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

Should you visit Belgrade or Split?

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 Split 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 Split?

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.

Split

Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.

Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.

Split is also a must-visit on a trip through the country. It can easily fit in to a one-week itinerary of Croatia, or many other routes, as it's centrally located and very accessible.

Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.

Which city is cheaper, Split or Belgrade?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $36, while the average daily cost in Split is $94. 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 Belgrade and Split in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $25
    Split $63
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $50
    Split $126
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Split

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Split? 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 Split


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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 Split Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $4.52
    Split $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Railway Station - Private Transfer & Pick Up: $6.64
  • VAN Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $64
  • Private transfer tour to Timisoara with sightseeing: $197
  • Private transfer tour to Sarajevo via Visegrad with sightseeing: $311
  • Private transfer tour to Sarajevo via Sirmium with sightseeing: $276
  • Private transfer tour to Pristina with sightseeing: $311
  • Private transfer from Belgrade or Belgrade Airport to Novi Sad: $100
  • Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $40
  • Private luxury airport transfer with black Mercedes E-class and free WiFi access: $40
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade to Zagreb with 2h of Sightseeing: $278
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $483
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade to Split with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $520

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split

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

  • Shuttle Transfer between Airport and City Center: $9.07
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Split, Trogir, Makarska,Tucepi and Baska Voda Hotels to Split Airport: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Split to Split Airport (SPU): $26
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Split Airport (SPU) to Split: $26
  • Private Departure Transfer: Split, Trogir, Makarska, Tucepi and Baska Voda Hotels to Split Airport: $31
  • Krka Waterfalls National Park Shared Transfer from Split: $34
  • Luxury private transfer: Split airport to Split: $39
  • Luxury private transfer: Split to Split airport: $39
  • Private transfer Split airport to Split (hotel, apartment, ferry...) up to 3 pax: $46
  • Private transfer Split airport to Split (hotel, apartment, ferry...) up to 3 pax: $47
  • Split Airport - Split Transfer: $47
  • Airport Private Transfer from Split: $49

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Split?

Prices for flights to both Split 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 $7.49
    Split $20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • VISIT SERBIA: Private Cooking Lesson in Belgrade: $70
  • 5-Hour Small Group Food Tour with Local Guide: $85
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $191

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Split

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

  • Krka Waterfalls with Dinner in Split included:Pizza or Burger with Fries & Drink: $62
  • Private Dining: Traditional Dalmatian family dinner near Marjan Hills: $102
  • Cooking Class in a Dalmatian Ethno Village Tour from Split: $116
  • The Real Split Food Tour: $118
  • Exclusive tour: NP Krka Bike Tour with traditional dinner: $174
  • Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner: $255

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $3.64
    Split $3.18

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • 3-Hour Belgrade Zemun Neighborhood Tour: $50
  • Avala & Rakia tour: $49
  • Avala&Kosmaj Bike Tour: $73
  • BELGRADE BUS AND WALKING TOUR, Experience daily life: $56
  • Belgrade 3 hour Tuktuk sightseeing tour (price per vehicle): $149
  • Belgrade 4 hour walking tour: $382
  • Belgrade 6 Bridges of Sava River Kayak Tour: $41
  • Belgrade 90 minute Tuktuk sightseeing tour (price per vehicle): $81
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $62
  • Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour: $33
  • Belgrade City Tour: $38
  • Belgrade City Tour and Avala Mountain: $50

Tours and Activities in Split

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

  • Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket: $2.35
  • City Museum Entrance Ticket: $3.13
  • Split Sightseeing: Explore the city's glorious Roman ruins on this audio tour: $5.99
  • Museum of Illusions Split Admission Ticket: $10
  • Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket: $11
  • Virtual Reality Movie Experience in Split: $12
  • Best of Split Walking Tour: $12
  • 360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Split: $14
  • Semisubmarine tour: $16
  • Walking Tour Split: $17
  • Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace: $17
  • Split guided city tour for small groups: $17

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $17
    Split $6.83

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • BEERgrade Pub Crawl Tour: $24
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Belgrade Unique Local Wine Tasting Tour (By Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Belgrade Wine Tasting: $42
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $52
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $68
  • From Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar: $75
  • Oplenac Royal Complex and Wine Tasting Full Day Tour from Belgrade: $93
  • Day trip from Serbian Wine Story - Wine Tasting in Sumadija Region: $131
  • Private Day Trip from Avala and Royal Town Topola with Wine Tasting: $137
  • Private Day Trip from Viminacium & Smederevo Fort with Wine Tasting: $149
  • Private Wine Tour in Royal Region: $157

Sample the Local Flavors in Split

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

  • Tower Pub Crawl in Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting from Split: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Day Trip Including Wine Tasting from Split: $49
  • Wine Tasting With walking Small group Tour in Split: $53
  • Blue Lagoon & Wine tasting - 3 islands tour: $87
  • Split Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $101
  • Hvar 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour: $113
  • Zinfandel Wine Tour: $124
  • Full-Day Split Food and wine tour to Peljesac: $133
  • Beer Tasting Split - visit to the local brewery: $137
  • Diocletian's Palace Private Food and Wine Tour: $147
  • Solta Island Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch: $152


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


When is the best time to visit Belgrade or Split?

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 Split in the Summer?

Both Split and Belgrade during the summer are popular places to visit.

In July, Belgrade is generally cooler than Split. Temperatures in Belgrade average around 23°C (73°F), and Split stays around 26°C (80°F).

In Split, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Belgrade. In the summer, Belgrade often gets less sunshine than Split. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 345 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets more rain in July than Split. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Split 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Split in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Split.

Belgrade is cooler than Split in the autumn. The temperature in Belgrade is usually 14°C (57°F) in October, and Split stays around 18°C (64°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Split this time of the year. Belgrade usually receives less sunshine than Split during autumn. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 200 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Split. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Split 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Split in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Split.

Belgrade can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Belgrade is much colder than Split. Typically, the winter temperatures in Belgrade in January are around 2°C (35°F), and Split is about 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Belgrade often gets less sunshine than Split. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 128 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets less rain in January than Split. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Split receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Split 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Split in the Spring?

Both Split and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

In April, Belgrade is generally around the same temperature as Split. Temperatures in Belgrade average around 14°C (56°F), and Split stays around 15°C (59°F).

It's quite sunny in Split. Belgrade usually receives less sunshine than Split during spring. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 212 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Split. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Split receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Split 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Split and Belgrade

Belgrade Split
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 8°C (47°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 9°C (48°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (52°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 23°C (74°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 26°C (80°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 26°C (79°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 22°C (72°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 13°C (56°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)


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