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

Should you visit Belgrade or Marseille?

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 Marseille 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 Marseille?

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.

Marseille

Marseille is the second largest city in France and is the largest Mediterranean port in the region. For visitors, Marseille offers an authentic glimpse at France. It has many colorful markets, natural beauty such as the Calanques with its large, beautiful cliffs, and the old harbor area, which offers a glimpse at the areas working class history.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade, The Best Contiki Tours to France, and The Best G Adventures Tours to France.


Which place is cheaper, Marseille 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 Marseille is $159. 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 Marseille in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $30
    Marseille $76
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $60
    Marseille $152
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Marseille

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Marseille? 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 Marseille


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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 Marseille Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.58
    Marseille $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • VAN Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $76
  • Serbia: Belgrade Airport One-way Transfers: $45
  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $246
  • Sarajevo: Belgrade transfer: $321
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $144
  • Private Transfer from Sremski Karlovci to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $127
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Tuzla: $272
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Subotica: $242
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Smederevo: $117
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Novi Sad: $127
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Loznica: $175
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Kragujevac: $204

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Marseille

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


  • Metro Pass
    $3.23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marseille

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

  • Marseille Provence Cruise Terminal to Marseille Arrival Transfer: $34
  • Marseille Provence Cruise Terminal to Marseille - Arrival Private Transfer: $34
  • Private Transfer from Marseille Airport (MRS) to Marseille Port: $35
  • Marseille Terminal to Marseille Airport Departure Transfer: $35
  • Marseille to Marseille Airport (MRS) - Departure Private Transfer: $35
  • Marseille Port (MPCT) to Marseille Airport (MRS) - Departure Private Transfer: $35
  • Private Airport Transfer in Marseille from Marseille Provence airport, Marignane: $65
  • Private Transfer: Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) to Marseille: $70
  • Marseille Airport (MRS) to Marseille- Round-Trip Private Transfer: $70
  • Marseille Airport (MRS) to (MPCT) Marseille Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $70
  • Private Transfer from Marseille Airport to Aix-en-Provence: $75
  • Marseille Airport transfers: $75

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Marseille?

Prices for flights to both Marseille 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
    Marseille $46

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 Marseille

For Marseille, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Orangina
    $2.69

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marseille

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

  • Web-cooking workshop / French cuisine or French pastry: $35
  • No Diet Club - Unique food tour in Marseille! (Cours Julien): $63
  • Sunset Sailing Cruise with Dinner and Drinks: $73
  • Sunset Boat Cruise with Dinner and Drinks: $86
  • Bakeries, Chocolate & Patisseries Food Tour: $93
  • Walking Food Tour with Tastings: $94
  • Evening Food Tour with Tastings: $102
  • Sunset Sailing Dinner in the Frioul Archipelago: $102
  • Sunset Sailing Dinner in the Frioul Archipelago: $102
  • Marseille Food Tour - Bakeries, Chocolate and Patisseries: $103
  • Marseille Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $109
  • E-Bike and Food Tour: $118

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.50
    Marseille $41

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Ada Lake E Scooter tour: $43
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Tour: $134
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $43
  • Belgrade : Must-See Attractions Private Walking Tour: $75
  • Belgrade : Old Town Walking Tour With A Guide: $50
  • Belgrade : Private Waking Tour with A Guide ( Private Tour ): $51
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $60
  • Belgrade Bike tour: $48
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Belgrade Craft Beer Tasting Tour: $97
  • Belgrade E-Bike Tour: Power Glide!: $32

Tours and Activities in Marseille

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Marseille:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $3.21
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $4.28
  • Marseille Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $4.41
  • Historical tour of Marseille with 12 audio guides on iPhone: $4.94
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • Marseille Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Self-guided Like a Local Highlights Day Tour: $9.53
  • Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Game & Sightseeing: $10
  • Marseille Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $10
  • Panier District Smartphone Audio Walking Tour: $11
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Marseille $29

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Marseille

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

  • Marseille Bar Crawl Party with Free Shots and VIP Entry: $27
  • Marseille Pub Crawl : Meet, Drink & Party: $43
  • New Year's Eve Bar Crawl Marseille France: $64
  • Short Day Tour around Aix en Provence and Wine Tasting : $120
  • Bandol and Cassis: Full Day Wine Tour from Marseille: $143
  • Luberon: Full-Day Wine Tour from Marseille: $143
  • Full-day Wine Tour around Bandol & Cassis from Marseille: $148
  • Côtes du Rhône Wine tour: Avignon, Palace of the Popes: $165
  • Small Group Marseille Shore Excursion : Avignon & Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour: $165
  • Marseille Shore Excursion - Full Day Wine Tour in Provence: $165
  • Cassis Wine tour : mer, falaises et vignes: $165
  • From Provence Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting: $177


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


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Marseille?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 60% larger than the population of Marseille. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Marseille, 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 Marseille?

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 Belgrade or Marseille in the Summer?

Both Marseille and Belgrade during the summer are popular places to visit. Furthermore, the summer months attract visitors to Marseille because of the beaches and the family-friendly experiences.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Marseille in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Marseille fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

In Marseille, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Belgrade. In the summer, Belgrade often gets less sunshine than Marseille. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Marseille receives 366 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets more rain in July than Marseille. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Marseille receives 14 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Marseille 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Marseille in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Marseille. Furthermore, the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Marseille this time of year.

In the autumn, Belgrade is cooler than Marseille. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Marseille averages at about 16°C (61°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Marseille this time of the year. Belgrade usually receives less sunshine than Marseille during autumn. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies, while Marseille receives 205 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Marseille. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Marseille receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Marseille 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Marseille in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Marseille. Additionally, many travelers come to Marseille for the shopping scene and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Belgrade in the winter. In January, Belgrade is generally much colder than Marseille. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and Marseille fluctuates around 7°C (44°F).

In the winter, Belgrade often gets less sunshine than Marseille. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Marseille receives 150 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Marseille. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Marseille receives 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Marseille 7°C (44°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Marseille in the Spring?

Both Marseille and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Marseille in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Marseille in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Marseille fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

It's quite sunny in Marseille. Belgrade usually receives less sunshine than Marseille during spring. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Marseille receives 245 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Belgrade usually receives more rain than Marseille. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Marseille receives 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Marseille 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Marseille and Belgrade

Belgrade Marseille
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 7°C (44°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 10°C (50°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 13°C (56°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 21°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 23°C (74°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 20°C (69°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 16°C (61°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 7°C (45°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)