sailing, and other water sports.


The Azores are a group of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Although the islands were created through volcanic activity, there is far less activity now, making the Azores the perfect beach escape. Most people speak Portuguese, or a dialect of it, with English spoken primarily by those in the tourism industry.

Which place is cheaper, Azores or Aveiro?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Aveiro is €80, while the average daily cost in Azores is €134. 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 Aveiro and Azores in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aveiro 46
    Azores 67
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aveiro 92
    Azores 134
Compare Hotels in Aveiro and Azores

Looking for a hotel in Aveiro or Azores? 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 Aveiro

Hotels in Azores

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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: Aveiro Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aveiro 8.57
    Azores 30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aveiro

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

  • Aveiro Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport: $130

Is it cheaper to fly into Aveiro or Azores?

Prices for flights to both Azores and Aveiro 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
    Aveiro 28
    Azores 45

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aveiro 8.57
    Azores 22

Tours and Activities in Aveiro

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

  • Aveiro Privat City Tour w/ Local Boat 1 H Cruise & Egg Sweet: $97
  • Aveiro Tour: $141
  • Half Day Tour with Boat Ride: $87
  • From Porto Private Tour Half Day in Aveiro and Costa Nova: $276
  • From Porto: e-Bike Tour in Aveiro, Boat Trip and Costa Nova!: $1,081
  • Private Tour Bairrada & Aveiro: $595

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aveiro 17
    Azores 9.64

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

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

Which has a larger population, Aveiro or Azores?

Azores has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Aveiro. When comparing the sizes of Aveiro and Azores, 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.