A Travel Price Comparison for Brazil Brasilia vs. Buzios for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brasilia or Buzios?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Brasilia and Buzios can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Buzios?

Brasilia

The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a uniquely-planned city that was constructed in four years from 1956-1960 in the shape of a large bird or airplane. Renowned for its modern architecture, the city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide.

Buzios

Initially a fishing village, Armação dos Buzios is a small beach resort town about three hours from Rio de Janeiro by bus. Buzios is a common weekend getaway destination for Cariocas. With 23 beaches, visitors from all over come to swim, snorkel, surf and enjoy sun and sand.

Which place is cheaper, Buzios or Brasilia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasilia is $85, while the average daily cost in Buzios is $79. 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 Brasilia and Buzios in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $36
    Buzios $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $72
    Buzios $76
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Buzios

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Buzios? 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 Brasilia


Hotels in Buzios


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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: Brasilia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $22
    Buzios $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Buzios

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

  • Arraial do Cabo Shared Transfer to Rio de Janeiro: $52
  • Beach Resorts to Cabo Frio Airport (CFB) - Departure Transfer : $29
  • Beach Resorts to Cabo Frio Airport (CFB) - Private Transfer: $25
  • Departure Private Transfer Arraial do Cabo to GIG or SDU Airport by Sedan Car: $241
  • Departure Transfer from Buzios or to Rio Airports by Minivan: $219
  • Departure Transfer from Buzios to Rio Airports by Sedan Car: $129
  • Executive private transfer from GIG Rio Galeao airport up to 3 pax to Buzios: $101
  • Executive private transfer from GIG Rio Galeao airport up to 4 pax to Buzios: $111
  • Private Transfer Buzios to Rio de Janeiro: $91
  • Private Transfer from Buzios Cruise Port to Cabo Frio city hotels: $36
  • Private Transfer from Buzios Cruise Port to Cabo Frio hotels: $41
  • Private Transfer from Buzios Cruise Port to Rio de Janeiro hotels: $29

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Buzios?

Prices for flights to both Buzios and Brasilia 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
    Brasilia $33
    Buzios $24

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $20
    Buzios $27

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia In-App Walking Audio Tour (ENG): $10
  • Brasilia Tour: $31

Tours and Activities in Buzios

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Buzios.

  • Tour of the most beautiful beaches and islands of Buzios by Buziana Tour: $12
  • Buggy Ride in Buzios by Buziana Tour: $16
  • Half-Day Schooner Sightseeing Trip in Buzios Peninsula Beaches: $20
  • Tour of Bugre in Arraial (Buggy): $21
  • Catamaran Boat Tour in Búzios: $24
  • Boat Tour in Arraial do Cabo: $24
  • 3-hour Small Group Buzios Peninsula Open Air Trolley Tour: $25
  •  Trolley Tour Through the City Buzios: $29
  • 7 Beaches In Búzios With Photos On A Private Tour!: $36
  • Tour in Boat Tour in Buzios: $37
  • Schooner Tour in Buzios - Departure from Buzios: $51
  • From Buzios To Arraial With Photos On A Private Tour!: $51

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $15
    Buzios $18


When comparing the travel costs between Brasilia and Buzios, we can see that Brasilia is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in South America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Buzios?

Brasilia has a larger population, and is about 90 times larger than the population of Buzios. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Buzios, 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.