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

Should you visit Brasov or Split?

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

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

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.

Split

Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.

Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.

Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.

Which place is cheaper, Split 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 Split is $120. 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 Split in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $23
    Split $81
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $46
    Split $162
Compare Hotels in Brasov and Split

Looking for a hotel in Brasov or Split? 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 Split


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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 Split Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasov $18
    Split $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Transfer to/from Brasov - Sibiu International Airport: $311
  • Transfer to/from Brasov - Cluj-Napoca International Airport: $622
  • Transfer to/from Brasov - Bucharest (Otopeni) Airport: $311
  • Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest with Hotel Pick-up: $67
  • Transfer Bucuresti - Brasov: $370
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest, 2h of Sightseeing, Local Driver: $125
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $254
  • Premium Private Transfer : Bucharest Airport to/from Brasov: $250
  • From Bucharest: Private transfer from OTP Airport to Brasov: $141
  • From Bucharest: One-way Private Transfer to Brasov: $239
  • From One-way Private Transfer to Bucharest: $239
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Luxury Van: $164

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split

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

  • Diocletian's Palace & Trogir Old Town with Transfer: $15
  • Private One-way Split Airport Transfer To/From Split: $23
  • Private Transfer from Split Hotels to Cruise Port of Split: $28
  • Private Transfer from Split Airport (SPU) to Cruise Port of Split: $28
  • Airport Split Taxi Transfers & Day Tours: $28
  • Cruise Port of Split to Split Hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $28
  • Split Airport (SPU) to Cruise Port of Split - Arrival Private Transfer: $28
  • Split Hotels to Cruise Port of Split - Departure Private Transfer: $28
  • Luxury private transfer: Split airport to Split: $35
  • Luxury private transfer: Split to Split airport: $35
  • Airport Private Transfer from Split: $37
  • Airport Private Transfer to Split : $38

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasov or Split?

Prices for flights to both Split 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
    Split $26

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
  • Enjoy Traditional Romanian Cooking in Brasov: $95

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Split

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

  • Small Group Food Tour: $38
  • Food Tour in Split ( Small Group): $61
  • Food Tour in Split : $62
  • Homemade Dinner under the Stars in Split: $85
  • Walking Vegan Food Tour of Split: $105
  • Dinner In Dalmatia: A Family Affair Outside Split: $109
  • Food Tour with Wine Tasting in a Vineyard near Split: $130
  • Split Food Tour - Discover Split One Bite At A Time: $132
  • Split Cooking Class: $171
  • Split Cooking Class - Afternoon Edition Shared Activity: $193
  • Private Authentic Wine & Food tour from Split: $194

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $9.75
    Split $4.07

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • PIATRA CRAIULUI NATIONAL PARK eBike tour(BRASOV): $88
  • "Romantic Transylvania" walking tour in Bran: $125
  • 1 day cycling tour in Brasov: $3.30
  • 3 Castles : Peles ,Bran ,Cantacuzino Wednesday filming site-Tour from Brasov : $99
  • 4 Hours Guided Bear Watching Tour in Carpathian Mountains: $85
  • Bear watching experience near Brasov: $150
  • Bears Sanctuary, Dracula Castle and Poiana Brasov-Private day tour from Brasov: $85
  • Best day adventure: Transfagarasan private tour from Brasov: $152
  • Bran Castle - Guided Tour: $43
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit: $89
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit: $51

Tours and Activities in Split

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

  • Private tour from Dubrovnik to Ston and Split: $1.08
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket: $5.41
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.49
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.49
  • Split Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.62
  • Entry Ticket to the Cellars of Diocletian's Palace: $8.66
  • Split's Old Town and Marjan Hill: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Split's Old Town and Marjan Hill: A Self Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Sightseeing Split's Roman Ruins: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Roman Ruins Sightseeing Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $9.47

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $7.93
    Split $8.73

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery Day Trip From Brasov: $99
  • Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress & Palinca Distillery: $109
  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $135
  • DayTour to Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Wine tasting at Azuga cellar: $138
  • Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Brandy at Rasnov Distillery: $154

Sample the Local Flavors in Split

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

  • From Krka Waterfalls & Swimming & Wine tasting: $24
  • From Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour: $25
  • Tower Pub Crawl in Split: $30
  • Krka & Sibenik Tour with Boat Ride, Swimming or Wine Tasting: $30
  • Wine Tasting in the Diocletian's Palace in Split: $38
  • Wine Tasting in the Diocletian's Palace: $38
  • Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting tour from Split: $40
  • Krka National Park Tour with tour Guide & Wine tasting from Split & Trogir: $46
  • Small group Walking Tour and Wine Tasting: $60
  • Vineyard Experience: Wine Tasting near Split: $77
  • Vineyard Wine Tasting Experience with a Sea view from Split: $94
  • Blue Lagoon & Wine tasting - 3 islands tour: $99


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


Which is Bigger, Brasov or Split?

Brasov has a larger population, and is about 57% larger than the population of Split. When comparing the sizes of Brasov and Split, 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 Split?

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 Split in the Summer?

Both Split and Brasov during the summer are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Split in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Brasov is cooler than Split. Typically, the summer temperatures in Brasov in July average around 23°C (73°F), and Split averages at about 26°C (80°F).

In Split, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Brasov. In the summer, Brasov often gets less sunshine than Split. Brasov gets 288 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 345 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets more rain in July than Split. Brasov gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Split receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Brasov or Split in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Brasov and Split. Also, most visitors come to Split for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene during these months.

In October, Brasov is generally cooler than Split. Daily temperatures in Brasov average around 13°C (55°F), and Split fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Split this time of the year. Brasov usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Split during autumn. Brasov gets 187 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 200 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Brasov usually receives less rain than Split. Brasov gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Split receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


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

Should I visit Brasov or Split in the Winter?

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

Brasov can be very cold during winter. Brasov is much colder than Split in the winter. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around -1°C (30°F) in January, and Split fluctuates around 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Brasov often gets less sunshine than Split. Brasov gets 85 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 128 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets less rain in January than Split. Brasov gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Split receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brasov -1°C (30°F) 
    Split 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Split in the Spring?

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

In the spring, Brasov is cooler than Split. Typically, the spring temperatures in Brasov in April average around 12°C (54°F), and Split averages at about 15°C (59°F).

It's quite sunny in Split. Brasov usually receives less sunshine than Split during spring. Brasov gets 188 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 212 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Brasov usually receives less rain than Split. Brasov gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brasov 12°C (54°F) 
    Split 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Split and Brasov

Brasov Split
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 8°C (47°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 9°C (48°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in) 11°C (52°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 26°C (80°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 26°C (79°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 13°C (56°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)