A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Barcelona vs. Bari for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Barcelona or Bari?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Barcelona and Bari 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: Barcelona or Bari?

Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

Bari

Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.

Which city is cheaper, Bari or Barcelona?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Barcelona is €123, while the average daily cost in Bari is €91. 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 Barcelona and Bari in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Barcelona 75
    Bari 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Barcelona 150
    Bari 118
Compare Hotels in Barcelona and Bari

Looking for a hotel in Barcelona or Bari? 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 Barcelona


Hotels in Bari


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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: Barcelona Hotel Prices and Bari Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Barcelona 15
    Bari 9.18
Typical Local Transportation prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    7.80
  • Airport Bus
    5.00
  • Metro
    2.10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Barcelona

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Barcelona:

  • Private 5 days in Barcelona with private transfers and private tours: $1,524
  • Private 5 days in Barcelona with tours and transfers and pick up and drop off: $1,213
  • Private Round-Trip transfer from Barcelona Airport or Barcelona city to Andorra: $876
  • Private 3 days in Barcelona with private tours and transfers: $796
  • Montserrat Monastery Tour & Hot Air Balloon Flight, Including Transfer, Lunch, Photos, Cava: $791
  • Private Transfer & Tours to Andorra from Barcelona 10 Hours: $597
  • Barcelona city or airport to Andorra Private Transfer: $564
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona travel to Andorra: $554
  • Transfer Barcelona-Madrid: $531
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer to Montserrat from Barcelona: $529
  • Private Transfer: Andorra to Barcelona City or BCN Airport by Luxury Van: $522
  • Barcelona city to Andorra Private Transfer: $520

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Bari:


  • Train to Lecce
    44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari

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

  • Bari Private Transfer: Cruise Port or central rail station to Hotel: $37
  • Bari Private Transfer: City to Cruise Port or central rail station: $37
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel in Bari city to Bari Airport: $45
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Bari Airport to Bari city Hotel: $45
  • Departure Private Transfer Bari City to Bari BRI Airport by Business Car or Van: $52
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Bari Area: $56
  • Private Airport to Matera Transfer: $68
  • Private transfer from Bari to Polignano or vice versa: $76
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Brindisi Area: $82
  • Private transfer from Bari to Matera or vice versa: $82
  • Private transfer from Bari to Alberobello or vice versa: $87
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Matera: $100

Is it cheaper to fly into Barcelona or Bari?

Prices for flights to both Bari and Barcelona 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
    Barcelona 27
    Bari 26
Typical Food prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of dining costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
    4.15
  • Sandwich
    1.70
  • Baguette & Horchata
    3.80
  • Tapas on the beach
    8.28
  • Gelatto
    2.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Barcelona

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

  • Live from Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Live from Barcelona to China: Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Barcelona organic dinner in a beautiful rooftop garden: $35
  • Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour: $48
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $49
  • Hands-on Brunch Cooking Class with Bottomless Mimosas!: $50
  • Born district food tour and tasting in Barcelona: $51
  • Street Food Tour & Gothic Quater Sightseeing with Local Expert: $52
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $52
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit: $59
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show and Dinner Ticket: $62
  • 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour: $66

Typical Food prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Bari:


  • Dinner
    44
  • Coffee
    2.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari

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

  • Bari Walking Street Food Tour: $51
  • Bari Street Food Tour by Bike: $62
  • Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw: $70
  • Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour: $70
  • Conversano: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Food Tour with Tasting: $74
  • Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour: $74
  • Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class: $86
  • Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari: $97
  • Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bari: $111
  • Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria: $135

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Barcelona 27
    Bari 6.89
Typical Entertainment prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
    42
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
    8.55
  • Admission to Museo Picasso
    6.00

Tours and Activities in Barcelona

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Barcelona are as follows:

  • #1dayBarcelona. 6-Hour Action Packed Private City Discovery Tour: $549
  • 'Game Of Thrones' Small Group Tour in Girona from Barcelona: $125
  • 1 hour private sailing tour: $158
  • 1,5 hour Vermut & Sailing Experience Barcelona with drinks and snacks!: $41
  • 1-hour Private Speedboat Cruise from Barcelona: $372
  • 1.5-Hour Sights of Barcelona E-Bike Tour Led by a Local Guide: $34
  • 2 Hours Private Sailing Tour for Family and Friends: $316
  • 2 Hours Running Tour in Barcelona with Local Guide: $35
  • 2 hour Private Sunset Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $372
  • 2 hour Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $47
  • 2 hour Sunset Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $47
  • 2 hours Exclusive Sunrise Sailing Experience from Port Vell: $335

Tours and Activities in Bari

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

  • Bari Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Bari Walking City Tour: $19
  • BARI special city tour: $25
  • Bari Walking tour: $28
  • Bari Walking Tour: $28
  • Bari Bike Tour: $32
  • Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local: $34
  • Bari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Segway Tour & Gelato Tasting: $40
  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari: $40
  • 1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour: $40
  • Private Bari Shopping and Sightseeing Tour: $41

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Barcelona 14
    Bari 10

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Estrella Damm Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting: $9.08
  • Generation Pub Crawl in Barcelona: $19
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl: $20
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Barcelona: $22
  • Opera Samfaina: Food and Wine Tasting Interactive Experience in Barcelona: $26
  • Wine tasting & tapas: $39
  • Barcelona Guided Local Wine Tasting Tour: $44
  • Wine Tasting near Sagrada Familia: $47
  • Home Food and Wine Tasting with Wine Lover: $51
  • Fun Wine Tasting in Barcelona with a Sommelier!: $53
  • Spanish wine tasting in a historic building with a Sommelier: $54
  • Food Tasting Tapas and Wine Tour: $62

Typical Alcohol prices in Bari

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:


  • Beer
    2.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Bari

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bari:

  • Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting: $106
  • Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting: $253
  • Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni: $325


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


When is the best time to visit Barcelona or Bari?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Barcelona or Bari in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Barcelona as well as Bari. The beaches, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Barcelona this time of year.

In July, Barcelona is generally around the same temperature as Bari. Temperatures in Barcelona average around 23°C (73°F), and Bari stays around 25°C (76°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Bari. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Barcelona this time of the year. In the summer, Barcelona often gets less sunshine than Bari. Barcelona gets 308 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 336 hours of full sun.

Barcelona usually gets more rain in July than Bari. Barcelona gets 22 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Bari receives 9 mm (0.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Barcelona 23°C (73°F) 
    Bari 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Barcelona or Bari in the Autumn?

Both Bari and Barcelona are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Barcelona for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Barcelona is around the same temperature as Bari in the autumn. The temperature in Barcelona is usually 17°C (63°F) in October, and Bari stays around 18°C (65°F).

Barcelona usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Bari during autumn. Barcelona gets 181 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 178 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Barcelona usually receives more rain than Bari. Barcelona gets 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Bari receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Barcelona 17°C (63°F) 
    Bari 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Barcelona or Bari in the Winter?

Both Bari and Barcelona during the winter are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Barcelona in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Barcelona is around the same temperature as Bari. Typically, the winter temperatures in Barcelona in January are around 9°C (48°F), and Bari is about 10°C (49°F).

In the winter, Barcelona often gets more sunshine than Bari. Barcelona gets 146 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 110 hours of full sun.

Barcelona usually gets less rain in January than Bari. Barcelona gets 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Bari receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Barcelona 9°C (48°F) 
    Bari 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Barcelona or Bari in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Barcelona and Bari. Most visitors come to Barcelona for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty during these months.

In April, Barcelona is generally around the same temperature as Bari. Temperatures in Barcelona average around 13°C (55°F), and Bari stays around 14°C (58°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bari this time of the year. In Barcelona, it's very sunny this time of the year. Barcelona usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Bari during spring. Barcelona gets 204 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 203 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Barcelona usually receives more rain than Bari. Barcelona gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Bari receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Barcelona 13°C (55°F) 
    Bari 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Bari and Barcelona

Barcelona Bari
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (49°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 10°C (50°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 11°C (52°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in) 14°C (58°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 20°C (67°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 22°C (71°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.3 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 25°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 18°C (65°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Nov 13°C (55°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Dec 10°C (49°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)


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