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 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, 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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best 2-Week Tours from Split, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Croatia.

Which place 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 $60, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $104. 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 Brasov and Dubrovnik in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $23
    Dubrovnik $54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $46
    Dubrovnik $108
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 $18
    Dubrovnik $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Transfer Bucuresti - Brasov: $365
  • Bucharest to Brasov - Private Transfer: $322
  • Brasov to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $322
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $251
  • Premium Private Transfer : Bucharest Airport to/from Brasov: $249
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Luxury Van: $162
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $147
  • Private transfer from OTP Airport to Brasov or Return: $140
  • Bucharest Private Transfer to/from Brasov: $140
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest, 2h of Sightseeing, Local Driver: $123
  • Bucharest Airport: Transfer to Sibiu: $80
  • Airport Transfer Bucharest: $77

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Dubrovnik

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

  • Bus Around Town

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: $16
  • Porter Service, Baggage Transfer, Baggage pick up & delivery.: $16
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik city: $22
  • Night Transfer from Dubrovnik Old Port to New Port by Karaka Boat: $22
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik: $22
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik airport: $24
  • Bus transfer between Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi: $26
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $27
  • From Dubrovnik Airport: 1-Way Private Transfer to Dubrovnik: $28
  • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Cruise Port to Dubrovnik Hotels: $28
  • Dubrovnik hotels to Dubrovnik Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $28
  • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik Port: $28

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 Meals for one day
    Brasov $26
    Dubrovnik $35

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brasov

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

  • Small-Group organic home-made dinner in a Brasov village: $93
  • Enjoy Traditional Romanian Cooking in Brasov: $94

Typical Food Prices in Dubrovnik

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

  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

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

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise around the Old Town: $76
  • Gastro Cruise | Dinner and Boat ride around Dubrovnik Old Town: $82
  • Secrets of traditional Dalmatian cuisine with a cooking class: $127
  • Croatian Traditional Cuisine: Peka Cooking Lesson: $131
  • Old Town Food Tour: $143
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Food Tour: Small-Group Experience: $153
  • Private Old Town Highlights & Food Tour: $157
  • Private Guided Food Tour in Old Town Dubrovnik: $160
  • Konavle Wine& History&food Tour: $194
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $198
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $202
  • Authentic Garden to Table Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside : $208

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $9.67
    Dubrovnik $21

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • 3 Castles : Peles ,Bran ,Cantacuzino Wednesday filming site-Tour from Brasov : $98
  • Bear watching experience near Brasov: $148
  • Best day adventure: Transfagarasan private tour from Brasov: $150
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit: $50
  • Brasov City Guided Walking Tour for Small Group: $38
  • Brasov City Tour - Visit the CROWN City included Black Church entrance: $85
  • Brasov E-Bike Tour Full-Day Amazing views and locations: $64
  • Brasov Old Town - 2-3 hours walking tour: $95
  • Brasov Old Town Guided Tour With Electric Scooters: $82
  • Brasov's Mountain's E-mtb tour with Daisy: $92

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)
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $5.13
  • Selfguided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.35
  • Self-guided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.45
  • Game Of Thrones Self-guided tour with mobile app: $5.98
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Dubrovnik Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.54
  • Medieval Adventure City Game: $6.94
  • Time Travel Adventure Quest Experience in Dubrovnik: $7.07
  • Cavtat Old Town Quest Experience: $7.07
  • Shell Museum Private Guided Tour: $7.63

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $7.86
    Dubrovnik $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $133
  • Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Brandy at Rasnov Distillery: $153

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

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

  • Konavle wine tasting tour from Dubrovnik with 2 vinery's: $53
  • Brewery Tour with Food included: $60
  • Sunset Wine Tasting At Panorama Point: $67
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $70
  • From Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting: $74
  • Ston and Korcula Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $75
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting with Snacks and Ston Place Visit: $75
  • Interactive Wine Tour: $80
  • Konavle Biking and Wine Tasting Tour - Dubrovnik: $80
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting: $84
  • Interactive Wine Tour in Dubrovnik: $91
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting from Koločep: $93

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.

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

Which is Bigger, Brasov or Dubrovnik?

Brasov has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Dubrovnik. When comparing the sizes of Brasov and Dubrovnik, 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 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. Daily temperatures in Brasov average around 23°C (73°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates 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 daily temperature in Brasov averages around 13°C (55°F) in October, and Dubrovnik fluctuates 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 average around -1°C (30°F), and Dubrovnik averages at 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. Daily temperatures in Brasov average around 12°C (54°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates 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)