A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Bari vs. Amalfi for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bari or Amalfi?

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 Bari and Amalfi. 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: Bari or Amalfi?

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.

Amalfi

The town of Amalfi is at the heart of the Amalfi Coast, a region of Italy known for dramatic coastline, ritzy hotels, delicious food, and warm weather. Amalfi was the capital of a small republic in the middle ages known as the Duchy of Amalfi, when it dominated the seas by trade and power. Later, in the early 20th century, the town and the region became known as a place where wealthy travelers would spend their vacations.

Which city is cheaper, Amalfi or Bari?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bari is €91, while the average daily cost in Amalfi is €161. 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 Bari and Amalfi in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bari 59
    Amalfi 79
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bari 118
    Amalfi 158
Compare Hotels in Bari and Amalfi

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Hotels in Bari


Hotels in Amalfi


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bari 9.18
    Amalfi 53
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: City to Cruise Port or central rail station: $37
  • Bari Private Transfer: Cruise Port or central rail station to Hotel: $37
  • Private Airport to Matera Transfer: $68
  • Departure Private Transfer Bari City to Bari BRI Airport by Business Car or Van: $52
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Bari Airport to Bari city Hotel: $45
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel in Bari city to Bari Airport: $45
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Amalfi with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $337
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Brindisi (BDS) Airport: $282
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Naples with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $307
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Bari Area: $56
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Brindisi Area: $82
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Lecce Area: $168

Typical Local Transportation prices in Amalfi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amalfi:


  • Bus
    4.00
  • Train to Naples
    14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amalfi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amalfi:

  • Transfer From Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples to Ladispoli or Viceversa.: $1,369
  • From Rome: Transfer to Amalfi Coastline via Pompeii: $864
  • From Rome: Transfer to Amalfi Coastline via Herculaneum: $780
  • Private Transfer from Naples or any place on the Amalfi coast to Matera: $746
  • Private transfer from Amalfi coast to Matera: $712
  • Private Transfer in Minivan from Amalfi Coast to Rome: $622
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Rome or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Rome or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Amalfi or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Amalfi to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610

Is it cheaper to fly into Bari or Amalfi?

Prices for flights to both Amalfi and Bari 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
    Bari 26
    Amalfi 50
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

Typical Food prices in Amalfi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Amalfi:


  • Dinner
    35
  • Snacks
    4.00
  • Bread
    1.00
  • Dinner
    41

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amalfi

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

  • Lunch or dinner with an Italian family with cooking demo and wines - Amalfi: $106
  • Amalfi Coast and Food Tour: from Farm to Table: $167
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Amalfi: $180
  • Amalfi Coast Cooking Class in Organic Farm: $193
  • Market visit and cooking class with lunch or dinner at a local's home in Amalfi: $235
  • Cooking Class Plus Wine Tasting Experience: $597

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bari 6.89
    Amalfi 21

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

Tours and Activities in Amalfi

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

  • Amalfi Coast - Private Driving Tour from Amalfi: $496
  • Amalfi Coast Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group | Half-day: $98
  • Amalfi Coast Day Tour from Naples: $290
  • Amalfi Coast Kayak Tour along Arches, Beaches and Sea Caves: $73
  • Amalfi Coast Private Boat Cruise - Available Autumn to Spring!: $1,253
  • Amalfi Coast Private Tour: $193
  • Amalfi Coast tour: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello from Naples: $622
  • Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat: $178
  • Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Cruise from Sorrento: $141
  • Amalfi Drive cycling tour: $105
  • Amalfi Lemon Tour Experience: $59
  • Amalfi Sunset Cruise: $746

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bari 10
    Amalfi 16
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

Typical Alcohol prices in Amalfi

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Amalfi from other travelers:


  • Wine
    6.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Amalfi

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

  • Private Irpinia Wine Tour from Naples & Amalfi Coast: $256
  • Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour: $287
  • Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour from Amalfi Coast: $287
  • Pompei Archeological site and Wine tasting Experience: $303
  • Wine Tour Experience for Family or friend's group: $311


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bari and Amalfi, we can see that Amalfi 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 Amalfi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amalfi than you might in Bari.


When is the best time to visit Bari or Amalfi?

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 Bari or Amalfi in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Bari as well as Amalfi.

In July, Bari is generally around the same temperature as Amalfi. Temperatures in Bari average around 25°C (76°F), and Amalfi stays around 23°C (74°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Amalfi. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bari this time of the year. In the summer, Bari often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Amalfi. Bari gets 336 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Amalfi receives 313 hours of full sun.

Bari usually gets less rain in July than Amalfi. Bari gets 9 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bari 25°C (76°F) 
    Amalfi 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Bari or Amalfi in the Autumn?

Both Amalfi and Bari are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

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

Bari usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Amalfi during autumn. At this time of the year, Bari gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Amalfi receives 189 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Amalfi. In October, Bari usually receives less rain than Amalfi. At this time of the year, Bari gets 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain.


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

Should I visit Bari or Amalfi in the Winter?

Both Amalfi and Bari during the winter are popular places to visit.

In the winter, Bari is a little warmer than Amalfi. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bari in January are around 10°C (49°F), and Amalfi is about 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Bari often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Amalfi. Bari gets 110 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Amalfi receives 115 hours of full sun.

Amalfi gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Bari usually gets less rain in January than Amalfi. Bari gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bari 10°C (49°F) 
    Amalfi 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Bari or Amalfi in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Bari and Amalfi.

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

In Bari, it's very sunny this time of the year. Bari usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Amalfi during spring. At this time of the year, Bari gets 203 hours of sunny skies, while Amalfi receives 189 hours of full sun.

In April, Bari usually receives less rain than Amalfi. At this time of the year, Bari gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Amalfi receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


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

Typical Weather for Amalfi and Bari

Bari Amalfi
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (49°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 8°C (47°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 9°C (48°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Apr 14°C (58°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 22°C (71°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 21°C (69°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jul 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.3 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 25°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in) 24°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 21°C (70°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 70 mm (2.7 in) 17°C (63°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 75 mm (3 in) 12°C (54°F) 161 mm (6.3 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 9°C (49°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)


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