A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Belgrade vs. Brussels for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Belgrade or Brussels?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Belgrade and Brussels 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: Belgrade or Brussels?

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

Brussels

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and also the sight of the headquarters of the European Union. Generally speaking, it's an expensive city that sees a good amount of travelers. It is also a highly political city that has an air of importance and power. It's an incredibly international city, with people from all over the world flocking to it due to its political, economical, and cultural significance.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade, The Best Cultural Tours in Belgium, and The Best Luxury Tours to Belgium.


Which place is cheaper, Brussels or Belgrade?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $45, while the average daily cost in Brussels is $147. 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 Belgrade and Brussels in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $30
    Brussels $79
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $60
    Brussels $158
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Brussels

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Brussels? 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 Belgrade


Hotels in Brussels


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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: Belgrade Hotel Prices and Brussels Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.58
    Brussels $18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Airport Transfer in Belgrade, Serbia: $39
  • BELGRADE TRANSIT TOUR - private layover tour with return airport transfer: $130
  • Belgrade Airport Taxi Transfer: $38
  • Belgrade Airport to City Center Transfers: $38
  • Belgrade Layover tour with E Scooter and airport transfers: $214
  • Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) to Belgrade - Round-Trip Transfer: $70
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): Transfer to Belgrade: $145
  • Belgrade Panorama - Private Arrival Transfer and City Tour Combined: $239
  • Belgrade airport transfer: $46
  • Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $88
  • Belgrade to Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) - Departure Transfer: $35
  • Bus Transfer Between Airport and Slavija Square: $3.65

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Brussels

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


  • Subway Pass
    $4.84
  • Atomium train ticket (2)
    $8.61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brussels

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brussels:

  • Brussels Airport: Transfer to/from Gent Sint Pieters Station: $11
  • Airport Transfer to/from Lille City Center: $16
  • Brussels to Ostend Airport (OST) - Departure Private Transfer: $40
  • Shuttle Transfer Brussels Gare du Midi <-> Ghent (1 to 8 PLACES): $59
  • Airport Arrivals Private Transfer to the City: $60
  • Private arrival OR departure transfer in Brussels from/to airport: $61
  • VIP Transfer between City/ Airport and Ghent: $70
  • Brussels Shuttle Transfer <-> Mons (1 to 8 PLACES): $70
  • Transfer to Brussels National Airport: $73
  • Airport transfers from Brussels to Zaventem Brussels airport by luxury car: $74
  • Brussels City all area to Brussels Airport BRU - Private Airport transfer 1-7pax: $76
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Brussels HTL-APT(BRU): $81

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Brussels?

Prices for flights to both Brussels and Belgrade 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
    Belgrade $9.26
    Brussels $41

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $65
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $71
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $75
  • Traditional Serbian Cooking Class in Belgrade with Locals: $76
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $135

Typical Food Prices in Brussels

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


  • Ice Cream & Macaroons
    $4.95
  • Dessert (Turkish Delights)
    $5.11
  • Cheese
    $6.02
  • Olives and Snacks
    $7.51
  • Waffle
    $3.23

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brussels

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $28
  • Hard Rock Cafe Brussels with Set Lunch or Dinner : $30
  • City Center Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $61
  • Food Tour in Brussels - Do Eat Better Experience: $107
  • Brussels Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $131
  • Secret Food Tours Brussels: $140
  • Market Tour and Cooking Lesson with a Belgian Gourmet Meal in a Brussels Home: $160
  • Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals: $163

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.50
    Brussels $25

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Skip the Line: Family Centar Sremska Mitrovica -Playroom for kids: $1.09
  • Capture Belgrade:Audio Walking Tour in the Heart of the City: $3.19
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Jack The Ripper Skip-the-Line Ticket in Belgrade: $3.27
  • Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.42
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Belgrade's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $14
  • Underground Tour with Glass of Wine: $16
  • Yugoslavia Communist tour: $16
  • Walking Tour in Belgrade: $16
  • Saint Sava Temple guided tour: $16

Tours and Activities in Brussels

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Free Tour of Brussels in Italian (with booking fee): $3.29
  • Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Brussels: $3.29
  • The Most Complete Tour Of Brussels: $3.29
  • BELvue Belgium History Museum Entry Ticket: $5.35
  • Origins of the City Quest Experience in Brussels: $5.72
  • Old Town Capital of Beer Quest Experience: $5.72
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $5.77
  • A Self-Guided Tour of Brussels' Secret Places and Untold Stories: $5.99
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • Land of Comics Quest Experience: $6.41
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Brussels $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • RE:PLAY Pub Crawl Belgrade: $43
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $52
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $53
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl Bingo: $53
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Private Wine Tasting by Party in Belgrade: $71
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $75
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $80
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $93
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $93

Typical Alcohol Prices in Brussels

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Brussels are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $11
  • Beer
    $6.45

Sample the Local Flavors in Brussels

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brussels:

  • Brussels Pub Crawl - Nightlife & Party Experience: $18
  • Pub Crawl and Nightlife Party Experience: $18
  • Beer Yoga at Tipsy Tribe Brewery & Distillery: $22


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

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


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Brussels?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 25% larger than the population of Brussels. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Brussels, 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.


When is the best time to visit Belgrade or Brussels?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Belgrade or Brussels in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Brussels. Also, many travelers come to Brussels for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Belgrade is a little warmer than Brussels. Typically, the summer temperatures in Belgrade in July average around 23°C (73°F), and Brussels averages at about 18°C (65°F).

In Belgrade, it's very sunny this time of the year. Belgrade usually receives more sunshine than Brussels during summer. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies, while Brussels receives 186 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Brussels. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Brussels receives 75 mm (3 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Brussels 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Brussels in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Brussels. Also, many visitors come to Brussels in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

In October, Belgrade is generally a little warmer than Brussels. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 14°C (57°F), and Brussels fluctuates around 12°C (54°F).

In the autumn, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Brussels. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brussels receives 114 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets less rain in October than Brussels. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Brussels receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Brussels 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Brussels in the Winter?

Both Brussels and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, most visitors come to Brussels for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Brussels can be very cold during winter. Belgrade can get quite cold in the winter. Belgrade is much colder than Brussels in the winter. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 2°C (35°F) in January, and Brussels fluctuates around 3°C (38°F).

Belgrade usually receives more sunshine than Brussels during winter. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies, while Brussels receives 49 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Brussels. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Brussels receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Brussels 3°C (38°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Brussels in the Spring?

Both Brussels and Belgrade during the spring are popular places to visit. Furthermore, the spring months attract visitors to Brussels because of the activities around the city.

In the spring, Belgrade is a little warmer than Brussels. Typically, the spring temperatures in Belgrade in April average around 14°C (56°F), and Brussels averages at about 10°C (49°F).

In the spring, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Brussels. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brussels receives 147 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Brussels. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Brussels receives 57 mm (2.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Brussels 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Brussels and Belgrade

Belgrade Brussels
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 3°C (38°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 4°C (39°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 6°C (43°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 10°C (49°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 17°C (62°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 18°C (65°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 18°C (65°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 16°C (60°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 12°C (54°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 7°C (45°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 4°C (40°F) 76 mm (3 in)