A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brasov vs. Dubrovnik for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brasov or Dubrovnik?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Brasov or Dubrovnik, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Brasov or Dubrovnik?

Brasov

Brasov is a mountain resort city in the region of Transylvania in Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and best known for its medieval architecture and history.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.

Which city is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Brasov?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasov is $48, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $82. 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 Brasov and Dubrovnik in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $18
    Dubrovnik $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $36
    Dubrovnik $86
Compare Hotels in Brasov and Dubrovnik

Looking for a hotel in Brasov or Dubrovnik? 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 Brasov


Hotels in Dubrovnik


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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: Brasov Hotel Prices and Dubrovnik Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasov $15
    Dubrovnik $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Airport Transfer Bucharest -Brasov and Brasov - Bucharest: $249
  • Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest with Hotel Pick-up: $199
  • Private Transfer to Bucharest from Brasov: $199
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $183
  • Private Guided Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest: $174
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Luxury Van: $157
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $142
  • Brasov to Bucharest Airport - Private Transfer: $137
  • Brasov - Bucharest | Private Airport Transfer: $133
  • Brasov - Sibiu | Private Airport Transfer: $117
  • Brasov to Bucharest Otopeni Airport private transfer: $116
  • Bran Castle of Dracula Yourself : Private Round-Trip Transfer from Brasov City: $100

Typical Local Transportation prices in Dubrovnik

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


  • Bus Around Town
    $1.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

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

  • Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center: $8.61
  • Ultra - Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Port to Cavtat: $9.41
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Dubrovnik Port to Dubrovnik, Orebic or Korcula Town Hotels: $15
  • Private Departure Transfer: Dubrovnik, Orebic or Korcula Town Hotels to Dubrovnik Port: $15
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Orebic and Korcula Town Hotels to Dubrovnik Airport: $19
  • Transfer Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik City: $24
  • Cruiser Taxi Private group Airport transfers in Dubrovnik: $25
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $25
  • Private Airport Transfer: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Dubrovnik: $26
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): $26
  • Private transfer from city Dubrovnik to airport: $27
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Business Car: $31

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasov or Dubrovnik?

Prices for flights to both Dubrovnik and Brasov 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
    Brasov $21
    Dubrovnik $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brasov

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

  • Cooking Class with Mama Maradin: $75
  • Potatoes, Făgăraș onions and Burzenländer Baumstritzel-Brasov Walking Food Tour: $75
  • Good morning food tour in Brasov: $78
  • Traditional Romanian Cooking Class in Brasov: $81
  • Romanian Traditional Dinner Experience in the hearth of Brasov: $87
  • Enjoy Traditional Romanian Cooking in Brasov: $100

Typical Food prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Dubrovnik:


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    $31

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

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

  • 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner: $73
  • Unique Sunset and Dinner Cruise in the Magnificent Traditional Karaka boat: $96
  • Dubrovnik Traditional Food Tour: $108
  • Old Town Food Tour: $130
  • Flavours of Dubrovnik - Food Tour: $131
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $147
  • Croatian Traditional Cuisine: Peka Cooking Lesson: $149
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $164
  • Cooking Classes Traditional Meals of Konavle region: $166
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour with Friendly Local Guide: $167
  • E-Bike Tour + Farm To Table Cooking Class: $184
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour by Vidokrug: $192

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $7.78
    Dubrovnik $16

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • 1 Day Off Road Tour Brasov: $152
  • 1 day cycling tour in Brasov: $3.72
  • 2 - Day Medieval Transylvania Private Tour from Brasov: $322
  • 2 Castle Tour - Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress - tour from Brasov: $72
  • 2 Day Private Tour Transfagarasan Highway and Hiking in Fagaras Mountains: $372
  • 2-Day Transylvania Culture Trek from Brasov - Small Group Tour: $248
  • 3 days on the "roof" of Romania-private tour, group price: $871
  • 4 hour Transylvania Castles Tour: $304
  • 4-Day Private Tour from Bucharest to Transylvania: $1,058
  • 4x4 Tour and Visit of Bran Castle and The Bear Reservation: $129
  • Adventures in Park Aventura Brasov: $44
  • Authentic Transylvanian Day Tour: $106

Typical Entertainment prices in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
    $14
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
    $57
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)
    $48

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

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

  • Walls of Liberty: an audio tour of Dubrovnik's rich history along the city walls: $5.99
  • Gornji Ugao Tower Admission Ticket: $7.66
  • Skip the Line: Love Stories Museum Admission Ticket: $8.71
  • Insider’s Virtual Tour of Dubrovnik: $8.71
  • Small-Group Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik: $12
  • 'Up with the Chickens' Tour: $15
  • Dubrovnik 1-Hour Discovery Walking Tour: $15
  • Discovery Dubrovnik walking tour: $15
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour: $16
  • Dubrovnik Self-Guided Audio Tour: $16
  • 'Up with the Chickens' or "Sunset chasing" Old Town Tour: $16
  • Dubrovnik By Night Walking Tour: $17

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $6.32
    Dubrovnik $12

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Pub Crawl in themed bars: $25
  • Romanian wine tasting, heart of old town: $35
  • Mountain bike tour & wine tasting: $78
  • Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery Day Trip From Brasov: $83
  • Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery: $96
  • DayTour to Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Wine tasting at Azuga cellar: $106
  • From Wine Tasting, Peles Castle and Monastery Visit: $110
  • Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Brandy at Rasnov Distillery: $118
  • Private tour: Rhein Cellar(with wine tasting),Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery: $123
  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $152

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

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

  • Sunset Sea Kayaking and Wine Tasting Tour Dubrovnik: $44
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston- Group Tour: $60
  • Peljesac Peninsula Wine Tour from Dubrovnik: $61
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $63
  • FAMOUS LEGENDS OF PELJESAC and KORCULA with WINE TASTING: $65
  • Island of Korcula with Wine Tasting Day Trip from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Korčula tour with wine tasting from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston: $72
  • Wine Tasting Pelješac and a visit to Ston: $72
  • Konavle Valley Wine Tour from Dubrovnik with Train Ride and Wine Tasting: $75
  • Smiley wine tasting on peninsula Peljesac: $76
  • Smiley Hercegovina wine tour: $77


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


When is the best time to visit Brasov or Dubrovnik?

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 Brasov or Dubrovnik in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Brasov as well as Dubrovnik. Also, most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In July, Brasov is generally around the same temperature as Dubrovnik. Temperatures in Brasov average around 23°C (73°F), and Dubrovnik stays around 25°C (77°F).

Brasov usually gets more rain in July than Dubrovnik. Brasov gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brasov 23°C (73°F) 
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Dubrovnik in the Autumn?

Both Dubrovnik and Brasov are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Brasov is cooler than Dubrovnik in the autumn. The temperature in Brasov is usually 13°C (55°F) in October, and Dubrovnik stays around 18°C (64°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. In October, Brasov usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Brasov gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brasov 13°C (55°F) 
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Dubrovnik in the Winter?

Both Dubrovnik and Brasov during the winter are popular places to visit. Furthermore, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

The weather in Brasov can be very cold. In the winter, Brasov is much colder than Dubrovnik. Typically, the winter temperatures in Brasov in January are around -1°C (30°F), and Dubrovnik is about 9°C (48°F).

Dubrovnik gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Brasov usually gets less rain in January than Dubrovnik. Brasov gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brasov -1°C (30°F) 
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Dubrovnik in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Brasov and Dubrovnik. Furthermore, many travelers come to Dubrovnik for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Brasov is generally cooler than Dubrovnik. Temperatures in Brasov average around 12°C (54°F), and Dubrovnik stays around 14°C (57°F).

Dubrovnik receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Brasov usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Brasov gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brasov 12°C (54°F) 
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Dubrovnik and Brasov

Brasov Dubrovnik
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Sep 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in) 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in)


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