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

Should you visit Brasov or Sarajevo?

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

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

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.

Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and is one of the most culturally and historically interesting cities to visit in Europe. The city was at the crossroads where the Eastern and Western Roman Empires divided, and the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches divided. Today it is most associated with the Civil War that occurred here between 1992 and 1995. There are still many remnants of the war left, from the cemeteries that dot the countryside to the leftover damage done by bombs. Despite its brutal history, Sarajevo has begun to thrive again, both economically and as a tourist destination.

Which city is cheaper, Sarajevo or Brasov?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasov is $50, while the average daily cost in Sarajevo is $57. 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 Sarajevo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $19
    Sarajevo $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $38
    Sarajevo $44
Compare Hotels in Brasov and Sarajevo

Looking for a hotel in Brasov or Sarajevo? 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 Sarajevo


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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 Sarajevo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasov $15
    Sarajevo $5.73

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • 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
  • DAILY TRANSFER FROM BRASOV to BRAN CASTLE & RASNOV CITADEL: $40
  • Brasov to Bucharest Otopeni Airport private transfer: $116
  • Brasov to Bucharest Airport - Private Transfer: $137
  • Brasov - Sibiu | Private Airport Transfer: $117
  • Brasov - Bucharest | Private Airport Transfer: $133
  • Bran Castle of Dracula Yourself : Private Round-Trip Transfer from Brasov City: $100

Typical Local Transportation prices in Sarajevo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Sarajevo:


  • Tram Tickets (for 2)
    $1.67

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sarajevo

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

  • Sarajevo Airport Transfer: $15
  • Private Transfer to and from Sarajevo Airport: $22
  • Private Airport Transfer: Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ) to Sarajevo: $23
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Sarajevo to Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ): $23
  • Private Transfer to and from Sarajevo Airport: $25
  • Return Sarajevo Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb: $32
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Downtown to Sarajevo Airport (SJJ): $37
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Lukavica: $37
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Ilidža: $37
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Sarajevo Downtown: $37
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Svrake: $60

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasov or Sarajevo?

Prices for flights to both Sarajevo 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
    Sarajevo $26

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 Sarajevo

For Sarajevo, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Restaurant Dinner (for 2)
    $12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sarajevo

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

  • Traditional Bosnian Dinner with your Host Family: $38
  • A Taste of Sarajevo - Authentic Food Tour: $49
  • Dinner with locals: $57
  • Cooking Classes - Contemporary Bosnian cuisine: $65
  • Simple Bosnian Cooking Class Sarajevo: $68
  • Home-hosted Cooking Class: Cook and Eat with Bosnian family: $74
  • Bosnian Cooking Lessons: $75

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $7.99
    Sarajevo $9.64

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 Sarajevo

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Sarajevo's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • National Museum (for 2)
    $7.78

Tours and Activities in Sarajevo

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

  • Svrzo House Entrance Ticket: $3.73
  • Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 Entrance Ticket: $6.22
  • Skip the Line: War Childhood Museum Adult Ticket: $6.38
  • GRAND SARAJEVO WALKING TOUR (history, arhitecture and art): $14
  • Sarajevo Grand Walking Tour: $15
  • Sarajevo Talkie-Walkie Tour: $15
  • 2.5-Hour Grand Walking Tour: $17
  • Sarajevo Full Walking Tour: $17
  • Adventurous City Tour including Tunnel of Hope: $19
  • Sarajevo Full Walking Tour: $19
  • Tunnel Of Hope Tour: $19
  • Sensational Sarajevo Sunset Walking Tour: $19

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $6.49
    Sarajevo $5.99

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 Sarajevo

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

  • Small-group Wine Tasting Expiriance, with lunch in vineyard: $80


When comparing the travel costs between Brasov and Sarajevo, we can see that Sarajevo 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 Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Brasov or Sarajevo?

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 Sarajevo in the Summer?

Both Sarajevo and Brasov during the summer are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many visitors come to Sarajevo in the summer for the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Brasov is cooler than Sarajevo. Typically, the summer temperatures in Brasov in July are around 23°C (73°F), and Sarajevo is about 26°C (78°F).

In Sarajevo, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Brasov. In the summer, Brasov often gets less sunshine than Sarajevo. Brasov gets 288 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sarajevo receives 323 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets more rain in July than Sarajevo. Brasov gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brasov 23°C (73°F) 
    Sarajevo 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Sarajevo in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Brasov and Sarajevo. Furthermore, most visitors come to Sarajevo for the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In October, Brasov is generally cooler than Sarajevo. Temperatures in Brasov average around 13°C (55°F), and Sarajevo stays around 17°C (62°F).

Brasov usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Sarajevo during autumn. Brasov gets 187 hours of sunny skies, while Sarajevo receives 178 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Sarajevo receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Brasov usually receives less rain than Sarajevo. Brasov gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 153 mm (6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brasov 13°C (55°F) 
    Sarajevo 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Sarajevo in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Brasov as well as Sarajevo. Additionally, the winter months attract visitors to Sarajevo because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Brasov can be very cold during winter. Brasov is much colder than Sarajevo in the winter. The temperature in Brasov is usually -1°C (30°F) in January, and Sarajevo stays around 6°C (42°F).

In the winter, Brasov often gets less sunshine than Sarajevo. Brasov gets 85 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sarajevo receives 113 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Sarajevo. Brasov usually gets less rain in January than Sarajevo. Brasov gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 148 mm (5.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Brasov or Sarajevo in the Spring?

Both Sarajevo and Brasov are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Sarajevo this time of year.

In the spring, Brasov is cooler than Sarajevo. Typically, the spring temperatures in Brasov in April are around 12°C (54°F), and Sarajevo is about 14°C (58°F).

Brasov usually receives more sunshine than Sarajevo during spring. Brasov gets 188 hours of sunny skies, while Sarajevo receives 174 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sarajevo. In April, Brasov usually receives less rain than Sarajevo. Brasov gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain each month for the spring.


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

Typical Weather for Sarajevo and Brasov

Brasov Sarajevo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 6°C (42°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 8°C (46°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in) 11°C (51°F) 124 mm (4.9 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (58°F) 127 mm (5 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 26°C (78°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 26°C (78°F) 65 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 109 mm (4.3 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in) 17°C (62°F) 153 mm (6 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 11°C (52°F) 203 mm (8 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 7°C (45°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)


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