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

Should you visit Bucharest or Nassau?

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 Nassau. 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 Nassau?

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.

Nassau

There are few vacation destinations more famous than the Bahamian city of Nassau. This capital city is full of laid back locals, relaxed tourists and the iconic pastel pink government houses.

As the largest city in the Bahamas, Nassau can hold plenty of people. Not only are there hundreds of tourists on any given day, the city is also home to 260,000 people – that is 80 percent of the Bahamas' total population.

Founded around 1650, Nassau's location made it a great spot on the trade route. So great, in fact, that it also became a popular destination for pirates – including the infamous Blackbeard.

Pack light because it's going to be pretty steamy in Nassau. The climate is essentially identical to southern Florida. It is warm and humid all year with the occasional cold snap in the winter.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Bucharest, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Romania.


Which place is cheaper, Nassau or Bucharest?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bucharest is $140, while the average daily cost in Nassau is $189. 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 Bucharest and Nassau in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bucharest $64
    Nassau $109
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bucharest $128
    Nassau $218
Compare Hotels in Bucharest and Nassau

Looking for a hotel in Bucharest or Nassau? 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 Nassau


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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 Nassau Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bucharest $26
    Nassau $32

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bucharest

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bucharest:

  • Bucharest Airport Transfer: $11
  • Bucharest Transfer Service: $17
  • Airport Transfer - Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coandă Airport : $18
  • Bucharest Private Airport Transfer from or to City Center Hotel: $22
  • Private Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) Transfer: $22
  • Bucharest Otopeni Airport OTP to Bucharest City Center Hotel - private transfer: $28
  • Daimler Exclusive Trips And Transfers: $30
  • Private Transfer from Bucarest (OTP) Airport to Bucarest City: $30
  • Bucharest Airport OTP Private Transfer to Bucharest Center: $32
  • Bucharest Luxury Airport Transfer with Minivan and Business Cars: $33
  • Private Bucharest Airport Transfer: $38
  • Private Bucharest OTP Airport Transfer: $39

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Nassau

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Nassau are as follows:


  • Water Taxi
    $8.02
  • Taxi to Cable Beach
    $25
  • Taxi from Airport
    $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nassau

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Nassau:

  • Airport Transfer to Grand Hyatt, Rosewood, SLS Bahamar: $25
  • Airport Transfers : $58
  • Chippies Airport/Hotel Transfers Transportation: $100
  • Direct Private Airport Transfer four or more Persons (one way): $20
  • Group transfer: $68
  • Low Cost Airport Transfers: $185
  • Luxury Taxi Transfer to Nassau Bahamas Paradise Island: $125
  • Lynden Pindling Airport (NAS): Round-Trip Nassau Transfer: $280
  • Nassau Airport (NAS) to Nassau cruise port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $82
  • Nassau Airport (NAS) to Nassau hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $55
  • Nassau Airport (NAS) to Nassau hotels -Round-Trip Private Transfer: $110
  • Nassau Airport (NAS): Private Transfer to Nassau cruise port: $167

Is it cheaper to fly into Bucharest or Nassau?

Prices for flights to both Nassau 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 $59
    Nassau $53

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bucharest

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

  • Dinner inside the Museum of Communism & private tour: $54
  • Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Traditional Food Tour: $61
  • Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner - 3 hours: $87
  • Unhealthy Food Tour of Bucharest – 4 hours: $87
  • Discover Private Highlights and Traditional Food Tour: $109
  • Cooking Class in Transylvania - Day Tour from Bucharest: $184

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nassau

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

  • Nassau Food Tour and Beach Break: $65
  • All Inclusive Sunset Dinner Cruise in Nassau Bahamas: $125
  • Sail Catamaran Sunset Dinner Cruise: $129
  • Dinner and Dancing: $130
  • Authentic Bahamian Cooking Class: $135
  • Island Food Tour: $140
  • Experience Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner in the sky of Nassau Bahamas: $250

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bucharest $15
    Nassau $37

Tours and Activities in Bucharest

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

  • Bucharest Old Town Secrets Quest Experience: $6.06
  • Quest Experience in Bellu Cemetery Bucharest: $6.06
  • Bucharest Highlights Walking Tour: $18
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Bucharest: $22
  • Contrasts of Communism - Private Walking Tour in Bucharest : $22
  • Tour to Dracula's Castle Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest: $22
  • Palace of Parliament in Bucharest - fast-track tickets and guide: $24
  • Ceausescu Villa - fast track tickets and guide: $24
  • Bucharest Crash Course - Old Town Bike Tour: $28
  • Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest: $28
  • Communist Era Bucharest Tour: $28
  • Bucharest Authentic Tour: $28

Typical Entertainment Prices in Nassau

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Nassau are as follows:


  • Jet Ski
    $50
  • 4 Hr Kayak Tour
    $70
  • 1/2 Day Snorkel Trip
    $75

Tours and Activities in Nassau

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

  • All New Weekend Tour with Seafood Snack Portuguese & Spanish : $7.00
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $14
  • Nassau Self-Guided Audio Tour: The Jewel of the Bahamas: $15
  • Heritage Museum of The Bahamas Nassau Guided Tour: $20
  • Nassau Sightseeing Bus Tour: $35
  • Island Historical and Landmark Nassau Bahamas Tour : $45
  • Private Sightseeing in Fort Montagu with Crab and Seafood meal: $45
  • Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours: $45
  • Nassau Historical Walking Tour: $49
  • Pirate's Gold Nassau Scavenger Hunt Adventure: $50
  • Banana Boat Adventure in Nassau: $50
  • Dis We Culture Tour (At least 6 passengers): $50

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bucharest $9.33
    Nassau $19

Sample the Local Flavors in Bucharest

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

  • Bucharest Pub Crawl in the Old Town: $25
  • Wine Tasting in Bucharest: $49
  • Private Romanian Wine Tasting in Urlați: $52
  • Bucharest Old Town Pub and Bar Crawl with Guide: $57
  • Bucharest VIP Bar Crawl in Lipscani 'Old Town': $60
  • Private Bar Crawling in Bucharest Old City: $61
  • Wine Tasting in Bucharest long version: $65
  • Wine tasting in Bucharest Old town - bonus cheese platter: $96
  • Romanian Wine Tasting: $98
  • Bike & Wine tour in Dealu Mare wineland: $106
  • Traditions in Village Museum and Wine Tasting Tour: $120
  • Vineyards and wine tasting experience: $122

Typical Alcohol Prices in Nassau

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Nassau are as follows:


  • Cocktail
    $6.52

Sample the Local Flavors in Nassau

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Nassau:

  • Nassau Rum Distillery Tour: $25
  • Rum Runners Pub Crawl: $140


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bucharest and Nassau, we can see that Nassau is more expensive. And not only is Bucharest much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Bucharest is in Europe and Nassau is in Caribbean Islands, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Bucharest would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bucharest 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 Nassau would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Nassau than you might in Bucharest.

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


Which is Bigger, Bucharest or Nassau?

Bucharest has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Nassau. When comparing the sizes of Bucharest and Nassau, 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 Bucharest or Nassau?

Bucharest has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Nassau experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Bucharest or Nassau in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bucharest and Nassau. Many visitors come to Bucharest in the summer for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences. Nassau attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In July, Bucharest is generally cooler than Nassau. Daily temperatures in Bucharest average around 23°C (73°F), and Nassau fluctuates around 28°C (82°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Nassau 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 Nassau during summer. Bucharest gets 289 hours of sunny skies, while Nassau receives 273 hours of full sun in the summer.

Nassau receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Bucharest usually receives less rain than Nassau. Bucharest gets 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 151 mm (5.9 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bucharest 23°C (73°F) 
    Nassau 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Nassau in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bucharest as well as Nassau. Most visitors come to Bucharest for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene during these months. The warm climate attracts visitors to Nassau throughout the year.

Bucharest is much colder than Nassau in the autumn. The daily temperature in Bucharest averages around 13°C (55°F) in October, and Nassau fluctuates around 26°C (79°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Nassau. In the autumn, Bucharest often gets less sunshine than Nassau. Bucharest gets 177 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nassau receives 223 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Nassau. Bucharest usually gets less rain in October than Nassau. Bucharest gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 184 mm (7.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bucharest 13°C (55°F) 
    Nassau 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Nassau in the Winter?

Both Nassau and Bucharest are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The winter months attract visitors to Bucharest because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Plenty of visitors come to Nassau because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

The weather in Bucharest can be very cold. In the winter, Bucharest is much colder than Nassau. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bucharest in January average around -1°C (29°F), and Nassau averages at about 21°C (70°F).

It's quite sunny in Nassau. Bucharest usually receives less sunshine than Nassau during winter. Bucharest gets 71 hours of sunny skies, while Nassau receives 220 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bucharest usually receives less rain than Nassau. Bucharest gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bucharest -1°C (29°F) 
    Nassau 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Nassau in the Spring?

Both Nassau and Bucharest during the spring are popular places to visit. The activities around the city are the main draw to Bucharest this time of year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Nassau year-round.

In April, Bucharest is generally much colder than Nassau. Daily temperatures in Bucharest average around 12°C (54°F), and Nassau fluctuates around 23°C (74°F).

In Nassau, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the spring, Bucharest often gets less sunshine than Nassau. Bucharest gets 185 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nassau receives 276 hours of full sun.

Bucharest usually gets less rain in April than Nassau. Bucharest gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bucharest 12°C (54°F) 
    Nassau 23°C (74°F)

Typical Weather for Nassau and Bucharest

Bucharest Nassau
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (29°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 21°C (70°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 22°C (72°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 23°C (74°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 25°C (77°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 77 mm (3 in) 27°C (80°F) 237 mm (9.3 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 28°C (82°F) 151 mm (5.9 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 211 mm (8.3 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 27°C (81°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 26°C (79°F) 184 mm (7.2 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Dec 1°C (34°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 22°C (71°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)