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

Should you visit Brasov or Podgorica?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Brasov or Podgorica, 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 Podgorica?

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.

Podgorica

Podgorica is Montenegro's capital city, and also its largest. Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, World War II destroyed much of this history, but there are a few Turkish remnants worth visiting. Podgorica's central location often makes the city a good starting point for day trips to coastal cities or mountain resorts.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best Budget Tours to Montenegro, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Montenegro.


Which place is cheaper, Podgorica 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 Podgorica is $114. 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 Podgorica in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $23
    Podgorica $50
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $46
    Podgorica $100
Compare Hotels in Brasov and Podgorica

Looking for a hotel in Brasov or Podgorica? 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 Podgorica


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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 Podgorica Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasov $18
    Podgorica $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest with Hotel Pick-up: $67
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $149
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $255
  • Brasov to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $328

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Podgorica

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Podgorica:

  • Private transfer from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city: $27
  • Private Transfer: Podgorica to Podgorica Airport TGD in Sedan Car: $37
  • Private Transfer to Budva: $39
  • Private Transfer: TGD Airport to Podgorica in Business Car: $43
  • Podgorica hotels to Kotor Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $48
  • Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Kotor Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $48
  • Private Transfer: Podgorica Airport TGD to Podgorica in Van: $54
  • Private transfer to Tivat: $54
  • Private transfer to Kotor: $54
  • From One-Way Private Transfer to/from Virpazar: $58
  • Private Transfer from Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Petrovac : $59
  • Podgorica airport: Private Transfer to/from Budva: $76

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasov or Podgorica?

Prices for flights to both Podgorica 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 $26
    Podgorica $44

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: $94

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $9.74
    Podgorica $23

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • E-BIKE mtb renting (self guided tours): $17
  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $28
  • Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture: $29
  • Brașov Old German Town: Private WalkingTour & PDF guide: $33
  • Mountain Bike Day Tour around Brasov: $35
  • Small Group Walking Tour Of Brasov Old Town: $39
  • Bran Castle - Guided Tour: $43
  • Ski-touring at night in Poiana Brasov: $44
  • City Tour Brasov in english: $49
  • Walking Tour of the Old Town & Photo Hotspots: $49
  • SnowShoe Walking Tour in Poiana Brasov: $50

Tours and Activities in Podgorica

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

  • Skip The Line: National Park Skadar Lake - Tickets: $8.31
  • Skadar lake - Falcon kayak tour: $13
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Sightseeing Boat Tour with Refreshments: $17
  • Two Hours Sightseeing Lake Cruise at Montenegro National Park: $17
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery : $22
  • From Virpazar: Guided Lake Skadar cruise and Crnojevića River: $33
  • Book Your Tour Podgorica by walk: $37
  • Skadar Lake Cruise with Onboard Lunch: $42
  • Podgorica 1 hour Private walking tour : $66
  • Book Your Tour Ostrog Monastery: $66
  • Fantastic ATV Quad Adventure in mountain ofKolašin : $89
  • Walking tour, all the secrets of Podgorica: $92

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $7.91
    Podgorica $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress & Palinca Distillery: $105
  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $135

Sample the Local Flavors in Podgorica

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Podgorica:

  • Private Wine Tasting Activity at Lipovac Winery: $28
  • Podgorica Car Trip - Architecture, History, Wine tasting, Churches, Doclea city: $99
  • Podgorica Car Trip, Doclea city, Wine tasting, Niagara falls: $108
  • Wine tasting in the family winery, feel the spirit: $122
  • Montenegro: Nature, Locals & Wine Tour: $130
  • National parks and wine tasting (NP Lovcen, NP Skadar lake, Cetinje, Njegusi): $162
  • Skadar lake boat ride through "Montenegrin Amazon", wine tasting & Niagara falls: $199


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


Which is Bigger, Brasov or Podgorica?

Brasov has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Podgorica. When comparing the sizes of Brasov and Podgorica, 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 Podgorica?

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 Brasov or Podgorica in the Summer?

Both Podgorica and Brasov are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Brasov is cooler than Podgorica in the summer. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Podgorica fluctuates around 26°C (80°F).

It's quite sunny in Podgorica. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Brasov. Brasov usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during summer. Brasov gets 288 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 341 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Brasov usually receives more rain than Podgorica. Brasov gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brasov 23°C (73°F) 
    Podgorica 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Podgorica in the Autumn?

Both Podgorica and Brasov during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Brasov is cooler than Podgorica. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Brasov in October average around 13°C (55°F), and Podgorica averages at about 17°C (63°F).

In Podgorica, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the autumn, Brasov often gets less sunshine than Podgorica. Brasov gets 187 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 203 hours of full sun.

Podgorica gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Brasov usually gets less rain in October than Podgorica. Brasov gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 166 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brasov 13°C (55°F) 
    Podgorica 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Podgorica in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Brasov and Podgorica.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Brasov. In January, Brasov is generally much colder than Podgorica. Daily temperatures in Brasov average around -1°C (30°F), and Podgorica fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

Brasov usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during winter. Brasov gets 85 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 121 hours of full sun in the winter.

Podgorica receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Brasov usually receives less rain than Podgorica. Brasov gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brasov -1°C (30°F) 
    Podgorica 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Podgorica in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Brasov as well as Podgorica.

Brasov is cooler than Podgorica in the spring. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around 12°C (54°F) in April, and Podgorica fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

In the spring, Brasov often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Podgorica. Brasov gets 188 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 194 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Podgorica. Brasov usually gets less rain in April than Podgorica. Brasov gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 144 mm (5.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brasov 12°C (54°F) 
    Podgorica 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Podgorica and Brasov

Brasov Podgorica
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 6°C (42°F) 192 mm (7.6 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 8°C (46°F) 167 mm (6.6 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in) 11°C (51°F) 159 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (58°F) 144 mm (5.7 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 26°C (80°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 26°C (79°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in) 17°C (63°F) 166 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 11°C (53°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 7°C (45°F) 217 mm (8.5 in)