A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bucharest vs. Belgrade for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bucharest or Belgrade?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Bucharest and Belgrade. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Bucharest or Belgrade?

Bucharest

Bucharest is the capital and largest city in the country of Romania. With about 2 million residents living in the city and about 2.4 million in the surrounding urban area, it is also one of the largest cities in Southeastern Europe. As such, it is the economic, industrial and commercial center for the country. As a visitor, you will likely enter Romania by arriving in Bucharest. The city continues to grow and change, and there are ongoing infrastructure projects that continue to modernize the city. It is not uncommon to find historic churches on the same block as modern office buildings and Communist style apartment buildings. There are also many sights around town and the city continues to grow as a trendy and fascinating city.

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

Which city is cheaper, Belgrade or Bucharest?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bucharest is $114, while the average daily cost in Belgrade is $36. 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 Bucharest and Belgrade in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bucharest $52
    Belgrade $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bucharest $104
    Belgrade $50
Compare Hotels in Bucharest and Belgrade

Looking for a hotel in Bucharest or Belgrade? 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 Bucharest


Hotels in Belgrade


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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: Bucharest Hotel Prices and Belgrade Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bucharest $22
    Belgrade $4.52

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bucharest

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bucharest:

  • Best transfer from Bucharest Airport to City Center: $3.72
  • Bucharest airport transfer: $12
  • Private transfer from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Bucharest: $12
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Bucharest Airport to Bucharest City: $14
  • Private Departure Transfer from Bucharest City to Bucharest Airport: $14
  • Bucharest - Private Airport Transfer: $15
  • Bucharest Airport Transfer: $16
  • Otopeni Airport Transfer to Bucharest: $16
  • Private One-Way BUCHAREST-OTP Airport Transfer: $16
  • Bucharest Airport Transfer by Minivan: $17
  • Private Bucharest Airport Transfer: $17
  • Bucharest Giurgiu Port Shared Transfer: $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Belgrade - Budapest Transfer: $349
  • Belgrade Airport Transfers (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $44
  • Belgrade Full Day Private Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport or Hotel Transfers: $177
  • Belgrade airport transfer service: $33
  • Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $185
  • Belgrade to Kopaonik taxi transfer: $258
  • Belgrade to Timisoara transfer and walking city tour: $261
  • Belgrade to Zlatibor private transfer by car: $218
  • Belgrade-Novi sad airport transfers minivan 7 passangers: $128
  • Nikola Tesla Airport Private Transfer: $45
  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport One Way Transfer: $75
  • Departure Private Transfer: Belgrade Hotels to Belgrade International Airport: $42

Is it cheaper to fly into Bucharest or Belgrade?

Prices for flights to both Belgrade and Bucharest 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
    Bucharest $48
    Belgrade $7.49

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bucharest

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

  • Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner - 3 hours: $80
  • Cooking Class in Transylvania - Day Tour from Bucharest: $199
  • Walking Food Tour in the Old Town of Bucharest: $199
  • Bucharest City Tour & Traditional Home-made Cooking Experience: $223
  • Private Dracula Castle Tour by night and Romanian traditional dinner: $331

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • VISIT SERBIA: Private Cooking Lesson in Belgrade: $70
  • 5-Hour Small Group Food Tour with Local Guide: $85
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $191

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bucharest $12
    Belgrade $3.64

Tours and Activities in Bucharest

Here are a few actual costs in Bucharest for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Bellu Outdoor Museum Exploration Game & Tour: $5.67
  • Old Town Hidden Gems Exploration Game and Tour: $7.95
  • Museum of Senses Bucharest Entrance Ticket: $11
  • One Hour Epic Escape Room Adventure Mystery in Bucharest: $14
  • Escape Room Experience: $17
  • Half-day tour to the Mogoșoaia Palace by train from Bucharest: $20
  • Skip the line: Bucharest Parliament Palace Ticket: $23
  • Self-Guided Ruse from Bucharest Tour: $24
  • Skip the Line: Palace of the Parliament - Bucharest: $25
  • Guided Ceausescu Villa Tour: $25
  • Jewish Tour of Bucharest: $28
  • Dracula's Transylvania Virtual Private 2-Hour Live Guided Tour: $31

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Belgrade Nightclub Pass with Skip the Line: $1.00
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Sightseeing - Half Day Tour: $7.07
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Belgrade - Half Day Tour: $7.07
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Panoramic Belgrade Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Hop-on Hop-off - Create Your Own Private Half Day Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour: $7.99
  • Create Your Own Private Panoramic Belgrade Tour: $12
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Belgrade - Half Day Tour: $12
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Hop-on Hop-off - Create Your Own Private Half Day Tour: $12
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour - Create Your Own Private Tour: $14
  • Belgrade Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bucharest $7.61
    Belgrade $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Bucharest

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

  • Pub Crawl in the Old Town: $23
  • Wine Tasting Tour of Bucharest Old Town: $61
  • Wine Tasting Tour at First Wine Bar: $61
  • Private Wine Tasting at Bucharest's First Wine Bar: $65
  • Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting – 2.5 hours: $88
  • Traditions in Village Museum & Wine Tasting: $93
  • Bike & Wine tour in Dealu Mare wineland: $96
  • Wine tasting at the mansion, Dracula's grave from Snagov & Mogosoaia Palace: $100
  • Traditions in Village Museum and Wine Tasting Tour: $100
  • Romanian Wine Tasting: $106
  • Romanian Wine Tasting Experience: $113
  • Lacerta Crama Wine Tasting: $113

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • BEERgrade Pub Crawl Tour: $24
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Belgrade Unique Local Wine Tasting Tour (By Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Belgrade Wine Tasting: $42
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $52
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $68
  • From Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar: $75
  • Oplenac Royal Complex and Wine Tasting Full Day Tour from Belgrade: $93
  • Day trip from Serbian Wine Story - Wine Tasting in Sumadija Region: $131
  • Private Day Trip from Avala and Royal Town Topola with Wine Tasting: $137
  • Private Day Trip from Viminacium & Smederevo Fort with Wine Tasting: $149
  • Private Wine Tour in Royal Region: $157


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


When is the best time to visit Bucharest or Belgrade?

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 Bucharest or Belgrade in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bucharest and Belgrade. Most visitors come to Bucharest for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In the summer, Bucharest is around the same temperature as Belgrade. Typically, the summer temperatures in Bucharest in July are around 23°C (73°F), and Belgrade is about 23°C (73°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Belgrade this time of the year. In Bucharest, it's very sunny this time of the year. Bucharest usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Belgrade during summer. Bucharest gets 289 hours of sunny skies, while Belgrade receives 285 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Bucharest usually receives around the same amount of rain as Belgrade. Bucharest gets 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bucharest 23°C (73°F) 
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Belgrade in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bucharest as well as Belgrade. The autumn months attract visitors to Bucharest because of the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

In October, Bucharest is generally cooler than Belgrade. Temperatures in Bucharest average around 13°C (55°F), and Belgrade stays around 14°C (57°F).

In the autumn, Bucharest often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Belgrade. Bucharest gets 177 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Belgrade receives 168 hours of full sun.

Bucharest usually gets less rain in October than Belgrade. Bucharest gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bucharest 13°C (55°F) 
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Belgrade in the Winter?

Both Belgrade and Bucharest are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Bucharest this time of year.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Belgrade. It's quite cold in Bucharest in the winter. Bucharest is much colder than Belgrade in the winter. The temperature in Bucharest is usually -1°C (29°F) in January, and Belgrade stays around 2°C (35°F).

Bucharest usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Belgrade during winter. Bucharest gets 71 hours of sunny skies, while Belgrade receives 71 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bucharest usually receives less rain than Belgrade. Bucharest gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bucharest -1°C (29°F) 
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Belgrade in the Spring?

Both Belgrade and Bucharest during the spring are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Bucharest for the activities around the city.

In the spring, Bucharest is around the same temperature as Belgrade. Typically, the spring temperatures in Bucharest in April are around 12°C (54°F), and Belgrade is about 14°C (56°F).

In the spring, Bucharest often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Belgrade. Bucharest gets 185 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Belgrade receives 178 hours of full sun.

Bucharest usually gets less rain in April than Belgrade. Bucharest gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bucharest 12°C (54°F) 
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Belgrade and Bucharest

Bucharest Belgrade
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (29°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 77 mm (3 in) 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Dec 1°C (34°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)


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