A Travel Price Comparison for United States of America Breckenridge vs. Salt Lake City for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Breckenridge or Salt Lake City?

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

Should I visit Breckenridge or Salt Lake City? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Breckenridge or Salt Lake City?

Breckenridge

Breckenridge is a charming ski town that is notable for its quaint downtown area and impressive ski slopes. Most visitors head to Breckenridge to enjoy the winter ski season, so you can expect prices to jump during these times, but Breckenridge also has a lot to offer visitors during the warmer seasons as well. Hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing are all popular activities during these times, and the prices are usually a bit more moderate.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the capital city of Utah and one of the largest cities in the southwest region of the US. Salt Lake sits on the border between the Rocky Mountains and Great Basin regions, making it the perfect place for outdoor activities. The city's natural beauty and resources even became the focal point for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake experiences all four seasons, with the most popular times to visit being summer and winter. Summer, June-August, sees little rain and temperatures in the high 80's Fahrenheit. Winter, December-March, has temperatures in the 30's Fahrenheit and gets the perfect amount of snow for winter sports.

Which place is cheaper, Salt Lake City or Breckenridge?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Breckenridge is $200, while the average daily cost in Salt Lake City is $246. 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 Breckenridge and Salt Lake City in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Breckenridge $106
    Salt Lake City $119
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Breckenridge $212
    Salt Lake City $238
Compare Hotels in Breckenridge and Salt Lake City

Looking for a hotel in Breckenridge or Salt Lake City? 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 Breckenridge


Hotels in Salt Lake City


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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: Breckenridge Hotel Prices and Salt Lake City Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Breckenridge $19
    Salt Lake City $45

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Breckenridge

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Breckenridge:

  • Eagle County Airport to Breckenridge/Keystone-Round-Trip Transfer: $188
  • Denver Airport APA to Breckenridge Ski Resort-Arrival Transfer: $199
  • Breckenridge/Keystone/Copper to Denver Airport-Departure Transfer: $199
  • Breckenridge to Denver Airport (DEN) - Departure Private Transfer: $195
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort to Denver Airport APA Departure Transfer: $199

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Salt Lake City

Also for Salt Lake City, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Departure Transfer to Salt Lake City Airport SLC: $36
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Salt Lake City Airport SLC: $36
  • Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) to Salt Lake City - Arrival Private Transfer: $46
  • Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) - Departure Private Transfer: $46
  • Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) to Salt Lake City - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $66
  • Departure Private Transfer City to Salt Lake City Airport SLC by Sedan or SUV: $76
  • Arrival Private Transfer Salt Lake City Airport SLC to City by Sedan or SUV: $76
  • Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) to Park City - Arrival Private Transfer : $92
  • Private Transfer: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) to Salt Lake City : $108
  • Private Transfer: Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) : $108
  • Salt Lake Airport (SLC) to Canyons Village - Arrival Transfer: $116
  • Private Transfer from Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) to Salt Lake City : $121

Is it cheaper to fly into Breckenridge or Salt Lake City?

Prices for flights to both Salt Lake City and Breckenridge 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
    Breckenridge $61
    Salt Lake City $50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Salt Lake City

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

  • Salt Lake City : Cooking Classes With a Local Chef: $55

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Breckenridge $94
    Salt Lake City $28

Tours and Activities in Breckenridge

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

  • 3 Hours 30 Minutes Colorado Astrophotography Experience: $260
  • Breckenridge Puzzling Adventure: $35
  • Breckenridge Scavenger Hunt: Breckenridge Adventure: $12
  • Breckenridge Tours - Ghostly Tales : $33
  • Breckenridge Tours - Strange but True: $32
  • Continental Divide Tour: $145
  • Half-Day Upper Colorado River Float Tour from Kremmling: $114
  • Island Kayak Tour Experience in Frisco: $67
  • Real Gold Mine Tour with, gold panning and more: $47
  • Self-Guided Snow Shoe Tours: $17
  • Smartphone Driving Tour b/w Breckenridge & Denver: $7.99

Tours and Activities in Salt Lake City

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

  • Mormon History - Salt Lake Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $6.75
  • Mormon History Salt Lake Self-Guided Audio app Walking Tour: $6.75
  • Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour: $9.99
  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Salt Lake City by 3Quest Challenge: $10
  • Utah Jazz Basketball Game Ticket at Delta Center: $15
  • Salt Lake City Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour: $15
  • Utah Jazz Basketball Game Ticket: $17
  • Salt Lake City Ghost Tour: Outer Reaches Tour: $23
  • Salt Lake City Haunted Old Town Tour: $23
  • Ghosts and True Crime Walking Tour: $26
  • Salt Lake Ghosts and Hauntings Tour By US Ghost Adventures: $30
  • Salt Lake City Puzzling Adventure: $35

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Breckenridge $7.79
    Salt Lake City $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Breckenridge

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

  • Ridden Fat Bike Beer & Distillery Tour: $85


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

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


Which is Bigger, Breckenridge or Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Breckenridge. When comparing the sizes of Breckenridge and Salt Lake City, 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.