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

Should you visit Belgrade or Mostar?

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 Mostar 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 Mostar?

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.

Mostar

Mostar has historically been a culturally and ethnically diverse city. It was heavily bombed during the country's civil war and many of the city's most important buildings and structures were destroyed. Most significantly, the city's Old Bridge, Stari Most, was destoryed. The bridge was rebuilt through an international effort just eleven years after the war. It was completed in 2004 and included pieces of the original bridge. Today, much of the city has been rebuilt and the city is a beautiful and impressive travel destination. The old town still has much of its original charm and it is a great place to explore.

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


Which place is cheaper, Mostar 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 Mostar is $71. 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 Mostar in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $31
    Mostar $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $62
    Mostar $74
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Mostar

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Mostar? 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 Mostar


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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 Mostar Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.64
    Mostar $8.80

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Bus Transfer Between Airport and Slavija Square: $3.68
  • Belgrade to Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) - Departure Transfer: $35
  • Belgrade Airport to City Center Transfers: $39
  • Airport Transfer in Belgrade, Serbia: $39
  • Serbia: Belgrade Airport One-way Transfers: $45
  • Belgrade airport transfer: $46
  • Champs Limo Belgrade Serbia Private Transfers: $48
  • Nikola Tesla Airport Private Transfer: $53
  • Private Transfer : $66
  • Nikola Tesla BEG airport-private airport transfer: $76
  • Private Airport Transfer: $85
  • Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel: $107

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Mostar

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


  • Taxi To & From Blagaj (hiking)
    $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mostar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Mostar:

  • Private Transfer from Mostar Airport (OMO) to Blagaj: $40
  • Airport transfer: Capljina - Mostar - Tuzla - Mostar - Capljina: $55
  • Private Transfer from Mostar Airport (OMO) to Siroki brijeg: $55
  • Transfer Mostar to Dubrovnik with Kravice Waterfalls, Blagaj and Pońćitelj tour: $123
  • Private Transfer from Mostar Airport (OMO) to Metkovic: $137
  • Private Transfer from Mostar Airport (OMO) to Jablanica: $137
  • Private Transfer from Mostar Airport (OMO) to Konjic: $176
  • From Scenic Private Transfer to Dubrovnik: $270
  • Private Transfer from Mostar Airport (OMO) to Medugorje: $294
  • Private Transfer from Mostar Airport (OMO) to Bugojno: $294
  • Split to Dubrovnik via Mostar Private Transfer: $529

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Mostar?

Prices for flights to both Mostar 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 $9.37
    Mostar $26

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: $66
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $72
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Serbian Cooking Class in Belgrade with Locals: $76
  • Street food tour Belgrade: $108

Typical Food Prices in Mostar

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


  • A Casual Dinner Out (for 2)
    $16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Mostar

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

  • Mostar street food tour: $57
  • Traditional Bosnian Cooking Class in Mostar: $81
  • Tastes and Tales of Traditional Bosnian Cooking Class: $83

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.55
    Mostar $9.53

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: $1.10
  • Capture Belgrade:Audio Walking Tour in the Heart of the City: $3.19
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.24
  • Jack The Ripper Skip-the-Line Ticket in Belgrade: $3.30
  • Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.48
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.48
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $14
  • Sightseeing by open top bus: $14
  • Saint Sava Temple guided tour: $16
  • Walking Tour in Belgrade: $16
  • Underground Tour with Glass of Wine: $16
  • Yugoslavia Communist tour: $16

Tours and Activities in Mostar

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

  • Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995 Entrance Ticket: $6.00
  • The Hub of Fine Arts entry ticket: $15
  • Walking tour in Old Town Mostar: $18
  • Walking Tour in Old Town Mostar: $19
  • essentials -private tour: $22
  • Mostar city Tour: $22
  • Mostar Walking Tour: Orient in the West: $22
  • Mostar in War: Historical Walking Tour: $22
  • War Photo Exhibition Tour in Mostar: $23
  • Mostar Private Walking Tour - where East meets West: $32
  • The Ottoman Experience Tour in Mostar: $38
  • The Death of Yugoslavia: Unique thematic Tour in Mostar: $38

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Mostar $3.77

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: $44
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $53
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $54
  • Belgrade Bar Crawl: $54
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $61
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $61
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $72
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $76
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $81

Typical Alcohol Prices in Mostar

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


  • A Few Drinks (for 2)
    $6.66

Sample the Local Flavors in Mostar

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

  • 1-Hour Wine Tasting Tour in Medjugorje: $17
  • Wine Tasting & Private Walking Tour Mostar: $51
  • Wine Tour & Tasting (Herzegovina): $92


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


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Mostar?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Mostar. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Mostar, 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 Mostar?

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 Mostar in the Summer?

Both Mostar and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Belgrade is cooler than Mostar in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Mostar fluctuates around 26°C (78°F).

It's quite sunny in Mostar. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Belgrade. Belgrade usually receives less sunshine than Mostar during summer. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies, while Mostar receives 323 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Belgrade usually receives more rain than Mostar. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Mostar receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Mostar 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Mostar in the Autumn?

Both Mostar and Belgrade during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Belgrade is cooler than Mostar. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Mostar averages at about 17°C (62°F).

In the autumn, Belgrade often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Mostar. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Mostar receives 178 hours of full sun.

Mostar gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Belgrade usually gets less rain in October than Mostar. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Mostar receives 153 mm (6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Mostar 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Mostar in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Mostar.

The weather in Belgrade can be very cold. In January, Belgrade is generally much colder than Mostar. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and Mostar fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

Belgrade usually receives less sunshine than Mostar during winter. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies, while Mostar receives 113 hours of full sun in the winter.

Mostar receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Mostar. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Mostar receives 148 mm (5.8 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Mostar 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Mostar in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Mostar.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Mostar in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Mostar fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

In the spring, Belgrade often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Mostar. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Mostar receives 174 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Mostar. Belgrade usually gets less rain in April than Mostar. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Mostar receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Mostar 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Mostar and Belgrade

Belgrade Mostar
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 6°C (42°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (51°F) 124 mm (4.9 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 127 mm (5 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 22°C (72°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 26°C (78°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 26°C (78°F) 65 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 22°C (71°F) 109 mm (4.3 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 153 mm (6 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 203 mm (8 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 7°C (45°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)