A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Bucharest vs. Brasov

Should you visit Bucharest or Brasov?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Bucharest and Brasov. 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. So, let's dig into it.

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.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Brasov or Bucharest?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bucharest is $127, while the average daily cost in Brasov is $55. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Bucharest and Brasov in more detail.




Accommodation

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $116 for a double occupancy room in Bucharest.

A hotel room in Brasov is about $42 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bucharest $58
    Brasov $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bucharest $116
    Brasov $42


Food

The price of a meal in Bucharest can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $54 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $22 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

While meal prices in Brasov can vary, the average travelers spends about $24 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Brasov should cost around $9.60 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Brasov is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Bucharest $54
    Brasov $24

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 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


Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Bucharest is $24 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.

The cost of a taxi ride in Brasov is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 per person, per day, on local transportation in Brasov.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bucharest $24
    Brasov $17

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 Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Airport Transfer Bucharest -Brasov and Brasov - Bucharest: $249
  • Bran Castle of Dracula Yourself : Private Round-Trip Transfer from Brasov City: $100
  • Brasov - Bucharest | Private Airport Transfer: $133
  • Brasov - Sibiu | Private Airport Transfer: $117
  • Brasov to Bucharest Airport - Private Transfer: $137
  • Brasov to Bucharest Otopeni Airport private transfer: $116
  • DAILY TRANSFER FROM BRASOV to BRAN CASTLE & RASNOV CITADEL: $40
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $142
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Luxury Van: $157
  • Private Guided Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest: $174
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $183
  • Private Transfer to Bucharest from Brasov: $199


Entertainment

Bucharest's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $13 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.

Entertainment and activities in Brasov typically cost an average of $8.92 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bucharest $13
    Brasov $8.92

Tours and Activities in Bucharest

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

  • Museum of Senses Bucharest Entrance Ticket: $11
  • One Hour Epic Escape Room Adventure Mystery in Bucharest: $14
  • Half-day tour to the Mogoșoaia Palace by train from Bucharest: $20
  • 3-Hour Guided Tour of Communist 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
  • Dracula's Transylvania Virtual Private 2-Hour Live Guided Tour: $31
  • Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and city center walking tour, Private tour: $37
  • Bucharest Panoramic Tour by Night - 3 hours: $37
  • Ticket to Ferestroika Museum of Family Life during Communism: $39
  • Wooden Church from Maramures Tour: $40

Tours and Activities in Brasov

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

  • Brasov Private Tour: Medieval Legends Exploration Game: $2.97
  • 1 day cycling tour in Brasov: $3.72
  • Day Trip, Day Tour around Medieval city Brasov, Transylvania.: $12
  • Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $12
  • Private Walking Tour of Brasov Old Town with a Great View: $17
  • E-BIKE mtb renting (self guided tours): $19
  • Brasov Coffee Tour: $25
  • Electrified Tours with electric scooters: $29
  • Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit: $31
  • City Tour in Brasov in English: $31
  • Bran Castle Skip-The-Line Guided Tour: $32
  • Brasov Candlelight Tour: $32


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Bucharest may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $8.50 per day on alcoholic beverages.

The average person spends about $7.25 on alcoholic beverages in Brasov per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bucharest $8.50
    Brasov $7.25

Sample the Local Flavors in Bucharest

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

  • Private Wine Tasting at Bucharest's First Wine Bar: $65
  • Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting – 2.5 hours: $88
  • 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
  • Planetarium in salt mine, Wine tasting and Dracula's grave, Private Tour: $124
  • Wine tasting in lord mansions, nearby Bucharesti, the Romans wine road: $124
  • Wine tasting - 1 Day Tour: $129
  • Private Full Day Tour to The Peles Castle & Wine Tasting - 9 Hours: $134
  • Salt Mine, Mud Volcanoes, and Wine Tasting Private Day Tour from Bucharest: $139
  • Constanta and Wine Tasting - Private Day Tour from Bucharest: $143

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
  • 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



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bucharest and Brasov, we can see that Bucharest 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 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 Brasov.

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